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Lead .NET Developer/Architect
Are you an experienced .NET developer with a proven track record of
leading successful design and development projects? Are you tired of
work without real meaning and ready for something challenging?
We’re a small, but market-leading, political technology company
looking for someone with interests in and experience with the latest
Microsoft technologies, specifically SQL Server 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0.
The right candidate will be able to weigh business decisions against
technical ones and will participate in determining product-definition
and feature set in conjunction with senior management. You will
influence the entire technical direction of our firm.
The lead developer position is about half architecture/design and half
actual coding, with full managerial/supervisory duties. If you don’t
want to get your hands dirty with code, this is probably not the job
for you; but if you do enjoy getting knee-deep in the actual coding,
–Development, definition & maintenance of our software architecture,
coding standards, and design standards.
–Review existing software architecture and identify areas for
improvement with a focus scalability, maintainability, and performance.
–Create technical specifications for new product features.
–Design and develop key technical components, APIs, and UI elements
–Create and direct the development plan & milestones, as well as the
successful implementation of the architecture and standards with each
–Set standards for implementation, coding, and deployment activities.
–Problem ownership and resolution; provide risk mitigation plans for
technical implementation alternatives.
–Manage version control and documentation procedures.
–Develop and maintain cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility.
–Investigate and evaluate new architectures, Web features and tools
which might be useful for expanding our product offerings.
–Research and evaluate partnership opportunities to enhance our
systems strategic value to customers.
–Evaluate and recommend 3rd party tools and components when necessary.
–Lead the engineering team in the design and development of new
product features, providing architectural leadership and guidance to
reduce schedule risk.
–Mentor and guide the development team in the adoption and use of
best practices and design patterns.
–Manage senior and junior developers.
–Track record of leading development teams in the delivery of high
quality products in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
–Expert in architecting, designing and leading the development of new
products in emerging markets.
–10+ years of experience in software development with 5+ years as
architect or lead developer and independent architectural/design
responsibilities in at least one large multi-tier project.
–Demonstrated ability to lead senior and junior developers.
–Experience developing functional specifications.
–Comfortable in hands-on role developing using .NET.
–Thorough knowledge of Microsoft software development framework and
related development environments; MCSD/MCAD certification highly
–Demonstrated experience with VB.NET on ASP.NET 1.1 platform and SQL
–Strong understanding of IIS and ASP.net deployment required.
–Experience with some or all: ASP.NET 2.0, Visual Studio 2005, SQL
Server 2005, SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, ADO.NET, MSMQ; HTML,
–Knowledge and experience of OO Development methodology in n-tiered
Client /Server/Web based environments.
–Some experience with legacy ASP extremely helpful.
–Experience with version-control systems.
–Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills; effective and
efficient oral and written communication skills.
–Ability to interact positively and effectively with employees at all
levels within the organization.
–BS in computer science or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
–Athletic skills in table tennis, foosball, frisbee or softball optional.
–The opportunity to be a key contributor in a small, entrepreneurial
firm in a niche market.
–Downtown Washington DC location, 2 blocks from the Metro.
–Casual work environment–no dress code, free sodas and chocolate in
–Health insurance, 401k plan, pre-tax transportation benefits, paid
personal time off.
Apply to: email@example.com