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Software Development Technical Lead

Core Business Services
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Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Develop and deliver technical systems.
  • Maintain adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.

  • Participate in the development and review of documents to comply with SDLC methodologies [e.g. Solution Design Document (SDD) and Software Architecture Documents (SAD)].

  • Provide support and documentation to assist in sustaining the project during the transition to production where necessary. 

  • Adhere to Application Engineering methodologies, standards, code reviews.

  • Provide feedback regarding application engineering methodologies, standards and leading practices when appropriate.

  • Identify potential points of contention for missed activities and notify project leadership of situation and remediation plan.

  • Minimize technical exposure and risk on projects.
  • Technical deliverables (i.e. code and documentation) on projects assigned.

  • Translate detailed Requirements and Design and Solution Architecture deliverables into detailed design specifications.

  • Maintain effective and consistent communication within the team, with peers, the leadership team and the peers in other IT groups. 

  • Proactively raise issues to Technical and Group Leads when necessary.
  • Produce high quality application engineering deliverables in accordance with the project timeline.  

  • Build and unit test a project to detailed design specifications.
  • Provide thought leadership and technical guidance to engineering staff.
  • Application Development Work breakdown structure
  • Solutions Design Documents.
  • Release Packages.
  • Hand-over documentation for operations.
  • Unit Test Scripts.
  • Assign tasks to developers.
  • Review of code completed.
  • Review performance of developers.
  • Make assessments of contractor abilities. 
  • Proactively anticipate project issues before they occur; define the problem; identify possible causes; work with team to identify solutions; select and implement most appropriate solution.

  • Apply judgment in implementing Application Engineering methodologies, processes, and practices to specific requirements of projects/programs which may include product design engineering, information security, code maintainability and reliability.     

  •  Lead and contribute in an Agile environment.

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
  • Function and Analytic skills have been mixed together
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Solid interpersonal communication and organizational skills required to operate as a contributing member of global technical teams that deliver quality services.

  • Strong technical skills designing, developing, debugging, documenting, and implementing applications. 

  • Knowledge of organizational structure of the firm to facilitate work with groups outside of the immediate technical team.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in all IT methodologies and life cycles that will be used (Agile/SAFe).

  • Familiar with infrastructure implementation/management, service/operations management, etc.

  • Possesses an understanding of IT Services: service offerings, technical standards and policies, technical and business strategies as well as organizational structure.

  • Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on service offerings and products provided by IT

  • Leads an application development/engineering team with respect to the Technical Lead’s assigned program/project with both local and remote resources; directly mentors staff working on the project; works with Service Delivery Manager and Program/project managers if issues arise within Project; works with Team Leader if issues arise with development/engineering staff assigned to project; supports and monitors project’s progress

  • Provides feedback for development/engineering staff with respect to the project work

  • Responsible for assessing the technical skills of the application development/engineering staff where appropriate

  • Exercises influence at many levels of the organization
  • Obtains necessary supervision and support to ensure quality, adherence to application engineering methodologies, standards, leading practices, budgets, and timelines are met

  • Serves as a role model by promoting and demonstrating commitment to application development/engineering methodologies, processes and standards for both EY and industry-wide, recommending process improvements when necessary

  • Experience managing and motivating virtual teams
  • Lends expertise to internal IT teams and task forces as well as other IT projects/programs.

Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Ability to lead a Scrum team for an end to end complete solution

Other Requirements:
  • Highly desirable to have experience or working knowledge with Blockchain, Machine Learning / AI, Prescriptive Analytics, Azure Cloud, Enterprise Architecture

  • Must be able to provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior resources

  • Must be capable and willing to participate in local technology user groups

  • Must have business acumen in order to offer the best technical solution to business problems

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field; Masters degree in Computer Science preferred

  • Experience leading software engineers and provide appropriate level of guidance and oversight to ensure delivery of engineering deliverables.

  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience with a concentration in front end design and development.

  • 5-7 years of client side JavaScript experience, a must. 
  • 7+ years of HTML experience, HTML 5 is a plus
  • 5-7 years of CSS experience.
  • 4+ years of jQuery experience.
  • 1+ years of JSON experience.
  • 4+ years of ASP.NET experience.
  • 1+ years of experience with cloud computing and/or Microsoft Azure.
  • 1+ years of experience with document data stores.
  • 1+ years of experience with Object-Relational Mappers such as Entity Framework

  • 5-7 years of experience of working with web applications that has a SQL Server backend.

  • 5+ years of experience working with SSRS, SSIS and SQL Server 2008R2 and 2012

  • 4+ years of experience working on N-Tier'd applications.
  • A firm grasp of design concepts such as Responsive Design, Progressive Enhancement, Adaptive Rendering, and Minimal Download Strategy.

  • Strong understanding on client side performance optimization techniques.

  • Experience working in Agile Development Methodologies and frameworks.
  • 1-3 years of experience with Team Foundation Server.
  • Skilled with developing and maintaining an engineering task plan for an engineering team.

  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately use proper configuration management disciplines for a large engineering team.

  • Strong object oriented design skills and ability to  articulate designs using UML diagrams
Soft Skills/Behavioral Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience working for large organizations on complex projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change management with teams.
  • Experience in the full project and delivery life cycles - from planning to delivery, implementation and completion / handover.

  • Good negotiation and resolution skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to work within diverse, global, virtual teams.
  • Proven ability to thrive under pressure.
  • In-depth knowledge of object oriented analysis and design (OOAD) principles, and familiarity with many design patterns for Software applications.

  • Demonstrated expertise in application design and construction, work breakdown structure of items, design and code reviews, unit test and build activities, deployment and performance related activities, documentation, support and training/mentoring.     


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