Lead Software Engineer

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/26/2024 10:27 AM)
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Knowledge Services is actively seeking a Lead Software Engineer for a contract-to-hire client opening in Indianapolis, IN.   Applicants are able to work a hybrid work schedule of only 2-days onsite each week (Tues/Wed) in downtown Indianapolis and 3 days working from home!  Parking is provided.


Please note that we cannot consider any third-party candidates, those requiring C2C, or anyone requiring sponsorship for a work visa.


Lead Software Engineer Responsibilities:

• Lead a team of external software developers in the design, development, coding, testing and debugging of applications.

• Ability to conduct hands on coding (about 50%) of time - flexible on percentage
• Attending various agile meetings to provide technical oversight (Solution review, backlog review). Engage in healthy technical discussions to vet the soundness of the solution.
• Provide direction for QA analyst to establish best practices in manual and automation testing tools, processes and frameworks.
• Be responsible for ensuring best in class technology framework, system architecture, operational excellence, data architecture and data quality.
• Own design, development, test, deployment, and operation of capabilities in the AWS cloud environment
• Identify, manage and prioritize Technical Debt with the goal of continuous reduction in overall debt.
• You develop and implement processes to monitor, manage, and report progress on all software development activities.
• Keep up to date with the latest trends in software development technologies and continually update/upgrade Ascends technology infrastructure.
• You administer, maintain and manage access to various tools used for software development.
• Lead solution alignment effort by creating design and architecture documents.
• Work with the product management team to understand requirements and priorities.
• Responsible for developing estimates and forecasts for short and long-term planning.
• Oversee maintenance and upkeep of Network environments and respond to critical production issues to meet the SLAs.
• Attending meetings with external stakeholders to drive the solution discussions.
• Provides input to senior leadership regarding budget, approach, and technical considerations to improve operational efficiencies and functionality for the team.
• You support the implementation of data security protocols and procedures to ensure product compliance with CICP, data sharing agreements, and national standards.
• Ability to guide and coach teams on approach to achieve goals aligned against a set of strategic initiatives.
• You can write/review code and make system changes as needed to deliver new solutions.


Lead Software Engineer Requirements:

• 5+ years of hand-on development experience
• 2+ years of development lead experience

• Experience with languages such as React, Python, JavaScript, CSS

• Experience with MySQL, SQL or NoSQL databases.

• Practical cloud native experience in AWS. AWS Certification highly desired or 2+ years of experience building/operating AWS cloud-based solutions.

• Hands on experience in full stack development in AWS environment. Can develop and maintain code as needed.


Preferred Skills:

• Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field or equivalent experience

• Experience with tools/technologies such as, GitHub, Bitbucket, Rally, Jira, Splunk, Docker

• In-depth knowledge of Enterprise architecture principles including AWS WAF

• Demonstrated knowledge of managing technology, resources, and budget to aid in long range planning.
• Possess expertise in implementing agile methodologies.
• Experienced in QA best practices and test automation.
• Experienced in driving Scrum based agile development.
• Have experience working with complex data subsets and an ability to analyze and correlate them to troubleshoot and manage systems.
• Experience designing or architecting (design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and existing systems experience.
• Experience in leading the definition and development of multi-tier web services.
• Knowledge of engineering practices and patterns for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, certification, and live site operations.
• Experience with CI/CD and automated deployments.

• Experience delivering products against plan in a fast-paced, multi-disciplined, distributed-responsibility and often ambiguous environment.

• Experience deploying applications with appropriate security, observability, and alerting.

• Preferred experience with ML libraries (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn).
• Exposure to architecting AI platforms for ML model development.
• Experience in business process automation in large ERP systems.
• Exposure to CRM systems (Salesforce CRM, Dynamics 365).
• Experience with BI tools like Tableau, PowerBI, SSIS.


Knowledge Services is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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