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Position Summary:

This position reports to the Business Systems Lead (AVP). You will be part of a growing Application Development team that leads NBA applications for Internal and External Users. The IT department services over 10 internal groups, the Tech Lead will be a seasoned developer comfortable with a variety of frontend, middleware and backend technologies. The current technology stack ASP.Net Web Forms, C#.Net, ASP.Net Core MVC, WebAPI, React JS, SQL Server, PL SQL, MongoDB, Sharepoint, Azure Dev Ops. The ideal candidate will be the one who is able to balance the rapid pace of technology change with an experienced ability to handle client relationships - including working closely with business and technical teams/vendors. We're looking for someone who is laser-focused on operational excellence and customer satisfaction. You'll need to wear many hats, so flexibility and a can-do attitude are critical! We are looking for a dynamic collaborative personality that can champion the cause of Agile within the organization. The individual needs to have a consistent track record of successfully delivering value for their customers in a fast-paced environment along with successful management of customer expectations. A passionate hands-on engineer who strives for automation would be ideal for this position. This person will be responsible for system architecture, future application selection, vendor selection, application upgrades, setting by support processes and rectifying production issues. This position has remote flexibility wherein this person might be expected to come to NY or NJ office limited number of days per week.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Understand Business Requirements Documentation (BRD)/functional specifications and develops application based upon specifications.

  • Collaborate with project partners to ensure all requirements are met.

  • Interact regularly with users to gather feedback, listen to their issues and concerns, recommend solutions.

  • System Administrator of applications in place.

  • Conduct training sessions for users and create and handle documentation in coordination with software development teams/vendors.

  • Ability to conduct code, quality and design reviews

  • Work closely with internal team and external partners to ensure new developments align with roadmap and integrate seamlessly with other platform components

  • Handle application rollouts, systems upgrade to acquire new and improved functionality, identity product versions worth upgrading or skipping, balance between business need and vendor recommendation.

  • Apply user experience techniques and support ongoing development, implementation and quality checks for existing projects/applications

  • Identify opportunities to demonstrate new technologies to enhance the Platform as well as bring in more automation

  • Assist in the ongoing support of multiple application environments and research and learn new applications & technologies.

  • Resolution of production issues in a timely manner, communicating with users on the progress of the issues through email, phone or slack.

  • Accountable for overall health of applications.

  • Flexibility to work off hours to be on call and emergency support.

  • Coordinate with Cyber and Desktop teams, remediate security risk, keeps patches up to date.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Someone who prides in remaining in touch with the latest and greatest in the technology world.

  • Expertise in ASP.Net Web Forms, C#.Net, ASP.Net Core MVC, WebAPI, React JS, SQL Server, PL SQL, MongoDB, Azure Dev Ops.

  • Expertise in one of the BI Reporting tool i.e. PowerBI, Tableau, Click etc.

  • Knowledge of Media Industry in a must - End to end working of Digital, Linear, Radio, and Publications.

  • Should be aware of industry products that support media.

  • Be able to create statistics/analytics for business owner to drive business, increase revenue and keep up with changing industry.

  • Experience with Architecting Applications (e.g. Design Patterns, distributed applications etc.) with the aim of reuse

  • Experience with best in breed code management and documentation practices Authority in usage of Agile Tooling, specifically TFS, Jira, etc.

  • Superb communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Demonstrable experience in various type of applications support and coordinating application development.

  • Ability to have in-depth knowledge of the systems that is being supported. Understand business for which system is being build and used.

  • Standout colleague - should be ready to go beyond to help immediate team and not be averse to asking for help if needed.

  • Develop and sustain a professional attitude in dealing with business partners.

  • Ability to translate ideas into solutions based on business needs

  • Experience leading discussions with the goal of clearly extracting & articulating business requirements and corresponding solutions.

  • Understanding and experience working in an Agile based environment is a must Eagerness to learn new technologies and bring new ideas to the table!

  • Customer interfacing experience - customer presentation.

  • Experience mentoring and leading other staff, both onsite and offshore would be required for this role to be successful.

Education:

College Degree in Computer Science, or related field.

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