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Technical Lead

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Job Title: Technical Lead
Location: Durham, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta:Syngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from
degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:
  • To lead the development of software solutions in accordance with
    agreed release plans and associated solution designs for the business
    applications they have accountability for within their delivery team
  • Ensure creation of high quality code through code reviews,
    configurations and customization - developed, fully tested and deployed in
    accordance with requirements and acceptance criteria
  • To work with solution architects and business analysts to ensure
    end user functionality and workable solution is achieved
  • To ensure development team provides proactive end user support by addressing production
Essential Duties &

  • Provide technical leadership on a team delivering software
    solutions, product releases, and operational tasks
  • Collaborate with other delivery teams to identify and repair
    technical issues that span teams
  • Evaluate team's work processes and implement best practices and
    changes to optimize the software delivery process
  • Drive the implementation of the technical strategy from
    architectural designs
  • Mentor and coach junior team members and maintain high team morale
  • Develop detailed designs and technical specifications
  • Develop, configure and test software to meet user requirements and
    associated acceptance criteria, performance criteria and non-functional
    requirements in line with quality standards
  • Ensure that test plans and test cases are created to meet quality,
    functional and non-functional requirements
  • Undertake qualitative peer reviews of the work activities of other
    development team members
Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of various development languages (Java, .Net)
  • AWS technologies and tools, DevOps tools and familiarity with test
  • Exposure to Postgres and Aurora databases a plus
  • Test driven development


Education &

  • Bachelors
    Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field;
    equivalent work experience may be considered
  • Minimum 10+
    years of design, coding and testing of the specific
    technologies/applications they are accountable for delivering workable software
  • Strong work experience of HTML, XML, Java, JavaScript
    Angular/Node.js, ORM frameworks Spring, iBatis/Mybatis, Web services REST
    and web communication protocols
  • Thorough understanding on basic cloud technologies includes AWS
    basic services EC2, RDS possibly some Lambda and API Gateway
  • Good understanding of RDBMS concepts, SQL querying experience
  • Experience with design and implementation of enterprise-level
    application and integration architectures using a RESTful approach
  • Excellent team management and stakeholder management skills to
    deliver solutions in a critical business operational environment
  • Proven leading teams of technical experts in the science domain
    and preferably business knowledge
  • Solid technical knowledge of the technologies for which they
    undertake coding and testing
  • Demonstrable directly-related experience of software development
    in a Scientific Research & Development environment
  • Good understanding of microservices
  • Strong planning and solution delivery skills to enable sound
    scoping and sprint planning skills
  • Detailed understanding of the technical architecture and software
    components that make up the applications under their control
  • Strong coding and testing skills
  • Established team working skills applied to both internal
    development, supplier augmentation and third party supplier services
  • Advanced understanding of agile practices, techniques and tools; sound
    understanding of the agile development lifecycle particularly continuous
    integration and delivery CI/CD
  • Good understanding of testing methods and evidence of building
    solutions in way which allow them to be tested continuously as code is added or
    changed DevOps
  • Confident communication skills and ability to work with end users
Additional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:

Proven capability to build a solid working relationship with
developers, analysts and testing team within and across the delivery teams and
contribute to the success of the product delivery and support.

What We Offer:
  • Full Benefit
    Package Medical, Dental & Vision that begins your first day
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement
    Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave,
    Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity
    and offers numerous family oriented events
    throughout the year
is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

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Job Post Date: 04/18/19
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