Front End Software Engineer$ 30k/Year ($ 15/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week) Remote Position Long-term
We are looking for experienced Front End Software Engineers to join one of our engineering assembly line teams within our central engineering factory.
Our assembly line teams require highly skilled Front End Software Engineers 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.
As a Front End Software Engineer, you are a member of one of our central assembly line teams such as the maintenance team.
Our maintenance team is responsible for bug fixing across our 100+ product portfolio. The maintenance team has an element of product specialization but they are also process specialists. We want to ensure that our engineers 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. We have weekly product release cycles so we want to ensure that bugs get fixed as quickly as possible for our clients and that we 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.
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.
Willingness to embrace the concept of iterative development as the means for building seamless products
Readiness to give all the effort necessary to do an excellent job - even if it means putting in extra time to research the problem you’re facing
Perfectionism: knowing how a job should be done and not stop until it’s done correctly
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 action for your overall learning and development.
You will learn about how we manage our teams through metrics and how we deliver business value through our goal management techniques.
Work ExamplesEvery 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.
Lukasz, one of our Software Engineering Managers, talks about our testing processes and hiring needs in Crossover.
Mircea Strugaru, VP of Engineering, talks about his role as a VP of Engineering at Crossover.
Video presentation by Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva shares a solution put in place using Google Spanner
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.
How can I get promoted to new roles?
In order to move across roles you need to apply through our crossover portal. You should also be ensuring that your manager is always knowledgeable about any active applications you may have.
How do you measure the productivity of a team?
Every team has a metric which they deliver against; by default, every person within the team 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.
What are the key things I need to do to ensure I am successful as an Engineer?
Besides the obvious technical knowledge required to do the role, and keeping yourself up to date with the latest technology updates, you should also have a comfortable and quiet environment to work from. You should set a good calendar for your week which is repeatable and and allows you to dedicate long blocks of time towards your work with Crossover.