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We are looking for high-performing Chief Software Architects in mainstream technologies for a high-wage and fully remote role.  Experienced Chief Software Architects who are able to thrive in a fast-paced environment apply now.

Chief Software Architect
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Chief Software Architect
$100k / Year
$50 / Hour
40 Hours / Week
Full Time, Remote
Meet the team!
Jozsef
SVP of Engineering and Operations
Peter
SEM
Carlos
Chief Architect
This Role is Great if you have...
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Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering from a recognized university
2
8+ years of hands-on software engineering experience in one or more of the following: C#, Java, Web interfaces, C++, Javascript, Angular, React or other Front end technologies
3
Expert level knowledge of architectural principles and design patterns
4
Hands-on experience in a DevOps organization using popular tools and frameworks
5
3+ years of a proven track record as the principal technical decision maker of an engineering team

Nice to have:
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Experience with large scale cloud systems
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Experience with SaaS products
Your Responsibilities will be...
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Make hard technical decisions and act upon them
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Deliver high-quality Software that meets coding and design patterns best practices
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Work together with the product management and engineering leadership to enhance the products under your responsibility
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Provide technical leadership & coaching of your architects and junior engineers
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Perform in-depth analysis of code, identify anti-patterns and build improvement plans
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Enforce a fully automated DevOps process using best in class tools
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Drive continuous improvement of our development processes by identifying opportunities and acting upon them
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Commit to a 40-hr week, mostly Monday to Friday and meet daily and weekly goals
 
 

Crossover, the world’s largest #remotework company is looking for high performing Chief Architects for a long-term, full-time role. We are a 100% #remotework organization working with the best talent around the world. We develop and maintain our own portfolio of more than 100 different Cloud-based SaaS products.

As the most senior member of a high performing software engineering team, you will be working with the top 1% of global engineering talent, acting both as a hands-on engineer as well as the technical lead of your team. You will guide, coach, design, and develop our different software products using multiple technologies. The pace is fast and rewarding as you will be solving the hardest problems in our products and processes. Apply now to start your long-term career path with us and shape the #futureofwork.

 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

As a Chief Software Architect, you will be the principal technical decision maker for one of our engineering teams or products. You and your team will deliver software that follows our best practices in design patterns and architectural principles. You will continuously inspect and improve our software development process by researching and introducing new state-of-the-art tools and techniques. You will also be expected to deliver great quality code as we put the quality of our products first. 

You will have daily and weekly targets to work towards, and you will receive regular feedback and coaching related to your performance. You will also deliver technical feedback and specific coaching to others in your team. 

 
REMOTE CAMP PROGRAM

To apply for a role at Crossover, you will go through a series of online tests, usually during the online hiring event. If you pass these tests, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in our four-full-time week Remote Camp training program. This is elite training taught by our top instructors.

Here’s what our graduates have to say about Remote Camp,

"I am very pleased to say that because of Crossover's unorthodox and unique way of transferring the knowledge through (Paired sessions, coaching sessions with CSMs), I have never been more confident in my technical skills and abilities for my role."
-Mikael F

"The CTO Remote Camp was another thing that motivated me. I wanted to see how CTOs across the globe work and learn from them."
-Javed Z

"I've been with the company since Aug (been part of the second Remote Camp) and since then I've learned SQL, databases, servers, tapes, other content management systems etc- and that's only been in 3 months. Usually when I'm in a new company, I learned a lot about their platform, their tools etc during the length of my time with them but never at this speed!"
-Monnaliza T

It is offered as soon as you want to get started. You will be compensated for 40 hrs/ week at the hourly rate for the role you are applying to. Remote Camp training is an excellent opportunity to learn about our culture, expectations, tools, processes, and procedures. It's an intensive and demanding program, but every graduate is guaranteed a job at the end of it.

 
 
 
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
 

We believe in continuous growth and strive for continuous improvement. We also have an obsessive focus on improving the quality of teams and you will learn how to do this as part of your work in our continuous journey towards improving the quality of products. 

