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Tech Lead

Brampton, ON
Position : Technical Project Lead (Perm with benefits)
Location : Right now its work from home but later 2 or 3 days from office.

Client is looking for an eager and fast-learning Technical Lead that will work in a team environment to provide technical expertise developing, maintaining and implementing and authoring multiple RFP’s in tandem with their Contracts team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for writing RFP’s and soliciting vendors to fulfill their technical roadmaps in order to create a multi-lingual product for a Nationwide application.

They will be responsible for understanding and describing the technical architecture changes which are likely, soliciting bids to inform the architectural view, completing quantitative reviews of responses, scoring matrix, etc. with multiple vendors in order to select the successful partner.

This role is a 50/50 split between technical and functional.

Education and Experience

• Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a combination of equivalent experience with a college diploma
• 10+ years’ experience with a strong background in modern software engineering and architecture • 5+ years’ experience with Java development
• Strong understanding of best practices creating/working with Microservices in Springboot framework
• Experience with Cloud Native Design Patterns. Cloud experience (preferably GCP and PCF). Strong understanding of Cloud API’s and scalability
• Spring Framework Experience
• Experience with Java servers (Tomcat as a Service, WebSphere, etc)
• Strong testing framework experience (J-Unit, automated testing and performance testing)
• Deep experience with modern scalable web application architecture
• Extensive experience writing and running RFPs
• Strong vendor management experience
• Strong Program Management experience
• Deep technical full stack application architecture knowledge
• Strong technical road mapping skills
• An understanding of development on distributed systems operating at scale
• Knowledge and experience with server-side frameworks including Spring Boot and Hibernate Knowledge of JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue along with fundamentals of HTML5, JavaScript (ES6+) and CSS3
• API creation and RESTful services with API Gateways and asynchronous and synchronous microservices
• Relational (MySQL, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server) database experience
• Experience working with CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Git) and artifact repositories (Nexus, Artifactory, etc.)

Responsibilities

• Analyze, plan and develop requirements and standards in reference to scheduled projects and initiatives as per agile practices
• Assign and oversee the daily tasks of technical personnel while ensuring all engineers/developers are actively working toward established milestones
• Hold regular technical team meetings to determine progress and address any questions or challenges regarding projects
• Determine and define clear deliverables, roles and responsibilities for staff members required for specific projects or initiatives
• Research and evaluate hardware and software technology options and weigh the cost/benefit analysis when making large purchases on behalf of the company
• Recruit and train exceptional employees to fulfill posted positions within the technical department
• Update and maintain all production technologies ensuring proper maintenance and installation

Other Skills and Requirements

• Experience with RFP bidding sites and response management
• eHealth system experience
• Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods
• Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others
• Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making and supervising department teams
• Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality
• Managerial experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles
• Experience in agile teams with daily stand-ups and a high degree of personal accountability • Knowledge of Modern DevOps principles and exposure to Ansible and Terraform
• Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or Kubernetes-based platforms
• Experience with PaaS solutions such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry or OpenShift
• NoSQL (MongoDB, Redis, Firebase, etc.) database experience 
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