Chief Software Architect

$ 100k USD/year  $ 50 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

Do you have the experience and skills to be at a hands-on CTO-like position to architect, develop and deploy multi-million dollar revenue per year enterprise software products? If so, this role is for you.

 
 
Why Crossover?
Be a part of the fastest growing private equity portfolio in the world. Join our rapidly expanding partner network. Support an expanding global network of clients. A key benefit of Crossover is that all our roles are location independent. Live and work anywhere: work from home, a coffee shop or at one of the many co-working spaces Crossover partners can access and collaborate.
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING
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As a Chief Software Architect, it is your responsibility to ensure that the customers are blown away by the technical differentiation and quality of the product.

We want to give you the ability to look at code in ways it has never been looked at before, to understand the interdependency in the code.

 We are empowering software development and creating higher quality code by using the latest technologies and toolsets. We are excited about using data to make decisions, we are bringing big data and analysis to software development.  We are on the cutting edge of software development, and we innovate improvements on the newest technologies. We want people who are adaptable and can learn new things, and can use new ideas and concepts to solve business problems.

 EXPECTATIONS

- Developing expertise in one or more of our proprietary enterprise software products.

- Leveraging your broad technology capability set and maintain a level of excitement in using various technologies to architect, develop, and iteratively deploy real enterprise class software.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Achieving an expert level understanding of our customers’ environments and their use of our products.

Architecting and leading weekly technical delivery of one or more products in a way that maintains an unyielding focus on quality while matching the needs of the target customer base.

Creating solutions architecture, algorithms, and designs for solutions that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements

Leading a small team of Software Engineers to apply software engineering practices and implement automations across all elements of solution delivery

Manage accountability of team members, with pinpoint focus on quality; Personally accountable for resolution of the most technically challenging issues
 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

At least 8 years of experience on hands-on development in Java / C++ / C#(.Net) / Python / PHP / Ruby on Rails architecture and programming and some front-end Javascript framework in a development-intensive individual contributor role

Leadership experience of 2+ years in creating, deploying, and iterating excellent softwares with a team size of at least 1 junior member Has worked with back end technologies based and latest development frameworks

Has experience working with two or more of data related technologies and familiarity with others from various Relational databases, Nosql databases, Caching systems, Full Text Search engines, Big Data systems.

Has good experience with the TDD approach, doing unit testing, mocking, integration/UI testing, behaviour driver testing, writing unit test cases

Has good experience working with, setting up and configuring any continuous integration and delivery systems, any code quality automation technologies.

Has experience with one or more cloud or devops services like AWS, Docker, Heroku, Digitalocean, etc.

Has experience with one or more front end technologies including templating, CSS and JS frameworks.

A true “roll up the sleeves and get it done” working approach Demonstrated success as a problem solver, result-oriented, self-starter

Comfortable “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world. We do a lot of Skype and video conferencing

Good proficiency in English language
 
You can also register for one of the Next Week's Hiring Tournaments:
What's a Hiring Tournament?
A Tournament is an Online Hiring Event and includes all testing for the role at the same day. Upon grading the deliverables from the event, we will set up qualified candidates with an interview with the hiring manager.
 
 
 
CAREER PATH
YES - YOU WON'T STOP HERE!

Job Title Engineer Software Architect Chief Software Architect
Compensation $15/hr (~$30k/yr) $30/hr (~$60k/yr) $50/hr (~$100k/yr)
Role Type Software Developer Senior Developer Product Architect and responsible for implementing technology decisions
Job Title
(at typical previous job)
Junior Developer
Developer
Software Engineer
Senior Developer
Architect
Lead Developer
Chief Architect
Senior Technical Architect
A good fit for... 2 + years hands on development experience.

Strong in one technology but willing to learn new technologies

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Good knowledge in Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Good knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

Inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
5 + years of hands on development experience with 2+ years in an architect or similar position.

Adept at various technologies

Participated in teams on product technical strategy

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Very good knowledge in Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Very good knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

Inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
8 + years of hands on development experience with 2 + years in an architect or similar position.

Adept at various technologies

Recent experience in heading product technical strategy

Firm belief in well defined processes and workflows, ability to establish them and make sure they are executed by everyone and without exceptions.

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English) and ability to communicate with business stakeholders

Excellent knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Excellent knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

Inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
Core Deliverables A team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organisation.

Responsible for delivery of individual changes based on well defined specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets
A team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organisation.

Responsible for delivery of complex changes affecting multiple components and/or systems while meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets.
Responsible for a product and it’s weekly release, overall product architecture and health, day to day and strategic technical decisions and technical product team leadership OR a team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization
Architect-level Technical Experience NO YES YES
Management experience NO PREFERABLE YES
Architect-level Technical Experience NO PREFERABLE YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches resources. Reviews work and makes decisions simpler and more clear. NO NO YES


 
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THE HIRING MANAGER

career growth opportunities
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Learning and Growth
Learn and Use Disruptive Technologies: Crossover is your chance to learn cutting-edge new technologies in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analysis, NLP, Cloud services etc and also know how and when to use them.

Experience the Scale and Intensity: Crossover gives you an unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe and gives you an opportunity to work on multi-million dollar revenue products processing millions of transactions using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes in a high intensity environment.

Continual Improvement: With our culture of setting SMART goals, you will receive candid feedback weekly instead of waiting for quarterly or annual reviews to help you take timely corrective actions for your overall learning and development.
 
 
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