Lead II - Software Engineering at UST

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:


UST Global is a leading provider of platforms, digital innovation, artificial Intelligence and end-to-end IT & Business services and solutions for Global 1000 companies. We are transforming corporations through deep domain expertise, knowledge-based ML platforms, as well as profound anthropological efforts to understand the end customer and design products and interactions that create delight. We are deeply committed to developing a comprehensive understanding of our clients' problems and to develop platforms to address them.

Tech Lead-Mobile developer (IOS)

Philadelphia, PA (Staring remote candidate must be open to travel/relocate from July)

W2/Fulltime/Directhire with UST

Technical Skills:

  • Leadership experience

  • Expertise in Java, REST and microservices - SpringBoot and SQL

  • Knowledge of cloud/AWS development engineering best practices

  • Programming knowledge in - Server-side development (Java), Web development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS3) or iOS development (Objective- C, Swift)

  • Experience developing native mobile platforms (iOS with Swift, Android with Java)

  • Knowledge of cloud/AWS development engineering best practices

  • Ability to effectively design solutions to technical challenges.

  • Ability and interest with keeping up to date with the latest developments and being challenged.

  • Knowledge about agile methodologies and working within an agile environment.

  • Experience working with backend services (REST APIs, Client-Server architecture, etc).

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal.

  • Knowledge and basic concepts of Mobile UI/UX. Going from UI patterns like material design and iOS human interface guidelines, to working with design tools like Zeplin, Sketch, Invision, etc.

  • A team player who can work well in a collaborative environment.

  • Excellent quantitative and interpersonal skills


  • Provides technical leadership, develops, mentors and provides guidance, training and motivation as necessary.

  • Provide senior-level expertise in an initiative to build or re-platform select business services as APIs for internal and external consumption

  • Acts as an individual contributor and participates in design and development of applications using web technologies.

  • Translates technical specifications, and/or logical and physical design into code for new or enhancement projects for internal clients. Develops code that reuses subroutines or objects, is well structured, includes sufficient comments, and is easy to maintain. Writes programs, ad hoc queries, and reports.

  • Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments and would plan/lead/monitor major technology assignments in an Agile Scrum environment including key tasks and high impact assignments

  • Is highly functional on large, matrixed project teams. Interfaces with cross functional team members, including database administrator, IT security, project manager, technical writer, and clients. Communicates systems issues at the appropriate technical level for each audience.

  • Ensures consistency of the knowledge and skills, sharing best practices and common challenges in their area and others. Maintains current knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff as new standards are instituted, ensures their usage by team members.

  • Participates in code reviews and sets performance and best practice standards.

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Role Proficiency:

Act creatively to develop applications by selecting appropriate technical options optimizing application development maintenance and performance by employing design patterns and reusing proven solutions. Account for others' developmental activities; assisting Project Manager in day to day project execution.


  1. Interpret the application feature and component designs to develop the same in accordance with specifications.

  2. Code debug test document and communicate product component and feature development stages.

  3. Validate results with user representatives integrating and commissions the overall solution.

  4. Select and create appropriate technical options for development such as reusing improving or reconfiguration of existing components while creating own solutions for new contexts

  5. Optimises efficiency cost and quality.

  6. Influence and improve customer satisfaction

  7. Influence and improve employee engagement within the project teams

  8. Set FAST goals for self/team; provide feedback to FAST goals of team members

Measures of Outcomes:

  1. Adherence to engineering process and standards (coding standards)

  2. Adherence to project schedule / timelines

  3. Number of technical issues uncovered during the execution of the project

  4. Number of defects in the code

  5. Number of defects post delivery

  6. Number of non compliance issues

  7. Percent of voluntary attrition

  8. On time completion of mandatory compliance trainings

Outputs Expected:


  1. Code as per the design

  2. Define coding standards templates and checklists

  3. Review code - for team and peers


  1. Create/review templates checklists guidelines standards for design/process/development

  2. Create/review deliverable documents. Design documentation requirements test cases and results


  1. Define and govern configuration management plan

  2. Ensure compliance from the team


  1. Review/Create unit test cases scenarios and execution

  2. Review test plan created by testing team

  3. Provide clarifications to the testing team

Domain relevance:

  1. Advise software developers on design and development of features and components with deeper understanding of the business problem being addressed for the client

  2. Learn more about the customer domain and identify opportunities to provide value addition to customers

  3. Complete relevant domain certifications

Manage Project:

  1. Support Project Manager with inputs for the projects

  2. Manage delivery of modules

  3. Manage complex user stories

Manage Defects:

  1. Perform defect RCA and mitigation

  2. Identify defect trends and take proactive measures to improve quality


  1. Create and provide input for effort and size estimation and plan resources for projects

Manage knowledge:

  1. Consume and contribute to project related documents share point libraries and client universities

  2. Review the reusable documents created by the team


  1. Execute and monitor release process


  1. Contribute to creation of design (HLD LLD SAD)/architecture for applications features business components and data models

Interface with Customer:

  1. Clarify requirements and provide guidance to Development Team

  2. Present design options to customers

  3. Conduct product demos

  4. Work closely with customer architects for finalizing design

Manage Team:

  1. Set FAST goals and provide feedback

  2. Understand aspirations of the team members and provide guidance opportunities etc

  3. Ensure team members are upskilled

  4. Ensure team is engaged in project

  5. Proactively identify attrition risks and work with BSE on retention measures


  1. Obtain relevant domain and technology certifications

Skill Examples:

  1. Explain and communicate the design / development to the customer

  2. Perform and evaluate test results against product specifications

  3. Break down complex problems into logical components

  4. Develop user interfaces business software components

  5. Use data models

  6. Estimate time and effort resources required for developing / debugging features / components

  7. Perform and evaluate test in the customer or target environments

  8. Make quick decisions on technical/project related challenges

  9. Manage a team mentor and handle people related issues in team

  10. Have the ability to maintain high motivation levels and positive dynamics within the team.

  11. Interface with other teams designers and other parallel practices

  12. Set goals for self and team. Provide feedback for team members

  13. Create and articulate impactful technical presentations

  14. Follow high level of business etiquette in emails and other business communication

  15. Drive conference calls with customers and answer customer questions

  16. Proactively ask for and offer help

  17. Ability to work under pressure determine dependencies risks facilitate planning handling multiple tasks.

  18. Build confidence with customers by meeting the deliverables timely with a quality product.

  19. Estimate time and effort of resources required for developing / debugging features / components

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