Job Title: Sr Technical Lead
Job Type: Contract to hire

Location: Pittsburgh, PA


The Sr Technical Lead position is a hands-on technical contributor that will provide technical expertise to the Systems Development group. Candidates for this position should have experience providing technical leadership. This position provides detailed technical specifications and designs, develops and tests code for complex, web-based applications and portals. Generates requirements and analysis/design documentation for all project work, and develops technical plan for interfaces with new systems to ensure compliance with IT governance. This position reviews code submitted by other developers for quality, efficiency, and adherence to group standards. This position would also need to meet applicable project schedules while ensuring overall application system integrity and ensure proper communication and vendors regarding technologies, database systems, web-based, mobile and client server applications.


Serves as the technical liaison between Staff, technical vendors, consultants and systems development staff

Serve as the primary technical contact for the Infrastructure team

Identifies problems with systems/applications and makes recommendations to improve existing systems to promote organizational efficiency and productivity.

Makes modifications and upgrades to existing systems based on recommendations mentioned above or requests by users that have been approved by directors and project managers.

Leads or participates with a project team to create formal project plans, which include but not limited to gathering requirements, developing timelines, identifying and planning the use of the resources, designing a solution, and delivering the product to our customers.

Delegates programming tasks to programmers and provides technical and GUI guidance.

Ensures that all systems are developed using our Software Development Process

Ensures appropriate security on a per-application basis while working within the enterprise security model

Provides help desk with system installation instructions and helps troubleshoot installation problems.

Assists Director of Information Services and project managers with special projects as requested

Assists and exchanges programming knowledge and ideas with co-workers, and provides technical guidance and mentorship to programmers.

Identifies and rectifies the impact of system changes on other systems and the network.

Identifies when legacy systems need to be updated to meet requirements of future projects

Devises and implements strategies to integrate various applications.

Evaluates applications to ensure that projects are in line with strategic plan and that they meet the needs of staff and customers

Stays abreast of current technologies and makes recommendations for implementation with projects.

Leads and is a part of agile software development teams that implement all phases of enterprise-level web based software applications and database components.

Leads the systems development in defining and ensuring that all systems and applications are held to proper development, testing, and quality standards

This position includes duties that require occasional work-related travel.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related degree required; minimum of 5 to 7 years of related experience designing and/or developing web applications and databases preferred;

3-5 years of experience developing and troubleshooting N-tier web applications / web services utilizing Microsoft .NET Framework, PHP, Java, Ruby, or other language.

3-5 years of experience in database design(OLTP and/or OLAP), database programming, data warehousing, and stored procedure development and maintenance using SQL Server 2000-2008

2-5 years of experience working with web-services, XML-RPC and SOAP, REST preferred.

1-2 years of experience working in an agile environment, preferably knowledge of SCRUM practices preferred

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