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Software Developer I
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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 1973, 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.

Position Summary
Under direct supervision and the software development guidelines and technology standards defined by Apollo Corporate IT, this position performs maintenance activities on existing software products to increase the effectiveness of the product for business use.

Primary Accountabilities
Assists other developers in the coding, testing and debugging of new software or making enhancement to existing software.

Works with direction from others to write programs according to given specifications to enhance and increase the effectiveness of existing software for end users.

May make suggestions or offer alternative resolutions for software problems or enhancements.

May assist in the development of users manuals and/or document changes made to the existing software.

Works with technical staff to learn and better understand problems or issues with software.

Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities
A thorough knowledge and understanding of software development as typically obtained through the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field.

Must have sufficient educational background and/or experience to qualify incumbent to perform entry-level work in software development. Two years of software development or experience in a related field is preferred.

A general understanding and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the software development field is required.

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external customers and department staff, as described above.

Must posses the ability to effectivly communicate with others, perform work in a team environment, and relay necessary information as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications
A minimum of two years of software development experience, preferably in Java.

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.