Software Developer Contractor – Blazor focused

Red Wing, Minnesota





| 66944| May 28, 2024

Client needs to create a web-based app using Blazor that provides a robust experience for employees all over the United States. This application will be part of a new initiative and may eventually provide functionality to replace one to many other related business apps. Additionally, this application will be used as a template for other business apps geared for specific business areas to have a single view into multiple capabilities.


  • In collaboration with product owners, business analysts and enterprise architects, identify system and service requirements and provide high level estimates of the effort required to deliver requested business functionality using Blazor.
  • Develop system plans which fit business needs while maintaining a stable development environment, managing the approach with attention to balancing business and technical perspectives.
  • Mentor the team in the design and implementation of an application paying particular attention to reusability; working closely with quality assurance team members to ensure designs meet testability requirements.
  • Translate designs, requirements and specifications into usable and scalable software following industry best practices in service design, automated build procedures, automated test execution and automated deployment methods.
  • Communicate plans and design direction with leadership, project manager, business analysts, enterprise architects and end users.  
  • Troubleshoot and resolve quality and performance issues with cross-functional team members, perform application support and problem resolution; modify existing software to enhance functionality and/or correct defects, improving overall quality and functionality. 
  • Lead design and code reviews providing constructive feedback, mentoring other developers on technology innovation, design standards and industry best practices; collaborate with other developers in knowledge sharing opportunities to increase bench strength of the team
  • Anticipate and communicate blockers, delays and scope creep with project managers and leaders
  • Develop software prototypes, as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager

Required Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field. 
  • 8+ years relevant experience or combination of education and/or experience.

Required Skills & Ability
  • Expert in C# language, history, development tools
  • Experience with Blazor and familiarity with Blazor 8
  • REST API experience in both consuming and creating for consumption
  • Object-oriented knowledge and practical experience with design patterns.
  • Deep understanding of basic software development lifecycles; Agile and SAFe preferred. 
  • Excellent problem-solving, issue identification and technical documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets
  • Aggressive problem diagnosis and creative problem-solving skills
Preferred Skills & Ability
  • Expertise in .NET development tools using C#, RESTful API development, service-oriented architecture, dependency management, and unit testing using industry best practices.
  • Experience developing cloud-based applications with deep understanding of cloud-based infrastructure
  • Experience working with messaging concepts and implementations (e.g. Azure Service Bus)
  • Experience with API gateway using Azure APIM (or similar concepts)
  • Experience implementing Infrastructure as Code to automate the provisioning and deployment of Cloud resources
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and deployment using Azure DevOps.
  • Experience with serverless concepts
  • Experience with basic web development using HTML, ASP.NET, AJAX and JavaScript.  

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact us.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.