Lead Software Engineer - Technical Lead, Vanco Mobile Bloomington, MN, Bloomington, MN or Atlanta, GA

Lead Software Engineer - Technical Lead, Vanco Mobile

Full Time • Bloomington, MN, Bloomington, MN or Atlanta, GA
At Vanco, we serve those who enrich our communities. Vanco provides businesses, nonprofits and educational organizations a complete range of payment solutions and administrative software. Our solutions make payment processing simple and ease administrative burdens for faith-based groups, nonprofits and schools. We are a software payments company for community organizations, and every transaction tells a story.

An important part of who we are is our Vanco Values in Action.  At Vanco, our employees:

  • Clearly Care
  • Own It
  • Grow
  • Have Grit 


Our Lead Software Engineer – Technical Lead is responsible for the technical excellence of software developed by an Agile scrum team.   They assure architectural qualities are implemented within the code using simple, consistent, reusable, and testable design patterns.   They work with the entire Product Team in an Agile environment to ensure alignment of priorities and increments of value are ready to deliver each sprint. They champion coding standards, unit testing, paired programming and code reviews. They also mentor, train and coach team members in these areas and are seen as a respected and respectful leader on the team.  

Our Lead Software Engineer- Tech Lead establishes standardized methodologies and champions Agile-focused approaches to the Software Development Life Cycle to encourage a mindset of continuous improvement and embracing change. They are responsible for effectively analyzing complex problems and be recognized as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of the product suite performing risk and impact analysis and recommend solutions by balancing the competing interests of simplicity, thoroughness, consistency, and innovation.  They have an advanced level of understanding of multiple products and able to analyze how new features and functionality will impact customers, the application, the system, and nonadjacent applications.  They understand and will communicate with various levels of leadership the risks to timelines and expectations and will lead and direct technical design for products that affect their own team. 

Currently, Vanco is looking for a Lead Software Engineer – Technical Lead to join our Next Generation Vanco Faith team.  Next Generation Vanco Faith eGiving products use modern cloud and mobile technologies to allow churches to connect with their communities. In this role, you would join our collaborative, forward-thinking development team that supports our Faith-Based products.

 

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Understand, champion, mentor team on architectural qualities, design patterns, coding and testing best practices.   
  • Understand and help shape DevOps and Security principles to ensure application code and CI/CD pipeline is secure and scalable  
  • Work closely with the Product Owner and the Product Team to understand, scope and define the story objectives and context 
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance Engineers and Product Owners to define and refine acceptance criteria and ensure the product is tested successfully 
  • Supports SRE in troubleshooting production issues and recommends tactical low risk fixes balanced against long term fixes for any critical or high priority issues 
  • Identifies needs for, develops, maintains, reviews, and approves technical and non-technical documentation 
  • Proactively helps remove roadblocks for the team 
  • Writes code according to acceptance criteria in a user story and defines and adheres to coding best practices  
  • Tests code changes on local system to ensure quality 
  • Provides and defines code reviews and/or pair programming guidelines for team and assures all code follows coding best practices   
  • Define patterns for, review, and write and champion unit tests to the level of satisfactory defined by the dev team 
  • Mentors, trains, and coaches on writing high quality code and unit tests 
  • Mentors, trains, and coaches on processes, best practices, and software tools 
Who you are:

  • Expert knowledge of at least 2 technologies, tools, products, etc. and able to mentor, train, and coach others in this area. 
  • Expert level of understanding of multiple products within a product suite and ability to analyze how new features/functionality will impact customers, the application, the system, and nonadjacent applications 
  • Advanced knowledge of data modeling and writing performant functional DB queries and the ability to coach team members in this area 
  • Advanced knowledge of security principles and how to proactively avoid and/or resolve them and the ability to coach team members in this area    
  • Advanced ability to debug non-code issues (OS, DB, network, security, etc.)  
  • Ability to effectively lead and direct multiple products at various stages of development  
  • Ability to think strategically and take a proactive instead of a reactive approach to development 
  • Actively participate in definition of team values and retrospectives
  • Ability to understand and can communicate to various levels of leadership the criticality of defects, roadblocks, security vulnerabilities, and degradation of application performance  
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group setting 
  • Ability to effectively analyze complex problems within a product suite, perform risk and impact analysis, and recommend solutions by balancing the competing interests of simplicity, thoroughness, consistency and innovation
  • Understands and recommends priorities to ensure the team is successful and communicate risks to timelines and expectations 
  • Takes ownership of work and responsibility for own and team actions 
What we offer:

  • 100% Employer Paid Health Insurance HSA or Base Plan, Dental, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays and 4 weeks PTO
  • Paid days off to Volunteer
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match
  • Competitive benefits and pay
  • Small collaborative teams where you can impact both outcome and culture
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Join a rapidly growing company that promotes internally

Vanco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.





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