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Lead/Senior Software Engineer
Ref No.: 17-08895
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/21/2017
Position: Lead or Senior Software Engineer (multiple positions open)
Location: Oakbrook or Remote
Duration: Long Term Contract
Start: ASAP



Description
This position will conduct technology recommendation, mentoring developers through hands-on assistance as well as formal and informal training and some technical development. Work with business and development team in identifying, designing, and developing technical architecture solution components. As a technical leader, the job requires a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into workable technology solutions that scale both technically and operationally and also raise the engineering and operational standards. This position will also be responsible for application performance from performance modeling, to performance measuring/profiling, to performance tuning.

Primary Job Duties
• Senior-level research, design and development of computer software systems.
• Analyses software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
• Provides design recommendations and options, develops and integrates programs per specifications.
• Provides assistance in researching and adopting new and emerging technologies, evaluating new tools, technologies and platforms to be included in projects.
• Leads project planning sessions with clients and Business Analysts to analyze requirements.
• Estimates effort required for own work, and checks and agrees other team members' estimates. Accountable for planning work assigned to their team, including work breakdown, accurate estimate and identification of possible solution options.
• Accountable for tracking status of team's work and ensuring deliverables are produced on agreed schedules. Responsible to communicate accurately the status of ongoing work to stakeholders.
• Sets timeframes and schedules to meet business needs.
• Presents status updates for various projects to project management and senior managers.
• Ensures self and team develop modules using disciplined processes, adhering to industry standards and best practice guidelines.
• Provides technical guidance to team members.

Qualifications / Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. (Master's degree preferred.)
• 8+ years of software engineering experience.

(Manager can select additional qualifications/requirements as desired):
• Strong programming language skill in .NET/C#, Java, Python
• Great technical and problem solving skills
• Knowledgeable on TCP/IP.
• Team player who works well across different streams (Product Management, Developers, QA, Operation Team, etc.)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills