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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 software team. This Software Developer will develop and sustain software projects for our Department of Defense customers. This Software Developer opportunity allows for remote work but may require work in our office for various items from time to time.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with your project manager to identify opportunities for increased process efficiency, code and module sharing, standardization, and integration
  • Identify and follow industry best practices where applicable
  • Monitor and identify future software directions, trends, and technologies
  • Mentor Software Engineers
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable field of study is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a United States Government Secret Security Clearance and a Common Access Card (CAC) is required
  • A Minimum of 10 years working on cross-platform desktop applications using Electron/Web technologies
  • Develop high-value software products derived from system engineering specifications and architecture design
  • Develop products with emphasis on minimizing future software sustainment needs
  • Experience with C#, JavaScript, Typescript, Java, and/or Python preferred
  • Experience with JavaScript Frameworks such as Vue.js, React and Redux, and/or the Electron Framework
  • Experience creating unit tests on new or existing code base
  • Experience modeling software (UML)
  • Database skills such as SQL queries, Entity Framework, data analytics (ETL processes) preferred
  • Experience with .NET Web API, Spring APIs, and/or Xamarin is a bonus
  • Ability to interface directly with customers
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Bitbucket and JIRA preferred
  • Enthusiastic team player who facilitates team success


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.


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