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The Software Development Lead is a senior software development role responsible for leading a team of software developers in the creation of software solutions for the organization. The role involves hands-on development work, designing and building application systems, and directing the work of team-members and contractors.
Lead the design and development of well-architected software systems.
Collaborate with project management and customers to ensure business and end-user requirements and goals are met.
Provide technical leadership and direction to developers in day-to-day activities.
Write, debug, and review code.
Write tests, including end-to-end tests, to validate software functionality.
Oversee software development contractors and their project deliverables.
Lead an Agile customer-focused strategy to achieve business goals.
Establish KPIs and metrics related to customer activities and software performance.
Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.
As primary liaison, collaborate with other IT teams, customers, and vendors, to troubleshoot and support software.
Collaborate with IT teams to develop customer support plans.
Coordinate and perform in-depth tests for modified and new systems, including UAT.
Create technical documentation and system diagrams to guide technical staff.
Collaborate on end-user documentation and training materials.
Gather product feedback from customers.
Review and analyze existing applications, develop strategies for deprecating, improving, or leveraging those systems.
Where necessary, prepare, establish, and monitor budgets.
BS/BA in computer science or related field, or 10+ years of equivalent software development work experience.
3+ years of senior full-stack development experience.
Familiarity with Java, Python, Linux/Windows shell.
Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases, and database schema design.
Understanding of software architecture design.
Critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Communication and collaboration.
Ability to plan and work independently.
Knowledge of Git and version control strategies.
Understanding of the DevOps SDLC.
Experience with CI/CD pipelines such as GitLab or GitHub Actions.
Knowledge of software security best practices.
Understanding of automated testing frameworks and QA best practices.
Experience with Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or other public cloud platforms.
Understanding of cloud native technologies, e.g., containers, Kubernetes, and queue / messaging systems.
Understanding of application monitoring and observability tools.
Understanding of Infrastructure as Code tools.
Excellent technical writing skills.
Strong time management skills.
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
Familiarity with task management software such as JIRA, Monday, or Asana.