Software Development Lead 
Ann Arbor

A Software Development Lead is responsible for all phases
of a software project, from requirements through
verification. This position has management responsibility
leading people in projects. Functionally, the software
development lead reviews requirements and provide meaningful feedback, writes
high level and detailed task specifications, supports implementation and
acceptance testing.

Some of what you'll be doing:

• Interacts with the business on a day-to-day basis by gathering and
organizing requirements, providing status, and ensuring that the business is
informed and satisfied with the end product

• Leads development team by managing the project team, running stand-up
meetings, and planning

• Gives direction to the project team on a daily basis by communicating
requirements and design, resolves product issues, and escalates issues that
he/she cannot resolve

• Oversees testing procedures

• Executes on multiple projects at one time, balancing numerous needs, yet
still delivering on time

• Provides training to other team members

• Keeps informed of, proposes and evaluates new hardware / software for
company use

• Identifies specific resources (internal and external) that are required for
successful project completion

What you'll have experience doing:

• Bachelors' degree or higher in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or
equivalent experience

• 8+ years of software development experience

• Experience supervising or managing a team

• Experience designing and supporting complex, scalable, high uptime systems

• Masterful understanding and application of Java

• Masterful understanding of XML

• Experience working with relational databases such as Oracle and MySQL

• Ability to work with source control systems

• Ability to work in both agile and waterfall environments

• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a
diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong

• Excellent researching and problem solving skills, including the ability to
analyze, evaluate, and determine solutions to business problems

• Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time

• Effective execution working in a distributed team model, including
successful consensus-building and managing complex interdependencies

• Ability to act as a mentor

• Ability to support systems after hours or on weekends

Bonus Points!

• Master's Degree (or higher) in Computer Engineering or Computer Science

• Experience with PL/SQL development

• Experience with Unx/Linux and shell scripts

• Experience with Perl

• Experience with large scale Content Management systems

• Experience with NOSQL databases such as MongoDB and Dynamo

• Experience with Oracle Application Express

• Experience with Oracle Application Developer Framework

• Experience with public cloud services such as AWS

• Experience with RESTlet or other RESTful frameworks

• Experience with Grails or other web application frameworks

• Knowledge of ProQuest product lines or equivalent experience (5+ yrs)

Here's what you want to know about ProQuest

Fantastic people: Where smart is the norm and unique is

Fun location: Restaurants all around, within walking distance to Briarwood
Mall, and approximately 3 miles from Downtown Ann Arbor.

Great benefits: On-site events, flexible
scheduling and wellness programs, plus Bike to work benefits.

Awesome office environment: Nice office, jeans are the norm
and unlimited complimentary coffee and tea for the caffeine craved

Amazing company: Annual compensation reviews, generous
bonuses, along with being voted as one of the Top Places to Work by Detroit
Free Press, three years in a row!

About ProQuest

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. We provide
seamless access to and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of
the world's scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of
serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social
science to general reference, business, science, technology, and medicine. The
company is currently rolling out the all-new ProQuest® platform, which moves
beyond navigation to empower researchers to use, create, and share content--
accelerating research productivity.

If this position isn't quite your fit, check out our other positions posted on
our "Career" page under About Us. ProQuest's corporate
office is located in Ann Arbor, MI.

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