Java / PHP Programmer – Posted 1/10/2018

Associated Software Consultants, Inc. (ASC) is an 18-person developer and marketer of software and support services for the residential, consumer and commercial lending industry. We are located at I-71 in Middleburg Heights, an easy commute from much of Cleveland and its western suburbs.

Our PowerLender Loan Origination System (LOS) automates the process of making mortgage, home equity, consumer and commercial loans. PowerLender is well-respected by community banks, housing agencies and specialty lenders for its flexibility, functionality and longevity. It’s a product we’re all very proud of.

ASC is a fairly typical small-company high-tech environment, usually pretty low-key, but we work with banks so we go “corporate” now and then. Our competition is fairly stiff, but we continue to thrive as a small, privately held company. With a recent onslaught of regulatory mandates now behind us, our future plans call for growth.

We’ve been developing and enhancing our PowerLender software for literally decades. Way back in the 1980s it was written in a variant of BASIC and ran on what were then called “minicomputers.” Eventually ASC rewrote PowerLender in Java to run on today’s cloud-based systems. Your primary role as a Programmer would be to help enhance PowerLender’s Java code base. Some projects will be as short-lived and minor as fixing bugs. Some projects are much bigger in scope, perhaps months long.

In your programming role you will work closely with our Business Analyst group, and of course our VP of Product Development, who is also a company co-founder. They’re the people who work directly with ASC’s customers and who know the lending business. On occasion you might get called upon to work directly with our third-party business partners.

Other than Java, very helpful technical skills include PHP programming, as a small amount of PowerLender is written in PHP. PHP is not strictly required from the start, but if it interests you and you are otherwise proficient, we are willing to invest in your PHP training. SQL administration, querying and development are also important aspects of PowerLender development. We also look for developers with independent decision-making capability and proactive problem-solving skills, and reasonably well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Experience is a plus but we would consider applicants at all skill levels if they show strong motivation and have a solid technical skill set. An understanding of the lending process is an extra plus.

We hire for the long-term to leverage our investment in training you. Depending on your prior experience, it will take several months for you to become familiar enough with the PowerLender application and its code base to become proficient enough to further our development effort. But that’s OK. Obviously you will start with simpler projects and progress as you become familiar with PowerLender. Eventually you’ll take on the tough stuff. But it will take time.

So if your career goals favor a wider variety of programming challenges within a small company environment, this might be the job for you. We pay fairly and our benefits are generous. We try to have fun and reduce the stress that can happen in a fast-paced high tech environment. The application process will be rather conventional; it has to be. But we will encourage you to ask questions and take a look around. We want someone who fits in, can really help out and, like ASC, will be around for a while.

Thank you for your interest.

Please forward your resume to careers@powerlender.com.