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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 4:38 AM

To provide senior level IT technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new or existing technologies and tools.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

This position is for a Technical Lead on a team that is performing the initial implementation of a cloud service provider for bulk email service. The multi-phase project includes vendor onboarding, integration with on-premise bulk email services and ongoing maintenance.

Candidate should have the following preferred disciplines but not all are necessarily required.
  • Strong knowledge of agile software development and delivery processes
  • Experience with external service provider integration
  • 3-5 years of Java development
  • Prior UI technical lead experience within Java/J2EE development and agile environment is a plus
  • Able to decompose technical tasks and provide accurate estimates
  • Willing to coach less experienced team members
  • Undertake development tasks with minimal supervision, including software design, programming and testing within a test-driven development process
  • Provide timely updates to project manager and work with the project manager to deliver ontime and within budget, making changes as necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in relational databases. Oracle is a plus
  • Understanding of test driven development
  • Exposure to SpringSource products a plus
  • Junit

This staff member completes the following activities under moderate direction:

Provides senior level IT technical lead services and direction (which may include) software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on a single platform. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.

Ensures the viability of IT deliverables. Recommends development options, including design, build/buy, and vendor purchase. Conducts testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security.

Identifies potential solutions, including the cost/benefit of each option. May approve solutions proposed by team members. Resolves complex issues uncovered by testers and internal clients.

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. May screen resumes, interviews, make hiring and assignment recommendations, and write reviews.

Maintains current knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff with less experience and identifies training needs.

Communicates with 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.

Reviews and approves documentation and diagrams created by IT team members, (e.g., system specifications). Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes.

Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.

May participate in design, code, and test Inspections throughout product life cycle to contribute technical expertise and to identify issues. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews.

For teams without a BSA, performs this staff member's duties, including interviewing business liaisons to write the functional requirements. In the absence of the project manager, performs this staff member's duties, including coordinating daily systems analysis and development activities.

Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures. Verifies team's deliverables meet Information Security requirements.

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Five years experience in technical specialty. For development technical leads, includes two years' developer experience.
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry

Advanced knowledge of the following technical lead practices and concepts:
  • Full product life cycle
  • 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 standards

Advanced knowledge of one or more IT platforms:
  • AS/400
  • Client/server
  • IBM mainframe
  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • OS/390
  • UNIX

Note: Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position. Additionally, employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result.


• Location: Philadelphia

• Post ID: 40092373 philadelphia is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017