Technical Development Lead (Remote) #4034


  • US-Remote
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is currently seeking a Technical Development Lead to oversee and guide a cross-functional team dedicated to delivering impactful features on VA.gov. This pivotal role will coordinate the development efforts across different departments to ensure timely and efficient feature rollouts. The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in Ruby, Rails, and associated backend technologies such as Swagger docs, Git, and Sidekiq (with exhaustion monitoring). Familiarity with DevOps tools and AWS is a plus. This position is fully remote and available to candidates within the Continental United States (CONUS). 


Leads in the implemetation of both frontend and backend components using Ruby on Rails, JSON controllers, and React/Redux, focusing on robust server-side logic and database integrations with RESTful APIs for seamless workflows across features within their portfolio. Participates in system planning and the development deployment process while ensuring adherence to software compliance and testing standards. Responsible for overseeing the backend development processes, creating system guidelines, and conducting system analysis to address questions regarding program intentions, output specifications, data input requirements, programming strategies, and control systems as needed. 

  • Lead and guide a team of developers towards successful project execution, ensuring high-quality deliverables and timely completion. 
  • Provide mentorship and leadership, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence within the team. 
  • Establish and promote best practices and coding standards to maintain high standards of excellence within the team. 
  • Collaborate on gathering system requirements, developing system stories, and planning project timelines and estimates. 
  • Oversee the preparation of comprehensive documentation, including reports, operational procedures, and maintenance manuals to ensure clear communication and record-keeping. 
  • Lead integration testing efforts to ensure seamless system functionality and robustness. 
  • Maintain proactive communication with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment and address any project issues promptly. 
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of backend requirements, including data flow, input/output specifications, and hardware/software needs to optimize system performance. 
  • Actively participate in code and sprint reviews, ensuring that all deliverables meet contractual obligations and project specifications. 


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's with 8+ years (or commensurate experience) 
  • Demonstrated experience developing in either in Ruby on Rails and/or React/Redux while managing complex systems. 
  • Experience supervising a team of developers/engineers with proven leadership skills. 
  • Analytical and investigation skills. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision. 
  • Experience with Agile Methodology and Scrum Processes. 
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle. 
  • Experience with government cloud hosting environments like AWS, as well as both unit testing and integration testing experience. 
  • Experience with code versioning and project management tools. (e.g., Jira, Git, Confluence, etc.) 
  • Demonstrated experience in a remote work environment. 
  • Must be a US citizen or authorized to work in the US. 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience working with the VA and/or other Federal agencies, with a deep understanding of federal processes and regulations. 
  • Strong familiarity with the VA.gov platform and its ecosystem, demonstrating the ability to navigate and optimize its features effectively. 
  • Knowledgeable in government cloud hosting solutions, including AWS, and adept at managing web hosting environments. 
  • Proficient in managing API services within the VA network; skilled in handling and optimizing RESTful API transactions. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in system integrations, with a preference for candidates who have experience with CorpDB, MPI, BDN, and/or VBMS systems. 

 Clearance Required 

  •  Ability to obtain and maintain a Suitability/Public Trust clearance.

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $110,000 - $135,000 Annually

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