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Lead Back End Developer

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-06082
  • Date: October 11, 2019
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Job Description - Lead Back End Developer

Lead Application Systems Developer (Python/Back-End)

       

BASIC FUNCTION: Reporting to the Associate Director, Student Applications Systems Development, the Lead Application Systems Developer assumes responsibility for Student Services Online (SSOL), the web interface to the mainframe student system (SIS) as well as its related applications.  The Lead provides expertise in architecting, designing, developing and solutions of the existing and newly developed applications in the area of Student Information System using the Django Python web framework.  In addition, the Lead oversees the analysis, project scope, issue resolution and change analysis to complex, interrelated systems that cross multiple platforms—including the Mainframe, SQL Server and LINUX—to fulfill complicated requirements. The Lead is responsible for enhancing the applications as well as supporting ongoing needs and meeting customers’ expectations and service level agreements.



CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

      Provides hands on development and architecture experience in new product development in the area of Student information system using new technology stacks and design platform.

      Responsible for providing end to end solutions by analyzing and gathering requirements, devising solution design and implementation of solution.

      Leads all phases of application development, including requirements, analysis, construction, testing, and deployment to ensure the quality of the system is enhanced.

      Engages with business analysts, project managers, UX specialists and clients on all phases of a client’s project.

      Coordinates and prioritizes development and maintenance tasks.

      Coordinates deployment and integration activities with Systems groups.

      Ensures synchronization between changes to mainframe SIS and SSOL and related applications.

      Collaborates with colleagues to recommend changes to existing solution designs to fulfill technical requirements.

      Leads in planning and implementation of required upgrades and system migrations.

      Contributes to and assists in development of test plans and provides technical support in all phases of testing and QA leading to implementation.

      All other duties as assigned.





MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRADE:



      Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.

      Minimum 5-7 years’ related experience.

     

ADDITIONAL POSITION-SPECIFIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:



      Strong application development background using object oriented programming languages such as Java, Python and strong UI/UX and SQL expertise is desired.

      Strong experience with synchronous and asynchronous interfaces and microservice api development is a must.

      Knowledgeable about other technologies and able to suggest integration solutions, including third-party APIs.

      Hands-on experience with Docker, DevOps, Jira, Jenkins and Git is desirable.

      Comfortable with web and application server operation (Apache Tomcat).

      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

      Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise.

      Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects.

      Ability to be precise and attentive to detail is essential.

      Ability to work with minimal supervision.

      Ability to work weekend and off-hour work on occasion.





PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:



      5 years of experience developing in Django Python Web Framework.

      Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise.

      Familiar with Project Management concepts and tools.










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