[Vacancy]: Lead Software Developer Needed at The Concept Group

January 26, 2024

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Lead software developer oversees and manages a team of software developers and engineers. You are responsible for leading the technical direction of software projects, ensuring high-quality code, and delivering software solutions that meet the requirements and expectations of stakeholders.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and expertise to the development team. Help them solve complex technical problems and make informed decisions.
  • Project Management: Collaborate with project managers to define project requirements, scope, and timelines. Coordinate and prioritize tasks and ensure timely delivery of high-quality software solutions.
  • Team Management: Lead and manage a team of software developers, including recruitment, training, and performance evaluation. Foster a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Architectural Design: Collaborate with architects and stakeholders to design software solutions that meet business requirements. Define and enforce coding standards, best practices, and development methodologies.
  • Code Review and Quality Assurance: Conduct regular code reviews to ensure adherence to coding standards, maintain code quality, and identify areas for improvement. Implement and oversee quality assurance processes.
  • Technical Documentation: Create and maintain technical documentation, including system architecture, design documents, and user guides. Ensure that documentation is accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Foster effective communication and collaboration among team members, stakeholders, and other departments. Facilitate knowledge sharing and maintain open lines of communication.
  • Research and Innovation: Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices. Identify opportunities for innovation, process improvement, and the adoption of new tools or frameworks.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges during the software development life cycle. Develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans to minimize project risks.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the development team. Encourage learning, skills enhancement, and the adoption of new technologies to enhance team performance.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field is typically required. Plus, professional certification.
  • Experience: 5–7 years in software development. This includes a strong understanding of software development processes, methodologies, and best practices. Prior experience in a leadership or senior developer role is often preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Strong technical skills are essential for a lead software developer. This includes proficiency in programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, or others. Knowledge of software development frameworks and tools, database systems, and web technologies is also important. Additionally, expertise in specific domains or technologies relevant to the organization’s industry may be required.

Job Knowledge

  • Software Development: Strong expertise in software development principles, including object-oriented programming, design patterns, and best practices. Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, C++, C#, Python, and others.
  • Financial Domain Knowledge: A solid understanding of financial concepts, such as trading systems, risk management, investment strategies, and regulatory requirements. Familiarity with financial instruments, such as equities, fixed income, derivatives, and commodities, is essential for developing relevant software solutions.
  • System Architecture and Design: Experience in designing scalable, high-performance software systems. Knowledge of architectural patterns, such as microservices, event-driven architecture, or service-oriented architecture, is important for building robust and maintainable systems.
  • Database Management: Proficiency in working with relational databases (e.g., SQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra). Understanding database design, indexing strategies, and performance optimization techniques is crucial for handling large volumes of financial data.
  • Financial APIs and Data Feeds: Familiarity with financial APIs and data feeds from exchanges, data providers, and other financial institutions. Knowledge of protocols like FIX (Financial Information exchange) and experience integrating with data vendors (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters) is valuable for developing trading systems and market data analysis tools.
  • Security and Compliance: Awareness of security best practices and compliance requirements in the finance industry, including data encryption, access controls, and regulatory frameworks (e.g., GDPR, PCI-DSS). Experience in building secure software systems and working with audit teams is beneficial.
  • Team Leadership: Strong leadership and communication skills to effectively manage a team of developers. Ability to mentor and guide junior team members, assign tasks, set priorities, and ensure timely delivery of projects. Collaboration with stakeholders and project management skills are essential for coordinating with other departments and delivering software solutions aligned with business objectives.
  • Agile Development Methodologies: Proficiency in agile software development methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) to facilitate iterative and incremental development. Experience in conducting sprint planning, organizing daily stand-up meetings, and tracking project progress using tools like JIRA
  • Testing and Quality Assurance: Understanding of software testing

Skills/Competencies

  • Programming and Software Development: Proficiency in programming languages and software development methodologies is crucial. Programming languages such as Java, Python, C++, or JavaScript, and be able to write clean, efficient, and maintainable code.
  • Technical Expertise: Stay up to date with the latest trends, tools, and technologies in software development. management, cloud computing, and software architecture.
  • Problem-Solving and Analytical Thinking: Lead software developers need strong problem-solving skills to identify and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Leadership and Team Management: As a lead developer, you’ll be responsible for guiding and supervising a team of developers.
  • Project Management: Lead developers often handle multiple projects simultaneously. Effective project management skills are essential to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet the desired quality standards.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Strong verbal and written communication skills are vital for interacting with team members, stakeholders, and clients.

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