Randstad Lead Java Developer (JavaScript, Groovy, Agile) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lead Java Developer (JavaScript, Groovy, Agile)


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Business Overview:

What skills would you like tested during the Codility test?

  • Java (preferred)

  • JavaScript

Tell me about your department:

The View Engineering teams drive the technical vision, strategy and delivery for the highest traffic pages (homepage, search listing pages, product detail pages, etc), and the critical transaction paths (Cart, Checkout, etc) for Dot Com.

Project Description:

This is not a project, but rather an ongoing engagement with the View Engineering teams. A person in this role will be a technical leader for a product team, and will be responsible for providing technical guidance and support to the engineering team (front end, back end, QA).

Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

A person in this role will deliver new features, enhancements, and foundational engineering tasks to deliver on a regular basis. Depending on team, this could be every week, or every two weeks.

They will guide and mentor a team to ensure artifacts to deploy are ready and tested on time. There is also an expectation that this person would also be a hands on contributor to said artifacts.

What would a normal day for this position look like

This is a leadership role within a View Engineering team. They will spend 50% of their time meeting with stakeholders to understand and formulate requirements and timelines, and will work with BAs to translate into technical requirements. The remaining 50% will be spent contributing to codebase(s), and providing guidance and direction to their team.

A person in this role could spend some time working with Operations, Performance Engineering, and Release Management to address performance and release activities.

Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?

Qualified candidates will have experience leading development teams in a fast-paced Agile environment. They should have a combination of JavaScript and Java/Groovy development experience, with an emphasis on Java. A very qualified candidate will be a hands-on technical leader who has experience delivering high scale applications.

Preferred requirements: Knowledge of cloud infrastructure and "content delivery networks" is a huge plus.

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • A qualified candidate will be a strong oral and verbal communicator. This person must also be capable of providing ongoing technical guidance and direction to a team.

Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:

  • E-Commerce, health care, banking - any type of industry that would require high interaction between stakeholders, and a focus on Agile delivery at high scale

Interview Process Overview (ASAP):

  • One hour panel interview with two or more team members

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