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Lead Full Stack Software Developer/Java Agile

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$100k - $125k Annual

Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Lead Software Developer. Candidate will serve as anchor/technical lead. This team will engineer software on a full-stack cloud platform. Driving quality leveraging test-driven development with continuous integration & continuous delivery is key to our engineering approach.


  • Participates in product scoping, discovery and framing, and inceptions providing technical input and helps translate user features into system design
  • Help define strategic direction and map out tracks of work to live into short-term and long-term needs
  • Leads the effort of shaping the architecture and design of the product including recovery, security, and audit
  • Leads and participates in inceptions and iteration planning meetings, infusing backlogs with technical input working in close partnership with the product manager
  • Identify risk and issues and possible mitigation strategies.
  • Leads and participates in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups
  • Leads and participates in retrospectives; demonstrating and encouraging each participant to provide feedback with empathy
  • Leads collaboration and strategy alignment across product portfolios (cross-product) in partnership with product managers, other peers and key stakeholders with the customer needs and wants in mind
  • Serves as an expert on the R3 (Ratemaking, Rating and Rate plan implementation) domain and a distinguished advocate of multiple technology stacks and shares that knowledge across organizations
  • Serves as the anchor of the team and practices technical leadership; helping guide the team in building prototypes, choosing the right technology, solving technical problems, and resolving any technical conflicts within the team
  • Coaches the team (onshore & offshore) and leads daily practices of using paired programming and test driven development in writing software and building products and enhancements
  • Establishes continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices
  • Leads and participates in knowledge sharing, and contributes to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the CompoZed Labs community.


  • Bachelor's or Masters/MBA degree in a field such as Computer Science or Data Architecture
  • 8+ years of experience developing and implementing systems at scale.
  • Strong understanding of computer science concepts, Object Oriented Design principles
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems, operating systems, networking, databases, security, and analytics
  • Hands on experience and accountability architecting, designing, implementing and delivering large scale distributed systems and/or applications for the cloud, including Microservices architectures and 12-factor principles
  • Experience developing software in different programming languages, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new languages, including but not limited to React JS, Java (Spring) & Python
  • Experience and knowledge in developing REST APIs including tooling for documentation (swagger, REST-docs, openapi spec), versioning, service discovery/registration, testing and management; experience using API gateways a plus
  • Experience and knowledge in web and API security including authentication, authorization, OAuth, OWASP, OpenID, and SAML
  • Experience in Back End development design and implementation; database (relational, NoSQL, caching), messaging and big data development, implementation and optimization
  • Actual experience developing continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment pipelines for distributed apps
  • Knowledge and advanced experience using distributed version control systems (git), artifact management systems, build and packaging systems (maven, gradle, npm, artifactory, etc ) and continuous integration tools (Jenkins).
  • Knowledge and experience on approaches and tools for automated testing (including performance testing) and monitoring
  • Experience working in an eXtreme Programming (XP) or any agile environment
  • Experience in Test Driven Development; including knowledge and experience in testing frameworks like junit, mockito, jasmine, protractor, cucumber, and other like technologies
  • Able to lead agile teams and lead collaboration across teams; serving as an anchor or technical lead for complex distributed systems spanning multiple apps, services, APIs, and datastores
  • Familiarity with open source software
  • Able to learn new technologies, and teach other members of the team/s
  • Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries

Reference: 830901653

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