Lead API Developer in Northbrok, Illinois - #66132 | VanderHouwen

Northbrok, Illinois

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Lead API Developer
Our client is seeking a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join their team as a Lead API Developer within the organization’s Merchandising Planning & Allocation. The Lead API Developer is responsible for understanding product requirements and developing the architecture/ specifications for systems to support them. The Lead API Developer will provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship. This role will represent and guide our development team, setting the pace, path, and standard for all programming activities. This role will also deliver services developed based on API and microservices concepts using RESTful or gRPC principles for our rapidly evolving products both custom or package software.

This role is fully remote working CST hours. Possible travel twice yearly to Chicago, Illinois.

Lead API Developer Responsibilities

  • Developing detailed design to align with the business requirements.
  • Working with the team and business colleagues to define KPIs, and ensure data integrity.
  • Developing estimates of work effort required to complete the business requirements.
  • Designing, developing and maintaining scalable APIs and microservices for middleware and partner applications using GO programming language (Golang), C#, .NET 7, node.js, bash/shell script, JSON/XML data formats.
  • Collaborating with Quality Assurance in the preparation of test environments and execution of system tests.
  • Collaborating with internal customers to determine the most efficient, cost-effective approach to meet their business requirements.
  • Implementing industry best practices for API security, policies and versioning strategy.
  • Preparing test environments, executing system tests, and assisting with execution of user acceptance tests.
  • Performing capacity and performance testing of services.

Lead API Developer Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required Preferably in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • 8+ years of software application development experience in .NET core, C#.
  • 5+ years of experience in leading team in backend API & microservices development.
  • 2+years of experience in any public cloud technologies(Azure or GCP).
  • 2+ years of experience with real-time data streaming and processing using Kafka or RabbitMq etc.
  • 2+ years experience in Telemetry/Operational tech stack such as logging, monitoring tools- Sumo, Datadog, NewRelic, ELK etc.
  • Strong knowledge of various databases (SQL, NoSQL) both on-prem and in cloud.
  • Experience in Golang, node.js is a plus.
  • Experience in modern API technologies and API authentication, throttling, and rate limiting.
  • Experience with the following: Waterfall, Agile/Scrum Development and Continuous Integration and delivery.
  • Ability to develop a technical software solution to a business problem utilized by the various business areas that need access to services supplied by an API.
  • Ability to create estimates for software development based on technical solutions that address business requirements.
  • Demonstrated logical analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Compensation: DOE

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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