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Tech Lead - Web

Rotary International
Evanston, IL 60201
Job Title:           Tech Lead - Web 

Area:                  Information Technology 

Reports to:        Web Development Manager

Classification:   Exempt

Location:            Evanston, IL

(Currently working remote but will return to office - must be willing to relocate or currently live in the Chicagoland area)



Organization Overview

Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotarys clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.


Rotarys Commitment to Diversity

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


General Overview

This position is part of the Web Development Team, which is responsible for all member and public-facing web applications, sites, and properties at Rotary International. You will have the opportunity to create technical specifications including defining and extending the software architecture for web-based applications.  You will write both proof-of-concept code and production-ready implementations.  You will guide and mentor other developers in the implementation of those same web-based applications.  Through collaboration with other technical teams, UX designers, web production staff, and other stakeholders throughout the organization, your contributions will provide powerful tools that assist Rotary International and Rotary members in telling Rotarys story and making positive change in the world.


You Will Have

  • 5+ years experience with the full software development life-cycle (SDLC) delivering web-based applications using PHP, Javascript or TypeScript, HTML, and CSS.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and using content management system like Drupal, sharepoint , wordpress .

  • Demonstrated experience with any of the following technologies is a big plus: GraphQL, Drupal 7.

  • Demonstrated 2+ years experience developing software using one of object-oriented web application framework Django, Ruby on Rails, .NET MVC, or another object-oriented web application framework.

  • Demonstrated 2+ experience building scalable, resilient and testable solutions and how they will be monitored in Production.

  • Mastery of Object-Oriented Programing concepts and design patterns.

  • Experience with functional programming concepts.

  • Mastery of code management tools and techniques using git and experience using one of GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, or other similar software & services.

  • Demonstrated experience with localization and internationalization for large software or web applications is a big plus.

  • Experience mentoring other developers.

  • Experience as a project lead, technical lead or software architect building web applications.

  • Experience using agile methodologies to deliver software projects.

  • A degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.

  • Nice to have 2+ years of experience developing software using one of client-side framework like ReactJS , Angular , Vue.JS, or another client-side framework.

  • Experience with any of the following is a nice-to-have: Microsoft Azure (or other cloud platform), Linux administration, Joomla (or other CMS), .NET development, CDNs, PHPUnit & Mocha (or other unit testing framework), TeamCity (or other CI/CD system).

You Are Good At

  • Applying foundational computer science principles to implement well-designed, easily extended, and maintainable software.

  • Communicating technical concepts, both verbally and in written form, to either a technical or non-technical audience.

  • Providing guidance ,mentoring and leadership to other developers and technical team members.

  • Aiding non-technical team members in business decision-making and prioritization using your technical knowledge and assessment of complexity and risk.

  • Adjusting to shifting priorities and multiple parallel work efforts.

  • Critical thinking, and technical analysis.

You Are Open To

  • Acquiring and applying new skills

  • Working with multidisciplinary (and non-technical) teams

  • Working with a diverse, global team


You Will Be Responsible For


Software Development

  • Your key responsibility is to help present develop technical architecture and specific implementations to meet business needs.

  • You will help evaluate software and implementation options and document them for technical teams.

  • You will help to maintain and extend Rotarys custom web application platform.

  • You will also maintain and develop new functionality across the suite of Rotary websites and applications.


Guiding best practices and standards

  • You will help guide the teams software engineering best practices by documenting standards and completing code reviews.

  • You will troubleshoot new and existing code and provide feedback and solutions to structural issues in the codebase as they arise. 

  • You will advise on feasibility of nonfunctional requirements and ensure successful implementation of features while meeting those requirements.


Supporting strong team dynamics

  • You will collaborate with the Web Development Manager, UX, and infrastructure teams to ensure compatibility, interoperability, consistency, and integration with existing applications as needed.

  • You will develop and maintain strong working relationships with key internal clients to facilitate a productive, supportive environment in a very relationship-based culture.


Leadership Attributes

  • Collaboration: Builds partnerships and works jointly with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Accountability: Has a clear sense of ownership and takes personal responsibility for actions.

  • Innovation  Move Rotary beyond traditional ways of thinking.

  • Engagement:  Foster relationships by hearing recognizing, and valuing others.

  • Productivity: Achieve results that move Rotary toward achieving its goals.


Why work for Rotary?

  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package

  • Progressive 401k matching contributions

  • Above market and generous paid time off package

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development opportunities

  • On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees

  • Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from

  • Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options


Posted: 2021-06-13 Expires: 2021-07-13

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