UI Development Lead

To provide senior level IT technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new or existing technologies and tools.

This position is for a technical lead on the Component Based Design - Vanguard User Interface (VUI) team. As product owners, this team builds and maintains a modern library of reusable UI elements for Vanguard web development. Each day involves working on the latest client side technologies, helping a wide array of teams reach their delivery goals, and designing solutions to drive innovation across IT. We strive for technical excellence and continual improvement.

The ideal candidate should possess a fascination with UI languages and devices. The candidate will help to shape UI development at Vanguard through collaboration with the team and UI community. They should also possess a strong team aptitude, a service attitude and a drive to embrace new tools and technologies. A DevOps mindset is critical to the success of a candidate. Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service is important as the team supports many applications across IT. The team's library is AngularJS and embraces continuous delivery principles, including Test Driven Development. Javascript, CSS and HTML experience is essential.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides senior level IT technical lead services and direction (which may include) software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on a single platform. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.
  • Ensures the viability of IT deliverables. Recommends development options, including design, build/buy, and vendor purchase. Conducts testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security.
  • Identifies potential solutions, including the cost/benefit of each option. May approve solutions proposed by team members. Resolves complex issues uncovered by testers and internal clients.
  • Communicates with project manager on a frequent basis. Identifies tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules. Provides realistic task and cost estimates. May screen resumes, interviews, make hiring and assignment recommendations, and write reviews.
  • Maintains a current and working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff with less experience and identifies training needs. A Technical Lead I should be able to perform as a Developer II.
  • Communicates with technical leads, IT groups, and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts. Evaluates the impacts of change requests on own and shared technologies.
  • Reviews and approves documentation and diagrams created by IT team members, (e.g., system specifications). Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes.
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.
  • May participate in design, code, and test Inspections throughout product life cycle to contribute technical expertise and to identify issues. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews.
  • Performs additional duties in partnership with the project manager, including interviewing business liaisons to write the functional requirements. In the absence of the project manager, performs this staff member's duties, including coordinating daily systems analysis and development activities.
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures. Verifies team's deliverables meet Information Security requirements.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience in technical specialty, including 2+ years' developer experience.
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of a wide range of technologies within technical specialty - from state of the art to legacy systems, preferred

Advanced knowledge of the following technical lead practices and concepts:

  • DevOps
  • Product ownership
  • Full product life cycle
  • Performance and stress testing
  • Security
  • Quality assurance methodology and Inspections
  • Technical standards and deliverables
  • Migration and integration
  • Estimating, including design, development/purchase, and installation
  • Production acceptance (including elevations), data modeling, data sharing, reusable components, and related advanced development standards

Advanced knowledge of one or more IT platforms:

  • Client/server
  • UNIX

Advanced knowledge of one or more development tools and programming languages:

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Advanced knowledge of one or more testing tools, performance tools, and scripting languages, preferred:

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  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position*

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