Job Description: Job Summary The Lead Application Developer is responsible for leading a team of IT professionals in understanding and supporting the businesses through the design, development and implementation of applications, application enhancements and new capabilities. They are expected to provide technical leadership in every stage of the development lifecycle, from analysis and design to program coding, testing, release and maintenance while adhering to current System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes. They will work closely with various customers including their immediate project teams, business domain experts and other technical staff members. They are accountable for the quality of the code produced by the team and the final product.
Technical Leadership - Leads a technical team and acts as the primary point of contact for all technical deliverables.
Solution Design - Translates business and technical requirements into solution designs that satisfy the business needs and comply with approved standards. Reviews functional specifications, creates detailed technical design and technical specifications.
Code Development - Ensures development activities are aligned with scope, schedule, priority and business objectives. Oversees code development and unit and performance testing activities. Develops and enhances application code.
Version Management - Creates version branches for themselves and the team, manages access to branches, code reviews, unit test coverages, and prepares pull requests to the repository manager.
Testing - Leads validation efforts by performing and/or assisting others in validating the solution performs as expected. This includes and is not limited to system integration testing, performance testing, regression testing, user acceptance testing and defect remediation. Meets or exceeds all operational readiness requirements (e.g., operations engineering, performance, and risk management).
Mentoring, coaching, and developing staff and reviews work products from team and vendor consultants.
Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Complete all required compliance training. Maintain knowledge of and adhere to Flagstar's internal compliance policies and procedures. Take responsibility to keep up to date with changing regulations and policies.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering, Math or related field plus 10 years of development experience (Finance/Lending industry experience a plus) is preferred - OR - 15 years of comparable work experience.
3 years of experience developing with Java
2 years of experience developing with MuleSoft a plus
5 years of experience with various Software Development Life Cycle methods such as Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, etc.
5 years of experience designing and building technical solutions using applicable technologies
5 years of using relational databases and writing basic queries (SQL and PL/SQL)
Excellent communicator - Ability to communicate verbally and in technical writing to all levels of the organization in a proactive, contextually appropriate manner
Exceptional problem solving and analytic skills with proven strength in applying root cause analysis
Proven ability to design and build technical solutions using applicable technologies; ability to demonstrate exceptional coding skills
Strong experience with web services, executing calls and interpreting responses (SOAP and REST)
Exceptional ability in interpreting customer business needs and translating them into application and operational requirements
Ability to prioritize work by dividing time, attention and effort between current project workload and on-going support tasks
Strength in communicating needs and schedules, as well as ensure that plans are in place and standards are adhered to
Proven ability to coordinate and execute cross-functionally with technical managers, business managers, SMEs, and customers
Experienced with version control tools and advocating best practices with other team members
Intermittent travel to partner or vendor sites, some travel overseas
ITIL training, Scrum Developer training, PMI-PMP and TOGAF are all preferred
Software tools applicable to technology being used (I.E., Java, Eclipse, MuleSoft, Visual Studio, Git, Toad, Shell Script, etc.)