JavaScript Software Architect


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

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JavaScript Software Architect

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

Do you have the passion and ambition to grow your JavaScript skills, make decisions based on metrics and challenge yourself on a variety of products? 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.

Our assembly line teams require highly skilled JavaScript software architects who are experienced in writing unit tests and are willing to be part of a high performing team where you can expect to learn from your mentors. We have high expectations of our engineers within the organization and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed.

Engineers have aggressive daily and weekly targets set for them and are required to work a standard working week with us. Your output of work is measured daily, both from a quantitative as well as a qualitative aspect. You will receive daily and weekly feedback on your performance which will help you resolve blockers and ensure you are meeting your targets.

“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

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 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.

 
REMOTE CAMP 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 “Remote Camp” training program. This is elite training taught by our top instructors.

Here’s what our graduates have to say about Remote Camp:

"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 Remote Camp 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 Remote Camp) 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. Remote Camp 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

Provide feedback to the engineering leadership on areas of the software development process which can be improved or automate

Deliver a consistently 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 the latest software engineering trends

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

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

5+ years experience as a software engineer in Javascipt

1+ 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
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
 

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

How to have an obsessive focus on quality; constantly focus on improving the quality of your work and the quality of products

Measure your quality 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

Master your software engineering skills by interacting with the top 1% global technical talent

 
 
 
Work Examples
Assets
doc
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
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZDMKI3PIra3UCL5GKC0Fz0T96N0QvjmIZJzCn1nEuTw/edit#
GDocs
pdf
Feature Project Delivery Framework
This is a work example of a spec for a new feature delivery
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l9H_RlIShLuTzybbFiczyEdkX0DkbA3Q
GDrive
Relevant files and links
External resources
pdf
My Goals – Sample Project Goals
This is an example of how your projects are tracked for a quarter
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xGBDAy0S8Y2obec8uKFRapXpdncvSdJB
GDrive
 

Questions
and Answers

  • As a JavaScript SA, 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 JavaScript SA?

    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 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.

  • 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. 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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