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Company Overview

For more than 30 years, Aqua Finance has been a leading provider of indirect financing programs to a variety of industries including Water Treatment, Home Improvement, HVAC, Marine, RV, Powersports and more.

At Aqua finance we offer financing programs to dealers and contractors so they can offer financing options to their customers - the business of indirect lending.  

Our MISSION is to help our dealers close more sales and boost their bottom lines! To accomplish this, we offer installment loans, revolving lines of credit, interest-free and deferred payment promotions, convenient online applications and loan documents, daily funding and outstanding training, service and support to help our dealers succeed!

Headquartered in the heart of Wisconsin's Northwoods, dealers tell us they appreciate our Midwest values, small-town approach to lending, and big-time capabilities.  They like the individual attention we give them and the many ways in which we invest in their success; that we not only provide the financial programs their customers need, but also the knowledge, expertise, training, and service our dealers need to stand out in a competitive market.

Although we're proud to be one of the nation's leading providers of consumer financing in a wide variety of markets - and that we approve more customers than most other lenders  -we're especially proud to be known for the relationships and trust that have set us apart since 1986.

Aqua Finance, Inc. (AFI) was founded by Robert (Bob) Chadwell. Bob has a background both in banking and water treatment, having been a water treatment dealer himself. He used his experience in both fields to create programs that he knew would help dealers close more sales. Bob grew the company from a handful of in-house accounts from his own dealership to becoming one of the leading providers of financing to dealers nationwide. Bob is actively involved in the business today, serving as President and CEO.

Associate Web Application Developer

Department: IT
Location: Wausau, WI

Aqua Finance, Inc. is looking for sharp, good-humored employees who enjoy working in a constantly changing environment and streamlining a hectic day. You will be working in a fast-paced, creative environment with a nimble team that is focused on quality. We're taking a fresh approach to building an environment that brings out the best in Aqua Finance, Inc. and our employees! We're looking for people who are jacks of all trades: super organized and great at working with people.

Web Application Developers are responsible for the development and testing of our software applications delivered in a rich, web-based user interface. We are looking for a Full Stack Web Application Developers who is excited by new technologies, outpacing competitors, and creating high performance websites with content management and application components. Your ideas count, so we need you to be smart and able to get things done!

Responsibilities we'll trust you with:

  • Act as a supporting developer to build mobile-first web application, API delivery and limited system administration
  • Collaboration with team members and vendors to maintain and support the company web sites and portals 
  • Develop re-useable code and assets based on industry-standard solutions, reference architectures, design, development and QA best practices
  • Work to increase code coverage of application unit tests 
  • Understand the capabilities, functionalities and limitations of the applications
  • Be able to learn and then leverage more advanced development concepts such CI/CD and DevOps
  • Under the direction of the Solution Architecture and Quality Assurance functions, apply innovative and practical technical solutions to business problems
  • Under the mentor-ship of Solution Architecture, quickly grow your skills and understanding of both cutting edge and legacy technology along with industry leading indirect financing operations and philosophy
  • Stay informed about advances in technology, facilitate adoption of new technology
  • Bring new ideas and experiences to the practice to help further develop and mature our technology practice
  • Provide 1st and 2nd level support for applications

Requirements & Responsibilities:

  • Java, Spring, Spring-WS, and Mybatis development for web service tier isolation to backend core systems
  • .NET/C# development to augment contracted development for projects completed in-house
  • Use of Source Code Management, Integrated Development Environment(s), Continuous Integration, and Test-First principles.
  • Expertise in many technical areas related to web site and web service design, development (JavaScript, React/Angular, NodeJS, HTML5/CSS, MVC, REST, SOAP, JSON, HTTP/S, PHP, SSO, SAML, XML/xslt, JNDI/LDAP, etc), and testing
  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments (IDE) such as Eclipse or Visual Studio
  • Experience using SQL to interface to backend DBs; ability to troubleshoot and optimize queries for performance. DBA capabilities or desires are a plus.
  • Assist with configuration and support of NetIQ Access Manager platform for SSO and SAML insertion
  • Contract-first web service development for integration to partners
  • Assist with build out and configuration of Windows and Linux servers to hosted applications
  • Xbase, Dbase and core-backend ERP development
  • Cloud based operations in Azure
  • Find balance between self-direction and seeking the direction of a Team Lead or Solution Architecture. 
  • Exposure to DevOps principals and/or implementations
  • Has the ability to become comfortable with triage and troubleshooting production outages
  • Flexibility in adapting to rapidly changing business environment or priorities without compromising on quality of deliverables with a diverse set of personalities
  • Working in mixed team organizations, including with outsourced partners and vendors
  • Showing how you stay up to date with one of the fastest knowledge turn over careers currently available
  • Must have the ability to analyze problems, troubleshoot, and make decisions in the best interest of the company to minimize downtime.
  • Desire to change quickly with the needs of a growing company
  • Great communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a spectrum of personalities, as well as excellent listening skills
  • Superb attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self-starter with ability to identify needs and areas of impact, as well as potential solutions
  • Team player who works well under pressure, and is flexible in the face of changing priorities and needs
  • Strong prioritization skills and a track record of consistently going above and beyond with outside-the-box thinking
  • Intermediate Computer skills with working knowledge of Windows applications
  • Incredibly bright individual who works well under pressure and has a passion to learn and contribute
  • Enjoy chaos and have the ability to be really flexible in response to changing priorities and needs

Employment Term:  Regular
Employment Type:  Full Time
Hours per Week:  40+
Work Hours (i.e. shift): Monday - Friday 8-5PM - Flexible hours
Full Benefits Package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life Insurance Plan, 401K with Company match, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Paid-Time-Off and much more! 
Casual for Cause - At Aqua Finance, casual day can be every day. We have used the perk to dress casual to help raise money for a variety of charities.

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