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 USD/year  $ 30 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

We are looking for experienced Java software architects to join one of our engineering assembly line teams within our central engineering factory.

All our teams require highly skilled Java architects who are willing to be part of a high performing team where you can learn from your mentors. We have very high expectations of our chief software architects within the organization and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed.

If you are open to learning new skills, make decisions based on metrics, challenge yourself on a variety of products, and become increasingly more productive, then this role is for you.

 
 
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
INTERESTED? APPLY NOW!

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 within this team 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.

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Work within one of our engineering factory teams and meet your goals, which are set by your manager

Keep track of your daily and weekly output

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

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

Ensure you can maintain a daily high level of concentration and high-quality output

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

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

5+ years of experience as a software engineer in Java development

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

Have a minimum of 2 years experience leading or mentoring junior developers

2+ years experience in writing unit tests

Experienced using Jira and Git

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

At least 1 year of working experience using cloud services such as AWS

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
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

CAREER PATH
YES - YOU WON'T STOP HERE!

Job Title Engineer Software Architect Chief Software Architect
Compensation $15/hr (~$30k/yr) $30/hr (~$60k/yr) $50/hr (~$100k/yr)
Role Type Software Developer Senior Developer Product Architect and responsible for implementing technology decisions
Job Title
(at a typical previous job)
Junior Developer
Developer
Software Engineer
Senior Developer
Architect
Lead Developer
Chief Architect
Senior Technical Architect
A good fit for... 2 + years 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 of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Good knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
5 + years of hands-on development experience with 2+ years in an architect or similar position.

Adept at various technologies

Participated in teams on product technical strategy

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

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

Very good knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
8 + years of hands-on development experience with 2 + years in an architect or similar position.

Adept at various technologies

Recent experience in heading product technical strategy

A firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows, ability to establish them and make sure they are executed by everyone and without exceptions.

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English) and ability to communicate with business stakeholders

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

Excellent knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics
Core Deliverables A team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization.

Responsible for the delivery of individual changes based on well-defined specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets
A team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization.

Responsible for the delivery of complex changes affecting multiple components and/or systems while meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets.
Responsible for a product and it’s weekly release, overall product architecture and health, day to day and strategic technical decisions and technical product team leadership OR a team member of a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization
Architect-level Technical Experience NO YES YES
Management experience NO PREFERABLE YES
Architect-level Technical Experience NO PREFERABLE YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches resources. Reviews work and make decisions simpler and more clear. NO NO YES


 
 
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.

 
 
 
ABOUT THE ROLE

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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.
 
 
 
 
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