Lead Software Developer

at Idea Entity in Peoria, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Idea Entity, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is looking for a passionate and collaborative Lead Software Developer who will assume a key mentorship role on our development team. This role has responsibility for understanding our digital workspace platform that enables organizations to transform their business processes through portals, dashboards, and workflows. We are looking for an experienced and versatile Lead Software Developer to join our team. This role’s main objective is to guide projects and manage development teams. The Lead Software Developer will serve as a knowledgeable Subject Matter Expert to mentor teams and communicate with stakeholders in and outside their department.

This role is a full-time role, operating on a hybrid schedule out of our Peoria, IL office with two (2) telework days a week.

Your responsibilities:

+ Architect, design, develop, and deliver high quality software that powers ever increasing demands of availability, reliability, security and performance.

+ Lead, mentor, and coach software development teams.

+ Utilize disciplined Software Engineering principles to engage and grow Junior Developers and drive team success.

+ Stay on top of industry trends and standards.

+ Drive code and design reviews to completion.

+ Collaborate with our solution teams, analyze their requirements, prioritize and drive features to closure with very high quality.

+ Be a collaborative team player to define, design, develop, test, deploy, and support software.

+ Active communication across the team.

+ Bring creative and innovative thinking to your work.

+ Maintain code integrity and organization.

+ Manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables.


+ Eight plus (8+) years hands on software development experience in full product cycle: design, development, release, and maintenance.

+ Strong understanding of disciplined Software Engineering principles.

+ At least 1 year of experience leading and mentoring both junior and mid-level software development teams, as well as experience implementing mentorship strategies to elevate team’s experience and performance.

+ Experience in building on web technologies and frameworks (JavaScript/React/HTML/CSS/jQuery/REST API, Bootstrap).

+ Strong written & verbal communication and presentation skills.

+ Excellent interpersonal and group dynamic skills.

+ Experience with designing and implementing large systems and databases.

+ Prior experience with cloud-based services (Azure, AWS, etc.) and with code versioning tools such as Azure DevOps/TFS and GIT.

+ Hands on experience with conducting design reviews and code reviews.

+ Solid understanding and implementation of security and data protection.

+ Prior work experience with ASP.NET Core/ASP.NET Razor and with SQL/PostgreSQL.


+ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline.

Nice to have:

+ Experience with Agile project management techniques

+ Experience with mobile applications development

+ Experience with progressive web apps

+ Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed

+ MCTS or MCPD certifications

+ Prior DoD (Department of Defense) Experience.


+ Competitive Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

+ Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

+ Retirement Plan (401K, IRA) with employer match

+ Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick and Federal Holidays)

+ Paid Training & Development opportunities

+ Hybrid work environment

The target pay range for this role is $90,000 to $130,000; based on experience.

At Idea Entity, our culture is centered around diversity and inclusion where our employees are valued and empowered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC232745715

Posted On: Jan 23, 2023

Updated On: Jul 03, 2024

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