Ruby on Rails Chief Software Architect


Apply for a high-paying remote Ruby on Rails Chief Software Architect role that challenges you to look at the code in new ways in order to architect forward-thinking solutions.

Ruby on Rails Chief Software Architect

$ 100k USD/year  $ 50 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

The Ruby on Rails Chief Architect will be responsible for a hands-on CTO-like position to architect, develop and deploy multi-million dollar revenue per year enterprise software products.

All our teams require highly skilled Ruby on Rails CAs 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, making decisions based on metrics, challenging yourself on a variety of products, and improving your productivity on an ongoing basis, 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
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As the Ruby on Rails Chief Software Architect, you will be in charge of conducting code reviews to ensure your team delivers standardized and high-quality artifacts.

We are seeking hands-on professionals with a robust Cloud background and who are comfortable with aggressive weekly targets.

This leadership position demands proficiency to conduct tech reviews, write unit tests and guide a talented pool of architects to seek new ideas to solve business problems continuously.

Expectations:

  • Developing expertise in one or more of our proprietary enterprise software products.

  • Leverage your broad technology capabilities to set and maintain a level of various technologies to architect and deliver quality products.

  • On and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed.

  • If you are open to learning new skills, making decisions based on metrics, challenging yourself on a variety of products, and improving your productivity on an ongoing basis, then this role is for you.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Achieving an expert level understanding of our customers’ environments and their use of our products

Architecting and leading weekly technical delivery of one or more products in a way that maintains an unyielding focus on quality while matching the needs of the target customer base

Creating solutions architecture, algorithms, and designs for solutions that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements

Leading a small team of Software Engineers to apply software engineering practices and implement automation across all elements of solution delivery

Manage accountability of team members, with a pinpoint focus on quality; you will be personally accountable for resolution of the most technically challenging issues

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

8+ years of experience in hands-on in software engineering, architecture and software 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

At least 2 years of working experience using cloud services such as AWS

Spent at least 25% of your time (previous and current jobs) reviewing other developer's code

Has worked with back-end technologies based and latest development frameworks

Has experience working with two or more of data related technologies and familiarity with others from various Relational databases, Nosql databases, Caching systems, Full-Text Search engines, Big Data systems

Has good experience with the TDD approach, doing unit testing, mocking, integration/UI testing, behavior driver testing, writing unit test cases

Has good experience working with, setting up and configuring any continuous integration and delivery systems, any code quality automation technologies

Has experience with one or more cloud or devops services like AWS, Docker, Heroku, Digitalocean, etc

Has experience with one or more front-end technologies including templating, CSS and JS frameworks

A true “roll up the sleeves and get it done” working approach

Demonstrated success as a problem solver, result-oriented, self-starter

Comfortable “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world. We do a lot of Skype and video conferencing

Good proficiency in the English language

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 organisation.

Responsible for 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 organisation.

Responsible for 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 makes decisions simpler and more clear. NO NO YES


CAREER GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES


Learn and Use Disruptive Technologies

Crossover is your chance to learn cutting-edge new technologies in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analysis, NLP, Cloud services and more, including how and when to use them.



Experience the Scale and Intensity

Crossover gives you unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe and an opportunity to work on multi-million dollar revenue products processing millions of transactions using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes in a high-intensity environment.



Continual Improvement

With our culture of setting SMART goals, you will receive candid feedback weekly instead of waiting for quarterly or annual reviews. This will help you take timely corrective action for your overall learning and development.



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