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systems Engineer

Our client in Webster, NY has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer for a 5 month contract assignment.
Essential job functions:
Summary:
The Systems Engineer role (SE) is responsible for working closely with the Software Solution Product Owner, other system engineers, and development teams to define, document, and clarify complexity of technical requirements and system design. They facilitate the segmentation, definition of detailed software requirements, linkages to User Interface (UI) behavior and design provided by a UI Designer, and inter-dependencies of software components for development planning and execution. They also work with software development teams to investigate problems identified during Quality Assurance (QA) testing.
The SE is collaborative and enabling, to bring together the relevant technical representatives, in order to put sufficient technical definition and clarity in place for the software development team. This is critical in the early stages of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), so that the software development teams can move forward as planned.
The candidate will work with other members of the software development & engineering team and occasionally with other business and development functions across the value chain, to refine requirements and designs, maintain accurate product backlogs, work within some Task Management Tool (e.g. JIRA) to keep work item status accurate and complete.
The SE must be able have meaningful conversations with the business owners, users, and technology teams around the practical nature of the software, and be able to receive and positively respond to constructive feedback. The SE must also be able to respond and clarify questions about requirements and design features, as well as adjust requirements based on retrospective issues. The SE will have to work with other Xerox product and portal teams and ensure seamless integration with their products and portals.
The candidate will work on Kiosk based embedded solutions and Apps running on Android as well as ensure the platform is secure.
In addition the candidate will be asked to perform some project management activities when needed such as B Level, scoping, and backlog management.
Qualifications:
Essential Skills:
Experience in Android and Java
Experience in Security particularly for Android and Mobile Solutions, Web Services, and HTTP Servers, and Linux OS
Excellent written and communication skills
Excellent work attitude €“ "Can Do" attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills
Works effectively with internal teams with Agile focus.
Ability to multi-task and put extra effort in to get the job done, if needed
Ability to listen, engage and maintain continuous communication with a diverse group of SW developers with a variety of personality types
A good understanding of the business, technology and the tools used to support the business
Must have genuine enthusiasm and passion for technology, its application to solve business problems and ensuring requirements clarity is the best it can be
Familiar with standard development methodologies (Scrum Agile Development) and global product development (onshore and offshore components)
Desired Skills (not required):
Familiar with Time to Market delivery process
Experience with JIRA
Candidate Education:
BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or equivalent required
MS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Development, Software Management desired
10-15 years software development experience required.
CTG is the most reliable IT services provider, built on 50 years of meeting our commitments to make technology work for clients and deliver real business value. CTG provides industry-specific IT strategy, services, and solutions that address the business needs and staffing challenges of clients in high-growth industries, including major technology companies, large corporations, and government entities located in North America and Western Europe.
CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work Company by Modern Healthcare (since 2013) in North America, and a Best Places to Work Company in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).
CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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