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IT Solutions Developer II

Job Location Des Moines, Iowa Req ID R48169

Krause Group is headquartered in Des Moines, IA and operates in a hybrid office setting. Our associates are onsite a few days each week. Role is not fully remote.

Are you passionate about IT solution development? Are you looking for a career move that takes you to a role where you get to be a part of projects with custom development?

Krause Group is looking for an IT Solutions Developer II to join our critically important solutions team! In this role, you’ll plan, develop, integrate, test, and maintain effective software applications that support growth and drive success for the organization.

What you’ll do

  • Meet with internal business partners/end users to determine and/or assist with software solutions necessary to achieve greater efficiency in their business

  • Investigate technical software problems and coordinate problem resolution with appropriate in-house personnel or software vendors

  • Log, prioritize, troubleshoot, and resolve problems when they arise, or escalate when necessary

  • Mentor and complete peer-reviews of code developed by less experienced team members

  • Design, code, test, debug, document, and implement changes to new or existing databases and applications

  • Provide technical feasibility estimates and input into the initial development of business solution specifications, project objectives, high-level planning, cost justifications, or current systems problem resolutions

  • Perform quality program testing to assure the delivery of a product that meets the user’s specifications

  • Provide ongoing input into the establishment and refinement of a best practices QA process

  • Understand and document company/user data needs, interfaces, and applications

  • Develop and maintain data structures and integration programs that effectively extract, transfer, load, integrate, move, archive and backup respective databases and applications

  • Create and maintain an effective working relationship between end-users and the Information Technology department

  • Ensures that the appropriate people are informed of actions and progress made relative to solution development milestones

  • Partner with Business Intelligence and DBA in the development of data types, structures, dictionaries, assist business users (internal or external to IT) in their database needs, helping them understand the data types and structures contained within the various databases   

  • Partner with IT management to develop short and long-term strategic plans for business solutions, quality assurance, and application integration architecture.

What we’re looking for

  • A reputation for impeccable ethics and integrity as well as a track record of success in applications development and quality assurance testing 

  • Ability to lead delivery of ambiguous tasks and projects

  • Ability to function as a strategic partner within a team, working with all project stakeholders such as business users, project managers, and business analysts while delivering solutions

  • Ability to create or interpret detailed project specifications to develop program logic and code 

  • Must be able to mentor and lead other less experienced developers

  • Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, fun environment

  • Comfortable with a faster than average pace and frequent changing environment

  • Effective in a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and accountability

  • Creativity, vision, and mature judgment in devising and implementing solutions to business goals

Other key requirements

  • Extensive experience in and progressively responsible for applications development

  • Experience working Microsoft .NET, C#/VB.Net and MS SQL Server 2005/2008 is required

  • Strong communication skills

  • MS SharePoint and MS CRM experience a plus 

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, preferred   

  • Prior IT experience in the retail industry is a plus

  • Relocation to the Des Moines, IA area is required

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others.

  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions.

  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same.

  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.

  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner.

  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems.

  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance.

  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others.

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions.

  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.

About Krause Group

Krause Group is an Iowa-based company housing a diverse set of businesses with over 5,000 associates across the U.S. and Italy. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., Solar Transport, Krause+, Pro Iowa, and the Des Moines Menace soccer team. Krause Group is also home to Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico Serafino, the historic soccer club Parma Calcio 1913, and boutique luxury hotel Casa di Langa, located in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Krause Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an inclusive environment encouraging all interested candidates to apply.

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