Java Software Architect


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

Java Software Architect

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

Interested in utilizing your years of Java architect to help our teams capture and solve anti-patterns and increase the quality of our coding products?

Do you have the ambition to master your Java skills and make decisions based on metrics? Would you be attracted to challenge yourself, be part of our central assembly line teams and drive up the quality bar for our 100+ products portfolio?

If you can adapt to our roles and can learn new ideas and concepts to solve business problems, then this role may be for you.

“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
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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 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 Java software architect ($60K/year), you can expect to be a member of one of our central assembly line teams such as code cleanup or maintenance team. Our maintenance team is responsible for bug fixing across our 100+ products portfolio, and our code cleanup team is responsible for increasing the quality of products we acquire by capturing anti-patterns, implementing microservices and ensuring our products follow SOLID principles.

Java Architects are expected to have high standards of code quality and will have daily and weekly targets. We measure the quality of work through our First Time Acceptance rate, meaning that our Product Chief Architects accept the work delivered by the software architects immediately and 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 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 automate

Mentor Java engineers to deliver high quality of code

Deliver a consistent 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 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 in Java development

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

2+ years experience in writing unit tests using Junit

6+ months experience using Jira and Github

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

At least 1 year of working experience using cloud services

Proficiency in the following skills and technologies is mandatory:
• General 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
 
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
 
  • How to have an obsessive focus on improving the quality of your work and the quality of products through the use of First Time Acceptance Rate

  • 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

  • Through the use of WorkSmart Pro, learn  how to improve your efficiency during your standard working day

  • Become a specialist in some of the parts of our software factory model, such as the development of automated unit test or bug fixes

  • Master your software architect  skills by 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 sample document used by our Feature team to guide recruits joining the team

Relevant Files and Links

These are external assets relevant to this role.

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Java Architect Forum

Here you can find a link to a Java Architects forum, that will help you read and participate on debates about Java architectural decisions

Java Specialists News

Here is a link in case you want to become a member in a JavaSpecialists community, and get a monthly newsletter about relevant and advanced Java topics

 

Questions
and Answers

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

    The learning responsibilities belong to you. However, we can provide support and adequate content to help you. To be able to work with new technologies, you will need to re-apply and take the specific tests on the desired technology stream.

  • What are the key things I need to do to ensure I am successful as a Java Architect?

    Besides the apparent 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 which allows you to dedicate long blocks of time towards your work with Crossover.

  • How do you measure the productivity of a Java team?

    We do not measure the productivity by technology. 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.

  • 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 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. 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.

  • How can I get promoted to new roles?

    To move across roles you need to apply through our crossover portal. From a Software Architect, you may apply for a Chief Architect role. You should also be ensuring that your manager is always knowledgeable about any active applications you may have.

 
 
 
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