Lead Software Developer in San Francisco, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Thoughtworks   •  

San Francisco, CA 94102

Industry: Technical Services

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Not Specified years

Posted 54 days ago

We believe that to flourish in this role, you're good at:

Technical Skills

  • Architecture. You should be comfortable working with your team to craft a design: choosing the appropriate technology and designing a solution that both answers the problem at hand, and stays within constraints.
  • Coding. Our Leads never go post-technical. We think that it's important for technical leadership to continue to code. Our clients don't all work in one language or platform, and neither do we. As a lead, we're looking for a breadth of experience in a lot of languages, and expertise in one or two: Ruby, Java, and Javascript are high on our list. (Other notables: Python, Scala, .NET, Clojure.) You should also be up to speed on practices like TDD, continuous integration, pairing, and infrastructure automation.
  • Understanding and often playing a major part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery, from ideation, to project conception, to UX, to code, to testing, to deployment, and around again.
  • Agile. We believe strongly in agile delivery practices, having implemented them for ourselves and our clients for a long time now. You should be very comfortable working with Agile, Lean and Continuous Delivery practices -- and love it as much as we do.


Soft Skills

  • Mentoring a team and bringing them up to speed on new languages and skills. We all learn from each other, but with the breadth of technical experience you'll bring to the table, you'll be an invaluable teacher to your less-experienced peers.
  • Thinking big and acting fast. You'll need a startup mentality with enterprise awareness. That means you can manage competing priorities, that you're ready to pivot or adjust plans quickly, and that you understand the role you and your team play in major organizations' tech strategies.
  • Influencing priorities, for both the team and the client. You understand both the business problem and the technical solution, and you're able to advocate for excellence and effect change when necessary.
  • Finesse. As consultants, we navigate within our client's organizations to influence big decision makers and win trust. In this job, you'll be using your people skills as much as your coding skills.


Valid Through: 2019-9-16