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MRP Application Development Engineer in Westlake Village, CA at J.D. Power

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

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Be where the voice of the consumermeets the value of the brand. At J.D. Power, you’ll be at the heart ofcommerce, working for a worldwide leader whose intelligence and insights areshaping the way people sell, and the way people buy.


Title:  MRPApplication Development Engineer

Location: Westlake Village, CA

Reportsto (title): Director,MRP Engineering


TheRole:  As MRP Application Development Engineer at aJ.D. Power you will play a key role finding innovative ways to gather consumerdata to and deliver it our research scientists and customers as part of globalteam supporting our enterprise grade Market Research Platform (MRP) built onthe Unicom® Intelligence product suite. You will help the team create tools,integrate external data, connect web APIs, and develop solutions for collectingdata from online, mobile, in-person, and third-party sources usingbest-in-class technology.


TheImpact: As theprimary developer at our Westlake Village office, you will collaborate withresearch, sales, survey programming, and data processing team members todeliver exciting new capabilities. J.D. Power is now owned by XIO Group, aglobal private equity firm, and these capabilities are key to acceleratingbusiness growth through technology solutions.



  • Work as a member of the MRPApplication Development team to enhance the capabilities of the platform anddevelop a keen understanding of the market research processes that measurecustomer experience across a dozen industries
  • Identify requirements, resolveissues, brainstorm solutions, and be a source of technical expertise to the ITorganization and J.D. Power as a whole
  • Analyze and understand legacyapplications and recommend replacements that leverage our core tools andtechnology
  • Work within an Agile Scrumdevelopment framework reviewing acceptance criteria, sizing features, andassigning work items to sprints; participate in daily stand-ups, groomingsessions, and other events
  • Design, build, and maintainefficient, reusable, and reliable applications; work with QA Engineers toensure deliverables meet acceptance criteria and are free of bugs; ensureapplication availability by assisting with triage and resolution of productionissues



  • Bachelorsin Computer Science or comparable Information Technology
  • 2+years of experience developing and supporting business critical enterpriseapplications; experience augmenting an enterprise platform (especially UnicomIntelligence) is highly desirable
  • 5+years of C# experience with a strong understanding of the .NET framework andobject-oriented programming
  • 3+year of SQL Server experience creating database schemas and stored proceduresoptimized for performance and manageability
  • JavaScript,HTML5, AngularJS, and Bootstrap, mobile application, and web API experience ishighly desirable; Java/Oracle, and experience migrating these to C#/ SQL Serveris a plus
  • Experienceas a member of an Agile Scrum team, and knowledge of application life-cyclemanagement tools (Version One a plus) and version control systems (Gitpreferred)
  • Experiencewith Market Research and Auto industry is highly desirable


TheCareer Opportunity:  Our focus on growth through technologysolutions will require the use of cutting edge tools, creating opportunitiesfor technical and professional growth. New initiatives also offer opportunitiesfor taking a leadership role on projects and advancement in the ITorganization.


TheTeam / The Business:We have a small yet highly productive team of senior developers and QAengineers working in dynamic, goal oriented, yet flexible structure, with afriendly work environment and a good work/life balance.


OurHiring Manager says:We are looking for an individual with strong analytical, problem-solving, andcommunication skills. The role requires the ability to manage multiple tasks,work independently, and collaborate with others, both technical andnon-technical.

Who We Are

Since 1968, companies around the world havetrusted J.D. Power to generate and gather the consumer insights that illuminateand inform business success. At J.D. Power, we amplify the voice of theconsumer, and help brands improve the value of their products and services.Together, these principles empower everyone in the global commerce ecosystem,enabling better purchase decisions – and better business results. Beyond ourproven process, J.D. Power’s strength is its people. They offer diversedisciplines, talents, and expertise, but share one common goal: to generategrowth and long-term value for our clients. Our scientists, Ph.D. levelstatisticians and methodologists, ensure our research meets the highestscientific quality standards and provides advanced statistical support. J.D.Power represents the science of customer satisfaction in any language, toconsumers and businesses worldwide.


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