Team Lead, Software Development

Job Description

A great opportunity exists for an experienced Microsoft Azure and .NET Software Developer looking to step into or experienced within a people lead position. Working on all aspects of a software application being developed by the Legal Enterprise Solutions team.

The successful candidate will lead team members within a dynamic and innovative development environment using the latest Microsoft & Azure based tools and technologies as we transform our EBH application to run in Azure.

The selected applicant will be working within an agile team located locally and in remote locations following a scrum-based methodology.
Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Lead the development team in transforming a legacy application into a modern Azure based application using platform services (PaaS) and delivering a SaaS solution to our legal customers.
  • Play a key role in the complete software development lifecycle, including analysis, design, coding, unit testing, debugging, and documentation.
  • Participate in product requirement and design reviews with product managers and other specialists.
  • Partner with an Azure architect to develop a highly scalable and efficient application that integrates with other TR Legal applications.
  • Perform in a team-lead role effectively leading multiple priorities for a team of software developers and quality assurance professionals.
  • Facilitate and guide initiatives for improving development processes.
  • Perform mentoring and peer reviews.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing applications based on a varying degree of functional specifications.
  • Be able to quickly adapt to new technologies and processes.
  • Develop time-estimates for work assignments.
  • Accurately determine, assign, track and manage project task, activity, documentation, time information per internal standards.
  • In conjunction with team architects and business analysts understand high level business requirements and produce technical specifications, designs and architectures.
  • Work with other teams effectively and with minimal supervision.
  • Lend support to various business and technology teams as necessary during design, development and delivery to ensure solid, scalable, robust solutions.
  • Ability to quickly learn existing products that you will be required to interface with.
Key Relationships:
  • Leading developers on site and in remote locations and working with architects and product managers on the analysis, design and delivery of new features.
  • Attend occasional customer meetings when necessary and interface with partners.
Essential Skills/Experience Required:
  • Above all, you are passionate about working within the Microsoft technology space and have Azure experience.
  • 5+ years of experience backed by strong leadership skills and ability to inspire the team.
  • Experience managing a team of 6-8 developers plus offshore.
  • Experience with the C# programming language & software engineering methodologies.
  • General understanding of software development quality processes and unit testing.
  • High business acumen.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good problem-solving capabilities.
  • Regularly communicates and shares knowledge with the team, including upward communication of work status e.g. to delivery managers.
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team, completing varied work assignments and collaborating with others as required.
Desired Skills/Experience Required:
  • Experience with other languages and technologies advantageous.
  • Familiarity with the legal industry would be helpful.
Education/ Certifications: (Specific degrees and/or certifications)
  • BS computer science, or equivalent work experience
  • Validated Experience of enterprise software development experience using the .Net platform.

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