Technical Lead

Gravity IT Resources

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Job Title:  Technical Lead / Lead Software Engineer
Location: Jacksonville, FL (3 days onsite)
Job-Type: Contract

Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly.

Our client is a $20B, Fortune 200 company in the automotive retailing, distribution and services industry. They are currently ranked in the Top 20 companies to work for in the US by Fortune Magazine, Top 20 best companies for diversity and have an amazing work culture and impressive long-term growth prospects.
The Lead Software Developer will:

  • Oversee and direct technical staff to develop code and unit tests for the development, enhancement, or maintenance of software / systems. 
  • Lead meetings to gather and interpret user technical requirements/user stories to design software components and solutions based on guiding principles, patterns, and experience
  • Lead the detailed design of multiple technologies under the guidance of the delivery architect
  • Use advanced knowledge and experience to resolve the most complex break/fix and bug/defect issues.
  • Work with vendors / most senior technical staff to resolve most complex problems. 

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Enterprise level application design, engineering and development using .NET Core, C#, Azure DevOps, and Azure PaaS
  • Implement core REST + JSON based APIs.
  • Accountable for escalating issues and risks through the Delivery Architect and Manager
  • Responsible for executing on tasks as directed by the Delivery Architect and Manager
  • Responsible for communication and raising awareness to the Delivery Architect concerning issues, risks or other items that may impede development tasks.
  • Responsible for understanding and ensuring development standards are followed through code quality reviews and compliance scans as Tech Lead
  • Work with team members to properly define/clarify business requirements, development estimation, and work plan finalization.
  • Perform unit and integration testing on all developed code – Create and execute unit and integration tests within development lifecycle.
  • Participate in / lead implementation and support transition of completed components.
  • Assists / responsible for task identification
  • Responsible for understanding of functional and technical requirements.
  • Participate / lead design discussions.
  • Assist other teams with troubleshooting problems that may arise from applications or integration of various components.
  • Support and Troubleshooting – Assist Operations Team with any environment issues during application deployment across Development, QA, Staging, and Production environments.
  • As Tech Lead, work closely alongside other developers and QA engineers throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Strong understanding of software architecture and design patterns.
  • Experience with system design, scalability, and performance optimization.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and tools
  • Excellent communication skills to lead design meetings, tech breakdowns, and high-level architectural discussions.
  • Ability to ask probing questions and identify edge cases during discussions.
  • Experience managing a team, prioritizing work, and ensuring timely delivery.
  • Proactive problem-solving mindset to remove blockers and address technical challenges.
  • Collaborative approach to work with product owners and cross-functional teams.
  • Regular code review practices and attention to pull requests.
  • Passion for mentoring and helping teammates level up.
  • Commitment to implementing and promoting best practices within the team.
  • Willingness to share knowledge through pair programming, code reviews, and knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Ability to influence decisions without direct authority. Adaptability to wear multiple hats (architect, project manager, mentor, etc.) effectively.

Desired Technological skills:

  • Microsoft: ASP.NET Core, Azure, C#/Web API
  • Experience with Cloud Technologies (like Azure / AWS), .NET Core, RESTful services.
  • Frameworks: .NET Core, Azure PaaS,
  • Databases: NoSQL db (Azure Cosmos, MongoDB), SQL Server, Azure SQL, Azure Tables, Stored Procedure Development, Performance Tuning
  • Working with CI/CD Pipelines in Azure DevOps
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management preferred.

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