Sr. Software Engineer — C#, ASPX, jQuery, LINQ (Carlsbad)

PEAK 15 provides tour operators with trip planning, marketing, sales, operations and accounting automation as an easy to use and affordable online, subscription-based service. PEAK 15 is the premier solution for the travel industry with some of the biggest tour operators in the world as our customers.

We are looking for a .NET developer to join our technical team and assist in developing our one of a kind solution on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 platform.


Candidate will be a developer in a small, agile team. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in C# / .NET (3-5 yrs) and be ready to take their career to the next level. You will aggressively develop your skills as a .NET developer in this position including LINQ, Entity Framework, Dynamics CRM, jQuery, WCF and WWF.

Required Skills/Experience
• Excellent knowledge (3+ yrs) of programming with C# using Visual Studio 2012.
• Excellent knowledge (3+ yrs) of LINQ and ADO.
• Good knowledge (3+ yrs) of JavaScript, jQuery and HTML.
• In-depth understanding of SQL language including stored procedures and views.
• Experience consuming web services using XML/SOAP/REST.
• Good understanding of OOD/OOP patterns and practices as well as RDBMS design.
• Experience with TDD and scrum methodology.
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent exp.

Skills Considered a Plus
• Experience developing Microsoft Dynamics CRM extensions using JavaScript, C#, and ASPX
• Silverlight, HTML 5.0
• Windows Workflow Foundation
• Windows Identity Foundation

No sponsorships or H1B candidates can be considered. No third party agencies please. This is a full time position in our Carlsbad office.

Generous benefits including medical/dental/vacation/bonuses/retirement plan with company matching.


March 2014 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our March 4th meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Speed up your day, get more done without working harder, improve your geek skills, enjoy working more, and the science behind, ‘Working, In-The-Zone’ – (Steve Kohlenberger) Your brain is the one essential key piece of technology you must use each time you perform any development activity. You learned how to walk, talk, think, and code. If your want to be an Olympic Runner, World Class Speaker, or White Hat Hacker, you know it takes a lot more time, commitment, focused learning, sometimes coaching, than just learning the basics. But what kind of training can you get for your brain? While there are many different strategies we could discuss, I’ll introduce you to the art and science, as well as ongoing research into, ‘In-The-Zone’, as experienced in the work environment.
    Please take the following survey before the meeting:
    When you leave, you will know:

    ·Five very different types of ‘In-The-Zone ‘, their causes, and the two types commonly found among software engineers.

    ·What conditions must be met before you can enter the Zone.

    ·What events will likely pull you out of the Zone.

    ·You will also be able to better identify when you or someone else is in the Zone.

    ·Things you can do to develop more control of your own Zone further.
    Steve Kohlenberger started, and hasn’t stopped coding since before Microsoft was formed. Over his career, he has written operating system kernels, LAN drivers, storage drivers, games, high speed communication systems, complex medical database conversion systems (SQL 2008 R2), and much more. He has worked with most Microsoft technologies and enjoys VB.
    Through Steve’s companies, he has provided software and consulting services directly to: IBM, Seagate Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, Cisco Systems, Novell/Suse, National Semiconductor, Network Products, Ball Corp., Computer Associates, and Allscripts, among others.
    Today, Steve applies himself as a consultant, coach, and trainer, with clients focused in the fields of software engineering and IT professionals, for individuals and organizations, facilitating the acceleration of those wanting to get beyond present challenges and achieve greater levels of accomplishment, faster, and easier. Steve has a M.A. Degree in Psychology, a B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems, is a Project Management Professional, and is a Success Coach, Small Business Coach, ADHD Coach,and Life Coach.
    He can be reached at

