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Java Full Stack Technical Lead

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by Vanguard

Malvern, PA 19355
Information Technology
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
To provide expert level IT technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new and existing technologies and tools.

This position will be engaging in projects and development on a variety of Security applications with a focus on automating business processes.
Engineer /developer will work on Cloud implementation with focus on security technologies. He/she will support multiple Security product/services and its migration to cloud including design and architecture, mentoring, strategy, and researching and teaching future technologies for the team.

Security is without doubt the critical factor for market success, and is also a challenging and exciting field. If you are passionate about security with deep practical knowledge of application software security and tools, as well as experience with security assurance processes, this is an opportunity for you to influence, learn and grow in your career.
This position will be engaging in projects and development on a variety of Security applications with a focus on automating business processes.

Engineer /developer will work on Cloud implementation with focus on security technologies. He/she will support multiple Security product/services and its migration to cloud including design and architecture, mentoring, strategy, and researching and teaching future technologies for the team.

This position requires a subject matter expert with strong collaboration skills to work with cross functional teams and stakeholders to ensure business requirements are translated into specific application or system solutions while ensuring compliance with Information Security policies and regulatory obligations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, highly skilled, hands-on individual who will be responsible for API development/testing/automation process, systematically reducing cycle time and introducing built-in-quality.

The individual will have an opportunity to work on new technology related to Authentication and Authorization like CA-API, Radiant Logic, Okta and will provide leadership for team in security technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides expert level IT technical lead services and direction for critical software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on multiple platforms. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other technical areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.
2. Ensures the viability of IT deliverables. Recommends development options, including design, build/buy, and vendor purchase. Approves the team's technical deliverables. Conducts testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security.
3. Identifies potential solutions, including the cost/benefit of each option. Approves technical solutions proposed by team members. Elevates complex technical issues to IT experts, including architects and vendors. Resolves technical problems discovered by testers and internal clients. Responds to and resolves technical issues in a timely manner. Researches issues and performs root cause analysis.
4. Communicates with project manager on a frequent basis. Identifies tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules. Provides realistic task and cost estimates. Screens resumes of team members, interviews, makes hiring and assignment recommendations, and writes reviews.
5. Maintains a current and working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff and identifies training needs. As new standards are instituted, ensures their usage by team members. A Technical Lead II should be able to perform as a Developer III.
6. Communicates with other technical leads, IT groups, and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts. Evaluates the impacts of change requests on own/shared technologies and effectively persuades and influences others on ideas.
7. Reviews and approves documentation and diagrams created by IT team members (e.g., system specifications). Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes.
8. Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.
9. Participates in design, code, and test inspections throughout product life cycle to identify issues. Participates as a technical consultant at other project meetings. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews.
10. For teams without a BSA, performs this staff member's duties, including interviewing business liaisons to diagram process flows and to write functional requirements. In the absence of the project manager, performs this staff member's duties, including coordinating daily systems analysis and development activities.
11. Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures, and verifies deliverables meet Information Security requirements.
12. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
2. Eight years experience in technical specialty. For development technical leads, includes three years' developer experience.
3. Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills
4. Broad knowledge of the financial services industry
5. Expert knowledge of the following technical lead practices and concepts:
  • Full product life cycle
  • IT vendor product assessment
  • Architecture design
  • Wide range of technologies within technical specialty - from state of the art to legacy systems
  • Performance and stress testing
  • Security
  • Quality assurance methodology and Inspections
  • Technical standards and deliverables
  • Migration and integration
  • Estimating, including design, development/purchase, and installation
  • For development only: Production acceptance (including elevations), data modeling, data sharing, reusable components, and related advanced development practices
6. Expert knowledge of one or more IT platforms.
7. For development only: Expert knowledge of one or more development tools and programming languages:
8. Strong written and oral communication skills, preferred
9. For development only: Expert knowledge of one or more testing tools, performance tools, and scripting languages, preferred:
  • Special Factors:
1. Weekday coverage: Regularly scheduled 5-day week, Mon. - Fri., normal business hours.
2. Remote and off hours support: See additional information for the specific requirements for this posting.
3. On call: See additional information for the specific requirements for this posting.
4. Travel: For Charlotte, NC-based staff, limited travel to Valley Forge, PA is required for new employee orientation, project kickoff meetings, and training.

Scope:
1. Works on multiple, medium size projects or one large project with timelines of 6 - 15 months
2. Works on dissimilar technologies (e.g., applications), for multiple platforms and business areas, for critical systems with the largest numbers of interfaces and users

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

Associated topics: architect, architecture, c, c/c++, design, expert, perl, project architect, software architect, software engineer lead

Reference: 690531681