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Technical Lead - Fullstack

Chicago, IL
Full-Time
Salary Range : $200,000

Technical Lead - Python

Join a Winning Team at Client

 

When you join the team at Client, you become part of the 5th largest global insurance broker, providing a broad array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. Becoming a part of CLIENT means that you thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced team environment supported by over 14,000 professionals in 500 offices across North America. You will be able to actively contribute to our track record of year over year growth fueled by innovative new products and services, mergers and acquisitions, and a great team of people. As part of our talent engine, you will exemplify our strong core values which drive our unique corporate culture. CLIENT’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in our people, products and philanthropic initiatives and we are passionate about our talent!

 

We are looking for a React lead developer to partner with our Transactional Lines business through its exciting next phase of growth. This role will be charged with front end ownership and strong partnership with Product Owners, Product Designers, Application Development teams, customers, internal Business Partner Management and PMO functions. They will bring expertise in nurturing and growing a high performing team and a track record of success in building and delivering products that our customers love. This role will be empowered to drive personal and small commercial product growth by assisting in building a 21st century digital brokerage, with a passionate focus on providing protective solutions for both consumers and small business owners.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Participate within a cross-functional product team to develop and deploy production-quality code for clients
  • Build reusable libraries and software components to accelerate the delivery of client solutions
  • Develop and champion modern software development best practices and concepts to a technical audience and business stakeholders
  • Take the lead in designing, developing, and documenting full-stack application software; evaluating third-party software products for integration as needed
  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including architecture design, writing documentation and unit/integration tests, identifying issues and resolution, writing clean code, conducting code reviews, and mentoring other Engineers
  • Scope, architect, design, develop, build, and release robust and scalable applications:
  • Ability to explain and discuss technical concepts and methodologies with colleagues and clients from another discipline
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements and implementation details
  • Complex systems that are extensible, easy to understand, and self-maintaining
  • Integration with third-party systems to enable use cases that power business solutions
  • Work closely with web designers and developers to create modern UI/UX web applications
  • Design and develop standardized application frameworks to support a variety of applications
  • Set standards for design patterns, code reviews, PRs,
  • Partner with Product Owner and lead delivery of sprint deliverables
  • Comfortable given updates / conversations with senior stakeholders
  • Decompose technical architecture into distinct tasks that can be completed by other developers

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of experience with web application development
  • 2+ years serving as team lead (or equivalent)
  • Experience working back end technologies such as Python / Django / Flask
  • Demonstrated understanding of API design principles and concepts (REST, GraphQL)
  • Familiarity of design patterns, SOLID design, decoupled architecture
  • Deployment and maintenance of web applications using Python platforms
  • Strong computer science fundamentals such as automated testing, object-oriented programming, performance complexity, and implications of software architecture on performance
  • Well versed in front end design and architecture trade offs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Agile (Scrum) practices.
  • Source Control – VSS, TFS, Git
  • Prior Experience working on public cloud environments (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Familiarity of front end design patterns (SPA, MVVM)
  • Interfaces between web / server-side components
  • Experienced in cross-browser compatibility, accessibility, and web standards.
  • This position reports into Chicago and can be based anywhere in the U.S.

 

 

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with UI/UX analytics platforms for engagement analysis (Amplitude, Mixpanel, Google Analytics)
  • Designing and maintaining APIs (RESTful, GraphQL, gRPC)

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience

 

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