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Associate Software Engineer

Virtual Req #887
Monday, March 25, 2024



The Associate Engineer role at Aquent is a position in the Staffing Technology group, focused on creating and enhancing web applications to support and provide online features and applications to the internal staffing business, our job seekers, and our clients.  The Associate Engineer is part of a larger cross-departmental team that includes product development, project management, design, research, and quality assurance.  The role reports to the Agile Development Manager.


Supervisory Responsibilities (For Leaders):

Industry Knowledge, Networking and Subject Matter Expertise:


  • Common templating frameworks (JSP, Thymeleaf)

  • MVC and SOA Patterns

  • Javascript

  • Front-end frameworks (Angular, JQuery, etc)

  • AJAX Patterns

  • HTML5


  • Common Java web development libraries such as Apache Commons

  • HTTP protocol

  • JSON and XML formats

  • Source code management systems (Git)

  • Code quality tools (CheckStyle)

Duties/Responsibilities/Primary Function:

  • Participation in team planning and Agile software development meetings

  • Design and architecture of web applications

  • Maintenance and bug-fixing of web applications

  • Implementing new end-user-facing web application features, including all layers of those features from database design and development, server-side processing, and applying front-end technologies to handle interactivity and styling.

  • Designing and implementing data structures and ensuring data integrity

  • Data migrations

  • Implementing integrations with third-party services and application components

  • Applying best-practice security principles to avoid web application security issues

  • Performing and participating in team code reviews

  • Interacting with code management repositories

  • Managing user stories and tasks in the project management platform to indicate work progress

  • Working with QA resources to debug and correct software issues

  • Providing information to support personnel to diagnose end-user support issues with the web applications

  • Interacting with and improving continuous delivery systems

  • Implementing automated tests of the software

  • Participating in team retrospectives to ensure continuous improvement

  • Demonstrating in-progress software features to the team for feedback

  • Communicating with team members and other parts of the Aquent organization to remove barriers to progress

Required Skills/Abilities/Profile: 

  • Teamwork and shared responsibility

  • Verbal and written communication

  • Continual improvement and self-learning

  • Curiosity and pursuing a holistic approach to your work

Education and Experience:

  • Has education, either formal or self-taught, in a full-stack web application framework.  Has demonstrated the ability to contribute to non-trivial web application solutions through work experience, internships, or personal efforts.



Why Aquent? We offer…
Work/life balance: we say it, we mean it!
Generous benefits package: medical, vision and dental benefits, generous 401(k), FSA, tuition reimbursement, paid sick/vacation time, and more
An unusually generous and flexible vacation - AKA unlimited PTO
Free use of our Hawaii and Florida beach houses
Individualistic approach: we encourage a personal touch to your work; we don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach
Industry reputation: we are the world's largest creative staffing firm


We are the leading global work solutions company. Through a range of brands, we help guide businesses toward the talent, technology, and services they need to excel. From specialty recruiting and talent experience to creative strategy and project management, we’re making the future of work better for everyone. Our brands include Aquent Talent, Aquent Studios, Aquent RoboHead, Aquent Scout, Aquent Employer of Record, and Aquent Gymnasium. To learn more, visit



Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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