C++ Developer

Leepfrog Technologies, Inc.

  • Overview:

    Leepfrog Technologies, Inc. provides its CourseLeaf software to more than 400 of the nation’s most academically complex colleges and universities to manage their academic catalogs, curriculum, section scheduling, and student course search requirements.

     The C++ Developer is responsible for researching, designing, coding, testing, and implementing high-quality code in support of Leepfrog’s proprietary software systems, such as CourseLeaf. A successful candidate should be adept at building, installing, and configuring custom software for various internet applications and specifically a common gateway interface. They will have strong C++ development skills and must possess a comprehensive knowledge of software programming with special attention to architecture and design requirements.


    • Comprehend and develop software applications by utilizing C++ and JavaScript. Assume ownership of existing code bases.  
    • Identify anomalies and deviations of standard software system performance, incidents that alter the flow, and the process of system execution. 
    • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan the installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.
    • Modify existing software to correct errors, adapt it to new hardware, or upgrade interfaces, and improve performance. 
    • Research and produce product enhancements.  
    • Fix software issues and code irregularities. Have familiarity with the tools used to test and debug programs and software code. Perform code maintenance, testing, and analysis.
    • Utilize collections of code and software packages that capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work. 
    • Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience with or without technical background and is compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.
    • Understand and regularly use software version control management systems such as GIT, CVS, or ClearCase. Use extensible web authoring tools. 
    • Maintain knowledge of the techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing, and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object-oriented programming, functional programming) and programming languages. In addition to C++ and JavaScript, this may include SQL, SAS language, and XML.
    • Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.
    • Consult with other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.  
    • Maintain quality assurance procedures and work with the quality assurance team.
    • Complete project assignments within the deadline.
    • Prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status.
    • Mentor and train other developers as needed.
    • Stay current about industry developments.
    • Other tasks as assigned for successful project completion.
  • Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written communication: clear, concise, professional; effectively articulate abstract concepts.
    • Active listening: ask questions as appropriate, and do not interrupt at inappropriate times.
    • Critical thinking: use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
    • Complex problem solving: identify complex issues and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Judgment and decision making: the ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Flexibility: proficiently adjust your actions in relation to others' actions.
    • Self-motivated: have a strong work ethic, be proactive, take initiative, be persistent, and dependable.
    • Organization: hold an innate talent to think ahead and plan; organize and manage multiple priorities. 
    • Self-aware: adept at monitoring and assessing your performance to make improvements or take corrective action.


    A qualified candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Computer Engineering plus five years of C++ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with relational database management systems and knowledge of SQL is required. Experience in a client-server framework is a must. Knowledge about design patterns and scripting languages are necessary.  

     Physical Requirements:

     The C++ Developer will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. The C++ Developer may be located in a busy, open area office, and be faced with regular interruptions.

Job ID: 71853

Posted 19 days ago

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