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Job #: R-00024595
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Technical Lead to lead a mid-size team in a software development project for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The position is located in Bethesda, Maryland.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Lead a team of developers on design and development tasks
  • Support the development of a technical roadmap
  • Help develop white papers on latest technology, research and software development process, methods and techniques
  • Provide system design, software development and technical guidance to the team
  • Conduct design reviews and code reviews of tasks performed by other developers in the team
  • Foster and mentor a high performing technical team
  • Supervise the quality of designs and implementations of the modules and provide recommendations
  • Work closely with Project Manager in planning releases, monitoring progress and investigating production issues.
  • Assign tasks to other developers in the team and track the progress of those tasks against release schedules.
  • Communicate and collaborate extensively with customers and functional team members such as Requirements, Architect, CM and Testing.
  • Provide status and other day-to-day communications to the Project Manager
  • Provide help desk triage/ production support

The candidate must:

  • be a proactive and result oriented team leader;
  • have strong design skills;
  • be a problem-solver;
  • thrive in a fast-paced work environment;
  • comfortable working with customers and end-users
  • exhibit effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • be experienced leading/mentoring a  6-8 person technical team

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other science or technology field.  More than ten (10+) years of professional experience as listed below.

Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance is required.

Required Skills

  • Agile Software Development Lifecycle
  • Software release management in a Windows environment
  • Entity Framework
  • MS SQL
  • Experience with HTML, DOM, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, Bootstrap, JSON
  • PostgreSQL
  • Database Design (e.g. Entity Relationship Diagrams)
  • UML
  • Object oriented design and development
  • Design patterns
  • Web API, Web Services Development (REST, XML)
  • Windows Services
  • Source Control and CM Tools
  • SVN and Git experience
  • Unit testing
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player


Desired Skills

  • Test Driven Development
  • Jira experience
  • Jenkins
  • Angular or React
  • AWS, Azure


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Job Family:

Software Development


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