Solution Integration Chief Architect$ 100k/Year ($ 50/Hour for 40 hours of productive work per week) Remote Position Long-term
We are looking for skilled Chief Architects with the ability to work aggressively to identify, analyze, research, and resolve challenges on all aspects of an IT solution being deployed in a customer environment.
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.
A Solution Integration Chief Architect is expected to lead a team of Solution Integration Architects and Engineers. As a Chief Architect, you will be faced with different work and country cultures which you will need to adapt to. Chief Architects work remotely and also on-site at client premises.
Solution Integration Chief Architects have aggressive daily and weekly targets to work against and can expect to receive daily and weekly feedback about performance. The regular feedback is used to help you improve immediately and to help you resolve blockers which may be slowing down your performance.
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.
Onsite and remote team lead of engineers
Technical interface to the project manager and customer
Planning and execution of on-site integration for complex BSS architectures
Working with 3rd parties in trouble resolution and ensuring compliance with requirements
Accountable for all tasks and deliverables of solution integration within a BSS project
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 actions for your overall learning and development.
You will learn how we manage our teams through metrics and how we deliver business value through our goal management techniques.
Relevant Files and LinksHere you can find resources relevant to this role.
Lukasz, one of our Software Engineering Managers, talks about our testing processes and hiring needs in Crossover
Mircea Strugaru, VP of Engineering, talks about his role as a VP of Engineering at Crossover.
Video presentation by Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva shares a solution put in place using Google Spanner
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.
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.
What are the key things I need to do to ensure I am successful as an Engineer?
Besides the obvious 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.