You will learn how an organization operates with an automated continuous deployment pipeline; you will learn how innovation and experimentation with technology can help drive productivity improvements, reduce costs and free up your time to do more meaningful and interesting tasks.

You will also learn how to operate in our metrics-driven culture, which is the foundation of our success in measuring and improving every engineering process and product we deliver. This also ties in to the use of WorkSmart Pro, where you can learn how to improve your efficiency during your standard working day. You will learn how our centralized software factory model benefits an organization and gains from economy of scale; the more we grow the more efficient we become.

At the end of the day we want you to become a specialist in some of the parts of our software factory model and allow you to master your technical skills while interacting with the top 1% global technical talent.

 
CAREER PATH
 
Chief Software Architect
3888
Individual Contributor

A good fit for...

8+ years of hands on development experience

5+ years in an architect or similar position

Adapt at various technologies

Recent experience in heading product technical strategy

Firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows

Strong communication skills (fluent English in business)

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

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Software Architect
3889
Individual Contributor

A good fit for...

5+ years of hands on development experience with 2+ years in an architect or similar position

Adapt at various technologies

Participated in teams on product technical strategy

Firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows

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

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

30
Software Engineer
3890
Individual Contributor

A good fit for...

2+ years of 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)

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Work Examples
Assets
doc
Easier development Playbook
This is a copy of the playbook used by our Easier team. Take a look at the processes and methods used by the team
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZDMKI3PIra3UCL5GKC0Fz0T96N0QvjmIZJzCn1nEuTw/edit#
GDocs
pdf
Feature Project Delivery Framework
This is a work example of a spec for a new feature delivery
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l9H_RlIShLuTzybbFiczyEdkX0DkbA3Q
GDrive
Relevant files and links
External resources
pdf
My Goals – Sample Project Goals
This is an example of how your projects are tracked for a quarter
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xGBDAy0S8Y2obec8uKFRapXpdncvSdJB
GDrive
 

Questions
and Answers

  • How can a Chief Architect get promoted to new roles?

    If you are a top performer in your role then it is possible for you to apply to new roles and move up the career ladder. From a Chief Architect role you may apply for a Software Engineering Manager role then progress to VP of Engineering. The possibilities exist and your career path is only dependent on your performance.

  • As a Chief Architect, what are the opportunities to learn and work with new technologies?

    The learning responsibilities belong to you and are endless. Chief Architects are expected to be versatile in various technologies and open to learning new tools and new technology stacks. Chief Architects are also expected to be innovative and identify new technologies which can be leveraged to automate manual tasks and therefore freeing up time for more intelligent and interesting work.

  • What does a Chief Architect day look like?

    A standard day in this position is typically comprised of the following tasks: a short daily check in with your manager to review blockers which you may have and request assistance when needed, a commitment to your manager on what you are going to achieve that day, potentially a short team meeting to review overall team progress, working on your actual tasks as set for the team.
    Once a week you can also expect to have a coaching session on your performance as well as demo your work to our internal or external clients.

  • How do you measure the productivity of a Chief Architect team?

    We do not measure the productivity by technology. Every team has a metric which they deliver against; by default, every person within the group is measured by the same metric on a weekly basis. For example, the metric for our maintenance team is “number of bugs fixed.” The cost per unit of the maintenance team on a weekly basis is the total headcount cost of the team for a week divided by the number of bugs fixed during the same week.

  • I heard you have a tracking tool to monitor your teams, why do you use it?

    One of the key objectives of our productivity tracker is for it to be used by our Crossover partners to log time and eventually get paid. We also record information about our Crossover partners to understand what tools and applications they are using. This helps us to build work patterns of our people and identify best practices which we can share with all our teams. As an engineer, we expect that you would be spending at least 80% of your time in your relevant IDE with the remaining 20% spent on email, meetings and reviewing documents.

 
 
 
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Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.