CDW Senior Software Engineer - Managed Services in Chicago, Illinois

The Senior Engineer - Software develops business software solutions through object and data modeling, database design, programming, quality assurance, and implementation support.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Work with business teams to clarify requirements and business needs.

  • Collaborate with other engineers and architects as appropriate to determine optimal solution architecture, efficiency, maintainability, and scalability.

  • Develop high-level system narratives, storyboards, and user interface prototypes.

  • Develop system test plans, ensure quality assurance standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.

  • Develop and maintain applications to CDW standards and quality.

  • Mentor and provide design oversight for non-senior members of the team.


  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management

  • Report project/task status to the appropriate manager on a weekly basis (at minimum).

  • Ensure stakeholders are responded to in a timely and profressional manner. Foster open lines of communication with all parties.

  • Member of on-call rotation to provide 24 X 7 support to critical systems and ensure availability objectives are met.


  • 5 years experience in application development.

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, or equivalent knowledge/experience.

  • Knowledge and skill level in identified competencies meet minimum requirements for role.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of object-oriented design and programming techniques.

  • Excellence verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all coworkers and stakeholders, in including senior leadership.

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in the software development process.

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with and support the needs of, project team members and stakeholders

  • Possess an understanding of the stages of the software development life cycle - Requirements gathering, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation.

  • Demonstrate solid interpersonal skills and be resourceful in order to participate in the development process

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of at least three programming languages.

  • Experience with testing frameworks (e.g. PHPUnit, JUnit).

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax.

  • Exposure to or experience with web services (REST or SOAP).

  • Some knowledge of Apache HTTP Server.

  • Experience with SQL (MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.).

  • Experience with Linux command line (bash), VI, etc.

  • Experience with version control software (CVS, Subversion, Bazaar, Git).

  • Experience with Liferay or similar portal platforms.

Senior Software Engineer - Managed Services

Chicago, IL