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.
-Apparao A, Software Architect
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Feature Project Delivery Framework
This is a sample document used by our Feature team to guide recruits joining the team
Relevant Files and LinksThese are external assets relevant to this role.
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
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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.