Staff/Lead Python / AWS Software Engineer

    • Irvine, CA

Kforce has a client in search of a Staff/Lead Python/AWS Software Engineer in Irvine, CA. Key Tasks:

  • Full responsibility for delivering solutions into production (working through operations teams)
  • Full responsibility for the quality of code the team is responsible (either through the personal review or thoughtful delegation)
  • This position requires the candidate to actively be involved in coding (this is not a pure management role)
  • Responsible for training and mentoring developers on the team and recommending actions around hiring, firing, and promotions
  • Responsible for architectural decisions with consultation from other members of engineering leadership
  • Daily coordination of development activities with Product and Project Managers and other Lead Developers
  • Working closely with distributed development and QA resources in several countries
  • Assisting in the design and evolution of the company's software development process and ensuring your team's compliance with those processes
  • Designing and developing new features based on product specifications
  • Troubleshooting production issues and providing configuration or coding changes to fix them
  • Refactoring existing code to improve efficiency, extensibility, and maintainability
  • Identifying and evaluating new techniques, tools, and technologies to expand the team's capabilities
  • Reviewing test plans, test cases, and automated test scripts created by QA team members
  • Participate in the development and evangelization of the Python coding standards within the organization
  • Works with Technical Project Management to create and maintain the prioritized backlog and schedule for the team
  • Demonstrates an inclusive, roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic by showing a willingness to participate in daily workloads when needed to make deadlines
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in software development, focusing on the use of Python
  • 4+ years of experience in leading Development Teams
  • 3+ years working within Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems for development and production applications, with an emphasis on automated build and deployment, high availability, and scale
  • Deep understanding of DevOps and Continuous Delivery Tools
  • Proficient with Jira, Confluence, and git toolset
  • Professional experience with at least one Python framework (e.g., Django, and Flask)
  • Hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum & Waterfall process environments
  • Leading initiatives where teams were comprised of onshore and offshore resources
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer-focused environment
  • Consistently exhibits personal accountability to outcomes to all team members, peers, and stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and lead the team in an Agile environment
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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