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Lead Software Engineer

JOB TITLE: Lead Software Engineer

STATUS: Full Time, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Strategic Solutions Developer

DIRECT REPORTS: Web Application Developer, Business Application Developer

SUMMARYThis position will provide vision and contribute to high-level architectural decisions needed to design, create, and modify web applications that are used to facilitate food pantry client services and internal Foodbank operations. This position requires expertise in web design and application development utilizing PHP and MySQL. This position will successfully combine problem solving, the ability to communicate complex concepts and broad technical knowledge. This position requires the ability to work with a diverse and interdisciplinary team.



  • Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making for our custom software tools and services.
  • Partner with product leadership to build and lead our strategic solutions team.
  • Maintain and strengthen the agile development environment to ensure rapid results around design, testing and implementation.
  • Break down large deliverables into manageable tasks to create high quality, test driven solutions.
  • Analyze, evaluate, test and debug programming to ensure positive end user outcome.
  • Work with and enhance the design of relational database schemas.
  • Work across departments and partners to ensure long-term development efforts correctly support the needs of customers.
  • Perform technical reviews and audits of the applications as well as provide feedback through code reviews.
  • Create technical documentation for the solutions.
  • Develop applications in PHP that are supported with languages and frameworks such as Javascript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Laravel, ReactJS and other frameworks as appropriate for the application.
  • Develop sites and content for some applications that utilize Wordpress as a CMS.
  • Provide routine daily maintenance of existing sites and applications.
  • Design applications that will exchange information with other third party data sources and systems either through API's or custom interfaces.
  • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following safety practices and policies.
  • Participate in other projects/tasks as requested.



Education and Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or equivalent work experience required, Master's in a computer, engineering or technical field strongly preferred.


Experience: Must have minimum 7 years' experience and competency in programming languages (PHP and My SQL) and progressive database manager/administrator experience. Knowledge of food pantry and/or food bank operations is preferred. Experience developing commercial, enterprise, scalable software. PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, HTML5, CSS, Wordpress, JQuery, and Java Script; Must be able to work in a self-managed as well lead and motivate others in a collaborative environment.


Skills/Competencies: Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Solid understanding of software development best practices and methodologies. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while juggling multiple projects. Ability to represent MOF with professionalism when interacting stakeholders.



Working Conditions:  Normal Office Environment. Travels within Foodbank territory on limited basis.


ADA:  The above statements cover what are generally believed to the principal and essential function of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associates assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.


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