Lead Software Developer

Location US-FL-Miami
Job ID
Information Technology
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

This Lead Software Development & IT Management position encompasses both full stack development for customer-facing financial industry application as well as leadership, planning and support of information technology team.  Responsibilities include lead Java/Java Script development, system redundancy, security, and IT operations. Ensures that associated procedures are standardized, effectively measured and communicated.  Additionally, this individual leads cross-functional efforts for advancing operational improvements.


  • Supervises the assigned IT function and creates metrics supporting improvements.
  • Collaborates to create strong processes that increase operational efficiencies.
  • Ensures IT function complies with PCI, SOX, CPNI, etc.
  • Creates and owns weekly IT operational scorecard.
  • Serves as primary lead in building customer relations and communications including anticipating client needs that can then be translated into application’s performance and features.
  • Works with various IT groups to centralize budgeting and resource allocation for projects.
  • Creates and implements a multi-year IT plan that aligns with the strategic business plan
  • Working with the Senior Software Engineer, designs and implements new features in a scalable existing web application that is built on the Play Framework, including bug fixing enhancements, and QA.
  • Works with the Senior Systems Engineer to understand database and application performance and security in the production environment, including capacity planning for the DB and trouble-shooting any issues/errors.
  • Leads the execution of penetration testing and application fuzzing as a prerequisite to all major releases, including maintenance of the test cases.
  • Creates and Implements processes to maintain the source code repository and release management.
  • Leads the product release management process including change management, scheduling, authoring release notes, authoring product roadmaps.
  • Conducts unit testing and writes use/test cases and supervises internal regression testing of new releases using automated testing tools such as Selenium.
  • Maintains test environments and deployment of new features, patches and releases via Jenkins automation server and Github.
  • Converts business requirements to detailed application technical specification/requirements documentation.
  • Assists in root cause analysis and resolution.
  • Works collaboratively with other IT team members, customers, and the product team as part of an Agile Development process.


  • A bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or related field and minimum of five (5) years relevant experience. Master’s degree desired
  • 5+ years experience in implementing and managing specific IT functions.
  • 5+ years of varied overall, IT experience including IT operations, DR/BCP, and IT services.
  • Experience managing large projects, creating and defining complex operational processes and procedures
  • Five years minimum experience with client-side technologies including JavaScript, J Query (or similar libraries), JSON, CSS/CSS3 and HTML 5.
  • Working knowledge of Java.
  • Knowledge of open software security including encryption, authentication methodologies, data integrity and data protection.
  • Experience encrypting at the database level.
  • Experience suing Subversion Source Control.
  • Experience using industry standard QA tools and processes.
  • Experience with AJAX.
  • Experience with industry standard development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of SQL scripting with my SQL.  
  • Experience developing on a Linux environment running Apache/Tomcat and MySQL databases in a production environment.
  • Provides 24/7 support for emergency issues as required.
  • Experience with:
    Play Framework
    Reporting, data visualization, PDF generation
    XML, XSLT, XQuery


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.


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