Lead Application Developer - NodeJS, React and API's
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Job Description

CLA is a top 10 national professional services firm where our purpose is to create opportunities every day, for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, digital, audit, tax, consulting, and outsourcing services. Even with more than 8,500 people, 130 U.S. locations, and a global reach, we promise to know you and help you.

CLA is dedicated to building a culture that invites different beliefs and perspectives to the table, so we can truly know and help our clients, communities, and each other.

CLA is currently seeking a Lead Developer to join our growing internal IT team, as a lead you will be responsible for leading software development projects from conception to deployment, ensuring that they are completed on time, within budget, and to a high standard of quality.

The Lead Application Developer's essential job functions: Designing software solutions: The Lead Application Developer designs software solutions, considering the needs of the business, the capabilities of the technology being used, and the requirements of end-users.

  • Defining technical standards: The Lead Application Developer works with Architects and other technical members to define software standards.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders: The Lead Application Developer collaborates with stakeholders, including business leaders, project managers, and other technical professionals, to ensure that software solutions meet the needs of the business.
  • Conducting research: The Lead Application Developer conducts research into emerging technologies and software development methodologies, staying up to date with the latest trends and best practices.
  • Mentoring junior team members: The Lead Application Developer mentors junior team members, providing guidance and support as they develop their skills and expertise.
  • Ensuring quality: The Lead Application Developer ensures that software solutions are of a high standard of quality, conducting testing and quality assurance activities as needed.
  • Documenting software solutions: The Lead Application Developer documents software solutions, including requirements, design specifications, and user documentation.
  • Providing technical leadership: The Lead Application Developer provides technical leadership, ensuring that the team is working in alignment with best practices and industry standards.
  • Developing code: The Lead Application Developer is responsible for writing and testing code, ensuring that it meets the requirements of the software solution being developed.

What you will need:

Experience: Ten years of application development and support working as a lead on multiple projects or applications.

Education: Bachelor's Degree or experience acceptable in lieu of bachelor's degree.

Technical Competencies

Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards* Deep expertise and hands on experience with web applications, frameworks, and programming languages such as React, node.js, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, SaaS, and APIs * Experience building MicroServices* Experience working on containers (Docker)* Deep knowledge of Front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, React, and AngularJS* Experience developing within the .Net framework (ASP.Net, C#, WCF Web services, MVC)* Experience working with Azure environment, DevOps, SharePoint Online, Blob, Office 365* Experience using a Database such as Postgres, SQL Server, mySQL or mongoDb * Experience with DevSecOps, Veracode, SonarQube and Dynatrace

Organizational Interfaces

The Lead Application Developer reports directly to the Web Services Manager. You will interact on a regular basis with other IT team members, business users, Managers, and Principals. Will also works with external vendors.

Travel Requirements

This position requires <10% travel

Our Perks:

  • Flexible PTO (designed to offer flexible time away for you!)
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Mental health coverage
  • Quarterly Wellness stipend
  • Fertility benefits
  • Complete list of benefits here


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

To view a complete list of benefits click here.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE/AA Employer/Vets/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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