Lead Software Engineer

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Lead Software Engineer

The Lead Software Engineer is responsible for coding, testing, and documenting complex applications in a manner consistent with department standards and procedures.  This position focuses on both development of new products and on resolution of defects in existing applications.  As a senior technical resource, the Lead Software Engineer is also responsible for mentoring and coaching less-experienced technical staffers and is responsible for overseeing all technical decisions the team must make.  Lead Software Engineers typically help lead a development team, though they must also be able to work independently with little guidance from more senior technical resources.


Plano, Texas


  • Analyzes, designs, writes and tests code
  • Implements technically sound, well-integrated application systems
  • Documents technical solutions for the benefit of other developers
  • Uses customer requirements, organizational methodologies and department standards as a guide when developing new applications and when enhancing existing systems
  • Maintains existing applications by fixing bugs and operational deficiencies in both previously-released software and software slated for future release
  • Works through all phases of the software development life cycle, including research, requirements gathering, analysis, design, implementation, testing, test automation, continuous delivery, and maintenance
  • Seeks out new technologies and tools, when appropriate, to enhance products and to provide integration with applications developed internally, by clients, and by third-party vendors
  • Provides guidance to less-experienced team members through training, mentoring, and coaching to ensure software quality and to further the company's talent development goals
  • Leads a team from a technical perspective, vetting technical decisions made by other developers and offering suggestions for software design improvements
  • Participates in and helps guide cost estimation sessions for potential client-funded initiatives
  • Reviews user-facing documentation for accuracy and for potential technical limitations
  • Achieves departmental goals while meeting deadlines
  • Develops written test cases for new application development and for application enhancements when quality assurance resources require assistance
  • Provides support to clients and internal departments during client adoption of new software


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering; or comparable work experience
  • Five or more years of software and database development experience
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of software development practices, of computer science theory, and of the following relevant technologies:
    • .Net / C# (or similar high-level language)
    • SQL Server 2012/2014/2016
    • NoSQL technologies like Elasticsearch or MongoDB
    • HTML4/HTML5
    • Javascript/VBScript
  • Passionate about professional software development
  • Insists on keeping skills up-to-date with new software development technologies
  • Demonstrates knowledge of object-oriented design and development
  • Demonstrates knowledge of software design patterns and has the ability to implement them in any programming language
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Experienced working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Experienced using data modeling tools, web services and/or service-oriented architecture
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates solid negotiation skills when working with various stakeholders to ensure enhancements to applications do not result in unreasonable technical debt
  • Demonstrates strong logical thinking and reasoning skills
  • Detail-oriented

Tyler is subject to regulations, guidelines and/or client requirements relating to the qualifications of Tyler personnel performing certain client work. Because of the nature of this position, it is a requirement that the candidate can successfully pass a federal background check at the time an offer is extended and over the course of employment with Tyler.

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Requisition Number: 2017095-1