Web Developer III at Western Growers Family of Companies

1 month ago Development & Programming Middle Full-Time 91,000-130,000 $/Year

We need one to Design, build and maintain website and software applications.


  • Bachelors’ degree (BA/BS) in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, and/or eight or more years of an equivalent combination of education and experience with theoretical and practical knowledge in the field preferred.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Apache, PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Strong working knowledge of server-based relational database technology and SQL, with practical experience developing in dialects such as SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaSQL, Oracle SQL and/or Oracle Rdb.
  • Advanced experience with C#, LINQ, Web API, Entity Framework, WPF, MS Visual Studio. Experience with contemporary dynamic interpreted languages, including Python, Ruby, Lua, Clojure (etc.) a plus.
  • Advanced experience with contemporary web development frameworks, including any of Laravel, Ruby on Rails, Django, Angular, React, and/or equivalents.
  • Advanced experience with the Model-View-Controller architectural pattern.
  • Advanced and hands-on experience with unit testing and automated test methodologies.
  • Strong command line skills, e.g., bash or zsh on Linux, Cywin on Windows, etc.
  • Highly adaptable and able to meet, prioritize and manage competing demands, rapidly evolving events and changing priorities.
  • Experience with moving an organization towards a DevOps approach to software development and deployment.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to convey, explain and support complex technical subject materials and concepts, both to project peers and to end users.
  • Function constructively as a contributing technical mentor to less experienced team members, peers and colleagues.
  • Capable of contributing both to original software product development and to evolving software maintenance and break/fix assignments.
  • High degree of independent judgement.
  • Ability to integrate with and work as part of a small, focused team.


Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation's fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. Some farm throughout the U.S. and other countries so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations, they provide variety and healthy choices to consumers. Connect with and learn about Western Growers on our Twitter and Facebook.

Part of the Western Growers Family of Companies Western Growers Assurance Trust (WGAT) was founded in 1957 to provide a solution to a need in the agricultural community — a need for employer-sponsored health benefit plans not previously available from commercial health insurance carriers. WGAT is now the largest provider of health benefits for the agriculture industry. The sponsoring organization of WGAT is Western Growers Association, created in 1926 to support the business interests of employers in the agriculture industry. WGAT’s headquarters is located in Irvine, California.

WGAT’s mission is to deliver value to agriculture-based employer groups by offering robust health plans that meet the needs of a diverse workforce. By working at WGAT, you will join a dedicated team of employees who truly care about offering quality health benefits and excellent customer service to plan participants. If you want to start making a difference working in the health care industry, then apply to WGAT today!

Compensation: $91,303 - $130,542 with a rich benefits package that includes profit-sharing.

Job Description Summary

This position reports to the Director of Application Programming and is responsible for reviewing, analyzing, implementing and modifying new and existing application systems, including design, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and deploying production applications systems.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Software Development
  • Design, build and maintain website and software applications.
  • Perform website and software updates.
  • Develop and validate unit and integration test procedures, harnesses and methodologies.
  • Review, analyze, and modify programs/systems including encoding, testing, debugging and documenting programs.
  • Provide ongoing programming and documentation support for new and existing applications and systems.
  • Work on Windows Server platforms.

Project Management

  • Report all modifications, changes, and/or deletions of programs, systems, and/or data to product team supervisor and/or software development director for approval prior to execution.
  • Make recommendations based on knowledge of systems and current technology available in the industry.
  • Determine impact of project/system creation/modification to other systems and projects.
  • Determine additional hardware and software requirements for systems and project creation/modification.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate person for correction.
  • Work with the Company’s end users and subject matter experts (SME) to determine needs and product requirements.
  • Provide specific direction to the user community under the guidance of the supervisor.
  • Participate in creating professional estimates of development time and effort requirements.
  • Manage time, daily tasks and objectives to accomplish department goals and objectives.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.


Utilize all capabilities to satisfy one mission — to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of our members. Do everything possible to help members succeed by being curious and striving to understand what others are trying to achieve, planning, and executing work helpfully and collaboratively. Be willing to adjust efforts to ensure that work and attitude are helpful to others, being self-accountable, creating a positive impact, and being diligent in delivering results.

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others. The employee frequently is required to move around the office. The employee is often required to use tools, objects, and controls. This noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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