Software Developer - Enablement

  • Zoot Enterprises
  • Bozeman and Billings
  • Jan 06, 2022
Full time Computer Science Software Tech Web Development

Job Description

Zoot Enterprises, Inc. is now accepting applications for a Software Developer on our Microservices team. This position, officially titled Microservices Developer, works within the Enablement Group and focuses on analyzing, designing, developing, testing, and supporting our Microservices and working with external stakeholders to make sure the Microservices are built in the best and most reusable way possible. They provide technical expertise in producing high quality, configurable and maintainable software.
The Enablement Group is responsible for the development and support of the capabilities methodology. This methodology will be used to develop the Design patterns for the Delivery organization in support of Decisioning, Loan Origination and Fraud platforms. Enablement creates microservices to implement capabilities to meet our client’s business needs using Zoot’s best practices and standards. Enablement’s objective is to increase efficiency in implementing and supporting platforms while ensuring ongoing client satisfaction with Zoot solutions.
The Microservices Team focuses on designing, building, and enhancing our Microservices library through the use of Zoot tools and services. This position will be located in either our Bozeman or Billings, Montana, office.  No remote work.
Essential Job Functions 

  • Perform with a service-focused mindset with emphasis on delivering on-time, high-quality products and services
  • Proficient, or able to quickly establish proficiency in understanding, application and use of all Zoot Tools & Services.
  • Work with Architecture on technical issues and decisions to ensure Zoot’s strategic objectives are not compromised.
  • Ensure all software is designed and implemented in accordance with the Technology Roadmap, Ten Tenets and that appropriate documentation is supplied.
  • Ensures execution of proper quality practices at the development level.
  • Analyze and fully understand project requirements to formulate and implement effective and efficient solutions.
  • Use Zoot tools and services to design, develop, and maintain software in accordance with specifications, following Zoot’s defined programming best practices and procedures.
  • Learn and use other programming languages as needed by Zoot to develop and maintain our software.
  • Perform unit, integration and functional testing to verify code meets specifications and requirements.
  • Provide reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques.
  • Assists Project Managers with planning/scheduling projects, including identification of tasks, dependencies and assisting with work-effort estimates.
  • Advise, mentor, train or assist developers at other skill levels.
  • Participates in production issue research.

 Education, Training, and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field required.

Competencies Critical For This Role Are

  • Analytical Skills - Uses a logical reasoning process to break down and work through situations or problems; able to identify and define problems, collect and analyze information, problem solve, and make decisions; extract key information from data and develop workable solutions for the problems identified.
  • Technical Learning – Able to learn new knowledge and skills that apply to one's job duties; willing and able to learn on the fly; learns quickly when facing new problems; versatile and open to change; tries different solutions to try and find the right one; able to approach situations where learning needs to occur in order to successfully complete the task, but is able to quickly learn what's needed to accomplish it.
  • Detail Oriented - Able to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task, while showing concern for all areas involved; follows policies and procedures to accomplish the task.
  • Team Building – Taps the power of the team to identify and solve problems and make decisions to accomplish goals efficiently; fosters an environment of teamwork in which members seek and rely on the strengths of others on the team and solving problems as a group; aligns the correct person to the correct job/task.
  • Perseverance - Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a desire to finish; rarely gives up before a task or project is complete, especially when encountering obstacles.
  • Decision Making - Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision; also able to make good decisions using a mixture of analysis, experience, and judgment; decisions generally turn out to be correct/accurate when evaluated over time; is someone others can rely on for quality decisions.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity - Able to cope with change; versatile; can shift gears as priorities or business needs change; able to act without having all of the answers; doesn't get frustrated when things are ambiguous; able to move on if situation necessitates it, even if other tasks/projects aren't complete; able to balance acting with uncertainty with risk.
  • Quality Focused - Approaches tasks with attention to detail and a desire to get it right; reviews planning or requirements documents to ensure a thorough understanding of the deliverable; asks questions if uncertain; seeks feedback from others and isn't defensive in receiving it.

