Kforce Server and Application Team Lead in New York, New York

Kforce is working with a well-known investment firm located in New York, New York (NY) that is seeking a Server and Application Team Lead.Overview:Our application support team is looking to break the mold and reinvent the way infrastructure is handled in a traditional Windows environment. You should be the type of person that never wants to do the same thing by hand more than once, and adept at thinking outside of the box to push forward inventive and scalable solutions - what may work for a handful of servers may not scale well across a thousand servers. As the leader of this team, you will be taking an owner's share of our automation infrastructure through full-stack development via PowerShell, SQL Server, and C# MVC. As an owner, you will be responsible for working with the team to flush out business requirements, technical design, implementation, testing, release and support. Success on our team is measured through delivering scalable and robust automation solutions through thoughtful design and code.Responsibilities:

  • Act as an escalation point for critical issues in the environment

  • Resolve ad-hoc requests from users'; Automation of solutions through user empowerment; Challenge and vet requests to ensure compliance with our best practices

  • Support mission critical applications (in-house .NET and 3rd party vendor); Outage/performance degradation resolutions

  • Proactively identify issues and resolve them before users are impacted

  • Participate in the change advisory board (risk mitigation/implementation advisement) and implement change requests

  • Assist in production releases

  • Contribute to firm-wide automation framework development; Puppet, PagerDuty (or equivalent), etc.


  • Microsoft - C# 4.0 , .NET 4.5 , SQL Server 2012 , Windows 2008R2 , PowerShell

  • Open Source - Ubuntu 14.04, Redis, RabbitMQ, SOLR

  • Experience with asynchronous and concurrent processing is required

  • Passion for learning and teaching colleagues the ways of automation through PowerShell

  • A passion for simplifying and leaning out complex processes

  • Strong desire to take ownership in helping to grow a great team and organization

  • Self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude to continually improve existing applications as well a drive to create new ones

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:YearsMinimum Compensation:170000.00Maximum Compensation:250000.00