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UPS Senior Applications Developer in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland

The Operation Research (OR) group within UPS creates software and algorithms that model and refine business processes within the company. The cross-functional team of developers and research analysts strives to identify new technologies and approaches to improve the efficiency, reliability, and profitability of the UPS transportation and delivery network. The group achieves its goals through technical expertise paired with strong collaboration and creative problem solving skills.

The Senior OR Analytics Developer (Senior Applications Developer) works as a member of the OR team to build both applications and components to support our goals of implementing optimized solutions to impact UPS business goals. Developers within OR participate in the full SDLC, requiring the abilities to: analyze, design, code, test, and prototype proof-of-concept programs ranging in all levels of complexity. He/She has the opportunity to work in .NET, developing Windows Forms / Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications using C# in a Windows environment and building back-end components for local servers and the cloud. The Senior OR Analytics Developer may confer with other business groups to gather requirements, understand required data sources, and other items needed for a successful outcome.

The OR group welcomes versatile software developers with initiative and interest in tackling business problems to apply and join the team. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of projects that directly impact the future competitiveness of UPS!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs full systems life cycle management activities (e.g., analyses, requirements, design, coding, testing, implementation, etc.) to model UPS business situations resulting in the development of applications and algorithms

  • Collaborates with analysts, users and planning groups

  • Applies application development and optimization techniques to business problems (i.e., gathering of requirements, researching technical methods, and creating prototypes, and gathering of data)

  • Provides subject-matter expertise, development, maintenance, and support for both applications and business needs

  • Designs, prototypes and develops moderate to high complex optimization tools and heuristics

  • Integrates optimization models into client based applications

  • Performs maintenance and supports existing optimization applications

  • Supports emerging technologies and products

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree (or internationally comparable degree)

  • 5+ years' programming experience

  • Intermediate C# skills

  • Excellent OO Analysis and Design skills

  • Experience with SQL and Relational Database Analysis and Design

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science - Preferred

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science - Preferred

  • Advanced C# skills - Preferred

  • Proficiency with TFS - Preferred

  • Experience with algorithms and data analytics - Preferred

  • Experience in mapping software components - Preferred

  • Experience with Desktop Application development (WPF) - Preferred

  • Experience with Microservices/REST - Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law


Category: Engineering, Information Technology, App Development, Full Time, Information Solutions, Professional

Requisition Number: 227125

Location: Lutherville-Timonium,Maryland