Lead Software Developer

Lagos, Nigeria - Full Time

RightCom is seeking a remarkable team member to build awesome products at our fast-growing company.

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Responsibilities

Our lead developers have to

  • code,
  • write technical articles,
  • speak at conferences,
  • and help push software development forward — changing companies and even industries along the way.

Curious about what makes a developer a Lead around these parts? A lead is:

  • Often the day-to-day primary point of contact with internal clients (Marketing, Customer Care)
  • Able to strategically lead a project team to successful delivery
  • Excited to mentor, influence and lead a project team
  • An expert in at least one language or domain, and maybe in 2 or more

Qualifications and Skills

Technical Skills

  • Architecture. You should be comfortable working with your team to craft a design: choosing the appropriate technology and designing a solution that both answers the problem at hand, and stays within constraints.
  • Coding. Our Leads never go post-technical. We think that it’s important for technical leadership to continue to code. As a lead, we’re looking for a breadth of experience in a lot of languages, and expertise in one or two: Python, Java and javascript are high on our list. (Other notables: Scala, C++, Clojure.) You should also be up to speed on practices like TDD, continuous integration, pairing, and infrastructure automation.
  • Understanding and often playing a major part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery, from ideation, to project conception, to UX, to code, to testing, to deployment, and around again.
  • Agile. We believe strongly in agile delivery practices. You should be very comfortable working with Agile, Lean and Continuous Delivery practices — and love it as much as we do.

Soft Skills

  • Mentoring a team and bringing them up to speed on new languages and skills. We all learn from each other, but with the breadth of technical experience you’ll bring to the table, you’ll be an invaluable teacher to your less-experienced peers.
  • Thinking big and acting fast. You’ll need a startup mentality with enterprise awareness. That means you can manage competing priorities, that you’re ready to pivot or adjust plans quickly, and that you understand the role you and your team play in the company strategy.
  • Influencing priorities. You understand both the business problem and the technical solution, and you’re able to advocate for excellence and effect change when necessary.
  • Finesse. You navigate within the organizations to influence big decision makers and win trust. In this job, you’ll be using your people skills as much as your coding skills.