The New York Racing Association, Inc.

  • Software Development Engineer

    Job Locations US-NY-Ozone Park
    Aqueduct Racetrack (only)
    Position Type
    Full-Time Regular
  • Job Overview

    The Software Development Engineer will design, execute, assess, and debug software programs and applications. This includes configuring, coding, developing, testing and documenting secure software solutions throughout the software development life cycle, and provide post production support. Technologies utilized will include Microsoft Windows 2012, 2014 and 2016 as well ASP.NET/VB.NET/ADO.NET, T-SQL, HTML5, CSS, Javacscipt and C#.


    The Software Development Engineer designs, develops, documents, analyzes, creates, tests or modifies existing information systems and programs to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness, which involves:

    •  Researching, documenting, and implementing as per requirements and specifications.
    • Consistently writing, translating, and coding software programs and applications according to specifications.
    • Running and monitoring performance tests on new and existing software for the purposes of correcting mistakes, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging.
    • Administering diagnostic analysis of test results and delivering solutions to critical areas.
    • Cultivating and disseminate knowledge of application development best practices.
    • Gathering statistics and preparing and writing reports on the status of the programming process for discussion with management and/or team members.
    • Determining, developing, and maintaining user manuals and guidelines.
    • Installing software products for end users as required.
    • Writing and/or modifying readable and well documented programming code to enhance functionality and/or appearance of Web and windows applications as necessary.
    • Liaising with network administrators, systems analysts, programmers, and other cross-functional team members to resolve any defects in products and/or company systems.
    • Recommending, scheduling, and performing software improvements and upgrades for optimal performance on company infrastructure.
    • Understanding system Security, Interdependences and limitations when providing solutions
    • Researching and evaluating new technologies on NYRA’s behalf.


    • Bachelor's degree and at least four years of professional software development experience
    • Two plus years of hands-on expertise with responsive mobile website development
    • Platforms: Microsoft Windows 2012 and 2014, and 2016
    • Web Servers: IIS 8, 9 and 10
    • Technology: NET/VB.NET/ADO.NET, T-SQL, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Bootstrap
    • Proficient in REST API, MVC, Web, and Windows development, Mobile Website development (Responsive sites)
    • Databases: Knowledge of Sql server 2012, 2014 and 2016
    • Proficient in reading ERD and analyzing Database design and Database schemas
    • Principles of project management
    • Ability to develop secure software
    • Supports NYRA’s mission, shared values and supporting behaviors.
    • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to manage project tasks independently
    • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical users
    •  Familiarity with Team Foundation Server, DevExpresss Controls, Mobile IOS and Android Development preferred.
    • MCSD: App Builder certification a plus.


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