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Digital Technical Lead

Company: Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Do you have the desire to be part of a growing and innovative team? Is a culture where "People Count" and "We do the Right Thing" important to you? If so, Guardian Life Insurance Company is actively seeking a proactive, creative Manager, Software Development who will be responsible for architectural design and implementation of Guardian's next-generation web self-service platforms (based in React/Springboot Java) to replace its existing legacy portals (in J2EE/ WebSphere Portal). You'll take ownership & accountability for actions and results with a sense of urgency working collaboratively with a matrixed team toward common goals. This is a great opportunity and the right time to make a major impact in a large organization with a unique supportive culture that's just entering its inflection point in customer orientation!You will:

  • Report to the Director, Self-Service Application Development who, in turn, reports to the 2nd Vice President, Customer Service Technology.
  • Design, develop, and deploy high-volume, high-usage self-service web portals for Guardian, utilizing React and Java/J2EE technologies.
  • Lead team of contractors and/or employees to deliver software projects that drive the business value for Guardian.
  • Collaborate with Technical Teams, Technical Manager, Project Manager and subject matter experts from the businesses and work closely with SMEs to understand, plan and implement.
  • Ensure compliance with security, privacy, legal, infrastructure, and administrative/corporate processes and policies.
  • Contribute to project success by reviewing project plans, timelines, estimates, and requirements documents providing feedback.
  • Lead code reviews and administer paired programming.
  • Lead implementation efforts: infrastructure setup and integrations with other applications, and/or front end open or licensed software. Recommends better, faster, or smarter implementations.
  • Take a leadership and mentoring role when working with less experienced staff always raising the bar of technical expertise within the organization.
  • Provide unique insight in the analysis of customer business requirements that may cross multiple functional areas and/or multiple technical platforms and understand the broad strategic implications.
  • Contribute to technical strategic planning for Guardian, proposing new directions and technologies.
  • Partner with stakeholders, educating, negotiating and influencing them on implementation options and risks.
  • Act independently and as part of a team to translate business and technical requirements into well-engineered, tested, and deployed applications.
  • Jump in and hit the ground running with a positive attitude. You have the following technical skills:
    • React 16 and earlier
    • Java and J2EE
    • Spring / Spring Boot
    • JavaScript 5 & 6, HTML 5, CSS 3
    • JQuery
    • RESTful Web Services, Postman, HTTP (POST/GET/PUT), OAuth, Swagger
    • Amazon Web Services
    • iBatis/HibernateYou have:
      • 10+ years of relevant experience in delivering web technologies. Must have prior experience leading development of consumer apps.
      • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent; advance degree desirable.
      • Experience in design and launching complex business/responsive design applications.
      • Strong knowledge of release/build/configuration management practices.
      • Strong understanding of software best-practices as it applies to web and business application development with hands on architecture design and development experience required in building large scale applications.
      • Demonstrable understanding of object-oriented design/development, functional programming, and service-oriented architecture.
      • Ability to prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical and aggressive project timelines in a fast-paced environment.
      • Experience in Software Development Life Cycle Management using Kanban, Scrum, or Scaled Agile is required.
      • Understanding of complex development issues including security, accessibility, concurrency and cross-browser/device compatibility.
      • Experience working in a rapid and agile development environment with frequent deliveries.

Keywords: Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, New York , Digital Technical Lead, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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