Northwestern University has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Developer (Job Opening ID 35515) that supports the Feinberg School of Medicine and is based in the Central IT group on the Chicago, IL campus.
The Lead Developer role leads, instructs, directs, and checks the work of other software developers using full technical knowledge and thorough understanding of business application of the project. Provides technical supervision to and oversees the work of junior staff. Guides and advises stakeholders on best practices for implementing or enhancing system. Work with management to design high-level system integrations involving in-house development or off-the-shelf products. Assess architectural impact of projects on overall system and make recommendations to manager.
The focus for the position will be to lead a team of developers providing custom web-based software projects in support of the Feinberg School of Medicine.
Structures requirements; designs, documents, and implements data driven solutions.
Designs/architects scalable systems that meet future growth demands
Identifies and recommends project and activities as related to system/architectural direction and strategy.
Establishes best practices and procedures/tools, programming standards, etc.
Provides recommendations for strategic planning and system growth/future business needs.
Researches and applies state-of-the-art and peer best practices in regard to software development and systems engineering.
Responds to customer inquiries via phone, online, in-person, etc.
Develops and implements procedures for data security, management and compliance.
Creates and maintains code documentation.
Delivers system presentation and overview.
Collaborates with cross-team assets to create project timeline and assign tasks and deliverables.
Identifies resources needed for future projects.
Gathers and analyzes requirements; develops solutions/programs/reports, and implements technology.
Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and documenting programs.
Meets with business analyst/stakeholder to determine requirements, gives input on prioritization.
Collaborates on development best practices and standards with development teams across the institution.
Assigns staff to certain projects/tasks
Champions utilization of best practices and standards, and ensures compliance with IT/University policies.
Conducts performance evaluations for supervised team members.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as computer science, information technology, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
6 years' relevant experience.
Infrastructure (extends across applications)
Code Repositories (Git, Subversion)
Oracle and Oracle RAC
Programming Languages and/or Frameworks
Database Design/Data Structure
Scrum project framework
Workflow Development & Documentation
Write proposals and Project Charters
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Team Player: ability to build effective collaboration and trust in a team environment.
Multi-tasking: ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Attention to detail: must be able to manage a complex project and maintain accuracy while working on complex tasks.
Experience working in a university environment.
Experience with support of researchers and scientists.
This is a full-time, exempt status position with generous benefit plan options; including significant education assistance, retirement savings contributions with match option, paid vacation and sick time. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
***Interested candidates should APPLY directly via the “Careers” section on Northwestern University website ***
The position is listed as: Lead Developer - Job Opening ID 35515 Department: Feinberg School of Medicine, Central IT
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.