Senior Software Engineer Development Lead

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 09/21/2017 Job ID: 9519 Category: .NET

Senior Software Engineer Development Lead

The Senior Software Engineer Development Lead will join the Information Technology group in a dynamic and growing Alternative Investments firm with a strong technology focus.  The Senior Software Engineer will play a critical role in continuing to grow modern development practices and application architecture, leverage cloud base technology, and enable excellent user experience.

The Senior Software Development Lead is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the day to day solutions in partnership with Senior IT Management and Lead Application Architects.  This individual will have direct leadership over a team of senior to middle level development resources and is expected to lead through example while helping to develop solutions.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES           

The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:
  • Work side by side with development team members to ensure a consistent technical landscape aligned to technical architecture vision
  • Collaborate with team architects and team members to ensure that all technology initiatives are implemented within the existing or planned framework for each project
  • Provide assistance and technical guidance to Business Analysts, Software Engineers, QA Testers and others in diagnosing and resolving defects identified during testing phases
  • Continue to evaluate our technology platform against industry trends

 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:
  • 8+ years of experience demonstrating strong understanding of object oriented design and development principles
  • Demonstrated experience with automated unit and acceptance level testing.  Experience working in a TDD environment a MUST
  • Working knowledge and practice working in Agile development environment with strong engineering principles (XP, SCRUM etc.)
  • 5+ years’ experience with Microsoft.Net, some experience with C#, a MUST
  • 3+ years’ of non-relational database  (NoSQL) experience is a MUST
  • 3+ years’ experience with publish/subscription models, enterprise services bus or other similar SOA type framework and architectures a strong plus
  • Experience and/or certifications as a secure programmer is a strong plus
  • Experience in financial services and/or investment management, a strong plus
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Business or equivalent field
  • Ability to adapt within a rapidly changing environment
  • Attention to detail and concern for quality and accuracy of final product
  • Demonstrated team player, self-starter, and independent thinker
  • Outstanding decision making and problem solving skills

 

In terms of cultural fit, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and energized by working amongst a group of thoughtful, smart and successful colleagues. He or she will enjoy being part of an organization focused on excellence and will be a naturally collaborative person who enjoys interacting with individuals at all levels. Additionally, he or she will be a strong team player with a proactive approach and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment.

 

 
TDD, NoSql, C#

Kelly Hallgren


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