JavaScript Software Architect


We are looking for high-performing JavaScript Software Architects for a high-wage and fully remote role.  Experienced software architects who are able to thrive in a fast-paced environment apply now.

JavaScript Software Architect

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

We are looking for experienced JavaScript Software Architects to join one of our teams within our central engineering factory.

Our teams require highly skilled JavaScript Software Architects 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 and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed.

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

The code review team spends most of their time reviewing pull requests created by other teams. Members of the team review code which may be written in a variety of frameworks and tools. The members of this team are not product specialists but are expected to have very high coding standards, be able to clearly articulate what is wrong with a developers code and be able to defend their findings of poor quality code. 

The easier team rebuilds the user interface of legacy products in our standard tech stacks and build new screens with a modern UI and enhanced usability. The team also creates 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.

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 resolve blockers which may be slowing down your performance. 
 

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

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 experience as a software engineer in Javascipt

4+ 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

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

Experienced using Jira and Git

Proficiency in the following skills and technologies is mandatory:
• General database knowledge in a technology such as SQL Server/Oracle/MySQL/MongoDB/Cassandra
• SOA, EDA, and Design patterns
• 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

 
 
WHAT YOU WILL 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.
 

 
 
 
 

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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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

Feature Project Delivery Framework

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

Relevant Files and Links

Here you can find external resources relevant to this role.

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My Goals – Sample Project Goals

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

 

Questions
and Answers

  • 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.

  • Can I work part-time or in between jobs?

    No, these are full-time posts requiring 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.

 
 
 
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