Tech Lead

Tech Lead
US - IL - Chicago

  • Tech Lead in Chicago, IL (other locations: NYC, San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA
  • 2 month contract (can be extended further)
Daily Tasks
  • Establishing the technical vision with the Solution Architect team
  • Managing developers (both onshore/offshore) to turn the vision into reality with an on-time and quality implementation
  • Supporting concept development and product planning/estimation
  • Translating business requirements into technical specifications by decomposing user stories and features into individual units of work
  • Contributing to the coding effort
  • Identifying technical risks and and proactively address issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules
  • Coordinating with product team disciplines (e.g. UX/UI, DevOps, QA) to build, test, and deploy software products
Minimum Year(s) of Experience:
  • 5 in software development with at last 1 year leading developers in delivery of software products.
Minimum Degree Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 
Knowledge Required:
Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success with the following technologies:
  • Angular 5+
  • Node.js
  • TypeScript
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Docker
Knowledge Preferred: 
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and/or a proven record of success in modern software engineering approaches, technologies, and tools, including the following areas:
  • Mobile/Web architecture tech stacks;
  • Languages runtimes NodeJS, Python;
  • Web Frameworks/Libraries such as Angular, React, D3;
  • GraphQL schema definition and service implementation
  • Event-driven and microservices architectures;
  • Messaging patterns and queues (Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis)
  • Polyglot Persistence including RDBMS (MySQL, Postgres) and NoSQL (Mongo, Neo4j, Cassandra) data stores and appropriate use cases;
  • Cloud-ready architectures utilizing infrastructure and platform cloud services for AWS, GCP, or Azure;
  • Containers & container management including Docker, Kubernetes
  • Rapid-prototyping workflows and development tools; 
  • Configuration Management such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform;
  • Big Data or Analytics or AI tools; 
  • DevOps including virtualization, automation, continuous integration;
Additional Requirements:
  • Experience working in a venture backed software startup developing greenfield products strongly recommended
  • Familiarity with Agile
  • Familiarity Automatic Deployments
  • Ideally able to “Show by Example”
  • Ideally would have Venture Backed startup
  • Some Travel (20-40%)
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Cloud PaaS big data services: AWS, GCP, or Azure

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