Lead Software Engineer - Android Mobile Development

Chick-fil-A

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(13)

Atlanta, GA

Why you should apply for a job to Chick-fil-A:

  • 54% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 58% say the CEO supports gender diversity
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    Position summary

    ly human interactions. We aren't just making a new point-of-sale, but an innovative point-of-service to power our core value exchange in ways technology is just now making possible.

    As a Lead Software Engineer - Android Mobile Development you will be a technical leader on this agile, product-focused team where you can influence the product's direction, system architecture and engineering patterns, while mentoring other staff engineers. You will set the standard for code contribution on your team while keeping the systems you are responsible for running, stable and secure. You will leverage and contribute to existing frameworks while following and extending accepted architectural patterns.

    This role calls for a technology enthusiast with a strategic mindset, outstanding leadership skills, and a hands-on approach. We need individuals that are highly collaborative and can work across team and functional boundaries with ease. The problems that you'll be solving are challenging and require teams to tackle the complexity. This means that you need to be able to do hard things with kindness. If you are excited about making a significant impact through cutting-edge mobile technology and doing it on a team that values each member's contributions, we'd love to talk to you.

    This role is based in Atlanta, GA, and will involve some travel in the field.

    Our Flexible Future model offers a healthy mix of working in person and virtually, strengthening key elements of the Chick-fil-A culture by fostering collaboration and community.

    Responsibilities

    • Solution Ownership: Take ownership of architectural decisions, shaping the technical direction and strategy

    • Player/Coach: Lead delivery and operations of the team's product, including both individual contribution and support as well as delegate tasks and support to your team's engineers. We desire our lead engineers to be both leads and engineers, spending about half of their time on leading others and half contributing engineering work themselves.

    • Solution Design and Vendor Selection: Develop comprehensive solutions based on requirements from product owners. Your solutioning will form the foundation of statements of work (SOWs) for vendor partners. You will play a key role in selecting the most suitable vendor for new engagements.

    • Team Building and Management: Be actively involved in the interview and selection process of contract software engineers and partner engineering teams. Oversee their onboarding and continuous progress.

    • Collaborative Engineering: Work closely with partner engineering teams to promote the use of industry best practices, provide solutions to complex problems, review code, and share knowledge and experiences.

    • Progress Monitoring: Regularly review partner's progress to ensure alignment with the project requirements, our engineering standards, and adherence to deadlines and service level agreements (SLAs).

    • Technological Foresight: Keep a finger on the pulse of the tech world, identifying and proposing emerging software engineering technologies, methodologies, and approaches that can enhance our operations and offerings.

    This role operates under a DevOps model, encompassing both the creation and ongoing management of solutions. It's important to note that this may occasionally require off-hours support. However, this responsibility is shared among team members to cover weekends and weeknights. We strive to design for resilience by employing cloud-native infrastructure patterns, automating responses to potential issues to enable workable solutions during standard hours.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Experience designing complex mobile solutions for Android

    • Expert-level knowledge in Kotlin, Jetpack Compose, Flow, Coroutines, Gradle, Networking, Android Lifecycle

    • Experience leading an Android development team (both full-time and contract)

    • Experience with complex data modeling

    • Experience managing partner engagements to achieve outcomes defined in an SOW
      Broad and deep programming experience in modern software development languages to produce functional code from relatively unstructured tasks

    • Experience working with an agile development methodology featuring sprints, points estimation, and daily standups

    • Familiarity with version control systems and code merging/branching; specific experience with git desirable

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    • Good interpersonal and team collaboration skill as well as demonstrated ability to drive for quality results

    • Experience in solutions architecture for distributed, highly available systems as well as cloud solutions

    • Proven ability to positively influence the engineering culture and practices in a professional environment

    • Experience in the Point-of-Sale space

    • Experience with a distributed database system like Couchbase, Firebase, Ditto, etc.

    • Familiarity with version control systems and code merging/branching; specific experience with git

    • Experience working with an agile development methodology featuring sprints, points estimation, and daily standups

    • Experience in design, data collection, and data analysis

    Minimum Years of Experience

    5

    Travel Requirements

    10%

    Required Level of Education

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

    Preferred Level of Education

    Bachelor's Degree

    Major/Concentration

    Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field

    Why you should apply for a job to Chick-fil-A:

  • 54% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 58% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.