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Project Manager/ Business Analyst (Software Development)

Job Description

The Role

The ideal candidate for this role will have a lot of experience in all aspects of software development projects, be able to manage the successful completion of complex projects using a well-defined project management framework, and be able to document and communicate software requirements and technical designs. On larger projects, you will manage a software development team, including analysts, developers, testers, etc., and also manage communication with and expectations of the client. On smaller projects, you will both manage the project as well as complete the requirements analysis and technical design tasks yourself, as well as manage other team members.

We think a Project Manager is the cornerstone of the client delivery process at Spot Solutions:

  • Accountable for overseeing and directing the entire software application development life cycle;
  • Maintains all project budgets, timelines, service quality and the overall health of the client relationship.
  • Responsible for delivering a solution to our clients’ business problems and opportunities.

We also believe that a strong Business Analyst can:

  • Gather and organize a client’s business and technical requirements, find unrealized ROI, and create consensus around business solutions;
  • Organize client content, information and taxonomy;
  • Work closely and build strong trust based relationships with new and existing clients while collaborating with the Spot team members over the entire life cycle of the project.

Spot Solutions works with a diverse technology stack with a majority based on Microsoft platforms. We are hiring for this role in our Vancouver office, but occasional travel is required to our clients in Western Canada.

Qualifications

This role requires experience as an accomplished Business Analyst and Project Manager with a direct experience in software development. Ideally, you will also …

  • Have experience leading projects in the 200 to 2,000 person-hour range.
  • Have experience writing business and technical requirements documents, software design specification documents and proposals.
  • Understand custom software development, project management and requirements gathering.
  • Have a desire to be known, inside and outside of Spot, as a leading SharePoint subject matter expert.
  • Optionally have testing / quality assurance experience, as you must hold the quality of all of the company deliverables in the highest importance.
  • Be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Enjoy building and maintaining relationships with clients and co-workers alike.
  • Be highly organized, analytical, naturally collaborative, and the primary client advocate.

Why Work at Spot Solutions?

Here’s why people love working at Spot:

  • We work on a large variety of projects, so we are always solving interesting technical challenges. You will never stop learning at Spot, or grow bored of working on the same program all the time. (have a look at our portfolio here).
  • Spot has been in business for over 18 years and we are really good at what we do. We are experts in our field and are passionate about making every project a success, which means delivering tools that solve real-world problems. We all have a great sense of satisfaction in making the world better and more efficient, and working with happy clients.
  • Excellent compensation and benefits package.
  • We are flexible and respectful of lifestyle. Have kids to pick up? Taking a class? Want to shift your hours to avoid rush hour? We can work together to find a schedule that works.
  • We have a team of welcoming, interesting people.
  • Free Friday lunches where we take turns sharing knowledge and interesting topics with each other.
  • We keep everyone well stocked with snacks and drinks, including a supply of fruits and vegetables in the fridge for all to enjoy.
  • Our office is in Railtown, an exciting downtown tech, design and artist community, where interesting conversations and connections occur over coffee, at restaurants, or in the line ups to the constantly rotating selection of food trucks.

Response Information

To apply for this position please send a cover letter with a resume attached in one (1) PDF document to careers@spotsolutions.com.

We wish to thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

SharePoint / .NET Developer

Job Description

The Role

The ideal candidate must possess outstanding SharePoint /.NET programming experience, strong technical design ability, excellent communication skills, be results driven, have a great work ethic, attention to detail, and be a strong team player.

Qualifications

Must have current and extensive experience with …

  • Designing and architecting SharePoint solutions, and the tools and technologies used in the creation of SharePoint business solutions.
  • SharePoint software development (2016, 2013 and/or 2010), including : navigation, search, managed metadata, workflows, profiles, MySites, use of Audiences and targeted content, publishing models, security models (risks/benefits), authentication options, and familiarity with SharePoint database schema.
  • Demonstrated experience in selection, configuration, customization and deployment of SharePoint WebParts.
  • Design, implementation and support of SharePoint infrastructure, including:  web applications, farms, database design, scalability, capacity and performance, hardware configuration, storage options.
  • Integration of SharePoint with third party applications and enterprise information systems.
  • Programming object-oriented applications in Visual Studio .NET.  Our main focus is on ASP.NET applications using C#.NET or VB.NET.  However, experience with client/server applications is also applicable.
  • Developing applications that use SQL Server and/or Oracle RDBMS, including experience with database design, T-SQL or PL-SQL and stored procedures.
  • Development and deployment of applications in Windows and IIS environments.
  • HTML, CSS, Responsive Web Design, JavaScript, ASP, multiple browsers and platform types
  • Expert at Visual Studio and TFS.
  • Development of quality, functional and efficient software.
  • Providing great attention to detail, excellence of product, and pride of workmanship.

