Lead Technical Engineer

Ilitch Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Work individually and on a team to participate in all aspects of software engineering including technical design, development, testing and support. Responsible for individually completing small to large projects as well as taking responsibility for the technical quality on projects with multiple resources. Provide deep expertise as a SME in multiple areas of software development technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, development, and support of technical projects through to completion according to project standards and user satisfaction. Responsible for the delivery of small to large projects. Takes responsibility for the technical quality of medium sized projects, with one or more additional resources, through to completion. Projects may support multiple departments and Ilitch-owned companies.

  • Lead research efforts and proof-of-concepts of new technologies. Present findings and recommendations to senior technologists in the organization.

  • Develop and ensure team develops excellent quality code with a focus on stability, scalability, security, and maintainability.

  • Contribute to software architecture designs. Participate in the planning and design of future software and technical architectures. Make design recommendations for the architecture for specific projects.

  • Provide supervisory oversight to LCE engineers as well as external resources located locally or off-shore.

  • Conduct formal design and code reviews for others' work.

  • Coordinate with QA in the development of integration test plans, test conditions, and expected test results.

  • Work individually and with a project team to resolve system issues and respond to suggestions for improvements.

  • Provide support individually for production applications including on-call afterhours support on a rotational basis. Ensure team is providing outstanding support and continuously develops and maintain support documentation.

  • Develop estimates for completion of programming projects and in developing formal project plans for individual and team projects. Work with junior developers on developing estimation skills.

  • Participates in technical aspects of system evaluation and vendor selection processes.

  • Perform technical functions in the software development process such as performing builds and releases.

  • Act as a subject matter expert in one or more areas of technology. Keep up to date with latest technology trends and developments. Identify technologies which should be considered for use by LCE.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in and demonstrated expertise in multiple technologies such as:

  • Microsoft .Net (C# or VB)

  • HTML5/JavaScript/CSS

  • Open-source Javascript libraries, including React

  • Content management systems such as DNN, Joomla or Drupal

  • Social media integration tools and platforms

  • Payment Processing

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience developing software in a formal Software Development Life Cycle.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience using modern software architecture concepts such as MVC, SOA, SOAP, REST, and cloud/cloud hybrid models.

  • Strong experience with Object Oriented (OO) techniques, including an understanding of common OO and web application design patterns

  • Experience administrating formal software management and source control tools such as Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Team Services, Aldon, SVN, or Git and using continuous integration.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to find creative solutions to solve problems while staying within practice guidelines.

  • Self-motivated, curious, creative and passionate about technology.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience developing formal estimations for project completion.

  • Experience playing a leadership role on a software development project.

  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban.

  • Masters' degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Formal certifications such as Microsoft Certified Professional certifications or MCSE.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in and demonstrated expertise in multiple technologies such as:

  • Java

  • Delphi

  • Mobile development including Android and iOS native applications and hybrid applications

  • Sharepoint

  • NoSQL Databases

  • Software Management Tools

  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) technologies

Working Conditions:

  • Works in a normal office environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, noise, dust and the like.

  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers.

  • Some travel including travel to restaurant locations and trade shows. This position requires the ability to adhere to the LCE Travel policy.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position which works standard business hours. At times, extra effort will be required to meet deadlines. This position will also have occasional on-call responsibilities requiring work during night, weekends, or holidays.


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