Staff Developer; Tools Team

8 - 10 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Watertown, MA
8 - 10 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Technical Execution

  • Produce accurate, unambiguous technical design specifications to the appropriate detail
  • Ability to critique technical documentation as needed
  • Deliver customer value in the form of high quality software components and services in adherence with RPR policies on Security, performance, longevity and Integration testing
  • Proactively Identifies and proposes new, alternative technology in order to create scalable implementations and achieve results.
  • Accurately estimates story points; provides guidance to others as needed
  • Drives the t-shirt sizing process, providing guidance to the team on sizing of epics and stories during the release planning stage
  • Understand and follow coding conventions, architectures, and best practices; hold other members of the team accountable for doing so
  • Write, debug, and deploy code to production; deliver timely fixes
  • Participates in team member interview process as needed; influences final hiring decisions.
  • Scale systems to meet business demand
  • Deploy systems to meet availability targets (HA/DR)
  • Adhere to DOD (story definition of done) as part of the sprint, including unit tests, functional testing, code reviews, no regressions, bug fixes, documentation and adhere to best coding practices
  • Perform peer code reviews in order to ensure quality standards.

Contributions to the Team

  • Act as the subject matter expert for area of assignment
  • Take ownership of what the team builds after the release; consider customer adoption as success criteria
  • Contribute to agile ceremonies to improve team performance
  • Volunteer for work in the backlog and commit to quality delivery; Coordinate efforts across te team to ensure completion and effectiveness
  • Participate and contribute to scrum meetings i.e. daily stand-up, sprint planning, readouts and retrospectives
  • Drive self-organization; help determine how the team functions in collaboration with your peers
  • Serve as Scrum Master as assigned and  ensure high team effectiveness and efficiency 

Cross functional Coordination and Communication

  • Work collaboratively across the Technology and Product organizations to ensure alignment towards business goals
  • Builds strong relationships with cross-functional team members and business stakeholders
  • Share business and technical learnings with the broader engineering and product organization, while adapting approach for different audiences

Mentorship of Others

  • Advise and train members of the team to maximize overall productivity and effectiveness of the team.

Education, Experience, & Skills Required:

  • 8-10 years of experience in an engineering role
  • Experience in an Agile environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Significant software engineering skills and computer science experience
  • Expertise in modern programming languages such as: C#, C++, Perl, Java, Python, and javascript/jQuery
  • Knowledge of Univ/Linux, Big Data, SQL, NOSQL, and various othertechnologies
  • Experience with object oriented programing, relational databasetechnologies, distributed computing tech (Hadoop, spark), RESTful API, WebUI (HTML 5) and Modern JS frameworks
  • Experience with iOS and Android environments

Behaviors & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast paced environment, while producing quality code
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team with a wide range of experience levels
  • Ability to prioritize both individual time and the time of the team
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills that encourage growth for more junior members
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable
  • Ability to collaborate with business owners to understand and refine business requirements
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate ownership of an area of athena’s technology.


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