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Lead Software Engineer (.Net , C#) - R&D Service Application (Utilities Work Force Management )



Software Engineering
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

As a Software Engineering Lead in the R&D team, you’ll be responsible for delivering quality software by applying sound development practices and leveraging test-driven development methodology. Based on user stories and functionality specification, you will develop software components as they relate to our Mobile Workforce Management. You will work with back-end and front-end components as well as web map-based technology (Nokia HERE, ESRI, and Google Maps) and will be reporting to a Development Manager and help guide our Software Engineering team towards success.

The products you’ll help create have real world impact. Built specifically for electric, gas and water utilities, our solutions rapidly automate and optimize any field work activity or process, improving outage response times and worker effectiveness. The results are improved reliability and responsiveness, increased worker safety and productivity, and a reduced environmental impact as compared to traditional utility operations. Large and small utilities globally rely on us to keep their crew and customers safe.

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex technical issues, identify root causes, and propose effective solutions
  • Design and develop scalable and maintainable software systems using software design patterns and architecture principles
  • Lead a team of developers to deliver high-quality software products on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with product owners, QA analysts and other team members to complete tasks and issues prior to delivery to customers and Client Services
  • Create test automation scripts for newly developed functionality
  • Assist in the estimation of user stories prior to selection for development
  • Perform user story analysis during the initial development stages


  • 5+ years of development experience with .NET Framework Web Applications in C# (ASP.NET MVC, WebAPI, and WCF)
  • 5 years of experience using relational databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Oracle)
  • Exceptional technical problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record of delivering an end-to-end solution from inception to delivery
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud compatibility is an asset
  • Experience with web-based map platforms is an asset
  • Experience with web based development is an asset (JavaScript, MVVM frameworks, CSS, HTML 5)
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent experience and education
  • Strong written, verbal and listening skills in both one-on-one and larger groups across our global team
  • Mentor and coach team members to improve their technical skills

Additional Information

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important for innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community.