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Xylem Software Development Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com ​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.

  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.

  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.

  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Software Development Engineer, as a member of the Software Engineering Team, the incumbent will design, develop and test Java software applications. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a fast paced, fluid environment, while ensuring that project initiatives are met. If you are excited and passionate to work on state-of-the art technology trends: SaaS, data aggregation and big data analytics, we want to hear from you!

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Desire to build game-changing software applications and analytics for the Utility industry

  • Takes great personal pride in building robust software

  • Strong sense of ownership and drive

  • Passionate about applications, analytics, storage and distributed systems

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced agile environment using Scrum

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong customer focus

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 0-2 years of experience in a software development related field

  • Strong object-oriented design and coding skills (Java, and/or C++), preferably on a Linux platform developing Systems software

  • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally with both local and remote sites

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of engineers to meet aggressive goals and high quality standards

  • Demonstrated experience working with cross functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You were the Lead Engineer for your Senior project

  • Experience with online distributed systems and platform infrastructure design and implementation

  • Experience in data analytics using Hadoop, Pig or Hive

  • Experience in databases, analytics, big data systems or business intelligence products

  • Experience with Agile (SCRUM, RUP, XP), OO modeling, web services, Linux, middleware, database and data mining systems

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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