System Engineer - Senior Consultant at Thoughtworks

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How would you leverage your technical expertise to create extraordinary impact for our clients?

Thoughtworks is a global software consultancy with an aim to create a positive impact on the world through technology. Our community of technologists thinks disruptively to deliver pragmatic solutions for our clients' most complex challenges. We are curious minds who come together as collaborative and inclusive teams to push boundaries, free to be ourselves and make our mark in tech.

Our engineers have been contributing code to major organizations and open source projects for over 25 years. They’ve also been writing books, speaking at conferences and helping push software development forward, changing companies and even industries along the way. We passionately believe that software quality is driven by open communication, review and collaboration. That’s why we’re such vehement supporters of open source and have made significant contributions to open source tools for testing, continuous delivery (GoCD), continuous integration (CruiseControl), machine learning and healthcare. They’ve been constantly working with many huge corporations to help them assess, sustain, improve and unify their complex system of business critical applications.

As consultants, we work with our clients to ensure sustenance of their business critical applications, evolving their technology and empowering adaptive mindsets to meet their business goals. You could influence the digital strategy of a retail giant, Build and Run a bold new mobile application for a bank, redesign platforms using event sourcing and intelligent data pipelines or influence the lifecycle of a legacy or a modernized application. You will use the latest Lean and Agile thinking, create pragmatic solutions to solve mission-critical problems and contribute to revolutionizing the way operations are executed by evolving the run to be highly automated and intelligence driven, thus challenging yourself each day.

For a team to thrive, it needs active collaboration and room for healthy, respectful debate. Senior Developer Consultants will cultivate this environment while driving teams toward delivering on an ambitious tech vision and acting as mentors for more junior-level consultants. You will leverage deep technical knowledge to solve more complex business problems and actively assess your team’s health, code quality and nonfunctional pipelines.

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Gaining the understanding of complex application systems and find your way through them to debug a business impacting issue
  • Performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and leveraging your debugging skills to provide timely solutions to customer issues
  • Following standards and best practices to bring operational efficiencies, stability, and availability of the system
  • Leveraging your skills on the various application monitoring metrics and tooling and using them to generate reports and take corrective actions
  • Leveraging your knowledge regarding the different Logging techniques (various levels) and use them for alerting, monitoring and RCA
  • Championing best practices like writing clean and reusable code using practices like OO design, pair programming and Solid design principles 
  • Partnering with other technologists from cross-functional teams
  • Leveraging your experience and deep technical understanding in working towards making the system a constantly evolving one, be it automating certain areas or refactoring code to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Learning, digesting and subsequently applying the latest technology thinking from our tech radar to solve client problems
  • Efficiently utilizing DevOps tools and practices to build and deploy software
  • Mentoring your peers

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 4-8 years of experience with Java+(SpringBoot) or .Net
  • You have experience working with one of the Databases like MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • You have experience working with various application monitoring tools ( like DataDog, Prometheus or Grafana. You understand the different metrics that go with it and are able to generate reports and take corrective actions
  • You understand and follow standards and best practices to bring operational efficiencies, stability, and availability of the system
  • You are skilled in working with one of the cloud platforms, AWS, Azure or GCP
  • You have experience working with containerization tools like Docker and CI/CD tools like Jenkins/Azure Pipelines
  • You understand the different Logging techniques (various levels) and are able to use the logs for alerting, monitoring and RCA
  • You can skillfully write high-quality, well-tested code and you are comfortable with Object-Oriented programming
  • You are comfortable with Agile methods, such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and/or Kanban
  • 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 willing be to part of a need based 24x7 availability team, on rotation

Good to have :

  • Exposure to working with Python
  • Exposure to on-premises cloud technologies like Openshift

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Location

This Midtown office is the social hub for the local tech community with its collaborative open-format showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of NYC.

What are Thoughtworks Perks + Benefits

Thoughtworks Benefits Overview

Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose
Allowances for books, conferences & training, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Opportunities for global assignments/travel
Internal conferences & community events

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee-led and driven groups created as a way to help connect underrepresented employees with each other for support, networking, and relationship building.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to create transformative social change.
Unconscious bias training
An interactive session where participants will learn what unconscious bias is, where it comes from, how to spot it, and how it can have an impact in the workplace.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Communities of passionate individuals committed to growing diversity, equity and inclusion at ThoughtWorks
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We strive to be equitable, reflective, and inclusive of the society we live in. Home to all: regardless of age, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, background or identity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Behavioral Health Program is a free, confidential service to all employees to help with everything from mindfulness and managing stress to planning your new home purchase.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401K with Employer Match up to $4500/Year. Roth (post-tax) and Traditional (pre-tax) options available.
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
All permanent employees are granted Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs) upon their hire date.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
$100/year for parenting classes
Generous Parental Leave
Birth mothers are eligible for twelve (12) weeks. Birth fathers, adoptive parents or parent through surrogacy are eligible for (6) weeks.
Remote Work Program
While we’ve traditionally been a traveling consultancy, travel is not required at the moment. We anticipate the need for travel to our client locations in the future when it’s deemed safe.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Generous Vacation Accrual Beginning Day 1 with Year-Over-Year Rollover
Sabbatical
12 week paid sabbatical after 10 years of employment
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
7 personal/sick days per year
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Up to $130/month to cover public transportation and bicycle expenses when working in your home office.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunches on Friday when in their home office.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1650/year to support your unique career development needs
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Allowances for books, conferences, cell phone, local transit, and high-speed internet
Personal development programs and training tailored to the career path that you choose

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