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Technical Lead

Technical Lead

Job ID 
2017-1033
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 
10/2/2017
Category 
Software Development

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Overview

Life is short...work somewhere awesome.

 

Our development team is filled with superstars with a proven passion for solving nearly impossible problems. You will lead a group of engineers with a plethora of experience building innovative software solutions for global organizations and an insatiable thirst for learning new technologies. As forward thinking technologists, we push the envelope and think outside the box in everything we do.

 

We are looking for a Technical Lead to join the team who loves to code and lead teams to build first of kind, ground breaking applications that have been changing the way doctors and clinicians worldwide interact with and care for their patients.

 

Responsibilities

  • Coding. Our leads and managers always stay hands on. We think it’s important to be close to the code and always be a contributor. We work with several different technologies, mostly on the Java stack. As a senior engineer, we’re looking for a breadth of experience in a lot of languages, and expertise in at least one: Java, Javascript, and Ruby are highest on our list. You should also be up to speed with frameworks like Spring, OSGI and Hibernate, and on practices like TDD and continuous integration.
  • Design/Architecture. You should able to work with your team to craft a design and choose the best technologies in a solution that solves a given problem in the most effective way.
  • Learning. Our engineering team is full of life-long learners. It’s important to stay up on our craft and always keep an eye on what’s next, and what’s best. Open Source contributions and pet projects are a way of life here, it’s not only about the day job. It’s important we learn from each other.
  • Problem solving. The problems we have to solve are mind boggling. Often times, we are challenged with doing something that no other company has done before. This takes critical thinking, root cause analysis and issue dissection by the team to come up with a best solution.
  • Leadership/Mentoring. Teaching and coaching is an integral part of this role. Bringing your less experienced peers up to speed on best practices and new skills/languages is key.
  • Delivering. This takes a leadership mentality and a laser focus to get the highest quality products out the door here. You will lead an engineering team through the entire SDLC and make sure the team is on par with certain milestones through each sprint. We do not negotiate on the level of sophistication and quality we offer to our customers. You must be ready to manage competing priorities, pivot and adjust quickly, and always think the big picture.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ industry experience as software engineer working on Java technologies
  • 3+ years’ experience managing or leading engineering teams
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or related discipline (MS/PHD preferred)
  • Passionate about technology and coding
  • Really strong in open source libraries /frameworks