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Lead Programmer Analyst


Bethpage, NY, US, 11714

Brand:  Lightpath
Requisition #:  426

Lightpath is one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers in the tri-state area. We own and operate our infrastructure "from the ground up" by deploying over 20,000 route miles connecting 13,500 on-net/LIT buildings, With a strong portfolio of cutting edge solutions for Internet, WAN, Voice, SD-WAN, Security & Cloud services, we enable Enterprise customers of all sizes the ability to react to new challenges while developing best practices for the future. With Lightpath’s continued focus on network excellence and a “customer first” service commitment, we are building a workforce of the best talent that will meet the needs of our customers and reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Job Summary


The Lightpath Lead Developer is responsible for the independent and timely completion of systems and programming tasks for highly complex or business-critical applications. These tasks will include vision, design, coding, testing, building, documentation, and post-installation L3 support, all performed in accordance with established standards. Typically, the Lead Developer is assigned to several business units of large size and the project assignments are large scale and highly complex.


Key Non-Reporting Relationships


Peer Developer - Developers work on a team as a cohesive unit - sharing knowledge, reviewing code, receiving and incorporating critique and feedback.  Developers participate in design, planning, retrospective, and estimating exercises. Lead Developers provide guidance and mentoring to peers.

Project Manager/BA - facilitate vision and approach discussion, provide status updates, respond to inquiries about functionality, give input on business documentation.

App Support - troubleshoot critical system issues, assist in defect identification

Internal Clients/Users - The Lead Developer independently interacts with business users during planning, demonstrations, acceptance testing, etc. fostering excellent relationships and a network of SME contacts.

Agile Roles (Scrum Master, Product Owner) - The Lead Developer facilitates the Scrum process with appropriate responsibility (Owns, Facilitates, Participates, Avoids) for assigned ceremonies and artifacts.



Success Criteria


  • Urgently commits to and evangelizes functional and supportable solutions. Able to proceed independently and innovatively, frequently outside of department norms and patterns.  Communicates impediments and owns resolution.
  • Analyzes multiple techniques & use-case scenarios and selects and shares appropriate approach.
  • Produces valuable output, free of preventable defects.
  • Provides realistic and repeatable estimations of complexity and time to completion. Assists others in doing so.
  • Breaks down complex problems into efficient, achievable goals. Assists peers in doing so as well.
  • Facilitates verification by presenting functional and non-functional details about output. Accepts and incorporates critique and feedback.



  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline is required or comparable experience.
  • 8 or more years of systems analysis and programming experience
  • Full stack application design and programming expertise: SFDC SOQL/Apex/VF/Lightning, JavaScript, Java/Ant/Maven, JSP, HTML5, XML/XSLT, Jasper, SQL, Shell, etc
  • Expertise in API technologies - Rest, SOAP, RMI, etc.
  • Operating System and internetworking knowledge - Windows, *NIX, TCP/IP, DNS
  • Expertise in software product development standards and methodologies. Experience in systems design & implementation patterns especially object oriented concepts.  Ability to read and create design documentation - UML, data flow, & state diagrams, etc.
  • Experience in full project lifecycle including all stages of design and implementation of custom applications as well as the deployment of packaged solutions
  • Able to lead and facilitate technical and non-technical discussions.
  • Possess excellent logical and analytical skills. Knowledge of user, client, and business patterns.
  • Possess exceptional verbal and written communications skills; ability to respond to internal client inquiries, effectively communicate critical problems and discuss resolutions with peers and management; ability to translate complex technical problems into simple lay terms understandable to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to perform and direct multiple tasks, independently adjust priorities, and operate efficiently in a challenging, dynamic environment. Light supervision of peers.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies for software development, particularly Scrum
  • Experience in telecommunications networks and protocols a plus

Lightpath is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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