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Are you able to work in a hybrid work environment between a fully functional home office and onsite at the Classic Optical offices?
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Do you have a minimum of 3 years of development experience in a .NET environment?
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.NET Developer
OH - Youngstown

Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Classic Optical Laboratories.
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Interesting & Challenging Work • Professional Growth Opportunities • Collaborative Development Team • Great Pay & Benefits

If you combine outstanding technical skills, including a good mix of application and web development, with strong attention to detail and the motivation to work both independently and as a strong team member, the role of .NET Developer with Classic Optical Laboratories offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds -- the stability and resources of an established industry leader along with the entrepreneurial energy of and excitement of a near ground-floor role. We've begun a multi-year plan to transition to a full .NET environment.
  • Join a seasoned team and work on a variety of challenging projects as we replace legacy systems, rewriting our web presence and middleware systems, leveraging the latest technologies.
  • We are big on training and work to stay up to date on new technology. You'll have the opportunity to enhance your skills and keep them sharp. In fact, prove yourself in this role and you'll find there are opportunities to grow and expand your career.
  • Play a key role at an essential business that is recession/pandemic resistant. No matter the economic climate, people take care of their sight.
  • Add value at one of the most successful optical laboratories in the country today. People enjoy working here, as demonstrated by our high number of long-tenured employees in IT and across the organization.
  • Classic Optical Laboratories is part of Essilor. Essilor's recent merger with Luxottica created the world's largest player in the eyewear industry and will provide opportunities for strong performers here in the U.S. and across the globe.
This is a hybrid role where you will work remotely the majority of the time, and come into the office in Youngstown for meetings, projects and other activities, as needed. Quick question for you - click here

Making eyeglasses to bring the future into focus Classic Optical Laboratories, Inc. has successfully supplied the optical industry with top-quality, low-cost eyewear for more than 50 years. Our centralized, world-class lab produces thousands of custom eyeglasses every day and delivers them to eyecare providers (ECPs) across the country. In addition to serving independent provider offices from Maine to California, we offer expertise in managing high-volume contracts for insurance organizations, managed care organizations (MCOs), union organizations and trust funds, educational institutions, correctional facilities, manufacturing plants, and numerous federal and state government programs. Classic Optical is part of Essilor of America, the leading manufacturer of eyeglass lenses in the United States. Essilor of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International.
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Outstanding Opportunity for a .NET Developer to Make an Impact at a Growing Industry Leader

The Requirements
Learn the qualities and qualifications that will enable you to thrive in this role.
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the .NET Developer opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's, associate's or technical degree in Computer Science or a similar focus preferred, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of development experience in a .NET environment, including most or all of the following:
    • In-depth knowledge of VB.NET, ASP.NET and web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. While the ideal candidate will have excellent Visual Basic skills, will also consider developers with C# or C++ experience Quick question for you - click here
    • Strong understanding of SQL scripting language  Quick question for you - click here
    • Knowledge of database development, including MS SQL Server
    • Thorough understanding of application development methodologies
    • Experience with computer graphic and multimedia design preferred; experience with webpage layout is a plus
    • Comprehensive experience with structuring, developing and implementing corporate application systems
    • Proven experience installing upgrading and maintaining Web servers and associated operating systems, including Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019
  • Experience in gathering and analyzing business requirements
  • Knowledge of applicable HIPAA data security laws preferred
In addition, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Solid communication skills; ability to present ideas in business-friendly / user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize
  • A very strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to execute tasks in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
Pictured: Classic Optical has fully automated its lab with robotics, the latest cutting edge systems and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to maximize throughput capacity.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting to the Manager of Application Development, as .NET Developer, your primary focus will be to develop and implement Web-based software systems, applications and API projects. This includes maintaining existing application systems, building new systems and integrating back end applications with Web-based applications. In addition, you may sometimes serve as the technical contact between Classic Optical and internal and/or external customers who use our applications. 

You will join a Development team that includes two Senior Developers and your Manager, part of the larger IT team, where you will begin by training on smaller projects, handling tickets, etc. in order to learn our business and systems. After a few months, we expect that you'll be working on larger project launches, helping transition from legacy systems to a .NET framework. Specifically, you will:
  • Develop, code, install, test, debug and document .NET console and web applications using appropriate editors.
  • Provide frontline customer support for all .NET based application systems.
  • Identify, recommend and prioritize new features and applications in conjunction with business leaders and department managers.   
  • Help develop and maintain all company .NET based databases.  
  • Participate in setting organizational .NET software development strategy.          
  • Keep current on emerging technologies in support of .NET software development efforts.          
  • Work in collaboration with Senior Developers and IT Security Manager to ensure all .NET based application systems are secure and HIPAA compliant.
Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Join Us
More great reasons to join our team.
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Autonomy and Support
This is primarily a remote role and we'll look to you to work autonomously and own your responsibilities. At the same time, ours is a collaborative team with great chemistry and shared goals. When you need it, you'll find plenty of support.

No Silo Here
We're not looking for a developer to maintain the status quo, though there will be some maintenance work. We're looking for a talented professional who's excited to help redevelop our entire infrastructure -- someone who and brings a positive, upbeat approach, a communicative style, and a passion for development. If that sounds like you, you'll fit right in.

Great Environment
You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart and mutually supportive professionals. Our culture is entrepreneurial, and the company has been innovating both technologically and to solve problems for 50 years.

Excellent Compensation
In addition to competitive compensation and bonus opportunity, we offer an exceptional mix of first-rate benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans; a 401(k) plan with company match; tuition reimbursement; comprehensive training through Essilor University; lens and frame benefits for you and your family; an employee stock purchase plan with company match; and more.

Support a Premier Ophthalmic Lab
Classic Optical is the preeminent contract ophthalmic laboratory. We provide the highest quality products at competitive pricing and build superior customer relationships through the delivery of unrivaled value. The secret behind our success is our unwavering commitment to providing premium products with exceptional service. Your efforts will support customers and employees alike.
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The Road to Success
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If you're the person we're looking for, you will have outstanding technical skills and the ability to work effectively with other developers and the business. You'll need the ability to ask probing questions when gathering requirements, and strong listening skills to work with understand the needs of users. We know there will be a learning curve as you get to know our business and processes. At the same time, with your background, you should be able to start contributing right away. 

In addition, in order to be an outstanding .NET Developer you will:
  • Bring passion to your work and enjoy the role. People stay with us because they like our culture and they like what they do.
  • Pay close attention to detail, but also understand the big picture and how the details fit into it.
  • Take initiative and work independently, while also contributing effectively as a team player.
  • Be a self-starter who completes tasks from beginning to end in a timely manner.
  • Keep a constant eye out for process improvements.
If this role sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we encourage you to apply and look forward to hearing from you.

Pictured: Classic Optical's associates are the foundation of our success, and this team of close to 250 dedicated professionals makes Classic an industry leader. We focus on hiring the best technical staff and the most caring customer service representatives to provide incomparable services in every facet of our business. Our collective mission is to ensure the highest quality and most expedient delivery of precision-crafted eyewear to meet every client's and every patient's individual needs.
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Classic Optical is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at mcurtis@engage2excel.com.