Lead Software Engineer (.NET & JavaScript)

Shenzhen, China

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DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Lead Software Engineer (.NET & JavaScript) for our Shenzhen office to make the team even stronger.

Full Stack Lead Software Engineer (.NET & JS) belongs to the Agile Delivery Team and is responsible for all aspects of the analysis, design, development, building and testing of solutions within a sprint cadence. Each team member is aligned to a single Capability Aligned Agile Team. The Lead Software Engineer’s core contribution will be leading software development and engineering tasks, whereas another significant contribution will be also including analysis and testing activities. The Lead Software Engineer is also responsible for managing his/her own work, estimating project complexity and size, determining technical design (within architectural guidelines) and contributing to the continuous improvement of their agile team. The team members rely heavily on collaboration and communication and must place great emphasis on Agile Values and Principles in order to achieve a sustainable high performing status.

Responsibilities

  • Leading development and building the tasks which contribute to the delivery of working software required by the Capability Product Owner;
  • Ensuring the overall quality of the software produced (both frontend and backend);
  • Contributing to the analysis and testing of working software required by the Capability Product Owner;
  • Ensuring user stories are delivered to the ‘working system’ definition of done within agreed sprint;
  • Agile planning, including sizing stories, parsing user stories into tasks etc;
  • Working with colleagues from other agile teams and shared service teams to both communicate and accept dependencies;
  • Supporting the team in readiness for the System Demo;
  • Participating enthusiastically and effectively in Agile ceremonies;
  • Ensuring continued improvement through conducting regular retrospective reviews and executing high priority actions that emerge;
  • Committing to enhancing their skills and gaining experience on non-core specialisms (Analysis, Test);
  • Supporting other team members to improve their software development skills where it is their non-core specialism;
  • Performing the role of Scrum Master for the agile team if required to do so;
  • Collaborating with the Production Support function in the resolution of Production issues;
  • Acting as an evangelist of software best practices in the Digital Development community.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree holder graduated from a numerate subject, preferably computer science or similar;
  • 10+ years of experience in the development of technology solutions using Object Oriented Programming and Microsoft Technologies including experience on C#, LINQ, SQL Server, Entity Framework, ASP. NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, IIS;
  • Solid experience in designing and building highly available web applications, preferably public facing (internet);
  • Solid experience in designing and building API-first applications that integrate with multiple systems and deliver intuitive modern-web user experiences (e.g. AngularJS, ReactJS);
  • Hands-on experience in frontend web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, and JS) and development tools (e.g. npm, gulp, grunt, webpack, node, karma, mocha, etc.);
  • Familiarity with Agile delivery methodologies, (SAFe is preferred);
  • Basic professional qualifications relating to the asset management industry (such as IMC) are preferred;
  • Relevant work experience in continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins or TeamCity), automated deployment (e.g. Octopus Deploy), and source control tools (Git, TFS, SVN);
  • Experience working in a global environment with global colleagues, stakeholders and outsource teams, in particular sensitivity to cultural differences, time zones etc;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Excellent technical documentation skills;
  • Experience in Content Management Systems (such as EPiServer) is preferred;
  • Experience in deploying web applications in the cloud (e.g. Azure, Amazon EC2) is preferred;
  • Experience in NoSQL databases (e.g. Mongo DB, Apache Cassandra, or similar) is preferred;
  • Capable of remaining positive when under pressure;
  • Friendly, approachable and collaborative team player who enjoys working with people from across the firm;
  • Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self-improvement;
  • Problem solver, comfortable taking the initiative in challenging and ambiguous circumstances.