Technical Lead

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 12268280
Title: Faculty Assistant
Functional Title: Technical Lead
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Civil-Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Are you interested in joining a vibrant software technology organization that is expanding and emerging as a leader in the field of data visualization? Look no further…

The CATT Laboratory is the leading transportation information analysis, visualization, and user interface design laboratory in the country. Our products and services are used by thousands of public safety agencies, state and local departments of transportation, public officials, and consultants every day. We provide an integrated product suite of situational awareness tools for emergency managers, and also provide leading edge data analytics products for transportation planners and consultants. These products and services are rapidly changing the way governments do business and make important decisions.

We receive hundreds of gigabytes of transportation data every day ranging from traffic accident information to real-time traffic speed and flow information. Transportation data may describe how effective a road is during rush hour or the impact of a work zone on traffic congestion. Our clients use our software to analyze the transportation data in order to generate insights used in research, planning, and operations.

We’re passionate about transportation as much as we’re passionate about building great software. We care about building usable, stable, and secure software that can handle large amounts of concurrent users analyzing lots of data on a daily basis. We use cutting edge tech to build and maintain our software. We have a mature development process and use industry best practices to ensure that we build the best software possible. This is an agile environment, so we have stand-ups, retrospectives, sprint planning meetings, and Kanban boards. Our team is composed of program managers, technical leads, full-stack developers, scrum masters, testers, administrators, DBAs, interns, and customer support.

Our lab located in College Park near the University of Maryland and it’s easily accessible by metro, bus, car, and bike.

So, you’ve made it this far. Great! If you’re interested in working with a team that builds software used every day to help improve road networks and reduce congestion across the United States, you want to make an impact to the way people analyze and visualize traffic data, and you’re interested in working with people that are passionate about what they do, apply now! We strive to cultivate a diverse team because we believe that different perspectives build better products, so we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The Software Technical Lead will work with a team of software developers and software development interns. This position requires a strong problem solver who is capable of creating solutions to complex technological challenges on a regular basis. Candidates should have the ability to decompose solutions into smaller tasks and work with developers to ensure that tasks are completed successfully. Candidates will collaborate with team members of varying levels of technical expertise, so good communication skills and the ability to mentor others are important.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Perform hands-on software development. Provide technical guidance to team members and mentor junior developers. Collaborate with collocated and remote developers. Conduct code reviews. Maintain flexibility to deal with multiple concurrent projects and shifting priorities. Proactively report on work progress to management. Understand technical challenges and develop robust, maintainable, and efficient solutions. Collaborate with team members to break down work high level tasks and estimate effort to complete those tasks. Delegate work to team members and track completion of tasks. Maintain and improve our development process in an agile environment

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
• 3+ years of experience with enterprise software development
• 3+ years of experience with object oriented programming, in Java preferred
• 3+ years of experience with web-based software development
• Strong technical problem solving skills in technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, Redux, Java, MapReduce, and SQL
• Experience working with Git
• Excellent communication skills


• Leadership experience
• 5+ years of related software development experience
• Software architecture experience including design, documentation, and analysis
• Ability to innovate
• Ability to interact with a diverse group of employees as well as internal and external customers, frequently
• Ability to conduct, understand, and implement research on new technology
• Understanding of how to work in a Linux environment
• Experience working with the Atlassian suite: JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/26/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/09/2018
Physical Demands

• Requires ability to sit, or stand, at a workstation and use a keyboard and mouse for several hours on a daily basis.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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