Lead Software Engineer

Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: itd.dc@hirestrategy.com

The Full-Stack Software Engineer Lead will work as part of an Agile team to design and implement new features and technologies. This professional will deliver high-quality, high-performance code in an Agile environment and will use, evaluate, and learn exciting new technologies that keep products and teams on the cutting edge.

The Full-Stack Software Engineer Lead will provide technical direction and oversight for development projects and will contribute to the leadership of cross-functional teams. This professional helps to lead the design, development, and maintenance of complex solutions with a focus on quality, performance, and resiliency.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the work being done by other software engineers working on the team, coordinating team activities with other teams and product groups, maintaining software architecture standards.
  • Consistently defines and applies technologies, standards and software engineering practices, mentoring other team members
  • Contributes in leading and directing software engineering resources to ensure timely and quality delivery of services.
  • Responsible for mentoring junior talent as well as directing technical staff through technical challenges, tasks and projects.
  • Develops key product features within existing large-scale enterprise applications & new strategic initiatives.
  • Participates in the full SDLC involving design, implementation, testing, and launching.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional partners (QA, Business Analyst, Tech Pubs, etc.) in an Agile/Scrum team environment.
  • Assists with the generation and analysis of business and functional requirements for proposed software solutions.
  • Participates in and sometimes leads architectural and database design discussions as they relate to product direction.
  • Creates design specifications, documentation, and unit testing plans as defined by the Agile development process.
  • Generates data for project planning, including task breakdown and estimation of work for a project. Tracks status within the project as necessary.
  • Delegates tasks to project team members to balance work and increase team cross-training
  • Raises long-term architecture issues within project
  • Owns the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application, and serves as a technical lead on small to midsize complex projects.
  • Builds software solutions where the problem is not well defined. Designs and defines the interaction between the other component pieces.
  • Maintains and supports software solutions post-production.
  • Implements and debugs some of the more involved/complex functionality.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development, with 2 + in technical leadership role.
  • Frontend experience
  • Strong knowledge Angular and AngularJS
  • Extensive experience with TypeScript and JavaScript
  • Strong knowledge of observables and reactive programming
  • Conversant with NPM and Webpack
  • Familiar with HTML/CSS
  • Backend experience
  • Strong knowledge of Spring framework, including Spring Boot and STS
  • Strong knowledge of SOA and microservices architecture
  • Substantial experience designing, documenting, and implementing REST APIs.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools and processes (Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of Oracle DB and SQL required
  • Extensive experience with Git
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture (Azure, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages and frameworks preferred
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented (OO) design patterns, distributed databases, and data modeling techniques.
  • Ability to direct and motivate other technical resources.
  • Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating
  • Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Motivation to drive tasks to completion and take ownership of projects.
  • Passion for developing products that provide a great customer experience.
  • Continuously monitor industry trends to guide and influence work focus to promote strategic alignment of core business processes.
  • Adaptable with ability to foresee and proactively adjust to leading edge technical trends. Sees change as an opportunity.
  • Demonstrates ability to successfully work with others to achieve business priorities. Approaches others with a positive attitude toward achieving common goals. Treats others with respect and values the contributions of others.

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