Kforce Principal Engineer Lead in Charlotte, North Carolina

Kforce has a client seeking a Principal Engineer Lead in Charlotte, NC. This position is responsible for design, development and implementation of information technology systems, as well as consulting with project owners to resolve issues regarding operations, implementations, and system status. Essential Functions:

  • Research and recommend strategies for department direction on Operational Management Systems, technical interfaces, automated system solutions, and server-related topics

  • Provide technical leadership on complex projects and research new technology for use by department

  • Provide leadership, guidance and support in the development of progress at all system layers, including data, processing, and front-end systems

  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Managers, Architects, Directors, and VPs in setting strategies and tactical implementing procedures

  • Research new technology products and make strategy recommendations to management and leadership

  • Coordinate and perform routine operating system and application reconciliations maintenance, including backup and recovery processes for applications and databases

  • Develop plan for business continuity, including monitoring system utilization/performance for capacity planning purposes

  • Act as a technical expert to provide technical support and software upgrades for applications

  • Design and configure customer-based systems and applications; provide leadership to database administrators in the configuration, tuning and maintenance of databases

  • Design disaster recovery plans

  • Assist in troubleshooting application, networking and operating systems problems

  • Manage relationships with hardware and software vendors

  • Guide Developers, Architects, System Administrators and Software Analysts as needed

  • BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or related field or equivalent work experience

  • 10 plus years' experience designing or configuring systems and/or applications

  • 6 years Relational Database Design and Maintenance

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner

  • A demonstrated understanding of infrastructure technologies and concepts is preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate lateral thinking required to solve complex technical problems

  • Ability to build consensus across interdisciplinary environments (across technical teams, across client domains)

  • Advanced knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology

  • Advanced knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model

  • Advanced knowledge of network devices and basic network appliances

  • Advanced knowledge of network designing software, such as Visio

  • Advanced knowledge of at least two application server platforms (WebLogic, WebSphere, Tomcat, JBOSS, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of at least three development languages (Java, C/C , ObjectiveC, Perl, Python, ASP/.Net, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of at least three development or test automation tools (ANT, Maven, Hudson/Jenkins, JUnit, JMeter, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of at least three development frameworks (Struts, Spring MVC, Spring Security, jQuery, AXIS 2.0, etc.)

  • Experience working in Telecommunications industry

  • Technology agnostic and experience working with multiple technology stacks

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours