• Web Application Developer (6-month contract)

    Job Locations India-Gurgaon
    Information Technology
  • Introduction

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    As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries. The business has a large subscription client base, receiving economic, political and industry analysis through our websites, as well as a consulting business in which we are sometimes required to deliver bespoke content in digital formats (websites, and apps) to clients. Our website is at www.eiu.com.


    We have three kinds of work – strategic projects, changes requests and bug fixes, and operational activities – which deliver products to our subscribers, our online Store users and our clients of custom content. Strategic projects can be 3 – 9 months long, with interim releases, with distinct testing phases; smaller changes and bug fixes are bundled into weekly or bi-weekly releases, with testing fitted in. These projects cover the front-end web or other delivery, as well as our backend supporting systems.


    EIU Digital, the technology function in the business, are seeking a Web Application Developer (6-month contract) to maintain and update EIU’s websites and applications.


    This role will be part of our rapidly growing Gurgaon team, which is connected to a wider Global presence across London and New York.



    In the role you would be expected to support in:


    Application development

    • Develop web pages in ASP.NET web forms, ASP.NET MVC and Classic ASP
    • Develop MS SQL tables, stored procedures, T-SQL
    • Develop business logic components in C# .NET
    • Deliver application features within the Scrum sprint schedules
    • Manage team and application dependencies when committing code to source code control
    • Unit test and resolve reported QA defects

    Project management and planning

    • Work in an Agile Scrum process where team communication and flexibility are highly valued
    • Review and estimate business requirements and user stories
    • Break down user stories into development tasks
    • Participate in design sessions and create technical design documents

    Administrative and progressive activities

    • Attend EIU weekly staff meetings
    • Attend manager weekly 1-1 meetings
    • Attend daily project scrum meetings


    Performance measures

    • Quality of code as evaluated by the technical manager
    • Meets personal and project deadlines
    • Personal attributes:
      • Detail-oriented
      • Motivated and able to work independently
      • Committed to team members and team goals
      • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    To succeed in the role you must have:


    • 3-5 years in an application development role
    • Experience with ASP.NET and C# development
    • Experience with SQL Server development


    Tools & Technology


    The following is used by EIU Digital:



    • C#, ASP.NET 3.5, MVC 4 or higher
    • Visual Studio 2010 or higher
    • MS SQL Server 2008 or higher
    • IIS7.5 and Windows Server 2008 R2 or higher
    • HTML5, CSS, JQuery and Javascript
    • Additional experience a plus
      • Classic ASP
      • SVN source code control
      • Content management systems
      • iOS and Android mobile development


    Team management & documentation:

    • Sketch: Concept, wireframes, high end visual designs
    • Invision App: Prototype creation
    • Slack: Team messaging
    • Replicon: Time tracking & management
    • VersionOne: Agile Project management tool
    • MS Project: Project Management
    • Google Enterprise: Email, Drive, Calendar, Hang Outs

     We will only consider candidates who can start work immediately or within a month. 


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