Software Engineer


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

Software Engineer

$ 30k/Year   Flexible   Long-term
Good fit for: Java Developer, Software Engineer, C# Developer, C++ Developer

Do you have the passion and ambition to grow your software development 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 software engineers 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.

“The application itself is reflective of the real work environment and is really challenging, and then you meet a great manager. I pulled an all-nighter to complete my application for Crossover 😅 but I'm proud to say it was worth it”
-Kingsley E, Java Software Engineer
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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 software engineer, you can expect to be a member of one of our central assembly line teams such as a maintenance or unit test team.

The maintenance team is responsible for bug fixing across our 150+ product portfolio. If you are working with the maintenance team you will have an element of product specialization but will mainly expected to be a process specialists. You will ensure that you have all the right information and toolsets available to be able to quickly reproduce a client’s environment, reproduce a bug, fix it, test it, document the fix and send for review. You will be part of the the weekly product release cycles and thereby ensure that bugs get fixed as quickly as possible for our clients and that you are constantly improving the quality of our products.

If you are placed with the unit test team you will be responsible for increasing unit test code coverage for all products. You are expected to have great experience in writing unit tests and will also have daily and weekly targets to work against. Your role is to increase the unit test coverage and work according to the team's standards and quality guidelines. Your work quality is measured through a First Time Acceptance rate, meaning that the Product Chief Architects accept the work delivered by the you 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

 
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.

 
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 training 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 automated

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

2+ years of experience as a hands-on software engineer in C#.net, Java, C++ or front end technologies such as AngularJs or React

1+ year experience in writing unit tests using google test, google mock, nunit, or junit

6+ months experience working in an environment where CI/ CD tools are used

6+months experience in Github and Jira

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

Javascript (ReactJS, AngularJS), HTML5, CSS3

Some experience in Linux, Django, REST, and shell scripting

Good proficiency in the English language

Nice to have:

Experience in using AWS services

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
 

We believe in continuous growth and strive for continuous 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 in to 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
3888
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
3889
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
3890
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
Assets
blog
Lukasz
One of our Software Engineering Managers, talks about our testing processes and hiring needs in Crossover
https://medium.com/the-crossover-cast/how-to-hire-the-top-talent-with-testing-that-works-6c204618094e
Medium

Watch this video presentation by Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva, which demonstrates a solution some of our teams have put in place using Google Spanner

 

Questions
and Answers

  • How can an Engineer 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 an engineer role you may apply for a Software Architect and then Chief Architect role, then progress to Software Engineering Manager. The possibilities exist and your career path is only dependent on your performance.

  • What does a Engineer 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. You will have daily targets to meet and should therefore ensure that you have a good working environment to work in.

  • How do you measure the productivity of a 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.

 
 
 
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