Competencies Critical For All Roles At Zoot Are

  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for tasks and projects as assigned; holds self and others accountable for high quality, timely, and cost-effective results; accepts responsibility for mistakes.
  • Action Oriented, Initiative – Works hard every day, self-motivated; energized by both tasks expected of the role and new or challenging projects; willing to act even with minimal planning, however, doesn't act carelessly and takes responsibility for actions, whether end result is positive or negative; moves on to the next task or project without being asked or seeks out additional ways to help.
  • Communication (General) – Effective with the form(s) of communication that are applicable to a given role (oral, presentation, written); able to be detailed enough to show that the right work was done, yet succinct enough to effectively communicate data, opinions, or findings.
  • Critical Thinking - Uses logical, strategic, analytical, reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a given situation and possible solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; able to think outside the box to generate possible solutions.
  • Customer Focused, Service Oriented - Actively works to meet the expectations, requirements, or needs of internal and external customers; understands who their customer is; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Development Focused - Knows or is able to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, opportunities, and limits; learns from mistakes; receptive to sharing one's own shortcomings with others; is comfortable with balanced performance reviews (both positives and areas to improve) and honest professional development and career discussions.
  • Integrity and Trust – Widely trusted across the organization; seen as a direct, truthful individual; maintains confidentiality as required; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent themselves or the facts for personal gain.
  • Listening - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience and ability to hear people out; able to accurately restate the opinions of others to validate understanding, even if there is disagreement.
  • Mentoring - Able to effectively share knowledge and insight with others so that they can accomplish tasks, achieve goals, and enhance skills.
  • Organization and Time Management - Able to manage multiple projects or tasks and adapt to changing priorities; effective and efficient with own time; able to bring resources (e.g. people, materials, processes, budget) together to get things done and uses them effectively; shows up on time and respects the time of others.
  • Problem Solving – Willing to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; examines all angles and sources before developing a solution; looks beyond easy solutions and doesn't stop at the first answer; able to uncover or anticipate hidden problems; provides honest analysis, even if the answer isn't what people want to hear.
  • Professionalism - Easy to approach and talk to; able to put others at ease, either naturally or due to self-awareness to adjust; warm, pleasant, and gracious; sensitive to and patient with the personalities of others; builds rapport by making people feel comfortable; works well with others; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; able to be candid with peers; solves problems in a way that minimizes negative impacts to others.
  • Technical Aptitude - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform a job's duties at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Working with Existing Tools - Able to leverage current tools, services, process, and procedures to accomplish tasks; seeks additional understanding of existing processes and procedures; finds ways to improve upon existing options before proposing or exploring new options.

Physical Requirements

  • All positions at Zoot require the ability to move about inside an office environment which includes the operation of computers and other office productivity machinery and frequently communicates with other employees, clients, vendors, and visitors.
  • This position specifically requires long periods of sitting at a computer work station.

Working Conditions

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.
  • This position may require periodic travel.
  • The Microservices Developer position is fast paced and ever changing, requiring flexibility, self-initiative, and regular management of changing priorities. Occasional nighttime and weekend work is required within the position.
  • Occasional nighttime and weekend work is required within this position

Zoot Benefits Include

  • Proudly based in beautiful Bozeman and Billings, Montana
  • Casual Attire
  • Bring Your Well Behaved Dog
  • On-site Child Care Center (Bozeman)
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • On-site Cafeteria (Bozeman)
  • Espresso & Snack Bar (Bozeman)
  • On-site Fitness Center & Fitness Classes (Bozeman)
  • Private Disc Golf Course (Bozeman)
  • Private Sports Park with Putting Green, Bocce, and Volleyball (Billings)
  • Underground Parking (Bozeman)
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, & Holidays
  • 401(k) with Generous Company match
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Fun Committee and Family-Friendly Events
  • Wellness Committee dedicated to Health, Mental Wellbeing, Fitness, & Nutrition

Zoot Enterprises is a global provider of advanced origination, acquisition and decision management solutions for financial institutions. We offer comprehensive and flexible platforms for specific business needs that include loan origination, fraud detection and prevention, data acquisition, and more. For more than 30 years, we have launched solutions to market faster than the competition. Zoot has partnered with influential U.S. and international organizations including major financial institutions, retailers and payment providers to foster excellence in the financial services industry. Headquartered in beautiful Bozeman, Montana, Zoot provides an engaging and committed culture that is passionate about our clients, our community and our people. With generous and comprehensive benefits, onsite child care, a dog-friendly office and more, Zoot can give you the “No Suits, Montana Roots” career you’ve been dreaming about. Zoot Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.  If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for this posted position, contact our Human Resources Department via phone at 406-586-5050 or e-mail at EOE/M/F/D/V