Lead Developer (Python)

Engineering Hollywood, California


Description

Position at j2 Cloud Services

The Lead Software Developer (Python) will lead a team of software developers delivering high-volume, flexible, and performant systems supporting a best-in-breed telecommunications solution for enterprise and mission-critical fax and document exchange customers. The Lead will manage the coding practices of the team, perform code reviews, mentor team members, and coordinate with Quality Assurance, Technical Project Management, and Product Management peers to deliver high-quality code that solves important business problems in a predictable and repeatable manner.

Duties

  • Full responsibility for delivering solutions into production (working through operations teams).
  • Full responsibility for quality of code the team is responsible (either through personal review or thoughtful delegation).
  • Some coding required (this is not a pure management role).
  • Responsible for training and mentoring developers on the team and recommending actions around hiring, firing and promotions.
  • Responsible for architectural decisions with consultation from other members of engineering leadership
  • Daily​ ​coordination​ ​of​ ​development​ ​activities​ ​with​ ​Product​ ​and​ ​Project​ ​Managers​ ​and​ ​other Lead Developers.
  • Working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​distributed​ ​development​ ​and​ ​QA​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​several​ ​countries.
  • Assisting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​design​ ​and​ ​evolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​company’s​ ​software​ ​development​ ​process and ensuring your team’s compliance with those processes.
  • Designing​ ​and​ ​developing​ ​new​ ​features​ ​based​ ​on​ ​product​ ​specifications.
  • Troubleshooting​ ​production​ ​issues​ ​and​ ​providing​ ​configuration​ ​or​ ​coding​ ​changes​ ​to​ ​fix​ ​them.
  • Refactoring​ ​existing​ ​code​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​efficiency,​ ​extensibility,​ ​and​ ​maintainability.
  • Identifying​ ​and​ ​evaluating​ ​new​ ​techniques,​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​technologies​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​the​ ​team’s
  • capabilities.
  • Reviewing​ ​test​ ​plans,​ ​test​ ​cases,​ ​and​ ​automated​ ​test​ ​scripts​ ​created​ ​by​ ​QA​ ​team​ ​members.
  • Participate in the development and evangelization of the Python coding standards within the organization.
  • Displays solid fiscal responsibility by managing and adhering to budgets and always seeking out operating efficiencies and economies.
  • Works with Technical Project Management to create and maintain the prioritized backlog and schedule for the team.
  • Demonstrates an inclusive, roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic by showing a willingness to participate in daily workloads when needed to make deadlines.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in software development, focusing on the use of Python
  • 4+ years of experience in leading Development Teams
  • 3+ years working within Amazon Web Services systems for development and production applications, with an emphasis on automated build and deployment, high availability, and scale
  • Deep understanding of DevOps and Continuous Delivery Tools such as CodePipeline or Jenkins
  • Proficient with Jira, Confluence, and git toolset
  • Professional experience with at least one Python framework (e.g. Django, Flask, Pyramid, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Internet/Web technologies, such as web browsers, AJAX, HTTP, HTML/XML, REST, JavaScript, CSS, XSL/XSLT, XPATH etc.
  • Understanding of software development life cycle methodologies (particularly Agile). Hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum & Waterfall process environments
  • Leading initiatives where teams were comprised of onshore and offshore resources
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer focused environment.
  • Consistently exhibits a personal accountability to outcomes to all team members, peers, and stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and manage the team in Agile environment

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