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Lead Full Stack Developer at Arthrex, Inc. in Naples, Florida

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 41422 
Title: Lead Software Developer 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Naples, FL





We are looking for a talented and passionate Lead Full Stack Developer who wants to make an impact in the medical space. With over 35 yearof experience in the orthopedic industry, Arthrex is dedicated to providing safe and reproducible solutions for health care professionals. We are seeking an experienced developer who will help us build and enhance tools and applications that are used by thousands of users worldwide for the latest education in sports medicine and minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. The Lead Developer on our team will lead the architecture and development of these new and innovative applications and features. We use technologies such as Angular, Golang, Ruby, React, Docker, and AWS, but are always evaluating new technologies and patterns that can have a positive impact on our products.


Our ideal candidate has advanced experience creating modern web applications, can contribute to both the frontend and backend and enjoys continuously assessing new technologies, programming languages, and software Qualified candidates have experience with a Javascript frontend framework such as Angular or React as well as building and managing APIs/web services using a high-performance language like Go. Experience with a microservice architecture is highly preferred. Qualified candidates should have an interest in defining and implementing best practices and patterns as well as aligning the team on their use. Qualified applicants should have previous experience demonstrating their ability to lead and mentor other team members on best practices and patterns while building applications.


Quality is of utmost importance to Arthrex and should therefore be important to applicants. Our software developers follow coding best practices, champion standards, and always push themselves and others for continuous improvement in everything they do. We are looking for a true team player who likes to work in a co-located team environment where cross-functional collaboration is highly valued. We invest in our team members and provide an environment where everyone feels challenged and can grow professionally. We are looking for professionals who are ready to have a long-term career perspective, feel fulfilled by the work they are doing, and contribute to our mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


About You:

  • A true team player who is passionate about leading software development efforts

  • Have a track record of building applications and bringing them to production

  • Strive for continuous improvement in everything you do

  • Value identifying and following coding best practices, champion standards

  • Looking to join a company that will invest in your professional growth

  • Thrive in a co-located team environment where cross-functional collaboration is highly valued


About Us:

Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. We value quality and invest in our employees by offering a competitive benefits package including a great work-life balance and opportunities for continuing education through training and conferences. Arthrex is located in Naples, Florida which has great weather year-round and no state income tax!


Main Objective: Leads development, support and maintenance of high-end and innovative software applications that support Arthrex’s mission of helping surgeons treat their patients better. Contributes to projects by writing high-quality, reliable, and maintainable code, and helping guide other developers in a cross-functional team environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Actively participates in software application development. Translates abstract requirements into functional code to meet intended objectives and key results. Shows initiative and pro-actively implements application improvements and updates.

  2. Meets with management and stakeholders to both understand and convey priorities and goals for projects. Communicates the team’s current progress and helps to project future progress.

  3. Assists with the creation and grooming of requirements and specifications for projects - both technical and functional. Helps architect and plan changes and enhancements to the system. Approves and validates any changes that are made to the system.

  4. Assists with delegating and assigning tasks to other developers on the team. Helps ensure that tasks and features are completed in a timely manner and helps hold the team accountable to commitments.

  5. Maintains and enhances existing applications. Has the ability to effectively diagnose issues and provide resolutions.

  6. Deals with all aspects of the technology stack from client side programming to configuring servers and running applications.

  7. Monitors applications for abnormalities and looks for areas to improve application availability and speed.

  8. Deploys code changes to different environments in a safe and reliable manner.

  9. Mentors other developers on the team on best practices and patterns. Ensures the quality of the project by working closely with other developers.

  10. Conducts code reviews, provides feedback, and suggests changes as needed.

  11. Assesses new technologies, programming languages, and software. Presents findings and recommendations to both the team and business.

  12. Works effectively with the UX, QA and Product Management teams during all stages of application development (ideation, design, build, test, and release).

  13. Communicates effectively with customers and project stakeholders.

  14. Occasional travel for training, meetings or trade shows may be required.


Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.

7+ years of hands-on experience developing web/mobile applications that are used in a production environment.

Experience writing robust, pragmatic code following design patterns/anti-patterns. 


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Demonstrate interpersonal and leadership skills required to interact with staff, colleagues, management and internal/external customers.

  • Advanced experience developing and supporting web and/or mobile applications using programming/scripting languages such as Ruby, Objective-C, Go, Python or Java.

  • Experience leading other developers in the creation of high quality, production level code and systems.

  • Advanced experience developing applications using a framework such as Ruby on Rails or MVC on iOS.

  • In-depth understanding of modern web development techniques and standards including JavaScript, responsive web design, and front end development frameworks. Knowledge of React and AngularJS is a plus.

  • iOS, Swift, Objective-C, and UIKit development skills are a plus.

  • Android and Java development skills are a plus.

  • Advanced understanding of relational database design. Experience with NoSQL data stores is a plus. Must be able to write SQL queries and understand database concepts such as stored procedures, views and triggers.

  • Experience working with web services. Knowledge of or experience with micro-services or service-oriented architecture required.

  • Knowledge of application security and identity management solutions such as OAuth, certificates and encryption.

  • Experience with performance tuning tools (e.g. Instruments for iOS, Chrome Web Tools, etc.).

  • Knowledgeable about web standards, W3C specifications, and cross-browser/cross-platform/cross-device compatibility.

  • Advanced experience with distributed version control systems such as Git.

  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision and strong attention to detail in a team environment.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Individual must be highly motivated and self-directed.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies.

  • Familiarity with continuous integration.

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn Ruby, Objective C, Go, Swift, Java or any language/technology required by the project.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Experience working with code editors and team collaboration software. Individual must feel comfortable using the command line. Experience with Mac OS X is a plus.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.