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Lead Java Developer- Hybrid

White Plains, New York
Freelance | Job ID #68747 | Posted one year ago

The Technical Lead is responsible for the overall design, implementation and quality of the code the team produces across one or more projects. The Technical Lead partners with the IT leadership, architecture, and development staff to establish vision, strategy and road maps that align with business strategies and organizational priorities. The Technical Lead must collaborate with peers and leadership to leverage knowledge and solutions across the organization.

The Technical Lead reports to the Director and is accountable for daily status on tech design, development, and resource management.  The Lead will collaborate with Product Owners, PMO, DevOps and lead a team of developers, analysts & testers to define requirements, design, and develop mission critical applications.

The Technical Lead works with: 

  • Delivery leads to staff projects with associates, contractors, and/or third party teams, 
  • Project managers on a plan and estimates, 
  • Architecture and delivery leads on solution blueprints, 
  • QA and delivery leads on functional testing, integration testing, performance testing and to triage defects 
  • Service introduction on hand-off to application operations team 

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Technical Lead of Application Development is a position within a development group focused on leading the delivery of best in class systems to support client’s business lines, across all channels.
  • These include customer and associate facing applications built on AWS using Microservices Architecture and other AWS components that integrate with existing on-prem client systems and databases.


  • 8+ years experience in java software development demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility 
  • Experience leading a team of 3 or more software developers 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience 
  • Experience producing solution designs for large-scale, highly available, mission-critical systems
  • Proficient in designing, creating and consuming Web Services (REST, JSON, OAuth), multi-tier  or microservice applications in Java and large scale database applications 
  • Strong experience in SQL and data modeling 
  • Demonstrate sound architecture skills and broad experience designing applications   
  • Ability to communicate complex technical design concepts and translate into non-technical business solutions
  • Able to communicate well with all levels in the organization, and must be comfortable as a primary contact to internal and external customers  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience in Agile, Waterfall and other software development methodologies 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with developing within a Cloud environment with good knowledge of cloud infrastructure like AWS is a plus
  • Experience with ecommerce, retail, automotive, and financing is a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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