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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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We do not believe in building a vision around the company but building a company around our vision, which is simply;

Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.

Technical Lead

Job Description

  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #75130

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring a Technical Lead consultant on a contract basis.

Work Location: Princeton, NJ (50% onsite)

As a Tech Lead, you are responsible for the technical direction of a product team and are an active contributor to the Application Engineering team. This includes working with peers, solution architects, product owners, scrum masters, and IT business partners. Being a technical player coach, you work with developers and QA to achieve the IT BP goals. You will lead our developers to evangelize the architectural vision, strategy, standards, and principles, to make sure the technical needs of the product are prioritized and achieved. You will ensure that best practices are being used by the development team, conduct code reviews, and design meetings. You will be working in a cutting-edge environment that runs in the cloud.

Enthusiastic about developing the best software available and providing the ultimate customer experience.
An advocate for continuous improvement of our software development process and shortening cycle times for software releases.
Lifelong learner with boundless curiosity about current market and technology trends, able to adapt accordingly.
Enables team to make the right choices, in alignment with our technology direction, to promote scalable and secure solutions.
Focuses on the high-level goals and design of a project or direction and how it aligns to the overall vision.
Able to work in a collaborative environment with a willingness to share your ideas with team members and to reach out to other teams and the Solution Architects to help pressure-test ideas.
Able to work independently on modules and complete tasks with high quality, but unafraid to seek out suggestions from other team members.
Able to lead a team of developers in an agile environment to build systems that enable our scientist to be more productive.
Nimble and responsive to the needs of team.
Excited to work on cutting-edge technology.
Passionate about mentoring and coaching developers.
Fantastic communicator both verbal and written.

Key Responsibilities

Lead development team through the application or component design, coding and testing by fully implementing the high level design provided by the solution architect team.
Drive project requests, enhancements to completion by leading a development team comprised of developers junior to senior, offshore contractors, QA
Design and implement product features in collaboration with product managers, solution architects and stakeholder.
Design reusable components, frameworks, web applications and libraries or micro-services
Present architectural diagrams and get the buy in from customer Expert level knowledge on multiple AWS services
Consult on projects providing best practice support to help realize the requirements with a micro service approach.
Speak and prepare oral and written communication clearly and effectively, fostering open communication, listen to others, and deliver presentations.
Designs and supports mission-critical, high-availability architectures with a focus on implementing in the cloud.
Take ownership of the implementation of individual software components, with high emphasis on quality, test-driven development, and sound software engineering practices.
Leads team of developers to realize and implement the high level design from Solution Architecture.
Responsible for the overall implementation and design at the code level.

Required Skills

Deliver high quality architecture solutions for large multi-generational programs spanning one or more business domains to support organizational missions
Expert level developer either C# or java
Software development experience in Python or Nodejs.
Good understanding of design patterns and how to apply them
Hands-on experience with web services, APIs, and REST.
Experience working with Angular or React build tools
Experience in Scrum
Demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
Demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
Ability to use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
Understanding of application lifecycle management
Ability to apply a basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
Ability to author, maintain, and debug code modules on AWS
Proficiency writing code for serverless applications
Communicates with impact (written and verbal) and can influence decisions across LOB and technology
Basic understanding of testing tools and unit and integration test scripting, and testing methodologies.
Software design and development experience in modern programming languages, in addition to Java/.NET and with at least one dynamic language Python

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience
Ability to express complex application and infrastructure architectures in both visual and written formats to both technical and non-technical audiences
5+ years of experience leading a team of software developers to successful completion of a medium to large application.
Has skills to develop and evangelize on reference architecture and run principles to help teams adopt Engineering Principles from the start (poison pill, active/active/active, auto-scaling, self-healing, others)
Understands use cases for advanced design patterns (e.g., service-to-worker, MVC, API gateway, intercepting filter, dependency injection, lazy loading, all from gang of four) to implement efficient code
Understands SOLID and can describe it in detail
Has skills to engage engineers across technology organization to promote standard software patterns and reuse of common libraries and services
Has experience in leading and coaching teams to perform software planning and estimation for large scale complex programs
Has skills to drive trade-off discussions to set right development capacity based on value drivers (e.g., regulatory, security, new business, market parity, technical debt)
Has an expert understanding of DevOps best practices to guide developers and abstract application development from underlying hosting platforms and infrastructure
Performance engineering experience to ensure applications are built to scale, run, and perform for varying demands


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