Application Developer III (Mandeville, LA)

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! We hire right, train smart, empower our employees to make decisions, and provide ample opportunities for growth and ultimate success.  At ZGC, we are setting the standard and are the premier supplier of quality grains for export markets.


Zen-Noh Grain Corporation (ZGC) was formed in 1979 to accomplish the goal of establishing a safe and stable supply of U.S. corn, milo, soybeans, and other U.S. food supplies.  ZGC is a U.S. subsidiary of ZEN-NOH, the largest agricultural cooperative association in Japan. We operate a grain and oilseed export terminal in Convent, Louisiana, which is the highest-handle grain export terminal in the U.S. In recent years, we have expanded our grain origination and export footprint with joint ventures in Brazil, Canada and Hong Kong. In addition to grain trading, we operate a forage processing and export business headquartered in Washington.


Are you a highly motivated IT professional with experience in Software Development? Do you want to work with great people, in a company that cares about you? If so, this is the job that you are looking for!

This job is primarily responsible for maintaining the organization’s applications and developing software associated with these applications. Additionally, this job is expected to analyze requirements, write quality code, and test the software that is being developed. This role will work independently while requiring direction on complex issues.

*This is an IN OFFICE position with some work from home opportunities.


In this job, you will:

  • Strong BA and requirements gathering skills
  • Full stack developer with heavy emphasis and experience in front end web development
  • Product migration experience from Webforms to modern front-end technologies
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of object-oriented programming, best practices, and patterns for enterprise-level applications.
  • Write and debug code and database queries for high priority defects and enhancements based on written requirements and following documented coding standards.
  • Implement medium scale solutions with guidance from more experienced developers.
  • Adhere to high quality development principles and deliver solutions on time.
  • Write unit-testable code, as well as meaningful unit tests.
  • Work closely with the quality assurance team to resolve defects found during testing.
  • Collaborate with other developers, discuss recommendations related to design decisions, and implement agreed upon changes.
  • Participate in code reviews and make changes based on feedback.
  • Continuously gain knowledge of business concepts and workflows.
  • Design and implement small-scale solutions by using similar, pre-existing code and utilizing existing design patterns with minimal guidance from more experienced developers.
  • Refactor small-scale functionality with guidance from more experienced developers.
  • Encourage and mentor Level 1 developers to adopt and understand coding standards and patterns.
  • Research technical details with Business Analysts during the requirements gathering process.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Here’s what you’ll need to be considered:



Required – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent experience and training.



Required – 10+ years of professional development experience


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of defined programming standards and can work with moderate guidance.
  • Working knowledge with enterprise-level software development patterns and best practices.
  • Intermediate understanding of relational databases and writing queries.
  • Knowledge of business line(s) supported.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of relational databases and writing queries.
  • Understanding and knowledge or organizational goals and strategy.
  • Highly proficient computer skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of people within the organization.
  • Effective listening skills with ability to interpret and share information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to gain confidence and trust of others while establishing credibility.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and manage multiple demands while staying within established timelines.
  • Ability to interpret business requirements and disseminate into an accurate list of tasks and estimates.
  • Ability to apply business and technical knowledge to drive business results.
  • Ability to develop maintainable solutions that are responsive and meet functional and non-functional business requirements.
  • Ability to work positively both independently and within a team environment sharing expertise with others.
  • Ability to remain positive and display optimism and inspiration.
  • Ability to take ownership of personal development and communicate with manager about development objectives and goals.
  • Ability to accept coaching and constructive feedback, while consistently providing effort towards improving performance.
  • Drive for results and a proven track record of delivering results.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours to provide support based on assignments and projects.
  • Ability to participate in on call rotation.
  • Ability to mentor less experienced developers.


Here’s additional information you need to know:


Physical Demands & Requirements

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


Ability to sit/stand continuously.


Hearing.  Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.


The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.



Environmental Conditions

The work environment described here are meant to be representative of those an employee would normally encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

The physical environment requires the employee to work inside where there are limited extremes to heat and/or cold; moderate noise; a normal office environment.

Travel, travel for project work, meetings and trainings will be less than 5% of the employee’s total work days.


Are you ready to make a meaningful career move & an impact at ZGC? Apply today!


Known in our industry for stability and high ethics, Zen-Noh Grain Corporation offers a stellar benefits package including: an outstanding 401(k) retirement plan with company contributions, medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, & disability benefits, flexible spending accounts, paid leave (holidays, vacation, sick), wellness programs, recognition programs, community involvement opportunities, and much more!


Zen-Noh Grain Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO is the Law links in English or Spanish. We are unable to legally hire anyone who is not eligible to work in the United States nor are we able to sponsor visas.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


All Third Party Agencies, Headhunters, and Recruiters

Zen-Noh Grain Corporation and its Subsidiaries only forms contracts with recruiters with whom we have an established relationship and with whom we have in place a signed contract. All contact from third parties must go through our Human Resources Department. Any contact made outside of our Human Resources Department by a third party will cancel any future business relationships between the third party and Zen-Noh Grain Corporation and its Subsidiaries.

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