Must also have skills, experience and temperament to …

  • Work to clearly defined and tracked budgets and schedules.
  • Take initiative and be able to work independently on a firm and challenging schedule.
  • Organize priorities to handle multiple and sometimes competing commitments.
  • Act as a technical team lead on computer programming projects.
  • Take a holistic approach to how a software development project is a success for the client, the end users and the developers.
  • Meet and deal various clients with a wide range of technical and business issues, and be able to competently represent our organization.

Why Work at Spot Solutions?

Here’s why people love working at Spot:

  • We work on a large variety of projects, so we are always solving interesting technical challenges. You will never stop learning at Spot, or grow bored of working on the same program all the time. (have a look at our portfolio here).
  • Spot has been in business for over 18 years and we are really good at what we do. We are experts in our field and are passionate about making every project a success, which means delivering tools that solve real-world problems. We all have a great sense of satisfaction in making the world better and more efficient, and working with happy clients.
  • Excellent compensation and benefits package.
  • We are flexible and respectful of lifestyle. Have kids to pick up? Taking a class? Want to shift your hours to avoid rush hour? We can work together to find a schedule that works.
  • We have a team of welcoming, interesting people.
  • Free Friday lunches where we take turns sharing knowledge and interesting topics with each other.
  • We keep everyone well stocked with snacks and drinks, including a supply of fruits and vegetables in the fridge for all to enjoy.
  • Our office is in Railtown, an exciting downtown tech, design and artist community, where interesting conversations and connections occur over coffee, at restaurants, or in the line ups to the constantly rotating selection of food trucks.

Response Information

To apply for this position please send a cover letter with a resume attached in one (1) PDF document to careers@spotsolutions.com.

We wish to thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

SharePoint Business Analyst

Job Description

The Role

The Business/SharePoint Analyst is the key, client-facing person in our solution development team. As the primary client advocate the Analyst will:

  • Work closely and build strong trust-based relationships with new and existing clients while collaborating with the Spot Solutions team members over the entire life cycle of the project.
  • Be able to physically report to the Vancouver office regularly.
  • Be effective with clients and team members in 4 primary areas:
  • Gathering and organizing a client’s business and technical requirements and creating consensus around business solutions;
  • organizing client content, information and taxonomy;
  • configuring SharePoint solutions and connecting to data sources; and
  • Bridging the gap between the business and the development team.

Spot Solutions works with a diverse technology stack, with a majority based on Microsoft platforms. SharePoint project will typically make up about half of the Analyst’s workload. We are hiring for this role in our Vancouver office, but occasional travel is required to our clients in Calgary, Edmonton and Victoria.

Qualifications

This role requires experience as an accomplished Business Analyst and direct experience with Microsoft SharePoint. You must also:

  • Have experience writing business and technical requirements documents, software design specification documents, and proposals.
  • Have a desire to be known, inside and outside of Spot Solutions, as the leading SharePoint subject matter expert.
  • Understand custom software development, project management and requirements gathering.
  • Optionally have testing/quality assurance experience, as you must hold the quality of all of the company deliverables in the highest importance.
  • Be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Enjoy building and maintaining relationships with clients and co-workers alike.
  • Be highly organized, analytical, naturally collaborative, and the primary client advocate.
  • Help create a culture inside and outside of Spot Solutions as a trusted, friendly and accessible source for knowledge and help.
  • Be excited to work on a wide variety of projects simultaneously.

Why Work at Spot Solutions?

Here’s why people love working at Spot:

  • We work on a large variety of projects, so we are always solving interesting technical challenges. You will never stop learning at Spot, or grow bored of working on the same program all the time. (have a look at our portfolio here).
  • Spot has been in business for over 18 years and we are really good at what we do. We are experts in our field and are passionate about making every project a success, which means delivering tools that solve real-world problems. We all have a great sense of satisfaction in making the world better and more efficient, and working with happy clients.
  • Excellent compensation and benefits package.
  • We are flexible and respectful of lifestyle. Have kids to pick up? Taking a class? Want to shift your hours to avoid rush hour? We can work together to find a schedule that works.
  • We have a team of welcoming, interesting people.
  • Free Friday lunches where we take turns sharing knowledge and interesting topics with each other.
  • We keep everyone well stocked with snacks and drinks, including a supply of fruits and vegetables in the fridge for all to enjoy.
  • Our office is in Railtown, an exciting downtown tech, design and artist community, where interesting conversations and connections occur over coffee, at restaurants, or in the line ups to the constantly rotating selection of food trucks.

Response Information

To apply for this position please send a cover letter with a resume attached in one (1) PDF document to careers@spotsolutions.com.

We wish to thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time