Innovation Tech Lead (62495)

Location: Toronto, ON
Date Posted: 27-07-2017
 Innovation Tech Lead

What is the opportunity?
Our client is looking for an experienced full-stack tech lead who’ll be working on Innovative products such as chat-bots, machine learning/AI, natural language interfaces and integrating internal landscape with external vendors. As a Tech Lead, you’ll be working with a first-class team in tackling extremely challenging problems, while delivering a high level of application and product knowledge, technical expertise, and problem solving unique to one or more area(s) acting as a trusted resource for less-experienced department personnel.
What will you do?
•       Set technical direction for all development, maintenance and architecture initiatives ensuring adherence to overall IT architectural direction.
•       Expert consultant on technical and management direction for strategic projects with a focus on the cross-divisional strategies.
•       Function as in-house consultant/expert for resolution of complex technical issues. Research emerging trends/best practices and determines implications of proposed solutions on meeting business unit strategy.
•       Code review of the code delivered in-house and ensuring adherence of IT policies and guides
•       In collaboration with other stakeholders, determines best mix of development, interfacing applications, third party vendor solutions to meet business requirements and project objectives.
•       Develop criteria to evaluate 3rd party vendors and software as well as due diligence exercises. (For very complex projects, conducts due diligence; for less complex projects oversees the process.)
•       Key contributor in the creation of technical strategy for innovation projects within IT with the architecture group. Identify technical and business opportunities to take advantage of cross project knowledge, best practices and reusability to expedite projects.
What do you need to succeed?
   Must Have
•       7+ years of experience in of different programming languages (Java, HTML, JavaScript , Python, T-SQL) and 2 years lead experience
•       Experience in Cloud platforms e.g. Pivotal, AWS
•       Experience in DevOps capabilities E.g. Jenkins, UrbanCode
•       Microservices architecture platforms such as Node.js and Spring Boot
•       Provide guidance and support to developers within the team
•       Experience in SQL, NoSQL and Big Data platforms
   Nice to Have
•       Experience in Agile Methodology
•       Experience in or Understanding of Innovation products such as Chat-bots, Machine Learning/AI, NLP/NLU
What’s in it for you?
•       Become part of a team that thinks progressively and works collaboratively. We care about seeing each other reach full potential.
•       Working in a unique atmosphere dedicated to Innovation.
•       Ability to make a difference and lasting impact from a local-to-global scale.
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