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Technical Lead - APIs

  • Location: Irving, 75063
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 14 days ago

Our client is looking for a Technical Lead to join their team for a 6 month contract in Irving, TX! In this role you will be responsible for executing to both the roadmap and backlog for the product and enhancing the digital experience. To be successful you should have a strong and continuously evolving technical mastery of RESTful API development focused on Python and Node.js. This includes actively participating in design sessions and code reviews as well as being capable of contributing to the coding velocity of the developer pool (as needed). Additionally, you will provide a technical point of view on how to grow and improve APIs that form the building blocks of all our digital products and work side-by-side with the Product Managers.


Responsibilities:

  • Builds and drives teams, enterprise partners and vendors in delivering innovative digital products through the creation of re-usable RESTful APIs.
  • Ensures efficient execution of overall product delivery by prioritizing, planning and tracking sprint progress. This can include development of shippable code.
  • Actively engages in product and business discussions with a technical eye for feasibility and adherence to overall roadmaps and architectural strategy.
  • Models an environment of strong collaboration and partnership with engineers, domain architects, product leaders, stakeholders and partners to drive execution of roadmap, negotiate changes in priorities and manage communication of impacts.
  • Manages and directs 4 to 6 software developers. Evaluates employee performance; sets expectations and goals for individual staff members; and recruits, disciplines and trains staff.


Qualifications:

  • Expert in either Python or Node.js
  • Knowledgeable in cloud platforms (preferable AWS: both traditional EC2 and server less Lambda), micro-services architecture, CI/CD solutions (including Docker), DevOps principles, message queue systems and background task management.
  • Proficiency in API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT, etc.
  • Solid foundation and understanding of relational and NoSQL database principles.
  • 5-7 years of experience in product development as senior engineer, technical lead or product architect.
  • 2-3 years of experience with hybrid resource environments that can include changing mixes of in-house, contractor- and/or partner-provided resources.
  • Ability to work in an Agile /SCRUM environment.
  • Proven track record of executing on the full product lifecycle (inception through deprecation) to create highly scalable and flexible RESTful APIs to enable an infinite number of digital products.
  • Self-directed with a start-up mindset.
  • Ravenous about learning technology and problem solving.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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