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Software Developer II
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Apollo Group, Inc. | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Apollo Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 in response to a gradual shift in higher education demographics from a student population dominated by youth to one in which approximately half the students are adults and over 80 percent of whom work full-time. Apollo's founder, John Sperling, believed -- and events proved him right -- that lifelong employment with a single employer would be replaced by lifelong learning and employment with a variety of employers. Lifelong learning requires an institution dedicated solely to the education of working adults.
Today, Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, and Institute for Professional Development, has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult. Apollo Group is the largest education service provider in North America and has the world's largest educational social network. Apollo is building state of art learning platforms in creating a virtual and highly engaging learning experience. The learning platforms which are built as a cloud based (Education-as-a-Service) bring a more scientific and social approach to the learning experience. We are changing the way people learn and interact via advanced, scalable learning solutions.
Subsidiary Statement
Apollo Group, Inc., is a leading provider of higher education. We have a global network of subsidiaries that include University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Carnegie Learning, College for Financial Planning, Apollo Education, Institute for Professional Development, and Western International University. In 1981, Dr. John Sperling founded Apollo Group to reach out to working adults and offer them lifelong learning through an institution dedicated to their education. Today, our subsidiaries provide programs that are up-to-date and relevant to our students and to an evolving world.
Department Overview
Apollo is expanding its technology reach by building a product and R&D center in San Jose and Seattle. We have a team of highly talented engineers and scientists working on this initiative. This will be a personalized, data-driven, and machine learning-based platform to serve individual users. The goal is to build a cloud-based Education as a Services platform not only for internal use, but to large government entities. We have a small "killer" team and we are looking for very unique individuals who want to make a difference and build the largest academic social network.
Position Summary
Under general supervision and the software development guidelines and technology standards defined by Apollo Corporate IT, this position works from specifications to develop or modify moderately complex software programming applications.
Primary Accountabilities
•Develop rich web based applications
•Assists with the design, coding, benchmark testing, debugging and documentation of programs generally dealing with utility programs, operating systems, macros, subroutines and other control modules
•May customize moderately complex purchased applications and assist in maintaining program libraries and technical manuals
•Actively participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software
•Supports and/or installs software applications as needed
•Assists with hardware optimization through software benchmarking
•May demonstrate software to others to introduce them to new or enhanced applications
•Maintains and increases professional and technical knowledge and currency by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
•Performs other duties as assigned or apparent
Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Basic Qualifications:
•Minimum of 4 years of experience with Web Development
•Minimum of 4 years of experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and JQuery
•Minimum of 2 years of experience with Object Oriented Design
•Minimum of 2 years of experience with SOA / RESTful API web services
•A Bachelor's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of formal education and directly related experience, is required
Additional Qualifications:
•Experience with Design/UX
•Experience with Java/JSP Development
•Experience with OSGI and Adobe CQ CMS
•Experience with Agile/SCRUM
•A general understanding and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the software-programming field is required
•Must possess the ability to effectively communicate with others, perform work in a team environment, and relay necessary information as appropriate
EEO Statement
Apollo Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity.

About Apollo Group, Inc.

Apollo Group, Inc. (Apollo Group)is a private education provider. The Company offers educational programs and services at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels online and on-campus through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The University of Phoenix, Inc. (University of Phoenix), Institute for Professional Development (IPD), The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corporation (CFP), Western International University, Inc. (Western International University), and Insight Schools, Inc. (Insight Schools), and through its 80.1% owned subsidiary, Apollo Global, Inc. (Apollo Global). The Company has also established a Canadian institution, Meritus University (Meritus), which began operations in September 2008. In July 2009, Apollo Global completed the acquisition of BPP Holdings plc.