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Software Developer Lead

Educational Testing Service

This is a Full-time position in Princeton, NJ posted April 30, 2021.

The Lead Software Developer candidate will (a) lead the technical aspects of designing, implementing, and/or integrating of engaging, interactive, and innovative capabilities, (b) serve as a technical lead for an interdisciplinary agile team focused on producing user-informed functional prototypes that could be tested in target markets, and (c) collaborate with both internal and external colleagues to ensure on-time completion of project goals.

The Lead Applications Software Developer provides high-level technical and analytical leadership to software development teams and oversees software development for innovative capabilities.

Additionally, the Lead Software Developer contributes a high level of subject matter expertise to the IT department and coordinates the administration of assignments for projects and tasks.

The Lead Software Developer champions IT strategic initiatives and brings a degree of awareness to industry trends.

This position mentors other software developers.

Specific to Labs:

The software developer manages the design, development and deployment of complex research applications and oversees interdisciplinary agile software development in the labs. 

Responsibilities:
Lead software development groups and teams in change control, issues resolution, requirements management, analysis and design, programming/construction, testing and transition of applications into a production environment Serve as technical expert on development, coding, testing and debugging stages of application and system integration Provide a high level of visibility to clients and act as frontline point of contact regarding ETS standards Formulate and define system scope and objectives for assigned projects Lead activities and interact with users through all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to assure consistently timely and accurate delivery of business application systems per Service Level Agreements Develop detailed specifications, application coding, unit and systems testing Examine, devise and modify procedures to solve complex problems that require a deep level of specialization and expertise in regard to existing system capabilities, technological advancement, operating time or the form of desired results Work with units throughout ETS to facilitate development, validation and delivery of software solutions Lead the planning and training of internal clients when new applications are launched or new processes are put in place Lead the collaboration between team members as well as across FCEs/BSUs to identify ways to improve existing processes and technical output Provide technical and analytical guidance to team members to facilitate the implementation of new technologies Conduct project tracking activity and walk throughs of software code to ensure adherence to quality standards and procedures Conduct analysis, identification, planning and control of risk management procedures and practices at a departmental level Promote and institute policies that foster quality standards and industry best practice Create and update all relevant documentation and specifications for design, development, and testing Provide recommendations for improvement to existing processes and procedures Responsible for staying abreast of all new technological trends, developments and products through participation in professional associations, familiarity with trade journals and professional publications, attendance of relevant conferences, etc.

Adhere to ethical standards and comply with the laws and regulations applicable to your job function
Experience and Skills

Education, Certifications, or Special Licenses:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent coursework emphasizing an information processing or business-related curricula.

Also possible to have an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired if necessary.

Relevant Years of Experience:
8-10 years of progressively responsible software development experience
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.