Lead Application Developer

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: IT
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0004929
  • Experience Years:
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The Applications Development Technical Lead will manage all technical aspects of software development projects providing technical leadership to internal and external development teams, serve on various project committees reporting projects’ progress and provide technical guidance to projects’ team members, managers, and internal customers. The Technical Lead will be responsible for all project deliverables from the technical standpoint: systems technical requirements, architecture, design, coding, and will help develop processes for and support testing and deployment and defect management.


Candidate Profile


  • Architect, build and deliver products that delight customers with scalable and maintainable code under the hood
  • Supervise a technical team of varying functions and abilities.  Provide technical leadership and guidance to coach, motivate, and effectively lead team members.
  • Proven expertise at consuming REST services and dealing with error cases
  • Ensure consistent process and provide technical guidance during business requirements and specifications development phases
  • Provide oversight, assistance, and guidance to development of the application security architecture supporting the applications
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the development of coding standards, best practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure quality through design reviews, code reviews and development of standards.
  • Serve as a mentor to team members by demonstrating alternate techniques, reviewing code, and strengthening skills
  • Accountable for quality and deliverables
  • Must be able to interact well with multiple priorities in an extremely dynamic environment, initiating necessary tasks and ensuring complete follow up
  • Research and recommend appropriate application development best practices, and tools
  • Develop new functionality on our existing software products and Provide development support and assistance for escalations and issues
  • All other responsibilities as assigned
  • Follow Company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, governmental agencies, growers, customers, etc
  • Ensure the security of Driscoll’s confidential and proprietary information and materials
  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all the job's responsibilities.  At Driscoll’s, all of our jobs include broad responsibilities for continually improving the processes we use to develop our products
  • Responsible for managing activities in collaboration with Information services, business, vendor and other third parties to accomplish goals, objectives and planned growth.
  • Domestic and international travel required up to 25%.
  • Represents Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like professional manner in all interactions with growers, co-workers, suppliers, customers and the business community at large.



  • B.S. or above degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 7 - 8+ years hands-on experience developing Real-time/ Enterprise scale applications
  • 1 - 2 years of technical supervisory/lead experience including managing distributed and contract development teams
  • Proven knowledge and experience developing custom business applications utilizing .NET and open-source technologies.
  • Expert level experience in developing and integrating complex application modules using React Framework, n-Tier architecture, XML/JSON-based web services and application development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio 2017/Visual Code and SQL Server Management Studio
  • Strong demonstrable development expertise in one or more of the following technologies:  version control and build systems; Application Lifecycle Management (ALM); Distributed application architecture; Application development (JavaScript, React, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap); Integration Architectures (Microservices, Mulesoft, AWS API management, WebAPIs); SQL Server/RDBMS and NoSQL; Unit testing, and n-tiered development projects.
  • Strong development experience using agile development techniques.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Capability and willingness to participate in software development/coding process on all levels if necessary – from simple development tasks to complex core framework development
  • Ability to lead and communicate orally, in written documents, and in formal presentations is required

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.