Agilent Technologies, Inc. Software Team Lead in Japan


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Join a global, virtual team that launches new features to customers twice a week on its enterprise SaaS platform (Ruby on Rails) used by tens of thousands of scientists and researchers across the globe daily. You will have responsibility for managing a remote team of 3-8 developers responsible for building and maintaining features for a portion of our SaaS offering. You will lead your team through all stages of the software development process: development, testing, bug fixing, deployment, enhancements, and performance optimization. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Tasking, mentoring and managing developers with a range of skill levels and specialities

  • Building strong relationships with product management and test teams to support a strong cross-functional team

  • Ensuring standard processes are followed by all team members

  • Managing risk while ensuring an aggressive release pace

  • Communicating status, goals and expectations clearly throughout the team

  • Supporting your team technically by taking on senior development tasks such as reviewing code and helping developers troubleshoot problems.

  • Implement features as time allows with performant, maintainable code that is easy to read and well-documented

  • Writing automated tests to thoroughly validate the correctness of your code

  • Working independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast moving team

  • Bachelors or Master Degree or University Degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience.

  • At least 1-2 years experience managing a software development team of at least 3 people delivering production releases.

  • Demonstrated capability and at least 3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails (ideally with an enterprise SaaS product)

  • Background in MVC Design and Architecture

  • Worked with an application that has continuous deployment/integration testing/release processes

  • Full stack web development experience

  • HTML5, CSS, and Javascript (React) experience a plus

  • SQL database experience/knowledge

  • Experience performing code reviews, enforcing coding standards and development processes, mentoring junior developers and managing technical resources within project schedules

  • Experience designing with RSpec, TDD and CI environments

  • Experience working with GIT

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Date Posted: 05/Dec/16

Requisition: 2069033

Job Title: Software Team Lead

Company: Agilent

Business: Agilent CrossLab Group

Job Category: R & D

Job Sub-Category: R & D Management

Region: Americas Asia Pacific Europe

Country or Area: Brazil Canada Mexico United States Australia China Hong Kong India Japan Korea Malaysia New Zealand Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland Israel Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Russia Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom

Shift: Day Job

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time

Travel Required: No

Duration (Temp Positions Only): Not applicable