Senior DXP Developer


New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Category:  Information Technology

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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The Senior DXP developer will develop solutions requiring analysis and research, working on small to large complex projects that requires increased skill of the Optimizely platform. Analyzes, codes, tests, documents and supports the web applications that are developed and maintained within ITS and interfacing with outside vendors. Performs design work. The DXP Developer will collaborate with our UI/UX team, mentor junior staff and foster a collaborative environment.

On-call and/or after-hours work required.

Core Responsibilities

  • Participate actively in sprint planning, backlog refinement, and daily standups.
  • Work independently on user stories and implementation tasks, ensuring timely completion and quality.
  • Develop and maintain unit and integration tests to support robust software deployment.
  • Investigate and address performance issues, technical challenges, and operational problems.
  • Draft and update technical documentation to ensure clarity and continuity.
  • Manage task-level communications, promptly reporting delays or blockers to ensure project timelines are met.
  • Triage defects effectively and develop fixes to maintain software integrity and user satisfaction.
  • Provide detailed code walkthroughs to the lead developer or system architect, demonstrating thorough understanding and implementation of requirements.
  • Demonstrate completed work to key stakeholders and internal audiences, highlighting functionality and aligning with OneMember program goals.

Skills Qualifications

  • Expert-level knowledge of Optimizely CMS.
  • A solid understanding and experience of standard DevOps tooling and processes.
  • High-level knowledge of Git and the standard development workflows.
  • Solid knowledge of JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks such as React/Angular etc.
  • Strong understanding of the SDLC and agile software development principals
  • Proven experience with Optimizely's platform and its customization, with depth in the CMS product.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft .NET development.
  • Experience writing and maintaining unit and integration tests.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to research optimal solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of effectively articulating technical challenges and solutions to team members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to new challenges and environments.
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple initiatives.



  • BA or BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field required.
  • 10 or more years related IT work experience in software development, installation and modification in an online environment or equivalent combination of training and experience


  • ITIL Foundation certificate preferred.


The wage range for this role takes into account a broad array of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.  The range below applies as long as the work is performed in Connecticut; the Knights of Columbus reserves the right to adjust the wage range if the position is performed in another location.  At the Knights of Columbus, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $104,500-172,400.

Authorization to work in the United States is required.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford