Application Developer

Location : 3079 Three Mile Road, Walker, MI 49534


Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   


What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.


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Position Summary:

Corporate Application Developer will be working to grow custom integrations that help in driving critical manufacturing and productivity efficiencies.  This position will focus on designing the framework that enhance and streamline corporate processes, while creating an environment to ensure stability, reliability, and performance. This position will also be responsible for working with cross functional business teams and establishing best practices for FullStack development. Key areas will include design, problem solving and developing strategies around application and database design deployments. 

Education/Experience Requirements

  • S. Degree in a computer-related or business field with a minimum of two years programming experience. 
  • Foundational experience with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with programming languages like JavaScript, TypeScript and Python
  • Experience with MSSQL relational databases
  • Skilled at optimizing large complicated SQL statements
  • Knowledge of Webhosting services
  • Knowledge or experience with Power BI and PLEX ERP a plus
  • Capable of configuring popular database engines and orchestrating clusters as necessary
  • Ability to plan resource requirements from high level specifications
  • Capable of troubleshooting common programming and database issues
  • Excellent knowledge of database structures, theories, principles and practices with proven Microsoft SQL server experience, including reporting services and analysis services.
  • Familiar with tools that can aid with profiling server resource usage and optimizing it
  • Must have excellent problem solving and analytical skills to resolve complex tactical, technical, and business related issues.
  • Must have superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a team player with excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a global manufacturing environment

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



Benefits We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.