Senior Technical Lead

Division/Department: IT
Reports To: Manager of IT
Status: Exempt

Summary

The Verus Development Team needs a Senior Technical Lead who is responsible for overall solution architecture, implementation and lifecycle using a Microservices architectural framework. The candidate will have experience as a team leader and demonstrable, real-world experience in building microservice applications on Microsoft technologies.  This person will play a key role in transitioning Verus from a largely monolithic architectural style to a microservices architecture-based system.  This role is supported by the Innovations department, which provides initial implementations, proofs-of-concept, and working models for the development team to adopt or adapt.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. As a senior member of the technology team, this positon will play a key role in creating a technical/architectural vision. Take the lead in turning that technical vision into reality.
  2. Design, implement and lead a solid code review process to ensure that the developers adhere to standards and architectural principles.
  3. Participate in standups, code and design reviews, ticket grooming, and testing to ensure adherence to the latest coding practices and industry/company standards.
  4. Address cross-cutting concerns in the development efforts such as centralized logging, monitoring, alerting, and develop technical solutions to handle these efficiently within the application.
  5. High level proficiency in writing unit-tests and integration-tests using xUnit (or a similar framework), writing and maintaining a healthy test-suite with good code coverage.
  6. Build and maintain application projects using Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Git repositories and deploy them to various environments using automated CI/CD pipelines and processes in TFS, Azure DevOps and GitHub.
  7. Decompose current monolithic applications and services into scalable, low-latency microservices that are containerized using Docker and deployed on Kubernetes clusters
  8. Orchestrate asynchronous event-driven communications between these microservices using Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ or similar message broker systems.
  9. Build application persistence layers using MongoDB, Cosmos DB (or a similar NoSQL datastore) for situations that require them.
  10. Lead the design and development of microservices using the C# language, .NET 5 (previously known as .NET Core) framework, SQL Server (with Entity Framework) and related Microsoft technologies.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as software, computer science, or computer engineering.
  2. Strong communication skills with the ability to present complex subjects clearly and effectively to audiences of varying backgrounds, including internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Experience working in and contributing to an Agile environment.
  4. Team player with leadership qualities who thrives when collaborating. Must be a critical thinker with strong business analysis skills.  Committed to ongoing learning and must be flexible and adaptable in order to explore new ideas and innovate.
  5. Working knowledge of SQL database systems such as MS SQL Server and NoSQL database systems such as MongoDB or Cosmos DB.
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft related technologies – such as C#, .NET 5, .NET Core, SQL Server, Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC.
  7. Working knowledge of Unit Testing frameworks such as xUnit and Mocking frameworks such a Moq.
  8. Working knowledge of modern orchestration, integration, and communication mechanisms, including REST APIs, messaging systems such as Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ or similar, webhooks, and gRPC.
  9. Working knowledge of authentication systems and mechanisms (OAuth 2/OpenID Connect), best practices for securing web-applications and data at rest.
  10. Real-world experience in building applications with technologies such as Docker (Linux containers), Kubernetes and deployment platforms such as AKS.
  11. Experience with CI/CD platforms/tools such as TFS, Azure DevOps, GitHub Actions.
  12. Experience with Azure CLI, PowerShell, Bash and other command-lines.
  13. Experience with one or more SPA frameworks (Angular preferred) and the ability to traverse JavaScript/TypeScript code.

Working Conditions:

Normal business office conditions. Working for prolonged periods of time at a computer screen. To submit a resume, please email us at hr@verusllc.com.