JavaScript Chief Software Architect


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

JavaScript 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 Javascript 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 that you can find. Your mandate is to redesign front ends, improve code quality, shrink the code, release products every week.

“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 JavaScript Chief Software Architect, you can expect to be a member of one of our central assembly line teams such as easier or code review team.

You may also be in the role of a product chief architect, responsible for a product’s quality and weekly release.

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.

As a member of the code review team, you will spend most of your time reviewing pull requests created by other teams. You will review code which may be written in a variety of frameworks and tools. You will not be a product specialist but are expected to have very high coding standards to  be able to clearly articulate what is wrong with a developers code and be able to defend your findings of poor quality code.

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 frequent 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.

 
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

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 Front end 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

At least 8 years of experience in JavaScript

2 years + of experience writing unit tests

1+ years experience using CI/CD tools

6+ months experience using Jira and Github

At least 1 year of working experience using cloud services

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

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
  • Some experience in Linux, Django, REST and shell scripting
An intermediate level of English

Nice to have:
  • 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
 

We believe in continuous growth and striving for constant 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 into 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.

 
CAREER PATH
 
Chief Software Architect
Individual Contributor

A good fit for...

8+ years of hands on development experience

5+ years in an architect or similar position

Adapt at various technologies

Recent experience in heading product technical strategy

Firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows

Strong communication skills (fluent English in business)

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

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Software Architect
Individual Contributor

A good fit for...

5+ years of hands on development experience with 2+ years in an architect or similar position

Adapt at various technologies

Participated in teams on product technical strategy

Firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows

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

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

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Software Engineer
Individual Contributor

A good fit for...

2+ years of 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 in Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

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

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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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Eng.CodeReview Playbook

This is a copy of the playbook used by our code review team

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

Relevant Files and Links

Here you can find external resources relevant to this role.

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Feature Project Delivery Framework

This is a work example of a spec for a new feature delivery

My Goals – Sample Project Goals

This is an example of how your projects are tracked for a quarter

 

Questions
and Answers

  • How can a JavaScript 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 JavaScript 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 JavaScript 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 JavaScript 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.

 
 
 
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