Software Engineer

Beltsville, Maryland, USA Engineering Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

The Government Relations Software Engineering team is responsible for the engineering and design of our enterprise-level SaaS application used by Government Relations and PAC professionals. We are passionate about building high quality, performance optimized software that is reliable for our clients and employees. The successful candidate will offer experience with enterprise level applications and be passionate about scalable SaaS delivery. This role will be developing mostly in .Net and AngularJS but an agnostic technologist is ideal.

You will help us by:

  • Contributing to team efforts to develop new systems, upgrades and updates to existing systems inclusive of requirements analysis, system design, implementation, testing and deployment. Executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing business needs and/or requirements. 
  • Analyzing large, complex systems to determine performance bottlenecks, missing functionality, application bugs and defines solution requirements to improve overall efficiencies. 
  • Promoting a collaborative environment and adheres to established code system protocols, procedures and best practices to ensure the quality and integrity of code passes white board design review sessions.  
  • Facilitating activities that ensure the successful utilization of systems including developing documentation and test scripts. 
  • Keeping up to date on relevant / upcoming technologies and methodologies towards continuous improvement of software design and procedures.  
  • Being proactive, self-starting and having a positive attitude with advanced communication skills to understand client needs or problems and respond clearly and concisely, consulting with relevant stakeholders as needed. 
  • Adapting to work initiatives and thrives in a fast-paced environment, with a team or independently, and learns rapidly. 

You will be a good fit for the role if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science / Programming is required. 
  • 3+ years of experience developing scalable enterprise web applications using C# / Microsoft .NET technologies
  • 3+ years working with relational databases (e.g. SQL Server, MySql, Oracle, etc.)
  • A solid understanding of object-oriented programming concepts. You should be comfortable with design patterns and implementation, application structure and architecture. 
  • Experience with modern front-end frameworks (Angular, React, etc.)
  • Write maintainable full stack clean code while working in a professional software engineering environment (e.g. source control, code reviews, unit testing, continuous integration, etc.). 
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies (SCRUM, XP, etc.) in a fast paced, short sprint cycle environment 
  • Experience working with QA, automated testing, and writing unit tests 

You will be a great fit if you also have:

  • ORM Lite or other object relational mapping framework (e.g. NHibernate, Entity Framework, etc.
  • Experience with Front-end JavaScript technologies such as React, Angular, NodeJS, PhantomJS, CSS frameworks, etc.
  • Experience with TDD or BDD methodologies
  • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) knowledge and experience
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Experience with cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, etc.)

Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
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