3363 - Front End Software Architect


Do you want to improve your Front End capabilities more than you ever have in your career? Learn more about our Front End Software Architect role.

Front End Software Architect

$ 60k/Year  ($ 30/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week)  Remote Position   Long-term

We are looking for experienced Front End Software Architects to join one of our engineering assembly line teams within our central engineering factory.

Our assembly line teams require highly skilled Front End Software Architects who are willing to be part of a high performing team where you can learn from your mentors. We have high expectations of our software architects within the organization and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed.

“While working with top 1% talent people at Crossover I learned a lot professionally: how to deal with challenging targets, how to think out of the box and how to balance professional & personal life.”
-Apparao A, Software Architect
 
 
 
 
WHY CROSSOVER?
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.
 
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

Our factory is designed to deliver great quality at high pace. In every team that you work in you will be expected to deliver work to a high level of quality.

Your work quality is measured through the First Time Acceptance Rate, which means passing the code review quality bar set by Chief Architects.

As a Front End software architect, you can expect to be a member of one of our central assembly line teams such as a maintenance or unit test team.

The maintenance team is responsible for bug fixing across our 150+ product portfolio.  If you are working with the maintenance team you will have an element of product specialization but will mainly expected to be a process specialists. You will ensure that you  have all the right information and toolsets available to be able to quickly reproduce a client’s environment, reproduce a bug, fix it, test it, document the fix and send for review.  You will be part of the the  weekly product release cycles and thereby ensure that bugs get fixed as quickly as possible for our clients and that you are constantly improving the quality of our products.

In all cases, you will have aggressive daily and weekly targets to work against and you can expect to receive daily and weekly feedback about your performance. The regular feedback is used to help you improve immediately and to help you resolve blockers which may be slowing down your performance.

 
BOOTCAMP 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 Crossover University “Bootcamp” training program. This is elite training taught by our top instructors.

Here’s what our graduates have to say about Crossover University:

"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 Bootcamp 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 Bootcamp) 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. Crossover University 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.

 
ONLINE HIRING EVENT



A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide feedback to the engineering leadership on areas of the software development process which can be improved or automated

Deliver a consistently high-quality product which has a high “First Time Acceptance Rate” from the engineering leadership.

Comply with engineering process playbooks

Ensuring that your output meets the teams quality bars before being passed on to further stages within the process

Meeting your goals, which are set by your manager, on a daily and weekly basis

Escalating issues to your manager as soon as a risk is identified or as soon as you are blocked in your work

Working a standard 40-hr week and mostly Monday to Friday

Keep up to date with the latest software engineering trends

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering

5+ years of experience as a software engineer using latest Front-end technologies

1+ years experience working in an environment where CI/ CD tools are used

2+ years experience in writing unit tests

2+ years in an environment where you used architecture principles and frameworks

At least 1 year of working experience using cloud services

6+ months experience using Jira and Github

2+ years in an environment where you used architecture principles and frameworks such as SOLID

Proficiency in the following skills and technologies is mandatory:
• General database knowledge in a technology such as SQL Server/Oracle/MySQL/MongoDB/Cassandra
• SOA, EDA, and Design patterns
• Javascript (ReactJS, AngularJS) , HTML5, CSS3
• Some experience in Linux, Django, REST and shell scripting
Nice to have:
• MVC and knowledge of another server-side programming language (Ruby, PHP) is desired but not mandatory
• Demonstrate success as a problem solver
• Be a results-oriented individual
• Comfortable “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world
• Good proficiency in the English language
 
 
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.


 
 
 
 

Work Examples

Every job creates excellent work. We want to show you the types of things you will learn, using real work examples of the processes, training examples, playbooks, projects you will build on the job.

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Feature Project Delivery Framework

This is a work example of a spec for a new feature delivery

Relevant Files and Links

Here you can find external resources relevant to this role.

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My Goals – Sample Project Goals

This is an example of how your projects are tracked for a quarter

 

Questions
and Answers

  • How can a Front End 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 Software Architect role you may apply for a Chief Software Architect and eventually a Software Engineering Manager role. The possibilities exist and your career path is only dependent on your performance.

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

    The learning responsibilities belong to you and are endless. Software Architects are expected to be versatile in various technologies and open to learning new tools and new technology stacks. Software 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 Software 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.

  • 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 get paid. We also log 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.

  • Do you use Agile?

    Like most organizations, we make use of subsets of Agile. The one key difference though is that our teams are highly specialized in the task they do. For example, we have a maintenance team whose only task is to fix bugs on our products. Rather than being product specialists they are process specialists.

 
 
 
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