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VB.NET Database Developer

VB.NET Database Developer


Rock Island Auction Company, the World’s #1 auction house for collectable firearms and military memorabilia with sales exceeding $70 Million in 2018, has an opportunity for a full-time VB.NET Database Developer.  If you are comfortable working with SQL Server and writing front-end VB.Net code then this might be the job for you! 

Essential Job Functions

  • Experience developing Windows forms applications using VB.Net
  • Experience writing queries and procedures using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent with programming experience
  • 3 years of design and/or development experience with VB.NET, Windows Forms and SQL Server in an n-tier architecture
  • Strong background in object oriented development techniques
  • Ability to work with teams as well as independently depending on project scope
  • Experience with writing Web Services, Windows services and custom controls helpful
  • Experience with concurrent development source control (Git) a plus
  • Experience with MySQL a plus
  • Experience working with MS Access forms and VBA a plus


  • Utilize established development tools, guidelines and conventions including primarily SQL Server and VB.NET, 3rd party API connectivity and possibly other technologies like, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and C#
  • Database design and development using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Report creation using SSRS
  • Write clean, scalable code using VB.NET
  • Revise, update, refactor and debug code
  • Prepare and maintain code for various .NET applications and resolve any defects in systems
  • Enhance existing systems by analyzing business objectives, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement
  • Investigate and develop skills in new technologies
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce software design and architecture
  • Monitor everyday activities of system and provide required support
  • Migrate legacy (Access VBA) software to new VB.NET applications
  • Provide application support for staff
  • Develop documentation throughout

If you love coming to work every day and want a wide range of project types and challenges for a long-term career, we want you!  You will be supporting three separate companies under the same ownership. 

Full time employees enjoy a variety of benefits including PTO, Vacation, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and much more.  Learn more about us at

Send cover letter and resume via email to or mail to Human Resources at Rock Island Auction Company, 7819 42nd Street W. Rock Island, IL 61201. No phone calls please.

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