Job Description :
Client: Oil & Gas Industry
Title: Applications Developer – WPF Developer (ONLY WPF. They do not want to see a mix of WPF and MVC/Web. Only WPF Developer)
Duration: 2 year contract
Location: Downtown Houston, TX

Job description:
· Developer will be working with a team of mid to senior level developers on new application development as well as enhancing and supporting existing in-house developed applications.
· The role will involve working with the Business Analysts and end users to help identify requirements.
· Developer is also responsible for analyzing requirements and to design and present solutions to the business problems.
· Developer must show a background for taking initiative to propose creative approaches to designing user interface, with emphasis on simplicity and enhancing the overall user experience as well as connectivity to back end databases.
· The position would be a good fit for someone who is a go-getter and who is a free spirit that doesn’t need a lot of oversight.
· Individual should be flexible and able to adapt to a dynamic environment.
· Individual must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.

Required:
· Developer must have 5 years of experience in Information Systems
· Experience with .NET Framework, including the full development lifecycle
· Developer must be proficient in .NET 3.5, 4.0, C#, WPF/XAML, Windows Forms, Web Services and WPF, and MVVM
· Strong experience in User Interface design
· Bachelor''s degree is preferred.

Preferred:
· Experience with Expression Blend a plus
· Microsoft Team Foundation Server experience a big plus
· Experience developing with .NET Design Patterns
· Solid background with XAML Coding and WPF
· Oil and Gas experience a big plus

NOTES:
· The work is expected to continue for at least the next 1-2 years.
· Candidates who have worked on Customized Controls
· Work history with User Interface to multiple Applications – this firm has over 500 applications spread between 7 divisions.
· Candidates who have been given responsibility of handling a job from receiving specs to acceptance testing.
· Additionally, they are not requiring long-term WPF experience , more interested in candidate who has a solid basis and a passion for the work.
· A background with MVVM patterns is needed .
· Solid background understanding of XAML code required.
· Data Binding , Triggers and Context Properties
· Tree Structures in WPF - Logical and Visual structures
· Threading experience

Client : Oil & Gas