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Robert Half TechnologyPhiladelphia, PA
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Job Description:

To provide expert level IT technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new and existing technologies and tools. Qualifications: 1. Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience 2. Eight years experience in technical specialty. For development technical leads, includes three years' developer experience. 3. Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills 4. Broad knowledge of the financial services industry 5. Expert knowledge of the following technical lead practices and concepts: * Full product life cycle * IT vendor product assessment * Architecture design * Wide range of technologies within technical specialty - from state of the art to legacy systems * Performance and stress testing * Security * Quality assurance methodology and Inspections * Technical standards and deliverables * Migration and integration * Estimating, including design, development/purchase, and installation * For development only: Production acceptance (including elevations), data modeling, data sharing, reusable components, and related advanced development practice 6. Technology Stack: * Java, JavaScript, Angular, NodeJS * Spring, REST * TDD JUnit Cucumber * Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a plus * BitBucket Bamboo This position will provide you the opportunity to: Work on a large, flagship program that is mission-critical to Vanguard's competitiveness in the area of Advice. Work on cutting, edge technology - NGA pipeline, micro-services, migrating \"on-prem\" functionality to the AWS cloud. Lead a large agile development team working a mix of varied projects in support of Vanguard's Advice initiative. Take on exciting enterprise scalability and performance challenges as you become a part of a massive effort to take Vanguard's advice offering global. Work closely alongside the new Enterprise Advice pillar - in migrating, supporting the transition effort and building new functionalities. Work closely with our TCS vendor partners on the PAPM (Performance Measurement/Portfolio Analytics)/TCS BaNCS product suite. Work with a large mix of teams, and great people! Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Provides expert level IT technical lead services and direction for critical software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on multiple platforms. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other technical areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities. 2. Ensures the viability of IT deliverables. Recommends development options, including design, build/buy, and vendor purchase. Approves the team's technical deliverables. Conducts testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security. 3. Identifies potential solutions, including the cost/benefit of each option. Approves technical solutions proposed by team members. Elevates complex technical issues to IT experts, including architects and vendors. Resolves technical problems discovered by testers and internal clients. Responds to and resolves technical issues in a timely manner. Researches issues and performs root cause analysis. 4. Communicates with project manager on a frequent basis. Identifies tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules. Provides realistic task and cost estimates. Screens resumes of team members, interviews, makes hiring and assignment recommendations, and writes reviews. 5. Maintains a current and working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff and identifies training needs. As new standards are instituted, ensures their usage by team members. A Technical Lead II should be able to perform as a Developer III. 6. Communicates with other technical leads, IT groups, and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts. Evaluates the impacts of change requests on own/shared technologies and effectively persuades and influences others on ideas. 7. Reviews and approves documentation and diagrams created by IT team members (e.g., system specifications). Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes. 8. Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies. 9. Participates in design, code, and test inspections throughout product life cycle to identify issues. Participates as a technical consultant at other project meetings. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews. 10. For teams without a BSA, performs this staff member's duties, including interviewing business liaisons to diagram process flows and to write functional requirements. In the absence of the project manager,
Associated topics: application architect, architecture, back end, c#, design pattern, java, lead, matlab, maven, senior
Estimated annual salary


  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • DesignKnowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Robert Half Technology


Company - Public


10000+ employees


$2B to $5B


Menlo Park, CA


Business Services




Harold M. Messmer, Jr

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