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Java Team Lead - 1027239

Buffalo, NY

Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 1027239 Pay Rate: negotiable

Job Description

Lighthouse Technology Services is partnering with our financial client to fill their Java Team Lead position! This is a 6 month+ contract opportunity with likely extensions. This is a hybrid role with 3 days onsite a week at our client's hub in downtown Buffalo.

Position Overview

The Java team lead will be overseeing the technical leadership of the Adobe Experience Manager, consisting of full-stack web development. Strong knowledge of Java, JavaScript, Internet/Web Services, automated deployment and testing (CI/CD) is required. Demonstrated software operational support is essential -- production incident support/resolution, change management, software baseline control.

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Manage and participate in consults with client management in the analysis of short-range business requirements and recommend innovations that anticipate future impact of changing business requirements. Responsible for building a positive client relationship.
  • Monitor the technology direction of the industry and vendor applications.
  • Research and initiate change to the status quo, when necessary.
  • Oversee application development, support testing efforts, technology infrastructure/project management and other technology domains.
  • Serve as subject matter expert in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Control the activities of the teams, assign personnel to various projects and direct their activities.
  • Ensure completion of schedules. Responsible for short-term staffing planning.
  • Implement technology consistent with Division standards and long-range plans. Ensure adherence to all Department and Technology standards and procedures, including all documentation requirements.
  • May translate requirements to assist staff in preparing detailed specifications for system enhancements. Manage recommended designs based on business and technology requirements. Identify issues and concerns.
  • Manage monitoring project plans; may coordinate major project activities. Remain current on activities outside the team that may impact the team or client environment.
  • Develop and manage multiple cost center budgets.
  • Recommend and initiate new policies and procedures that improve the performance and effectiveness of the Department.
  • Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Maintain internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

What You'll Need to Have:
  • Minimum of an Associates degree and 7 years technology or systems management/leadership experience, or in lieu of a degree a combined minimum of 9 years higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 7 years technology or systems management/leadership experience
  • Capable of working on multiple projects of a complex nature
  • Proficiency with project management, word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Complete understanding of the system development life cycle
  • Excellent problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution
  • Familiar with application development software and hardware platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience encouraging teamwork and serving as role model when leading and directing others
  • Understand technical, business and operational impacts of a project or problem

It's a Plus If You Have:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum of 10 years technology management or large program leadership experience
  • Extensive application and product knowledge experience with skills, application(s) and functions of technology area led
  • Subject Matter Expert understanding of applications supported with an advanced knowledge of interfacing/integrated applications
  • Understanding of multiple business areas functions
  • Proven mentoring and leadership capabilities
  • Experience with skills, application(s) and functions of technology area
  • Good understanding of the Banks application framework
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