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Location: Farmington, Connecticut, United States
Job ID: 1025092HV
Date Posted: Jul 12, 2023
Segment: Digital System & Service
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Cloud & Data Engineering

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Application Development Lead (Azure Technology Stack)

Position Overview:
We are seeking an experienced Application Development Lead who is well-versed in the Azure technology stack and possesses expertise in various aspects of application development, including CI/CD, Microservices, APIs, full stack programming, and integration. As the Application Development Lead, you will lead a team of developers and be responsible for designing, developing, and delivering scalable and high-quality applications on the Azure cloud platform. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to understand business requirements and provide technical leadership to drive successful application development projects.

- Lead a team of developers and provide technical guidance and mentorship to ensure the successful delivery of application development projects.
- Design, develop, and deploy applications leveraging the Azure technology stack, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure API Management, and Azure Logic Apps.
- Collaborate with business stakeholders and product owners to understand application requirements and translate them into technical specifications and architectural designs.
- Drive the implementation of CI/CD practices and establish robust development and deployment pipelines using Azure DevOps or other relevant tools.
- Architect and develop Microservices-based solutions, leveraging containerization and orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
- Build and maintain RESTful APIs, ensuring proper authentication, authorization, and data security measures.
- Implement full stack programming, including frontend development using frameworks like Angular or React, and backend development using technologies such as .NET, Java, or Node.js.
- Integrate applications with external systems and third-party services using APIs, message queues, or event-driven architectures.
- Conduct code reviews, perform quality assurance testing, and ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.
- Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues, provide guidance on performance optimization, and drive continuous improvement of application development processes.
- Stay up to date with the latest advancements in Azure technologies and industry trends, and recommend innovative solutions to enhance application development capabilities.

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
- Extensive experience in application development, with a strong focus on the Azure technology stack.
- Proficiency in programming languages such as C#, Java, or JavaScript, with expertise in full stack development.
- Solid understanding and hands-on experience with Microservices architecture, containerization (Docker), and orchestration (Kubernetes).
- Experience designing and developing RESTful APIs, including knowledge of API security and best practices.
- Familiarity with frontend development frameworks such as Angular or React.
- Strong understanding of integration patterns and technologies like message queues, event-driven architectures, and API gateways.
- Expertise in CI/CD practices and tools, preferably Azure DevOps.
- Solid understanding of Agile development methodologies and experience working in Agile teams.
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to mentor and guide a team of developers.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Relevant certifications in Azure or application development.
- Experience with serverless computing on Azure, using Azure Functions or Logic Apps.
- Knowledge of data storage and database technologies on Azure, such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, or Azure Data Lake Storage.
- Understanding of authentication and authorization protocols like OAuth and OpenID Connect.
- Familiarity with frontend testing frameworks and methodologies.
- Experience with performance tuning, scalability, and security considerations in application development.

As required by the equal pay and transparency acts, the expected base salary for this position is $140k-$165k + Bonus+ Benefits

The expected pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi Vantara's bonus/variable/commission pay programs, where applicable, and are subject to the program's conditions and restrictions.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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