Lead Engineer - Customer HUB POST NUMBER: 414363

Richmond, VA, US On-Site
June 14th, 2024
$ 130000.00 - 150000.00 yearly
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  • Technical Leadership: Mentor, coach, and lead software engineering teams to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Technical Innovation: Building on a culture of continuous improvement and learning, drive technical learning to enhance the organization's technological capabilities. Encourage a hypothesis-driven, try-and-learn approach to engineering fostering a growth mindset in our engineering team members. Evaluate and recommend new development tools, frameworks, and methodologies in collaboration with Enterprise Architecture and Developer Experience teams to improve efficiency, security, and quality of software engineering processes.

  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including other Lead Engineers, Software Engineering teams and Developer Experience teams to ensure a seamless development process. Partner to develop and evolve engineering standards to improve engineering quality, security, and efficiency of the engineering teams. Communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and provide insights into the technical aspects of project planning and execution.

  • Code Quality and Security Assurance: Implement and enforce coding standards to ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, secure, and maintainable code. Conduct regular code reviews and provide constructive feedback to development teams.

  • Development Practices: Collaborate with multiple teams to define and champion best practices for software development, including version control, continuous integration, and deployment processes. Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to recommend and implement process improvements. Ensure proper maintenance of applications is taking place.

  • Application Design Oversight: Provide leadership in the design of software applications, ensuring alignment with application, solution and enterprise architecture standards, business goals, and scalability requirements. Collaborate with project teams to review and approve technical designs, providing guidance on optimal implementation approaches.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background required. Master’s Degree preferred

  • 8 years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on application design required

  • 4 years of experience with one or more of the following: JavaScript, Java, API’s, Angular, TypeScript, HTML/CSS, Python required

  • 2 years of experience leading software engineering teams within agile development and frameworks required

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills at leadership, peer, and team level required

  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with problem-solving and hands-on technical contributions in highly collaborative environments required

  • Ability to stay abreast of new trends in security, automation, testing, CI/CD, and coding practices and champion them within the team

  • 8 years of experience with more than one of following: JavaScript, Java, Angular, TypeScript, HTML/CSS, XML, JSON, Python

  • 5 years of experience in open-source frameworks (i.e. Spring Boot, Bootstrap, Angular, React, Node.js)

  • 4 years of experience in Rest API development and technologies (i.e. Confluent Kafka, KSQL, Kong, JSON, Swagger)

  • 3 years of experience in stateless design and containerization (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes)

  • 5 years of experience in Relational and NoSQL databases (i.e. SQL Server, Mongo)


Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

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Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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