HarperCollins Publishers

  • Application Development Team Lead

    Job Locations US-NJ-Monmouth Junction
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Systems Development, the Application Development Team Lead is responsible for providing technical and team leadership through coaching and mentorship. Individual must have a strong technical foundation as well as a full understanding of common coding standards, configuration management, and full life cycle systems development. Must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects and assist team members with development and troubleshooting on their individual assignments. Additional responsibilities include creating technical specifications from business requirements, working with reusable web and database components using C#, Angular, .Net Core, MVC, API’s and SQL, as well as integrating with third party components. Individual should be a fast learner of new technologies, be a creative thinker and share skills and information freely and be capable of understanding and contributing to the technical solution from design through to code level.



    Leadership Skillset:

    ·         Guide team development efforts towards successful project delivery.

    ·         Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship.

    ·         Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits.

    ·         Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the team.

    ·         Communicate on team and project status with Sr. Management.

    ·         Collaborate with other software developers, business analysts and software architects to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain business applications built on Microsoft technologies.

    ·         Assist in the collection and documentation of user's requirements, development of user stories, estimates and work plans.

    ·         Prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software.

    ·         Design, develop, and test applications in accordance with established standards.

    ·         Maintain a strong team environment and encourage collaboration amongst members.

    ·         Work with teammates in the migration of legacy applications to current Microsoft technologies.

    ·         Analyze and resolve technical and application problems.

    Technical Skillset:

    ·       Programming in .Net Core and Angular frameworks.

    ·       Strong understanding of the Angular architecture and utilize best practices within the development life cycle.

    ·       Strong understanding of .Net Core architecture.

    ·       Strong understanding of Microsoft Azure.

    ·       Strong understanding of source control repositories and the workflows within.

    ·       Understanding and experience working within project management software such as JIRA.

    ·       Provide technical consultation and development support for existing and new custom applications and portal systems.

    ·       Prepare technical specifications, design documentation, code walk-throughs, test plans, and documentation of completed code.

    ·       Gain knowledge in business processes, standards and terminology pertaining to the publishing industry.

    ·       Design, maintain, and support enterprise application systems, web applications and portals, custom reports, etc.

    ·       Has the ability to work with various development tools, languages, and platforms.

    ·       Collaborate effectively with programmers, IT staff, and Business Directors on development projects. Help define requirements and explain the capabilities and limitations of various systems





    ·       Prior experience in a technical leadership position

    ·       5+ years of application development experience using the Microsoft Development Tools, C#, SQL Server

    ·       5+ years in web-based development using Angular, MVC, C#, Azure

    ·       5+ years of experience integrating JSON, RESTful, SOAP and WSDL web services

    ·       5+ years of experience in database programming using Microsoft SQL Server and Transact SQL

    ·       3+ years of experience in database programming using Microsoft Reporting Services (SSRS)

    ·       Strong skills in xml, Ajax, html, CSS, JavaScript, document object model

    ·       Strong understanding of UI design, implementation

    ·       Understanding of SharePoint and implementation of SharePoint web parts

    ·       Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent level of experience.


    To apply, please visit our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com.


                                       HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    About HarperCollins:

    HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.




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