Full Stack Technology Lead, Customer Experience Engineering - Remote (DTJ) 1

Req ID #:  215941

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

The Tech Lead, CXE owns the architectural decisions for the team. The TL is an executor and the visionary force behind the technical solution. The TL values simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve an Agile design. The TL works closely with all team members to create a modular, scalable solution that addresses/incorporates future architectural changes and designs. The TL will drive the teams engineering practices in test driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment. The TL is a hands-on team member who actively coaches the team to solve complex problems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
•Design the overall technological architecture of the product with the help of the team.
•Guide project teams on technology strategy related to coding practices, continuous integration and automated deployment.
•Responsible for the technical design of the product.
•Mentor and coach the technical team, specifically with code reviews.
•Be hands on and engage in coding to help the team to develop his solution and solve all surfacing problems at hand
•Identify and remove technical impediments.
•Work with Product Owner to align the roadmap with strengths and opportunities within the technical stack.
•Knowledge on Technical Specifics
•Thought partners with the Product owner in story creation and acceptance criteria and communicate tradeoffs effectively with Designers.
•Constantly looking for better ways of solving technical problems and designing the solution, not afraid of challenging the status quo. 
•Provide the team a roadmap for implementing software engineering practices for higher code quality.
•Share responsibility with Product Owner for building reusable and scalable components
•Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

•Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science / engineering or equivalent work experience
•Experience: Experience in Agile Development, with specific Solution Architect (or similar) experience preferred. Understands relationship with Product Owner, Scrum Master, Design Lead and rest of technical team. Experience managing technical priorities within the Backlog. Seen as an expert within the technical components of the domains/products/journeys. Seasoned developer or technical lead with deep insight into newest technologies and trends, Java/JVM, and nice to have experience with functional programming (Scala). Can make architecture decisions at a team and product level. Be able to code and architect back and front-end solutions with multiple types or architecture. Familiar with production Cloud / DevOps environments.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
•Certification/Licensure:  None
•Other: Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions. Active coach and mentor whose goals are to grow and maximize the team’s potential. High energy and passionate individual who inspires teammates to reach their maximum potential. Excited about trying new solutions outside standard approved. Embraces a culture of trust, free thought complete transparency. Brave and rebellious, willing to challenge status quo.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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