  • Obama, JQuery, & ASP.NET SignalR. Getting Started with the Real-Time Web – (Michael Ossou) This session is intended for the everyday developer who is interested in a more traditional implementation of the (non-game-related) Real-Time Web. While primarily an introduction to ASP.NET SignalR, we will also be discussing some fundamental HTML 5/JavaScript concepts relevant to our sample application.
    If you are a typical web developer that spends most of your day working on business applications and would like to see what it would take to get started with the Real-Time Web and discuss where and when it’s applicable to your application, this session is for you. All skill levels are welcome – no gymnastics required.
    Michael Ossou is a second generation software developer who has spent the last 7 years working at DiscountASP.NET, one of the largest web hosting companies in the world that cater specifically to ASP.NET developers. In addition to working on the provisioning systems that make the DiscountASP.NET platform the most feature-rich in the industry, he has spent the last several years working on, a newly announced service that uses the latest cloud-based technologies Microsoft has to offer.
  • Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at:
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at
  • Location: AMN Healthcare
  • Register for San Diego .NET Developers Group Meeting - 2012 in San Diego, CA  on Eventbrite

February 2014 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our February 4th meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Using the PostSharp Framework (Jonathan Bachelor) -Level-up your software development skills by learning about aspect oriented programming with the PostSharp AOP framework. In a large project, you can save literally thousands of lines of repetitive, “boilerplate” code, which means powerfully fast results. We’ll talk about what AOP is, where it might be used best, and how the PostSharp framework can help.
  • Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at:
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at
  • Location: AMN Healthcare
  • Register for San Diego .NET Developers Group Meeting - 2012 in San Diego, CA  on Eventbrite

Advanced Retrospective Techniques with Diana Larsen

Advanced Retrospective Techniques with Diana Larsen


Agile Retrospectives improve any project or process — building on a team’s immediate past experience of success and failure. Smart teams and organizations hold Retrospective meetings iteratively, throughout the work cycle and at important release milestones. With effective meeting design and facilitation, Retrospective leaders help team members systematically evaluate their own performance, explore their lessons learned, expand their capacity and capability, and forge ways to continuously improve their work and deliverables. Teams can’t truly call themselves Agile if they don’t include Retrospectives among their regular work practices.

As Agile Retrospectives become routine, they can also become stale and boring, delivering less value to the team. How can you prevent this? Keep your Agile Retrospective practice fresh through a renewed emphasis on team learning, collective analysis, and collaborative decision making. View Retrospective facilitation and design through the lens of Five Rules for Team Learning: Keep it Alive! Hunt Fluency, Start Obvious, Stay Focused, Adapt the Setting. Bring new activities and group processes to the meeting that will stimulate better thinking and improvements. In this workshop, Diana Larsen will introduce advanced uses of the Flexible Framework for Retrospectives and show how to incorporate the Five Rules for Team Learning in your Retrospective designs. Participants will share new team activities to enlarge your repertoire and gain practice in designing and facilitating effective Agile Retrospectives.

The Day:

Introductions – including practice with new activities to “Set the Stage”
Agile Retrospective Purpose & Group Learning, Thinking, and Collaborating on Improvement Actions
Applying Five Rules for Learning in Retrospectives
Explore and practice new activities to “”Gather Data”, Generate Insights”, “Decide What to Do”, and “Close the Retrospective”
Retrospectives as Adaptive Action for “Responding to Change”
Designing Agile Retrospectives for Continuous Learning and Improvement
Next Steps


Experience with facilitating or participating in Agile Retrospectives for work in teams

Familiarity with the book, “Agile Retrospectives” by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen available at

Familiarity with the book, “QuickStart Guide to Five Rules of Accelerated Learning” by Diana Larsen and Willem Larsen available at

Our Facilitator, Diana Larson:

Diana is a founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting. She is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Deeply in tune with how work teams grow, adapt, and develop, she co-authored “Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great”; “Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects”; “Quickstart Guide to Five Rules for Accelerated Learning”; and most recently the Path Through Agile Fluency model, described in the article, “Your Path Through Agile Fluency: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” at

An active contributor to her professional community, Diana is a former chair and board member for Agile Alliance, and current board member of Organization Design Forum, Agile Open Northwest, and Language Hunters. She is also an Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute. Follow her on Twitter (@DianaOfPortland) and (@FutureWks).
Have questions about Advanced Retrospective Techniques with Diana Larsen? Contact Woody Zuill

January 2014 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our January 7th meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Practical Reflection in .NET (Jeremy Clark) – Reflection is an extremely powerful feature of .NET. But there is a big difference between what we can do and what we should do. Several of these features are useful to the everyday developer. We’ll take a quick look at what reflection is capable of and then narrow our focus to practical uses — balancing flexibility, safety, and performance.
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  • Please send any pictures and videos you might have taken at the group to David at:
  • Our 20th anniversary is on April 1st. Take a video of yourself wishing our group a happy 20th birthday! Send to David at
  • Location: AMN Healthcare
  • Register for San Diego .NET Developers Group Meeting - 2012 in San Diego, CA  on Eventbrite

Join .NET Rocks! & Xamarin for building Modern Apps Leveraging the Cloud with Visual Studio 2013 – San Diego

Kris Lankford
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)
San Diego, CA

Get ready to be immersed in the power of Visual Studio 2013, Xamarin and Windows Azure. We are going to show you all the cool new tools, how to build cross-platform mobile apps and leverage the power of the cloud to scale your next hit application. The .NET Rocks! Team of Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are on the road bringing you presentations focused on building modern applications.

At each stop, they will record a live .NET Rocks! show with a guest star that will be flown in for the occasion.

Learn about Visual Studio 2013
See cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin
Get GEEKY with Richard & Carl


Mid-level .NET developer

Please send a resume to for immediate consideration for the position below.

Seeking a mid-level .NET developer with 3-5 years of experience with C#,, SQL Server 2008R2. This client is the a leader in healthcare web application products and is hiring across the nation! Join the team in San Diego and bring your .NET expertise.

Must have skills


· SQL Server 2008 R2

· C#

· Visual Studio 2012

Nice to have skills

· MVC architecture

This is a 3 month, contract-to-hire position that pays $80-$85k with a 7% annual bonus structure.

Mid Level- .NET Developer

Duration: 6month Contract to Hire

Salary: Convert 70-75K (+ great bonus structure)

Position: Software Developer

Required skills:

· Experience working with C#/.NET applications


o They will be doing the full lifecycle and will work on all three tiers

§ Gathering requirements

§ New development

§ Modifications

§ Testing

· SQL Server

o Create SSRS reports

o Stored procedures

o Queries

· Strong interpersonal and communications skills

o Must be mature and confident

Big Picture:

This company has approximately 250 employees. There are 5 senior software developers (.NET) on the team. They need to hire a junior/mid-level developer to come in and hit the ground running. This position could lead into a promotion to mid/senior developer role.

Technical environment: (experience with any of this is desired)

· Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

· SQL Server 2008 and 2012

· Windows Store (apps developed for Windows 8)



· 10-15 home grown applications in their environment

· BizTalk

· Windows 8

· SharePoint

· Agile/Scrum

Employee value proposition:

· Build new apps from the ground up

· Cutting edge technologies from Microsoft

· Work on all three tiers

· Mentorship: their developers are all very tenured and well respected within the industry

· Benefits: Company covers 100% of the employee and their dependents

· Business casual including JEANS FRIDAY!!!

· The company brings in breakfast everyday

· Free snacks: coffee, soda, etc.

· Gym on site with locker rooms in the building

· Open seating in which even the president sits in the main area with all of the other employees

· Great building downtown with nice amenities

· Very good 401k program (match 50 cents on the dollar up to the federal maximum)

· Very strong bonus program

Job Description:

· Analyzes informational needs through employee interviews to clearly define requirements/problems.

· Develops systems requirements for review and acceptance of management.

· Provide business analysis and programming support for maintenance and enhancement activities of the IT applications.

· Develops and executes program unit and system testing

· Implements application programs and databases

· Develops and implements application documentation and user training

· Provides post implementation support of user questions and fine-tuning of application.

· Maintains communications with management and users during development or maintenance cycle.

· Coordinates users’ activities during application development and maintains data and system integrity

· Reviews test procedures and makes revisions and refinements to existing programs of an intermediate level of complexity.

Kelly Carabine | Technical Recruiter
T 858.320.2740 |
TF 888.260.6282 | F 858.320.2790
4180 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite #100 La Jolla, CA 92037

Full-time opening for a Software Developer

Breg provides premium, high-value sports medicine products and services that advance orthopedic patient care. From pioneering cold therapy products and innovative bracing to caring customer service and award-winning orthopedic practice solutions, Breg delivers a 360°customer experience unmatched in the industry.

