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Application Server Engineer

Location:Dresher, PA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


The Senior Application Server Engineer is responsible for day-to-day operations of the web and application environment, maintaining a disciplined and stable web and application environment for development, testing and production.  The Senior Application Server Engineer is also responsible for insuring scalability, performance and availability of the web and application infrastructure.   This position provides technical leadership to the Application Server Engineering team and provides the highest level of support for web and application issues in the production and development environments.  This position also evaluates alternative solutions, provides recommendations and identifies risk.

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.
  • The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.
  • Serve as the liaison between development, DBA, implementations and other infrastructure teams.
  • Serve as the highest level of web and application support for identified issues
  • Enhance system performance through implementation of third party solutions and review of internally developed applications
  • Coordinate and perform application implementations during non-business hours
  • Evaluate new technologies to enhance  performance and efficiency
  • Provide technical expertise and consulting to development teams
  • Review and optimize overall hardware configurations, and develop plans to integrate new hardware and software components
  • Assist in process definition, documentation and continuous improvement in best practices
  • Develop and deliver internal training in selected relevant topics
  • Assist with other projects and tasks as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of the Ascensus application environment
  • Excellent consultative, verbal/written communication skills, analytical ability 
  • Problem solving, initiative, judgment.  

Preferred technology skills:

  • Large enterprise suites:
    • Business Process Management (BPM)
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • Portals
    • Content Management
  • Experience across many platforms, including:
    • .Net Framework
    • C# or VB.Net
    • ASP.Net
    • Cold Fusion MX
    • SQL Server and/or Sybase database
    • Messaging & middle tier
    • WebSphere

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 7 years experience in IT, including requirements analysis, design, development and testing of client server applications, application interfaces, graphical user interfaces and databases
  • Experience with a variety of database platforms, operating system platforms and application development including MS SQLServer, Sybase, Visual Basic and Windows 2003
  • Experience with Cold Fusion, .Net and IIS web servers
  • Excellent organization skills, proven analytical abilities and decision making skills
  • Ability to participate in scheduled non-business hour implementation and maintenance activities
  • Ability to participate in a rotating 24/7 on-call technical support schedule
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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