Ricardo: Lead Software Developer

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Lead Software Developer

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is seeking a Lead Software Developer to add to our growing high performing software team. This Lead Software Developer position is a great career opportunity for a confident, experienced individual with the ability to lead teams of software developers in maintaining and enhancing existing fielded software suites and assist in the development of new products. This Lead Software Developer position will be located at of our Troy, MI office and may require some local travel at times as well as the ability to work remotely.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the software development activities 
  • Be responsible for the overall technical performance of the assigned products 
  • Provide technical leadership to a small software development team 
  • Interface directly with the customer 
  • Internal and customer program and technical reviews
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable field of study.
  • Ability to obtain a Common Access Card, Government Security Clearance and maintain a clearance.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in leading small teams.
  • Minimum of eight years of overall experience in engineering software-based systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in leading software engineering teams across the entire development lifecycle.
  • Agile software development, Model-based engineering experience.
  • Experience in development with HTML5, CSS, JS and JS frameworks, C# and/or Java.

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term      Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement’. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.

Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.