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Senior Software Engineer - U.S. Soccer Federation (Chicago · IL)

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U.S. Soccer Overview 
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.  

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners. 

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.

Position Description 
We’re looking for a seasoned full-stack software engineer to lead a small but growing team in the development of web applications for U.S. Soccer’s fans and other stakeholders. As Senior Engineer, your team will handle end-to-end development of ussoccer.com and build the middleware that powers the mobile app and the Insiders loyalty program. This means building platforms for content and e-commerce experiences tailored for U.S. Soccer’s most avid fans. You’ll also be Engineering’s voice in Agile ceremonies, working closely with the Product Owners to plan sprints, estimate effort, and deliver products on schedule.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth .NET knowledge and expert C# skills. If you have a proven track record of excellence in web development and want to build beautiful experiences for USMNT and USWNT fans, we’d like to meet you!

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Serve as subject matter expert in architecture design and code reviews 
  • Build new applications and maintain legacy software 
  • Triage, investigate, and resolve issues across our platform 
  • Provide technical vetting for potential SaaS applications being considered in a “build vs buy” scenario 
  • Establish and operationalize monitoring procedures 

Minimum Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, engineering, or a similar field 
  • Experience leading web application development as a Senior/Principal Software Engineer (your work is only reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting business requirements) 
  • 5+ years experience in C# 
  • 2+ years experience in React or other JS frameworks 
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise-level CMS (Adobe, Sitecore, Druple, or similar) 
  • Demonstrated experience with Azure application and service management, including dev ops functions 
  • Expertise creating, maintaining, and consuming data from REST APIs 
  • Expertise maintaining shared code bases 
  • Comfortable managing engineers and creating a collaborative, high-performance environment 
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks based on impact 
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed 

Desired Qualifications 
  • Post-graduate degree in computer science, information science, engineering, or a related field 
  • Sitecore experience (Sitecore MVP certification is a big plus) 
  • Expert in .NET Framework 
  • Experience implementing and maintaining single-sign-on (Gigya, Okta, etc.) 
  • Strong knowledge of data usage in sports and sports business 
  • Passion for soccer and a solid understanding of the soccer landscape in the United States 

Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 
  • Live our Principles & Values
  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills