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Technical Lead / Tech Architect (Java / ecommerce)

at Optaros in San Francisco, CA   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
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Optaros is seeking a Technical Lead with hands-on Java experience to provide technical direction and manage a mixed team (Optaros employees and client staff members) for a highly-visible major retailer. The Technical Lead will be working on an enterprise application to allow simultaneous innovation both in-store and on the web - a very complex, challenging, and exciting project. Role is located in downtown San Francisco.

Here are some key highlights; if this sounds like you, continue on:

•Hands-on Java experience and a desire to still be hands-on (not hand off an architecture to an implementation team)
•Leadership in delivering multiple production applications
•Broad experience – applications (ideally commerce related), system integration, frameworks or supporting services
•Good communication skills, able to run on their own but knows when collaboration and joint decision-making are important


Technical Leads oversee the development, design, user interface, technology integration, and site architecture management on a variety of projects. These accomplished developers are capable of leading teams of 3-5 people with minimal oversight, managing scope, requirements, clients, and project tasks as well as providing technical mentoring for the team. They interact with the client at the Director level. Technical Leads contribute to business development efforts by providing input for SOW’s and Proposals, and participating in RFP development.

Interested? Please apply at this link:
Technical Skills:
8+ years of technical development experience
Knowledge of multiple technologies, including: J2EE (EJB, Servlets, JSP, JMS, Struts, Hibernate, Spring, AJAX, Tag libraries); PHP; Javascript; SQL; Web Services (SOAP, REST); Databases (SQL, mySQL, Postgres, Oracle); Source Control (SVN/CVS/Rational); Open Source technologies (JBoss, MySQL, Apache, LAMP, RedHat, SuSE, Alfresco, exPublish)
A deep understanding of OO design principles to create large-scale custom and assembled enterprise applications
Extensive experience in enterprise architecture, systems integration, and package implementation
Extensive experience with debugging, reuse, source code management strategies (e.g. forking, branching), and release management
Solid knowledge of system administration and software and hardware configuration; ability to make informed recommendations to customer IT staff; ability to troubleshoot pre- and post-production implementations; security; load balancing and performance
Solid understanding of databases and data modeling/design techniques; data interface protocols; database software installation; database tuning
Successful experience collaborating and working with Designers, IAs, Front-End Developers and Technologists to achieve the best balance between user needs, enterprise requirements and technology constraints
Consulting Skills:
Work with client’s IT organization to establish technology strategy at an application level.•Comfortable facilitating group discussions and leading client requirement activities; able to translate user requirements into functional specifications for development teams •Establish high, mid and micro level plans and set technical direction for a small team; lead the estimation effort for projects; work to identify and manage risk and control scope
Expert level experience in analyzing business goals and metrics and resolving complex issues in creative and effective ways
Experience managing workstreams, setting expect
great base, bonus, stock
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