3338 - C# (.NET) Chief Software Architect


Do you want to architect, develop and deploy multi-million dollar software products? Learn more about our C# (.NET) Chief Software Architect role.

C# (.NET) Chief Software Architect

$ 100k/Year  ($ 50/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week)  Remote Position   Long-term

Want to learn how to guide a talented pool of architects to come up with new ideas to continuously improve our cloud-based SaaS systems and solve business problems?

Are you inspired to drive up the code quality for our 100+ products portfolio? Interested in utilizing your years as a C# Chief Architect to help to solve anti-patterns and increase our customers’ experience? You may want to join a team which is revamping all the front end technologies of our products. If yes, then this role may be for you.

You will work on a variety of products in various industries, work with top talent, and be on some of the most interesting technical projects which you may find. Redesign front ends, improve code quality, shrink the code, release products every week; this is all happening in our teams.

“I've grown professionally more than expected since I joined Crossover. I started as an Architect, then was promoted to Chief Architect and after a year became SEM. It all went so fast! I escalated the ladder and got the opportunity to face challenges I never imagined before.”
-Carlos R, Chief Architect
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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

As a C# Chief Software Architect, you can expect to be a member of one of our central assembly line teams such as faster, easier, code cleanup, or an auto unit test team. You may also be in the role of a product Chief Architect, responsible for a product’s quality and weekly release.

If you are working on the code cleanup team, you have a great responsibility to increase the quality of the code of our software products. You will do this by identifying anti-patterns and solving them, implementing microservices, and ensuring products follow SOLID coding principles.

In the auto unit test team you will generate unit tests using automation. As part of this team, you can expect to build, extend, and introduce new tools to improve automated test generation. One of the roles of a Chief Architect within the bulk unit test team is to find patterns that can be applied to any C# project.

As a member of the easier team, you will be assisting in the rebuild of the user interface of legacy products to a  standard tech stack. This means you will build new screens with a modern UI and enhanced usability. You will also create the REST API layer required to connect the new UI with the product legacy backend and business logic. You will also be required to deliver UI unit tests, REST API unit tests and integration tests, and functional browser compatibility testing.

Chief Software Architects will have daily and weekly targets to work against. We measure the quality of work through our First Time Acceptance rate, meaning that the Product Chief Architects accept the work delivered by the engineers immediately without having to ask for a rework.

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 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.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Architecting and leading technical delivery of one or more products and match the needs of the target customer base

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

Mentor C# architects and engineers to deliver high quality of code

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

Comply with Chief Architecture process playbooks

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, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

8+ years of experience as a software engineer in C#.net

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

2+ years of experience in writing unit tests using Nunit or Microsoft Fakes

Proven experience with performing code reviews and/or mentoring sessions (has dedicated a minimum of 25% of monthly time on this activity)

At least 1 year of working experience using cloud technologies

6+ months of experience using Jira and Github

Ability to embrace and learn new technologies

An excellent understanding of design patterns

Proficiency in the following skills and technologies is mandatory:
  • Database knowledge in 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
Good proficiency in the English language

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
  • Has worked with back-end technologies and latest development frameworks
 
 
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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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

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 C# 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 C# 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 C# 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 .Net 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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