job summary:Summary:Responsible for writing programs to maintain and control computer systems software for operating systems, networked systems, and database systems.Responsible for creating the software platform, and then fine-tuning the final program after it has been made. Education/Experience:High School Degree and Bachelors degree in computer science/relevant field or equivalent work experience required.6 to 8 years experience required. Skills and Competencies:Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills.Ability to work independently and manage one's time.Knowledge of the full software development lifecycle: from business/systems analysis, through requirements gathering and functional specification authoring, to development, testing and delivery.Ability to troubleshoot issues and make system changes as needed to resolve issue. Knowledge of computer development software, such as SQL, Java, J2EE, etc. location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniajob type: Contractsalary: $35 - 56 per hourwork hours: 8am to 5pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.Design and develop software systems, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.Consult with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, develop specifications and performance requirements and resolve customer problems.Advise customer about, or perform, maintenance of software system. qualifications:Experience level: Education: Bachelors skills: JavaEqual Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.