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COBOL Software Developer  


The Software Developer will work building and maintaining the core Payroll application and custom programs on the payroll module specific to client’s third-party administrators. As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for working with both a Payroll SME and the Payroll Integration Analyst to continue to evolve our Payroll application and to build payroll custom integration files to various retirement, stock, flexible spending, health savings account and other administrators. Responsibilities also extend to writing programs to third party time files and HR files for importing into Ascentis Payroll.

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What are the general responsibilities of the position?

  • Develop new back-end services and extend-and-improve existing functionality
  • Develop new user-facing features and maintain and extend existing capabilities
  • Collaborate with Senior Engineers to ensure feasibility and economical sense of the designs
  • Create elegant, reusable, high quality, efficient and scalable code
  • Effectively learn new programming languages, frameworks, libraries as required by the team goals
  • Utilize modern coding techniques such as TDD, BDD, etc. to keep code clean and easily maintainable
  • Investigate latest trends in the market and collaborate with decision makers on defining future direction of software development within Ascentis
Position Requirements
  • High level of spoken and written English language
  • Experience with maintaining complex COBOL code
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with the ability to self-manage time, priorities and deliver results within an expected schedule
  • Self-starter and ability to think outside the box
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment maintain a positive and supportive attitude within the team
  • Proficient using code versioning tools such as Git and Stash
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience with Object Oriented design and development a plus
  • Experience with Microservices or SOA architectures a plus
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong ability to learn from existing legacy code, derive essential functionality and translate to new model and design as required

Education/experience/technical considerations:

  • Computer Science or equivalent degree a strong plus
Location Uruguay  
About the Organization The Ascentis mission is to create innovative products that are easy to use for the often under-served mid-market that cover the full Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. This full suite approach combined with an amazing team equals success!

We at Ascentis firmly believe that a product is only as good as the people behind it. Whether it's platform development, technology maintenance, client support, product management, sales or operations, all of our employees see the direct impact of their work. As a leader and one of the fastest growing 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) companies in the Human Capital Management space, Ascentis focuses on hiring talented and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. If you want to channel your ambition and drive for success, you belong with Ascentis!

Ascentis has grown tremendously over the last 3 years. Recently, we announced a majority recapitalization by global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Summit invests across growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 140 public equity offerings. So, needless to say, we are all extremely excited with where we are headed!


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