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Python Lead Software Developer

Santiago, Chile

Lead Developers act as the primary point of contact for our clients, ensuring that teams are successful in their delivery. In this role, you will bring a strategic mindset to projects and spend time collaborating and negotiating with clients to bring a technical vision to life. Having a balance of high-level and tactical mindsets is a must, as you will spend time both with clients and your teammates.

At Thoughtworks, we believe in going above and beyond the standard and are committed to delivering best-in-class solutions that exceed our clients' expectations. Our standard engineering and delivery practices reflect our commitment to quality, and our team is always looking to innovate and improve. Lead Developers guide and coach their teams in their implementation and application.

Job responsibilities

  • You will champion and adopt best practices like writing clean and reusable code using TDD, pair programming and design patterns
  • You will oversee or take part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery from ideation to evolution in production and everything in between
  • You will use and advocate for continuous delivery practices to deliver high-quality software as well as value to end customers as early as possible
  • You will design solutions and choose technologies that solve clients’ problems while working within constraints and make pragmatic tradeoffs
  • You will collaborate with a variety of teammates to build features, design concepts and interactive prototypes and ensure best practices and UX specifications are embedded along the wayYou will apply the latest technology thinking from our Technology Radar to solve client problems
  • You will apply a variety of languages and tools to your work and continue to code alongside Developers; you will not be post-technical in this role
  • You will efficiently utilize and champion DevSecOps tools and practices to build and deploy software, advocating devops culture and shifting security left in development
  • You will cultivate Thoughtworker growth and development by encouraging feedback and fostering an inclusive, supportive team culture

Job qualifications

Technical Skills

  • You are well-versed in two or more languages (Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, C#, etc.C#, Ruby, Java, Javascript, etc.) and are comfortable with the latest Object-Oriented technology
  • You have led software development teams using Agile, Lean and/or Continuous
  • Knowledge of delivery approaches such as TDD, continuous integration, pairing and infrastructure automation
  • Bonus points if you have knowledge of cloud technology such as AWS, Docker or Kubernetes
  • You enjoy continuously learning and improving, whether it is through functional programming paradigms, event driven architecture, platform engineering or others

Professional Skills

  • You have experience influencing others and always advocate for technical excellence while being open to change when needed
  • You bridge product and technology by helping to translate business needs to software requirements
  • You have the ability to develop and execute a technical vision with a focus on business value
  • You will act as a mentor for less experienced peers through both your technical knowledge and ability to inspire a team to deliver extraordinary impact together
  • You’re resilient in ambiguous situations and can approach challenges from multiple perspectives

Other things to know

Learning & Development

There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

Job Details

Country: Chile
City: Santiago
Date Posted: 07-19-2024
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 30+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.


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