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IT Technical Lead Web/AWS

  • Location: Northfield, Illinois
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #2040
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Job Summary

The Web/AWS IT Technical Lead is responsible for all phases of the software development lifecycle by ensuring high quality, performant applications and solutions that meet or exceed customer requirements.

  • Our Tech Leads are full-stack development experts, working in all layers of an application including integration technologies.
  • This role leads and collaborates with IS staff to provide direction on the technical & functional aspects of application and solutions development.
  • This role will partner with other IS teams on POCs, best practices and standards.
  • This role will lead technical design and solutioning, code reviews, as well as root cause analysis for system issues.
  • This individual will stay current with latest technologies, approaches, and methods.


Qualifications for this role

  • Web technologies: J2EE/Web technologies, Java, Spring Boot, JSON, XML, REST, SOAP, Microservices/APIs, Jitterbit
  • Cloud technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloud Formations, Content Delivery Networks, General cloud concepts including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • UI development: Angular 6 or higher, CSS3 responsive web design a plus, HTML5, JavaScript
  • Testing Tools: Junit test cases for services (Mockito), Unit test cases for Angular (Jasmine, Karma)
  • Databases: SQL, relational databases, NoSQL database (DynamoDB)
  • Project Tracking/ Management: Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Projects, Visio
  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Source control: GitHub
  • Proven experience building and supporting complex interfaces/integrations between non-homogenous applications and other internal and/or external applications.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Must be detail and deadline oriented as well as a strategic mindset, looking at the big picture versus a single assignment.
  • Proficient in analyzing and understanding business requirements.
  • Desire for self-improvement and continuous education



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree in a related field a plus.



  • 7 – 10 years’ experience in systems analysis and programming essential, including 2 – 3 years in technical leadership
  • Experience coding/leading in multiple technology tracks.
  • Experience in a health care environment is a plus


  • Any applicable certifications to the technologies listed a plus.
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