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Lead Software Developer

Location: 

Rochester, NY, US

Req ID:  1603
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Employee Type:  Full - Time 

 

 

 

Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish team priorities and guide software design
  • Create and implement team processes
  • Design, develop, test and implement high quality enterprise software, as a member of a creative, agile development team creating solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Ability to work in a fast paced delivery environment 
  • Support customer adoption of new solutions and support solving customer escalations
  • Engage in continuous learning and adoption of new concepts, technologies and functionality 
  • Work with ambiguity and changing priorities yet always focused on the end result
  • Demonstrate ownership from specification review to final testing
  • Actively participate within agile development ceremonies (sprint reviews, planning, scrums)
  • Master new technologies/libraries/concepts and share knowledge with your colleagues
  • Present information with confidence at team meetings
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Architects, Developers and fellow Designers to determine the optimum user interface design, workflow, and functionality of software products
  • Embrace and evangelize change - create, implement, and refine team processes
  • Experience with cross-team facilitation and coordination for technical design and discussions
  • Lead technical initiatives in the team. Be the front runner for cross-team collaborations.
  • Mentor and coach new team members
  • Establish team priorities and guide design efforts that result in designs that satisfy all functional, performance, elasticity, and quality requirements
  • Ensure design and implementation adhere to conventions and are highly readable
  • Work on multiple projects including unfamiliar code bases
  • Understand and apply industry best practices and trends when appropriate
  • Establish ownership for major parts of the solution
  • Conduct interviews and participate in hiring decisions
  • Represent the company with clients and at industry events

 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or similar course of study
  • Highly motivated self-starter with advanced capability to quickly learn, and work with new technologies and complex technical environments, including a variety of databases and operating systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other Cloud Platforms (Azure or Google Cloud)
  • Expert in Agile software development practices such as XP, Lean Agile, Scrum, and Kanban 
  • Master common data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented and basic functional idioms
  • Working knowledge of git and collaborative development practices (e.g., Pull Requests, feature branches)
  • Expert in at least two of the following languages: C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Kotlin, Go, Rust, PL/SQL
  • Proven competency with asynchronous code execution (e.g., Promises, callbacks)
  • Proven competency with at least one relational database and one NoSQL database
  • Proven competency with REST, JSON, XML, GraphQL and asynchronous communication (e.g., queues, topics, streams)
  • Proven ability to author highly-readable code
  • Experience with DevOps tools and processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with multiple architectures (e.g., monolithic, service-oriented, event-driven, microservices, serverless)
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and project delivery
  • Higher Education domain knwledge 
 

Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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