Lead Developer

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    negotiable / month
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    2 days ago
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Role Overview

Reporting to the Manager – Technology Delivery, the Lead Developer is responsible for developing the systems and tools that the company operations needs in order to successfully execute their business strategy/plans. This individual will work closely with the development and project team to complete deliverables in support of technology solutions.

Using their project and work experience, the individual will assist the Manager – Technology Delivery and the Application Architect to design flexible and scalable technology solutions. The individual will also act as a mentor to the rest of the development team.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Participation and completion of deliverables in any of the following System Development Lifecycle Phases: Analysis, Design, Development or Integration Testing;
  • Working with the Application Architect and the Manager – Technology Delivery, participate in the high-level technical design and architecture of technology solutions;
  • Design and document code and perform the testing and debugging of well-defined tasks in complex applications, functions and reports;
  • Coach, motivate and inspire team members to build high performance, stable and maintainable code bases
  • Identify, analyze and resolve software defects on time, within scope and within established development guidelines;
  • Analyze data and prepares reports as required;
  • Provide timely, accurate and quality application support to enterprise applications;
  • Follow established development guidelines and standards;
  • Assist in developing complete operational instructions and program documentation according to established standards;
  • Assist in establishing project estimates, ensure assigned projects follow schedules, and inform management of any unplanned slippages;
  • Participate in technical design and application code reviews;
  • Proactively suggest improvements to technical designs and development standards;
  • Assist and mentor developers in building technical and software development skills;
  • Provide status updates to supervisor(s)/manager(s) on a regular basis;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant project, development, design and architecture standards as well as standard operational processes and service metrics;
  • Ensure all appropriate Service Levels and Quality objectives are met;
  • Provide status updates to supervisor(s)/manager(s) on a regular basis;
  • Be Professional in all situations;
  • Be responsive to clients, stakeholders, peers and co-workers;
  • Backup delivery manager in their absence
  • Deliver what is committed and expected – i.e. deliver on all promised timelines, budgets and scope;
  • Be Customer/Client focused;
  • Be a Valued Business Partner.
  • What You Bring to BGRS

  • University degree in management information systems, computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years’ experience in information technology development and/or IT consulting; or any combination of education and experience.
  • Experience leading a small- to medium-sized development team (2-5 developers, both onshore and offshore)
  • Knowledge of programming techniques and languages;
  • Experience in multiple programming languages/technologies such as: CSS3, JQuery, Objective-C, Xcode, Backload, C#, Java, VB, Transact-SQL, TFS;
  • Experience in development with Web Services, Smart Client and Service Oriented Architectures;
  • Strong technical background with breadth across mobile application platforms (ie. IOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry) and different mobile application technologies (eg. Native, HTML5, Hybrid, MEAPs)
  • Experience with mobile middleware and integration with different web services and message exchanges (eg. SOAP, REST, JSON, XML)
  • Excellent scoping and estimation skills
  • Broad experience in a variety of system development methodologies and development standards;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Leadership, diplomacy, ability to defuse difficult situations and work with diverse personalities
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a product development environment as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills;
  • Experience with OAuth 2, SAML 2, JWT, SWT token formats is an asset
  • Experience in SharePoint development is an asset
  • Knowledge of ITIL Service Management principles is an asset;
  • Organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of challenging interpersonal situations with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a custom development environment as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous improvement and learning;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to complete tasks and work items with a limited amount of supervision.
  • What BGRS Offers

  • Competitive salary and incentive plans
  • Workplace flexibility for a balanced work/life approach
  • Comprehensive benefits packages and wellness program
  • Generous company-paid vacation days and holiday time
  • Challenging, collaborative, diverse corporate culture
  • Ongoing opportunities for learning and career development
  • Security Clearance Requirements

  • Reliability status security clearance granted by CIISD, PWGSC; the security clearance application will be facilitated via the BGRS–Government Services Company Security Officer (CSO).