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.NET - Lead .NET Developer

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract

The Lead Developer is responsible for leading the development, implementation and maintenance of .NET based applications and components for a marketing platform. 


  • Responsible for maintenance of applications with technologies such as .NET C#/SQL Server/Oracle/jQuery/HTML5/JavaScript/Angular/Bootstrap.
  • Collaborate with developers, project managers, business analysts and business users in conceptualizing, estimating and developing new software applications and enhancements.
  • Responsible for defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, providing time estimates for programming tasks and implementation plans.
  • Assist in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s objectives, business requirements, deliverables, and specifications in collaboration with internal users and departments.
  • Develop technical documentation to define the system components, development environment and implementation planning/strategies
  • Prepare and dispense work assignments, provide guidance, and/or review the work of other team members.
  • Collaborate with QA team to define test cases, metrics, and resolve questions about test results.
  • Recommend business process flow improvements and clearly communicate problem/resolution process to project management.
  • Develops and implements solutions in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate the design and implementation process for new products/projects, informing senior executive of alternatives.
  • Analyze user requests and assist with design activities.
  • Provide in-depth and strong technical specialty and knowledge to the team.
  • Develop components based on business and/or application requirements
  • Create unit tests in accordance with team policies & procedures
  • Work closely with the QA team to identify and implement appropriate manual and automated functional tests
  • Advise, and mentor team members in specialized technical areas as well as fulfill administrative duties as defined by support process
  • Work with cross-functional teams during crisis to address and resolve complex incidents and problems in addition to assessment, analysis, and resolution of cross-functional issues.
  • Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures associated with support requires improvement and helps in the process improvement activity
  • Develop Metrics to Assess & Improve quality and effectiveness of the development team

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of .NET and SQL development experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Recent and relevant experience leading software development initiatives
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft technologies, including C#, ASP.NET, Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Excellent skills in JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery, angular.js, Bootstrap, CSS, CSS3,  and HTML5, XML, SOAP, REST API, Web Services
  • Strong skills in database technologies (Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle) including database development (T-SQL or PL/SQL)
  • Excellent knowledge of web architectural and design patterns
  • Solid working knowledge of current technologies including Object Oriented analysis and design practices (Object modeling, use cases, activity diagrams, and UML).
  • Familiar with various forms of SSO and an understanding of security best practices such as OWASP
  • Familiar with Software Development Life Cycle, various development methodologies, and able to independently participate in each phase.
  • Ability to design and implement solutions that are reliable, scalable, and perform at a high-level to meet the service levels associated with mission-critical solutions.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities with ability to anticipate and avoid problems.
  • Ability to define and implement migration strategies from legacy systems to new architecture and technologies.
  • Ability to manage / work well within a team environment that includes geographically distributed team members.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and an ability to communicate with internal and external customers and all levels of management, including communicating technical information to nontechnical audiences.
  • Ability to design and build flexible and extensible systems with focus on code reuse and generation.
  • Experience with writing detailed technical specifications for developers; design, validate and execute software test plans.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical:
    • Development experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012+
    • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS)
    • Experience with responsive and/or adaptive design
    • Experience with progressive enhancement
    • Familiarity with NoSQL solutions such as Redis
    • Familiarity with Service Bus architecture
    • Familiarity with content management solutions/frameworks such as Kentico, WordPress and/or DotNetNuke
  • Non-Technical:
    • Excellent Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly
    • Motivated to learn new applications and domains
    • Strong time management skills
    • Ability to take full ownership of tasks and projects
    • Experience with Agile/SCRUM process
    • Behavioral Attributes:
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Possess Can-Do attitude to overcome challenges
    • Self-motivated and directed