New York City, NY, United States Posted 12 days ago
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Reporting to the Director of Software Engineering, manage and mentor a team of dedicated engineers focused on delivering high performance, high scale production systems and applications.
Provide technical oversight of planned development across a number of product-driven crews from a backend Scala perspective
Be a touchpoint for technical inquiries from product managers, scrum masters, and customer support
Act as engineering ambassador in discussions with other engineering departments
Promote information and skill-sharing across our engineering teams in New York City and San Francisco
Understanding and encouraging best SDLC best practices within the team
Be an evangelist for WW Engineering team in meetups, conferences, blogs, etc.
5+ years of full lifecycle OO software development
3+ years of experience hiring, leading and developing a team of back end engineers
Proven ability to perform constructive code, design, and architecture reviews
Nuanced understanding of agile practices and the SCRUM software lifecycle
Strong track record of shipping products
Advanced debugging skills and knowledge of common analytic tools and techniques
Previous experience working in a Scala SDK and the JVM environment
Understanding of common Scala libraries/Frameworks (e.g., Play, Akka)
Understanding of good RESTful API design and microservice architectures
Solid understanding of concepts Scala makes available such as proper use of implicits, the Scala Type system, modeling domains via ADTs and Type Classes, currying, concurrency via Futures/Actors and several other import concepts for writing expressive and performant code
Experience collaborating with Product, Design, and UX to deliver the best outcome for everyone
Ability to switch between several different contexts on a daily basis