Lead Software Developer

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

ID: 7069444
Posted: September 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director of Learning Systems in Virginia Tech’s Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) unit, the person filling this position will act as the technical development lead in support of all technology platforms provided by the TLOS Learning Systems (LS) team, including, but not limited to:
● Canvas learning management system
● Zoom video conferencing
● Kaltura video content management system
● EvaluationKIT survey platform
● Canvas Catalog course registration system
● Our enterprise WordPress instance
● The TLOS data analytics infrastructure

This person will serve as a senior software engineer, with the expectation that they will spend a considerable portion of their time on non-coding related activities. They will be responsible for all phases of requirements analysis and application architecture, and will lead the development of robust integrations between and among the systems in the LS portfolio, as well as integrations within the larger Virginia Tech software ecosystem, all in support of the TLOS mission. This person will also provide mentoring, both to the other developers in the LS group, but also to developers across TLOS.

The Lead Software Developer will work directly with their supervisor, members of a development team, and other teams within TLOS to meet project goals with an emphasis on usability and end-user satisfaction. They will collaborate with the team to design prototypes of proposed software solutions and help make decisions about which technologies and approaches should be used for given applications.

This person will assist the Senior Director of Learning Systems Administration to develop the departmental strategy and represent the interests of the development team in such strategy discussions. This person will work with other TLOS departments to provide guidance to other developers to insure reliability and supportability across the TLOS software portfolio.


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