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KPMG Lead Software Engineer, Tax in Des Moines, Iowa

Business Title: Lead Software Engineer, Tax

Requisition Number: 111876 - 30

Function: Tax Services

Area of Interest:

State: IA

City: Des Moines


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Seramount, Fair360 and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking a Lead Software Engineer to join our Tax Ignition Team.


  • Review and analyze business requirements and provide technical feasibility and estimates, as well as work closely with Indirect Tax business team, clients and various technology teams to ensure development of a quality product

  • Take ownership and accountability of development process and the development team through the entire software lifecycle which includes Architecture, Design, Development, DevOps; perform moderately complex bug verification, release testing, and beta support for assigned products

  • Define and develop enterprise scale solutions leveraging programming technologies like Angular 14+, Web Service, C#, Microsoft .NET and JavaScript technologies with SQL/NoSQL as the database backend in both MS Azure cloud and on-prem environment; design database schema, develop stored procedures in MS SQL database

  • Design and development of solutions that integrate with vendor tools seamlessly utilizing REST services and other integrations using design patterns; prepare and review technical artifacts to help document technical architecture, design and deployment diagrams

  • Mentor software developers by reviewing written code and enforcing organizational development standards and coaches more junior colleagues in techniques, processes, and responsibilities

  • Practice standard development process leveraging agile methodologies such as SCRUM and enforce development standards defined by the department on best practices


  • Minimum five years of recent experience in development, unit testing and troubleshooting of large applications with a minimum of two years in a technical lead function in a .NET, C# SQL Server environment

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in engineering, computer science or Information is preferred

  • Advanced level of knowledge on application development using these technologies is preferred

  • Experience in designing database schema, develop stored procedures and other database objects on SQL Server; similar experience in comparable technologies such as Oracle is accepted

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of web debugging tools like Fiddler, Browser developer tools, debugger and more

  • Experience in leading and developing teams on projects in a fast-paced client facing dynamic environment

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant's skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at 'Benefits & How We Work (https://www.kpmguscareers.com/why-kpmg/#benefits) '.

Follow this link to obtain salary ranges by city outside of CA: https://www.kpmg.us/work-for-kpmg/pay-transparency.html/?id=6695_9_24

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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