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SOFTWARE ENGINEERING LEAD

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Location
COLUMBIA, MD
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Mar 07, 2019
Job ID
2654384
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING LEAD
Columbia MD

 
We are looking for a creative and technically savvy engineer to assist in the leadership of the day-to-day development effort of our enterprise web application. The individual we need is someone who can work independently and be a strong leader and mentor. This person will also maintain an active hands-on role as a full-stack developer.
 
What you will be doing:
  • Leadership: Lead the engineering effort on architecture, design and implementation. You will help to oversee a team of 10 engineers to ensure that best practices are followed and that a high quality product is delivered.
  • Coaching: You will mentor and develop the team to continue our culture of technical excellence.
  • Development: You will maintain an active hands-on development role in the team.
  • Vision: You will keep a close eye to our customer’s needs and market landscape as you help shape our product roadmap.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide day-to-day technical leadership and direction, reviewing technical deliverables and resolving technical issues within the team.
  • Define technical implementation details to meet product requirements.
  • Hands-on full stack coding: Database, backend and frontend (at least 70% of time).
  • Ensure sound architecture and code quality.
  • Build scalable solutions that handle large, complex datasets in relational databases.
  • Work with Product Management to plan sprint schedule and deliverables.
  • Work with Product Management to provide technical input for our product roadmap.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to streamline our development practices. Advocate for excellence and effect change.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to our clients, particularly around large-scale implementation and integration projects.
 
Requirements:
  • Working knowledge of Java, JavaScript and SQL.
  • Led or significantly contributed to defining, building and leading application architecture.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead.
  • 5-12 years of software development experience.
 
Preferred skills:
  • Solid business acumen - a good mix of technical and business attributes.
  • Previous leadership or management experience.
  • Experience in building software in a distributed, cloud architecture environment.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Ability to translate complex technical subjects in business terms.
  • Experience with highly scalable and available web applications.
  • Exposure to big data or traditional data warehousing systems.
 
Who you are:
  • An individual that writes clean and extensible code.
  • Likes to work in all levels of the application stack.
  • Intrigued by building scalable applications.
  • Appreciates polished and intuitive designs that customers love.
  • A champion for change and a driving force for technical excellence.
  • Passionate about the strategic direction of the business as with the technical aspects.
  • Thrives on collaboration
 
Who we are:
  • Fast growing, dynamic software company with an entrepreneurial spirit (approximately 45 employees).
  • Build products for the pharmaceutical industry to help manage clinical trials.
  • Are a significant player in pharma, government and academic life sciences research.
 
What we offer:
  • A supportive, collaborative, and positive environment, which encourages personal growth, and rewards teamwork
  • Very good pay and benefits
  • The flexibility and excitement of a startup, in a company that is well-funded and profitable, which serves sophisticated clients that are household names, both nationally and internationally
  • The opportunity to continue to develop business, leadership and management skills in addition to technical skills
 
Technology stack currently in use:
Java, Spring, Hibernate, DbUnit, Liquibase, Tomcat, SQL, JavaScript, ExtJs, Git, Jenkins and AWS

Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.