Founded in 1989, Breg offers cold therapy, knee, shoulder, spine, elbow/wrist, foot/ankle bracing and orthopedic practice solutions. The Company’s products are sold through more than 100 distributors in 36 countries. Breg is based in Carlsbad, CA.

We currently have a full-time opening for a Software Developer at our Carlsbad, California headquarters.

Provides technical development for the inventory management and business workflow platform. Develops user interface, workflow, and database design for customer facing applications. Also responsible for providing technical support for customer applications.

Develops user interfaces and database structure for customer facing applications and provides support for existing application.
Provides troubleshooting support for complex issues in the customer facing application and resolution to time-sensitive issues.
Develops new integrations for inventory management and workflow applications.
Supports development of innovative solutions and integrations.
Understands the user-interface of customer applications and provides support for new tools and user experience efficiencies.
Make generalizations, evaluation, or decisions without immediate supervision and within the scope of their essential job responsibilities.
Accept and carry out responsibility for direction and planning of their essential job responsibilities.
Utilizes available personnel resources and resources from the computer system to analyze information, methods, systems and procedures to determine the most useful business solutions for the company.
Exhibits professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflect positively on the company and are consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
Provide daily support for the inventory application and related platforms.
Create and maintain technical and user documentation.
Responsible for taking accountability to demonstrate the organization’s Cultural Beliefs and achieving desired results.  Responsible for driving the Cultural Transition by using such tools as storytelling, focused feedback, and recognition. Performance is aligned with the Culture of Accountability – See It, Own It, Solve It, and Do It.  

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in the field of Information Systems, accounting or related experience.
Experience in an eCommerce environment is also strongly preferred.
Experience with reporting (business intelligence) is also a plus.
This position requires a deep understanding of Microsoft SQL and associated server environments. Advanced transact SQL knowledge is required. Ability to write complex and efficient stored procedures is required.
Experience with database tuning and optimization is a plus. SQL Server clustering and replication experience is a plus. Experience using and implementing SQL Reporting and Analysis services is a plus.
Understanding and experience with the Agile development methodology.
Experience with Windows Server platforms.
Experience with iOS development.
Experience submitting APPS to the Apple APPstore.
Experience with GIT revision control.
Background with middleware and connector development.
Experience with Microsoft .Net and the Microsoft 4.0 framework.
Experience with LINQ programming language.
Advanced skills in the Microsoft C# programming language.
Advanced skills in web development utilizing Microsoft programming languages and tools.
Experience with programming web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Background with Microsoft Web Farms and server scaling a plus.
Experience with HTML and Javascript.

If you meet the requirements above and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the ‘Careers’ section.

We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment.
Qualified M/F/D/V candidates are encouraged to apply.

October 2013 Meeting

We hope you will join us for our October 1st meeting at AMN Healthcare. Here is the schedule:

  • Super-Charged Debugging for the New Developer (Jonathan Bachelor): You’ve officially leveled-up in the world of software development with Visual Studio, and you now find yourself working on projects that are infinitely larger and far more complex than anything you’ve worked on before. Time to beef up your debugging skills not only to debug, but sometimes just to learn the flow of a given process! Plain old break-points have always gotten you by, but now you quickly run into trickier situations that come close to making your head explode. Come and learn some new debugging tricks & tips to bring your debugging skills to new heights.
  • Windows Azure Mobile Services (Bret Stateham): Windows Azure Mobile Services allows app developers to focus on the app, rather than the back end. With a FREE Windows Azure Mobile Service, within just minutes you can have fully functional cloud based data storage, authentication, push notifications, scripts and more. In this session I’ll show you how to create a Windows Azure Mobile Service, and consume it from apps on a variety of platforms.
    My name is Bret Stateham, and I’m a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in San Diego, CA. As an Evangelist for Microsoft I am passionate about Microsoft technologies like Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure and my long term favorite Microsoft SQL Server. However, I am a lover of technology in general, and the impact that it can have on peoples lives. if you would like to learn more about me, you can read my blog, visit me during my office hours, or find me at one of the many meetups I attend regularly.
  • Answer Man Woody Zuill (6pm – 7pm)
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