The primary focus of the Sr. Software Engineer will be the design and development of highly transactional applications for the Fortna Warehouse Execution System (FortnaWES).


  • Designing and developing Fortna WES applications in the latest RHEL and OEL Linux environments.
  • Acting as design lead for software design reviews with Clients, Software Project Management, Technical Services and other Software Engineers.
  • Working with the Software Project Management on project planning activities throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Taking strategic direction from Software management.
  • Assisting Software QA and Infrastructure Engineers in qualifying, deploying and packaging WES Middleware applications and libraries.
  • Assisting Software QA with the development of test plans and test automation as part of an Agile Scrum Team.
  • Maintaining high quality project and software design documentation.
  • Traveling to Client sites to assist the Implementation Engineers in qualifying the WES installation onsite both domestically and internationally.
  • Taking ownership of individual and department goals as agreed upon with the Software Development Manager.
  • Mentoring Junior Software Engineers.
  • Providing remote support and troubleshooting for new and legacy Fortna WES/WCS systems.
  • TCP/IP network application design and troubleshooting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering
  • 8 years of relevant experience
  • Software development life-cycle (SDLC) experience with a sizeable product/project
  • Time sensitive, high transaction based processing experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate to project members and stakeholders
  • Must be a team player who works well with technical and non-technical resources
  • Proficient in object-orientated analysis and design (OOAD) such as general design patterns and core object oriented patterns
  • Experience with some mix of C/C++/Java , Socket Programming, RPM Package Manager, auto-build tools, SQL and Oracle, DLL plug-in libraries in C++, pthreads, XML, XSLT and ActiveMQ
  • Experience with other open source operating systems and development tools
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem solving skills