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Sr Software Engineer – Team Lead - Princeton, NJ (631)
Location: Princeton, NJ


Responsible for the development of customized web-based reporting solutions that deliver complex market research data using Harris Interactive's Custom ViewPort Technology.

  • Working with internal staff and clients to define and refine requirements for reporting systems.
  • Assessing the scope and effort required to deploy applications.
  • Coordinating and managing team resources to ensure the complete and timely delivery of Custom ViewPort solutions.

The Team Lead position is "hands-on". Leads are expected to be prolific in designing, coding and deploying sites on their own and with the support of junior staff and senior consultants. Leads must be capable of:

  • Designing, developing and maintaining customized web-based reporting sites and applications using SQL Server, Microsoft Active Server Pages ( ASP ), ADO and HTML technologies
  • Designing and maintaining data warehousing structures within the existing ViewPort warehouse design.
  • Working closely with market research staff and clients to design easy to use and attractive web-based interfaces using HTML, DHTML, ASP, CSS and XSL.
  • Leading 2-3 large client specific projects per year.
  • Mentoring junior staff in technology, market research, and project management skills.
  • Contributing to ongoing improvement of the company’s ViewPort reporting system through deployment of re-usable components and by supporting other Team Leads.

Each Lead is expected to excel in one or more technical areas (e.g. Design, SQL, VB programming, C# programming, DHTML, XML, MS Office integration, UI design)


Bachelor’s degree required. Computer Science or comparable degree is preferred.

Project Management and Team Lead Skills Required:

  • Ability to accurately define customer requirements.
  • Ability to accurately estimate effort and workload.
  • Ability to manage projects with little supervision from senior staff.
  • Ability to coordinate rapidly changing priorities and requirements from multiple simultaneous projects.

Technical Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years of web based applications development
  • Minimum of 5 years of database design and programming including a command of SQL database technologies: Schema Design, T-SQL use, Query optimization.
  • Minimum of 5 years programming experience including a command of multiple programming languages, including VBScript, JavaScript, Visual Basic and C#.
  • Proven experience in deploying intuitive and attractive sites and web based applications
  • Familiarity with Microsoft IIS, Visual Studio, and Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Detailed understanding of HTTP, HTML, CSS, XML, XSL and other standards that define the web application environment
  • Proven experience presenting quantitative information to users via a browser interface
  • Comprehensive understanding of market Research data and reporting
  • Experience in creating prototypes a plus

Industry Knowledge a plus:

  • Understanding of statistics and statistical terminology a benefit
  • Experience in graphical presentation of research data
  • Familiarity with procedures and processes used to process research data (weighting, regression methodology, trending, data merging, etc… ) a benefit

General Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills a must
  • Strong ability to execute a variety of functions in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate and document system requirements
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:

HR Manager
Job Code: 631
Harris Interactive
60 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
Fax: 585-272-0687

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