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C++ Software Engineer - Rochester, NY (IT0031)
Location: Corporate - Rochester, NY


Translate high level designs of the architecture team into practical solutions that can be deployed into a high-volume, mission critical, 24x7 environment. A passion for quality and a demand for technical correctness are critical to the success of this position. You have the opportunity to develop and deploy software into one of the top 50 US web sites.


  • Responsible for design, implementation and testing of applications, subsystems and components
  • Master multiple development tools and languages, with hands-on development experience in all layers of an n-tier distributed system.
  • Major emphasis is the design, coding, and integration of transactional and reporting systems associated with the Internet based systems of the firm. Your work will directly impact the revenue generation of the entire firm.
  • Responsible for translating technical requirements into production ready applications and components.
  • Provide day-to-day technical direction to your development team during construction and testing of systems and components.
  • Provide hands-on mentoring and support of the development team in the context of active development projects.
  • Provide leadership to other developers and ensure successful integration all team members' work.
  • Interact with various support departments such as: DBA's, QA staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other software development area
  • 5 years of application development using C++
  • Experience with DHTML (Dynamic HTML) user interface application development a plus
  • 7 years or more of system development experience, with 2 years in lead roles
  • Programming experience in JAVA, or other object-oriented languages in a Microsoft Windows environment a plus
  • 2+ years internet development experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing and integrating large-scale, n-tier systems and applications
  • Experience and knowledge of object-oriented design principals and relational databases
  • Experience in working within and modification of existing software code.
  • Strong enforcement of coding practices within standards
  • Strong interpersonal skills including oral and written communications
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently under tight timelines.
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail are crucial
  • Propensity and eagerness to quickly learn new technologies, and assess how best to leverage and deploy them into the production environment
  • Willing to travel abroad for extended periods ( 2 – 4 weeks at a time )

Sample Technical Skills

  • Languages : C++, JAVA, Visual Basic, XML
  • Operating Systems : Windows NT, Windows 2000
  • Web Technology: HTML, DHTML, ASP, MS Visual Interdev, VB Script, Java Script, MS Front Page, MS IIS,
  • Object Technology : COM, DCOM, MSMQ, MTS
  • Other: TCP IP, Win 32 API


Additional Information

We prefer to receive your resume in an electronic format. Please indicate your name and Harris Interactive Website in the subject line.

We regret that we can only contact those candidates that we are considering inviting for an interview.


To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter indicating Job Title, Job Code and Harris Interactive Website to:

Manager, Staffing & Recruiting
Harris Interactive
Job Code: IT0031
60 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
Fax: 716-214-7117


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Harris Interactive is An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V