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Posted 1/11/2022

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer


Information Technology


Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country’s largest seminaries. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.

Position Summary: 

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of software, both web and native Windows, for the Archdiocese of Chicago, based on the business and technical requirements of various stakeholders. The Senior Software Engineer also understands all aspects of web development including database modeling and front-and-back-end architectures. Provide support for all tools as well as maintain and support all existing applications. Provide knowledge of best practices to complete development projects, engage in creative problem-solving and guide development team.



  • Plan, coordinate and supervise all activities related to the technical design, development, testing and implementation of software applications for the Archdiocese of Chicago to meet the business and user requirements of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Provide support for existing applications including adding additional requested features, fixing bugs, and evaluating and fixing usability problems.
  • Define cloud environment architecture for applications by performing research and testing of Azure resources and features and implement said environment in collaboration with other IT teams. Formulate recommendations to standardize cloud-native IT app application infrastructure, proposing cloud solutions that are consistent with customer requirements and company objectives.
  • Manage existing cloud-native application infrastructure, performing routine maintenance, monitoring, backup and tuning, always controlling for costs and footprint. Diagnose pain points, issues, gaps and/or new service areas.
  • Standardize code architecture and design patterns for our applications. Analyze existing software and pinpoint common functionality that could be factored out and shared among multiple projects. Design new applications with an eye towards modularity and testability. Automate development and deployment with CI/CD pipelines.
  • Collaborate with and provide support for other IT teams. Examine existing IT procedures and take team input to evaluate how to reduce pain points through automation or streamlining existing procedures.





  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years' experience as a .NET developer with proficiency in ASP.NET, C#, VB
  • 6+ years of experience in Full Stack Web Development, preferably .NET based with working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, SQL, Git 
  • Familiarity with Azure DevOps with a solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell, Legacy ASP, VB Script, Active Directory, O365 solutions a plus

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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