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Job Title: Application Developer

Reports To: Operation Development Supervisor

Group: Operations - IT

We are seeking an Application Developer to join our strong and growing Information Technology group at the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.). This person will lead a team to design, develop, and support mission critical applications.  The ideal candidate would be an expert in Microsoft .NET, C# with familiarity with Java design and development, and have experience developing and interfacing with SQL Server databases. Familiarity with Python is an advantage.

The Application Developer implements the creation, maintenance, support, extensions and operations of computer applications that serve the C.A.R. membership, the general public, and C.A.R. internal staff.  The application portfolio, focused almost exclusively in Microsoft .NET, C#, Java, PHP, Python, and responsive web design, is very broad ranging from communication tools to mobile applications, internal data processing applications, database applications, and applications that support our members’ specific business.  The Application Developer is responsible for ensuring uninterrupted availability and proper performance of the applications delivered.  The organization and its membership are dependent on the application services that the software developer invents, deploys and supports.


Requirements Gathering, Design, and Business Analysis: 

  • Assist in the definition of application requirements by analyzing user requirements; prototyping system features and functionality.
  • Design and develop user interfaces to internet/intranet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle; determining design methodologies and tool sets; completing programming using languages and software products; designing and conducting tests.

Application Development: 

  • Implement and maintain the applications in the appropriate technology, which may include C#, Java, PHP, Python, ASP, HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX and Mobile-optimized Responsive Web Design.
  • Integrate applications with databases using appropriate frameworks; establishing connectivity with systems, search engines, and information servers.

Development Operations: 

  • Test, promote and deploy applications through the Development, Staging / QA and Production environments.
  • Take remedial actions, if and when necessary to restore expected systems operations.

Minimum education required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a

    Information Technology or Computer Science related fields

Minimum Experience Required:

  • 3+ years of experience supporting systems and related systems.
  • 3+ Years Object Oriented Programming in Microsoft .NET, C# (preferred) Java/J2EE (alternate)
  • SQL Server database and T-SQL code experience
  • Persistence frameworks: e.g. JDBC, Entity framework, Hibernate, Spring JDBC are a plus
  • Web frameworks: e.g. Bootstrap, jQuery, ReactJS, Angular
  • Developer testing: automated unit and integration testing

Skills Required:

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.  Must be able to analyze problems in existing code and procedures and come up with appropriate solutions.  Must be willing to expand existing procedures as the business requires.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft .NET, and C#. Knowledge of Java, Python and PHP.
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries (MSSQL and MySQL) as well as create Views, Stored Procedures, and user-defined Functions. 
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Some knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, AJAX and Responsive Web Design.
  • Experience with Version Control systems (Git, SVN, etc.).
  • Experience or familiarity with Content Management Systems a plus.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration tools a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and outstanding customer service orientation.
  • Ability to function effectively in a variety of challenging situations and circumstances, including project deadlines, demanding customers, tight budgets, and evolving goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Excellent work ethic and attendance.
  • Consistency in giving feedback regarding work progress, timetable and issues.

Leading the Way…TM isn’t just a slogan at the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.).  As one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, C.A.R. provides members with tools to help complete transactions, information to keep them nimble in the marketplace and a strong clear voice on the government steps in Sacramento.  How do we do it?  We start by hiring friendly, talented people committed to working toward those common goals


Headquartered in sunny Los Angeles, C.A.R. offers business casual wear, an on-site exercise room, a health and wellness program including lunch and learns with guest speakers, a FitBit® program, and collaborative working areas. 


What else?

Medical, dental, vision, vitamin reimbursement, 401(k) retirement plan, 11 paid holidays, and more. 


C.A.R. staff stand by a set of core values that make us the best in the business.  Take a look for yourself and see what we are all about


For consideration - qualified applicants only please - submit cover letter and resume (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) to:  [email protected]


C.A.R. and/or its subsidiaries and agents will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance


Sorry! Due to the heavy volume of resumes we receive, only candidates being considered will be contacted directly. We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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