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Jr. Software Engineer

Posted about 1 month ago

Our downtown Chicago client has an exciting opportunity to bring on a Jr. software engineer for an entry level role. This 6 month contract to hire requires candidates to have at least one year of working experience with object oriented programming:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field.
  • 0 to 2 years relevant experience including programming, testing, and database concepts.
  • Strong communication skills.  Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Working knowledgeKnowledge of at least one commonly used programming language – Java and J2EE technologies (JSP, Hibernate, Spring, Struts) or C# preferably; basic knowledge of all phases of software development, including requirements, design, implementation, support and the product release cycles.
  • Good analytical skills, programming, testing, and deployment procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of Java and J2EE technologies (JSP, Struts, Hibernate, Spring).
  • A familiarity with customer service and technologies such as C#.Net, ASP, Ruby, Python, MSSQL or, Oracle, Windows OS, Eclipse, Git, open source projects.
  • Knowledge of formal unit and system testing processes, and source code control.


• Also helpful is a familiarity with build and release cycles, change control processes, open source projects.

• Will have strong analytical skills as well as strong communication skills and desire to work in a team environment.

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft SQLServer DTS/SSIS, database and data warehouse design and development, report development, and systems support, SQLServer, SSIS, Postgres, Access Database and data modeling.
  • Detail oriented, organized and ability to juggle multiple tasks/projects with a minimum of supervision.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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