Technical Lead Full / Stack Web Developer (Python/Django)


The Technical Lead Full Stack Web Developer (Python / Django) will work at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) on the next version of SciENcv.
  • Work in an Agile product team of other developers, Product Owner, stakeholders, DevOps and UI/UX designer to implement NIHMS submission UI, data processing flows and admin tools.
  • Learn new technologies, keep up with the internal systems, and share your knowledge with the team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to code development standards, code reviews, and team process improvements
  • Mentor, coach, and train junior developers
  • Build and maintain robust, performant, user-facing web applications in Python/Django supporting millions of daily users
  • Develop, create, and ship new functionality for user interaction and scientific data backend, using modern APIs and frameworks
  • Build highly efficient backend components using Python, and integrate front end components into the applications
  • Develop and maintain test suites, monitor applications for performance, security and accessibility compliance
  • Work as an integral part of an agile product team to deliver an unbelievably great user experience
  • Deliver responsive, accessible, mobile-friendly code of high quality (automated test/build/deploy)


Required qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or scientific field (engineering, physics), or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of Full stack Web applications development, 3+ years using python and Django
  • Excellent understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Experience with relational database modeling and data migration
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance
  • Experience with version control systems like Git or SVN
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and team player

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience developing Django web applications and services
  • Working experience with JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular and ReactJS
  • Experience using web services and RESTful APIs
  • Familiarity with search engines and backends (Lucene, Solr)
  • Semantic markup and modern web layout techniques
  • Automated regression testing with Selenium
  • Proficient understanding of Git version control system
  • Experience with agile development processes
  • Experience in a technical lead role
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills


Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.

The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

What you'll get...
  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.