Intermediate Software (Web) Developer

Spencer, IA - St. Paul, MN

Job Title: Intermediate Software (Web) Developer
Department: Prairie Systems / IT Team
Location: Spencer, IA or St. Paul, MN

Position Overview:
To further develop and support proprietary Prairie Systems applications and web solutions, research and develop new technologies for existing and future applications.

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Essential Job Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Competent in the core technologies used.
  • Develops software: This includes writing code, testing and debugging software, and working with other developers to ensure the software meets project requirements.
  • Contributes to high-level architectural design and patterns.
  • Collaborates with team members: Intermediate software developers often work as part of a team, collaborating with other developers, designers, and project managers to ensure projects are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Troubleshoots issues: When issues arise with software, intermediate developers may be responsible for identifying and resolving the issue. This may involve working with end-users to diagnose the problem and implement a solution.
  • Documents software applications: including creating user manuals and technical documentation for other developers to utilize.
  • Communicates product development estimates and status updates to appropriate team members.
  • Represents Prairie Systems: by attending industry trade shows and company-sponsored events to network with current and potential new customers, and to promote and market the company, when appropriate.

Typical Work Environment: 

  • Majority of work is conducted in a temperature-controlled office environment.
  • Some short and long-distance travel may be required occasionally.
  • This position is hybrid work eligible.



  • Associates Degree in a technology related field (Equivalent work experience is acceptable).

Professional Experience:

  • 3-5 years professional experience in application development
  • Experience in agriculture-related software preferred
  • Experience in agricultural animal production preferred
  • Experience with feed manufacturing preferred

Specialized Knowledge / Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Visual Studio .Net / .Core
  • Ability to work independently on applications start to finish
  • Ability to work efficiently in other team members’ code
  • Ability to analyze and document software requirements and flows
  • Working knowledge of, classic asp, java script, jQuery, web services(rest\soap), JSON, xml, HTML, Angular
  • Experience with source code management tools such as JIRA

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective communication to all levels of the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with customers directly
  • Advocate for ideas / acceptance of decisions – brings a passion for technical ideas but also understands the decision-making process and can support that path
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Licenses / Certification: 

  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more occasionally

Safety Requirements: 

  • Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations
  • Follow customer defined bio-security measures to avoid transmitting disease.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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