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Lead Developers act as the primary point of contact for our clients, ensuring that teams are successful in their delivery. As a Lead Developer, you will bring a strategic mindset to projects and spend time negotiating with clients in order 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 alongside your fellow teammates. 

Job responsibilities

  • You will lead or take part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery from ideation to deployment and everything in between
  • You will act as a mentor for less-experienced peers through both your technical knowledge and leadership skills
  • You will design solutions and choose technologies that solve clients’ problems while staying within constraints
  • You will use continuous delivery practices to improve software delivery speed
  • You will apply the latest technology thinking from our tech radar to solve client problems
  • Efficiently utilize DevOps tools and practices to build and deploy software
  • You will lead or take part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery from ideation to deployment and everything in between
  • You will act as a mentor for less-experienced peers through both your technical knowledge and leadership skills

Job qualifications

  • You have at least 8 years of professional experience with expert-level knowledge of two or more languages (Java, JavaScript, C#, Ruby, Python etc.) as well as comfortability with the latest Object-Oriented technology (Java and .net preferred)
  • You have led software development teams using Agile, Lean and/or Continuous Delivery approaches such as TDD, continuous integration, pairing, and infrastructure automation
  • You have experience influencing others and always advocate for technical excellence while being open to change when needed
  • The ability to develop and execute a technical vision with a focus on business value
  • Experience with Scripting in DevOps (Bash, Python, or Go)
  • You can skillfully write high-quality, well-tested code and you are comfortable with Object-Oriented programming
  • Presence in the external tech community: you proactively share your expertise with others via speaking engagements, contributions to open source, blogs and more
  • Comfortability with Agile methods, such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Knowledge of DevOps philosophy and Infrastructure as Code (Infrastructure Provisioning, Terraform, CDK, or Pulimi)
  • Familiarity of Delivery Infrastructure and ability to build mature CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with Continuous Integration tools (GitLab CI, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, Circle CI, Bamboo, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of cloud technology such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, and Docker
  • You enjoy influencing others and always advocate for technical excellence while being open to change when needed
  • You’re willing and able to commit to travel to client sites in order to solve their business problems
  • You’re resilient in ambiguous situations and can approach challenges from multiple perspectives

Other things to know

While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required for this role at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.

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Job Details

Country: USA
City: Redmond, Washington
Date Posted: 05-20-2022
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 28+ 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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