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Higher Education Technical Lead – Software Engineering in Sri Lanka


  • Developing and maintaining top-notch software applications built on cloud based environment

  • Designing applications by adapting proven industry best practices alongside the R&D objectives.

  • Leading a team of engineers by providing technical guidance and product roadmap assurance.

  • Raising the bar on application & infrastructure code quality.

  • Strengthening the application and platform Security by adopting security best practices.

  • Ensuring the Compatibility and Accessibility conformity along with various Non-Functional Requirements throughout the application lifecycle.

  • Automating functional & other quality tests at different layers of the application to uncover issues as early as possible.

  • Improving application's ability to continuously integrate & deploy to facilitate frequent and smaller releases with no customer impact.

  • Baking Observability into the applications, actively monitoring and resolving issues promptly.

  • Monitoring various performance indicators of the applications and making continuous improvements and optimizations.


  • A bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computing or a related field.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in Software Engineering with at least 2 years of experience in leading engineering teams.

  • An up-to-date knowledge on industry trends & new developments in programming, application development and lifecycle management.

  • Strong systems designing skills, understanding of various design patterns and where/how to use them in solutioning.

  • A passion for solving problems with innovative & practical solutions.

  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills with the ability to visualize the outcomes.

  • Thorough knowledge on algorithms & data structures.

  • Proficiency in at least two high level programming languages such as Java, C#, Python and the ability to quickly adopt languages & techniques.

  • Ability to craft quality code and automate various types of tests on application components.

  • Proficiency in monitoring applications, troubleshooting and fixing application issues.

  • Thorough knowledge on the Non-Functional requirements of applications such as Security, Accessibility, Compatibility, Observability & Availability.

  • Working knowledge on continuous integration and deployment.

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 14911