Development

Singapore

Jul 4th 2018


Lead Software Engineer

Our Lead Software Engineers are responsible for ensuring the overarching technical health, team health, solution architecture, direction, and implementation of an engagement are all given attention and oversight.

A good candidate will have:

  • Experience with several programming languages, different programming paradigms, and operating systems
  • A passion for technology and staying abreast of current and up-and-coming technologies. Open source contributions are interesting to see, but absolutely not required
  • Experience in all stages in the project lifecycle
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Empathy for their colleagues and their clients
  • Signs of initiative and ability to drive things forward
  • A pragmatic approach to software and technology decisions as well as prioritization and delivery
  • Ability to handle multiple workstreams and prioritize accordingly
  • Commitment to delivering value and helping clients succeed
  • Ability to tailor your language to a technical or a non-technical audience
  • Comfort working with both collocated and distributed team members across time zones
  • Comfort working with and developing coding standards
  • Ability to codify best practices for future reuse in the form of accessible, reusable patterns, templates, and codebases
  • Experience using TDD and/or BDD
  • Willingness to travel as required for projects (0 up to 40%)

What makes our Lead Software Engineers so effective?

  • A passion for making things better
  • The ability to prioritize the needs of development + technical debt with the needs of the project + client
  • Strong analysis, communication, and documentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A pragmatic, delivery-focused mindset
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Having an understanding of the overall problems being solved, from both business and technical perspectives
  • Ability to create and implement software engineering solutions using modern software engineering best practices
  • Scale up from “laptop-scale” to “cluster scale” problems, in terms of both infrastructure and problem structure and technique
  • Ability to deliver tangible value very rapidly, working with diverse teams of varying backgrounds, skillsets, and levels of experience
  • Demonstration of initiative and ability to drive things forward
  • Staying hands-on and contributing to implementation, delivery, and troubleshooting

Some examples of skills and technology we find relevant and interesting:

  • Frameworks such as Vue, React, Angular
  • Python
  • SQL Server, Postgres, Oracle
  • MongoDB, Apache Spark, Hadoop, Elastic Search, Kibana, Cassandra
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Twitter Bootstrap, Google Material Design
  • Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, Browserify
  • SASS, LESS, PostCSS
  • Java
  • RESTful APIs, microservices
  • RabbitMQ, JMS, Kafka
  • Web, mobile (iOS and Android), pure back-end, or database development
  • Strong server-side development skills
  • Server-side JavaScript tools: Node, Express, NPM, Yarn
  • Jenkins, GoCD

Interesting technology we've used on recent projects:

  • Pipeline-based technology like Airflow, Luigi
  • Docker, Rancher, Chef
  • Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Redshift, S3
  • Invision, Zeplin, Balsamiq
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