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Graduate: Associate Developer
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Urban Science | Long Beach, CA
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Job Description

Overview and Summary:

Urban Science is a business-solutions company focused on supporting the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry. We leverage a scientific methodology to help our client partners sell more vehicles, improve profitability and increase customer loyalty. And we do that by helping solve their toughest challenges including planning an optimal dealership network, improving individual dealer performance, and efficiently converting sales leads into sales. In short, we guide business through science-and we've been doing this since 1977.

Career opportunities are available to recent college graduates throughout our locations in the United States (Michigan, Tennessee, Northern Virginia, Northern New Jersey, and Southern California).

Software Development Career Opportunities

Associate Developers work with a team and are responsible for software design and implementation, which includes developing and testing features within existing software applications and providing support for future applications. These teams provide state-of-the-art proprietary solutions to our global clients utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Program and implement new functionality for the Urban Science software applications (including design, coding, participation in code reviews, unit testing, and configuration/release management).
* Participate in the development of design specifications with other members of the software development team.
* Adhere to, support, and continuously improve processes.
* Create necessary technical documentation in support programming and design activities such as release notes, code comments, use cases, and training materials.

Qualifications - Education and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Ability to learn and use PSP (Personal Software Process) and TSP (Team Software Process).
* Familiar with a variety of web languages such as (HTML, XHTML, .NET, CSS, JavaScript).
* Familiar with (or desire and ability to learn) tools such as C#, Java, and ASP.NET.
* Familiar with (or desire and ability to learn) database systems such as SQL Server or Oracle.
* Experience with Basic Unit Testing.
* Web service experience (WF and WCF) preferred.
* Ability to collaborate and identify/resolve conflicts or barriers to effective teamwork.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to express ideas clearly to individuals and groups within IT.
* Ability to prioritize competing demands, manage multiple concurrent tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
* Ability to analyze problems, determine and implement appropriate solutions.


* Must have a baccalaureate degree in a technical field (computer science, engineering, applied math, applied science, etc.) from an accredited U.S. college or university, or equivalent foreign institution.
* Exposure to basic software development and testing methodologies (performance/load testing, scaffolding development, interactive development, configuration management).
* Experience with databases and product development process are a plus.
* SQL and MS .NET Certifications are a plus.


The job may require additional hours beyond the normal 40-hour workweek. The job requires little out of town travel.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is NOT an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.


About Urban Science

Urban Science applies its unique retail expertise and analytical strength to deliver clear and timely direction to retailers who must respond to changing market forces. Since 1977, Urban Science has been helping companies evaluate, structure and manage retail sales organizations to maximize sales and achieve critical competitive, cost and customer-relationship advantages. Solid results are obtained through the application of sophisticated data analytics, experience-based strategic insight and advanced scenario-planning tools. For 30 years, Urban Science has been helping our clients gain increased market share and improved profits, with reduced retail distribution costs. Urban Science provides the scientific tools and expertise to determine the right number, location and operators for your dealerships. At the dealership level, Urban Science helps you identify and address the causes of poor performance so clients can increase operational efficiencies and capitalize on market potential. Urban Science also offers customer-analysis tools and services to chart current and future customer value and deploy marketing solutions on a customer-by-customer basis. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., Urban Science serves its global clientele from offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, China, Mexico and Japan.