Senior Software Development Lead
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
Senior Software Development Lead

Senior Software Development Lead

Job Summary:

The Senior Software Development Lead will be responsible for providing technical leadership to a team(s) of software engineers. Project teams are focused on developing new software functionality for our web-based eCommerce product, our web-based service offerings or our server-based transaction processing systems. This role is a senior technical position within our engineering organization. He or she will be responsible for major technical decisions and directing project work at a technical level.

Reports to:

Engineering Team Leader/Manager


Direct Supply is the nation's leading supplier of equipment, services and eCommerce systems to the Senior Living profession. Since 1985, we have assembled one of the brightest, hardest-working teams in America. Our high-tech culture is fast paced, and our business continues to grow at an astounding rate year after year. Best of all, we are a Milwaukee-based, 100% employee-owned company that offers great opportunities for ambitious, motivated people.

Essential Job Functions and Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Leadership (40%)
    • Provide overall technical direction for project team, directing the efforts of engineers working on one or multiple concurrent projects.
    • Provide leadership in areas of good software engineering process and SDLC.
    • Identify and evangelize new development processes that improve the predictability and quality of projects.
    • Mentor junior engineers when they encounter complex problems.
    • Provide high-level technical analysis as new projects go through the ideation phase.
    • Work with project manager to estimate and plan execution of projects while accommodating technical and business needs
    • Provide status of technical deliverables to project manager and engineering manager.
    • Organize R&D projects that leverage the power of the team.
  • Software Architecture and Design (30%)
    • Understand system architecture and the integration of new functionality.
    • Provide architecture and design framework for larger projects.
    • Provide designs for more complex aspects of projects.
    • Communicate architecture and designs to project team members.
    • Review designs produced by junior engineers to verify conformity to overall guidelines.
    • Act as a technical leader across Engineering as a proponent for good architecture and design, and an advocate for architecture standards.
  • Software Implementation (20%)
    • Implement complex software components for projects using technologies such as C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, JavaScript, Angular JS, and other web development tools.
    • Use the Scrum development process to deliver software solutions.
    • Review software components produced by other software engineers.
    • Coordinate integration testing and debugging of software components.
    • Work closely with testing teams to understand results and to coordinate bug fixes.
    • Prepare release plans for software releases to production.
  • Support (10%)
    • Find and fix bugs in released software.
    • Collaborate with junior engineers to assist in defect analysis and debugging.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or software engineering
  • 10+ years of software engineering and 4+ years of technical leadership experience
  • Advanced software development skills
  • Strong software architecture and design skills
  • Knowledge of good design concepts for all levels in a web-based architecture

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in a Microsoft environment
  • Knowledge of C#, ASP, SQL and TFS
  • Knowledge or experience with open source in multiple languages
  • Experience using Scrum methodology


  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Decision Quality
  • Managerial Courage
  • Personal Learning
  • Creativity
  • Drive for Results
  • Business Acumen
  • Organizing
  • Process Management
Job Number: 00BZF
Schedule: Full-time
Primary Location: WI-Milwaukee

Direct Supply is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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