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Senior Member of Technical Staff - 18-00949
Ref No.: 18-00949
Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 04/18/2018
Our client is looking for two SWE/Members of their Tech Staff - one lead member and one senior member.
The Platform team within is primarily responsible for developing, enhancing and maintaining all the core foundational components (messaging, database, file storage, faxing etc) that are required by all other development teams within the Client to successfully build their products.
As a key member of the platform team, you will work on a messaging application that is used Client wide and supports upwards of 49 Billion messages in a year.

Your primary responsibilities are:

Technical Execution
  • Contribute to accurate, unambiguous technical design specifications to the appropriate detail
  • 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
  • Estimate the size of development tasks in story points
  • Understand and follow coding conventions, architectures, and best practices
  • Write, debug, and deploy code to production; deliver timely fixes
  • 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
Other responsibilities

Contributions to the Team
  • Learn the domain knowledge 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 the 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
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
  • Advise and train members of the team to maximize overall productivity and effectiveness of the team
Education, Experience, & Skills Required:
  • 6-10 years of experience in an engineering role
  • Familiarity of working in an Agile environment preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Software engineering skills and computer science experience
  • Knowledge of at least one modern programming languages such as: C#, C++, Perl, Java, Python, and javascript/jQuery
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux, Big Data, SQL, NOSQL, and various other technologies
  • Exposure to object oriented programing, relational database technologies, distributed computing tech (Hadoop, spark), RESTful API
  • Prior experience designing and developing system level software a plus
Behaviors & Abilities Required:
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast paced environment, while producing quality code
  • Ability to write code that is technically sound, performant, scalable, and readable
  • Ability to identify alternative methods of solving problems and build efficiencies while doing so
  • Proven track record of following through on commitments and owning the outcome
  • Ability to assess situations or problems from multiple angles to understand complete picture
  • Ability to prioritize both individual time and the time of the team
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team with a wide range of experience levels
Perl is a must; you should have experience in distributed systems or framework, Hadoop or Measles (at least have an understanding of how they work), must have systems level understanding of distributed systems. You will use Perl once you join the team. Also nice to haves would be C/C++, Ruby on Rails or Python. The core products for the company are built on this platform.