Lead Python/Django Developer

Django, Python, API, SQL, DevOps, Docker, JIRA, Jenkins, Git, Amazon Web Services, Architecture
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available

Job Description

We are open to both a hybrid 2 days a week onsite schedule or 100% remote if the candidate lives outside of a commutable distance. 

Reporting to the Director, Application Architecture, the Lead Application Systems Developer assumes responsibility for the development and solutioning of new features and functions in the new Student Information System (SIS).  The Lead provides expertise in architecting, designing, developing and solutions of the existing and newly developed applications in the area of Student Information System using the Django Python web framework.  In addition, the Lead oversees the analysis, project scope, issue resolution and change analysis to complex, interrelated systems that cross multiple platforms -- including the Mainframe, SQL Server and Linux -- to fulfill complicated requirements. The Lead is responsible for enhancing the applications as well as supporting ongoing needs and meeting customers’ expectations and service level agreements.


Responsibilities

  • Provides hands on development and architecture experience in new product development in the area of Student information system using new technology stacks and design platform.
  • Manages an offshore development team of Django Developers; owns code reviews, provides oversight and feedback.
  • Responsible for providing end to end solutions by analyzing and gathering requirements, devising solution design and implementation of solution.
  • Leads all phases of application development, including requirements, analysis, construction, testing, and deployment to ensure the quality of the system is enhanced.
  • Engages with business analysts, project managers, UX specialists and clients on all phases of a client's project.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes development and maintenance tasks.
  • Coordinates deployment and integration activities with Systems groups.
  • Ensures synchronization between changes to mainframe SIS and SSOL and related applications.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to recommend changes to existing solution designs to fulfill technical requirements.
  • Leads in planning and implementation of required upgrades and system migrations.
  • Contributes to and assists in development of test plans and provides technical support in all phases of testing and QA leading to implementation.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ related experience.
  • Highly proficient in Python and Django.
  • Strong experience with synchronous and asynchronous interfaces and microservice API development is a must.
  • Solid experience with database development (SQL or NOSQL on the server).
  • AWS/Cloud Environment experience and skill sets, specifically in provisioning, scaling, and deployments.
  • Strong debugging/profiling skills.
  • Knowledgeable about other technologies and able to suggest integration solutions, including third-party APIs.
  • Hands-on experience with Docker, DevOps, Jira, Jenkins and Git is desirable. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise. 
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects. 
  • Ability to be precise and attentive to detail is essential. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work weekend and off-hour work on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise.
  • Familiar with Project Management concepts and tools.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Dice Id : 10115520
Position Id : 520537
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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