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Centralsquare Technologies Lead Software Developer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Lead Software Developer

Sioux Falls, SD

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  • About CentralSquare Technologies

    CentralSquare is a unique enterprise software company whose mission is to build safer, smarter, more connected communities. We serve over 7,500 organizations in North America, from large cities to counties and towns of every size. We provide software for managing public safety (#1 market share) and public administration (#2 market share), enabling first responders to do their jobs as effectively and safely as possible. Learn more by visiting

    Job Description

Our Senior Software Developer works as part of a development team in the design and coding of software applications. They will manage all aspects of developing new applications, including developing specs, coordinating with other developers, and designing databases. As a proactive contributor and leader, they will work to find innovative solutions enabling development to produce products that will compete well in the marketplace. This role will also be responsible for mentoring team members and leading them in their continued growth and improvement.

  • Design, write, edit, modify, and debug computer programs

  • Lead their team in the delivery of work against the agreed upon definition of completion

  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in all agile scrum meetings

  • Lead scrum training sessions and contribute to Scrum Governance

  • Prepare for, present, and oversee formal design and code reviews

  • Provide technical and work guidance to the team, actively ensuring production of quality code and advocating toward delivering high quality solutions the first time

  • Engage in the production and review of advanced software documentation

  • Lead framework planning and discussion sessions

  • Assist with architecture designs and decisions

  • Interact and communicate on a technical level with external entities to ensure compliance with requirements and accreditation for application releases

  • Communicate with and conduct software demonstrations for internal and external customers

  • Research and present new ideas, technologies, and concepts to their team and develop plans for remediation

  • Use their excellent understanding of product framework and infrastructure to make recommendations for improvement

  • Develop framework level classes and implement changes without compromising the system

  • Select appropriate platforms and tools to support the needs of project initiatives

  • Make suggestions for foundation object changes and develop new objects to include in foundation classes

  • Proactively select Product Backlog Items and commit to a timely delivery

  • Identify refactoring opportunities and technical debt issues to bring to the Product Owner

  • Perform peer testing of functional changes

  • Develop test scripts, design test plans, and create testing tools and QA documentation

  • Design systems with unit and automation testing in place to ensure software quality

  • Work closely with Support to effectively diagnose field escalated issues and identify appropriate resolutions

  • Lead team in creating coding standards, best practices documentation, and quality release notes

  • Lead team in defining and adhering to processes around team agreements, schedule, and rules of engagement while holding them accountable to act on retrospective action items

  • Be a Subject Matter Expert on multiple technical topics

  • Promote agile processes outside of the development team

    Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar, or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of professional development experience, including developing complex systems and working in an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Expert knowledge of Scrum values, principles, and practices and ability to mentor other Scrum Masters

  • Expert understanding of software architecture, principles, and common design patterns

  • Expert knowledge of programming languages being used within their team

  • Expert knowledge of the team’s database backend

  • Expert knowledge in the analysis and design of tables, databases, and relationships using standard normalization rules

  • Proficient in writing efficient SQL queries and analyzing them for performance optimization

  • Proficient in writing unit tests for validations and calculations in functions/methods

  • Comprehensive knowledge of unit test mocking and can apply mocking concepts to improve unit test quality and performance

  • Proficient in performance tuning and solving complex optimization issues

  • Self-starter who can work independently in a self-managed team environment

  • Ability to lead functional areas, organize the team, provide light coaching and direction, assign tasks, and measure deliverables

  • Understand the value of effective communication and work as part of a team to promote communication within it

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills