Senior Python/Django Programmer Analyst

Posted 05 Feb 2019

FIS Global

Job Description:

Opportunity to join the DCC Program as a Tools Enablement Specialist supporting a custom-developed migration planning toolset that is used to help manage application migrations critical to the multi-year Data Center Consolidation Plan. Primary work schedule will be M - F but as this is a migration program there will be a call for after hours and weekend work at various times during the month to support application migration schedules.

Responsible for the development, maintenance and data systems supporting intranet-based applications, utilizing latest web technologies, including but not limited to, Python, Django, JSON, XML, JS, CSS3, HTML5, SQL (various) and data modeling and management tools.

Proficiency in Python programming language required. Extensive experience supporting data repositories and customized web applications also critical. Additional desired skills include familiarity or participation in supporting Data Center Migration & Operations projects from a tools-enablement standpoint.


  • Researches, tracks and understands new web technologies to provide technical leadership in developing service applications and analyzing business requirements as they pertain to intranet-related systems.
  • Builds applications using Internet and various python/Linux/MySQL development tools
  • Provides application software development services or technical support typically in a defined project.
  • Develops program logic for new applications or analyzes and modifies logic in existing applications.
  • Codes, tests, debugs, documents, implements and maintains software applications.
  • Maintains, tests and integrates application components.
  • Provides written design documents, test plans and test results.
  • Manages, develops, integrates and implements related applications components, including front-end development, server-side development and database integrations.
  • Plays a direct role in programming, maintenance, technical support, documentation and administration of the applications.
  • Makes recommendations towards the development of new code or reuse of existing code
  • Ensures system improvements are successfully implemented.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of FIS systems and the financial services industry.
  • Analyzes requirements and translates business requirements into product designs.
  • Writes technical specifications and other forms of documentation.
  • Suggests technical alternatives and improves/streamlines processes and systems.
  • Completes project assignments and special projects commensurate with job expectations.
  • Conducts planning, analysis and forecasting activities to plan projects and tasks.
  • May participate in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy vs. build recommendations.
  • May provide leadership and/or guidance to other technical professionals.
  • Other related duties assigned as needed.

A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.

  • Knowledge of the principles of multiple applications development methodologies
  • Knowledge of the processes, phases, and roles relevant to common development methodologies
  • Knowledge of RHEL/CentOS server management, creating /managing bash scripts, crontabs, and various daemon processes
  • Extensive experience in Python based development; utilizing Django framework is preferred
  • Extensive experience in data management and database architecture
  • Knowledge of Git / Subversion
  • Extensive knowledge of client-side scripting languages (html, js, css, etc)

  • Knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles, i.e., waterfall, iterative and other modern approaches to software development
  • Knowledge of Data Networks
  • Knowledge of Web Security
  • Knowledge of web services, technology, and tools
  • Knowledge of internet/intranet development and debugging tools
  • Knowledge of data modeling
  • Knowledge of graphic & functional design
  • Knowledge of the differences between how an application works on a local machine versus a server
  • Knowledge of the differences among various types of browsers and browser versions
  • Proficiency in business modeling and requirements definition disciplines through Unified Modeling Language (UML), use cases, etc.
  • Proficiency in developing code for the client or the server
  • Proficiency to identify and correct basic coding errors
  • Excellent customer service skills that build high levels of customer satisfaction for internal and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributors
  • Willingly shares relevant technical and/or industry knowledge and expertise to other resources
  • Excellent problem-solving, team and time management skills
  • Is resourceful and proactive in gathering information and sharing ideas

Expert technical role. Expert knowledge of the field. Develops large and/or highly complex solutions that require analysis and research. Works on multiple projects as a project leader or technical leader/consultant. Works on complex tasks, projects or issues that involve a high degree of risk, impacts business unit performance and makes use of the individuals’ high level of knowledge within one or more areas of specialty. Coaches and mentors junior technical staff. Works without supervision on the most complex projects. Complete latitude for independent judgment. Typically requires twelve or more years of demonstrated applications development experience with many projects as the application development system designer or technical lead on “very large” projects, i.e., projects with duration of more than 10,000 hours or spanning more than six months

With a 50-year history rooted in the financial services industry, FIS™ is the world\\\\'s largest global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions. We champion clients from banking to capital markets, retail to corporate and everything touched by financial services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, our 53,000 worldwide employees help serve more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Our technology powers billions of transactions annually that move over $9 trillion around the globe. FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.

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