Enterprise Applications Support Lead

Washington, DC

Posted: 06/18/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 229722

Top 3 Technical Skills (confirmed):

  • SME-level experience in Software Development as a whole
  • Experience managing teams of software developers and managers of software developers
  • Java and RHEL
  • Some Cloud migration and DevOps has become a required skill for this position



Projected Description/Purpose of Role:

Our client is seeking in individual with strong technical leadership and exceptional collaboration to support the management, operations and maintenance of the Enterprise Applications Support group at GAO.  The Enterprise Applications Support group provides ongoing application development and maintenance support for 70+ of GAO custom, COTS, GOTS, and open source applications which include a large number of J2EE applications, Liferay, legacy PHP and ColdFusion applications.


This person will be an effective leader who will share the responsibility of managing a 20-25 team members with a mix of software developers, test engineers, and analysts of mid-senior skill levels.


To be successful…
  • Works with minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment
  • Provide hands-on oversight and technical expertise in application development and maintenance support for custom development
  • Have subject matter expertise to evaluate system integration, interface requirements, and propose effective technical solutions per GAO requirements
  • Adapt to work with emerging/changing technologies and development methodologies;  i.e. DevOps, automation, CI/CD
  • Support innovation and strategy in the area of DevSecOps and Cloud Migration
  • Highly organized in supporting  and tracking status for multiple concurrent projects and activities
  • Able to define strategy, build influence, and gracefully drive initiatives forward
  • Able to write well technically in order to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences


Core Responsibilities
  • Primary responsibility to manage and ensure the timely completion of specific technical projects and efforts from initiation through delivery
  • Oversees the team as they plan, track and execute project plans from start to completion
  • Manage staff with various application development and maintenance skill sets
  • Managing the development/enhancement of applications in a Java, PHP and ColdFusion following Agile development methodologies
  • Managing maintenance and upgrades of COTS products and applications
  • Conduct project meetings and be responsible for project tracking, analysis and status reporting
  • Resolve major program/project issues such as resource allocations and schedules
  • Preparing project management plans, contract task orders, staffing/cost estimates, and schedules for approval by clients
  • Interfacing with various IT group directors and executives (Business Systems, Enterprise Architecture, Network Operation, and Security)
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards, maintaining standard operating procedures, and review project deliverables
  • Gather required data from end users to evaluate objectives, goals, and scope to create technical specifications


Required Qualifications
  • U.S. citizens/Green card ONLY due to government or federal requirement.
  • 6+   years’ experience managing technical software projects
  • 5+ years in heads-down software development, system integrations, and testing
  • 3+   years of Agile project management experience using Scrum or like methodology
  • 3+ years providing supervision, mentoring, and development opportunities for engineering staff


Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated capability in executing large enterprise application development projects, leveraging Agile principles to deliver business applications for clients
  • Ability to define system architectures and tactical solutions for software delivery
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills working with diverse customer base
  • Ability   to performs complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of technical systems
  • Ability to provide technical guidance, information, and support to application developers and engineers
  • Offer expertise in one or more technical disciplines such as   Oracle/SQL, Java, DevOps, Cloud
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