H&R Block Associate Software Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri



Associate Software Engineer

Job Description:

H&R Block, the world’s leader in tax preparation services, is looking for an Associate Software Engineer to support our Emerald Advance product. This position is located at our corporate headquarters, in the premier downtown Power & Light District of Kansas City, where everything is either steps or a streetcar ride away. Our office offers an onsite fitness gym and coffee shop, an awesome company cafeteria, free parking, and frequent opportunities to get discounted or free tickets to a variety of entertainment venues and shows.

What you’ll do….

Under the guidance of a senior, lead or principal software engineer, you’ll design, develop and maintain software components and products that support H&R Block’s business applications. You’ll use tools, languages, coding standards and best practices to develop new product features and maintain year over year product functionality and enhancements. In addition, you’ll create and execute unit tests and address defects. Finally, you’ll work closely with the QA, User Experience and other teams to ensure consistent understanding of requirements and approach.


  • Designs, develops and maintains software components.

  • Creates and maintains documentation of design approaches.

  • Creates and maintains documentation on internal architecture of the system under the guidance of senior or lead software engineer.

  • Participates in technical design and code reviews for all new enhancements and maintenance work delivered.

  • Under the guidance of the lead engineer or senior software engineer, understand business and functional requirements and produces technical specifications and product requirements.

  • Creates, maintains and executes unit test and alpha test plans.

  • Maintains current knowledge on the latest technologies relevant to the role regarding algorithms, language, design methodology, third party development tools, application platforms, hardware compatibility and operating systems.

What you’ll bring to the role…

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or the equivalent through a combination of education and work experience.

  • Knowledge of software development concepts and practices.

  • Knowledge of all phases of the software development lifecycle.

  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated effective time management, organizational, prioritization, and planning skills.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to develop creative solutions in assigned projects.

  • Ability to work in a team environment with limited supervision.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with:

  • Core .NET, C#

  • HTML5, CSS3

  • Javascript

It would be even better if you had…

  • ASP.NET (Web Forms, MVC, Web API)

  • Bootstrap 3 or 4

  • jQuery

  • Angular 5+ SQL (basic)

*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

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One H&R Block Way


Kansas City