Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Digital Services Cambridge Limited ROHQ
Metro Manila / NCR
3 - 7 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

The Senior Software Engineer’s main role is to design, build, and maintain software applications in their respective domain. This is a hands-on technical development role and post holders will be highly proficient software engineers in at least one area of web/application development. They will often take responsibility for small to medium d projects and will be expected to oversee the work of junior/mid-level software engineers.

The role involves working with a range of stakeholders: business product owners, Scrum Masters/project managers, other development teams, infrastructure, Service Desk, and the Press architectural team in order to design software solutions and to resolve issues.

Principal Accountabilities


  • Work closely with development team lead, business owners, analysts, project managers/scrum masters, and relevant other parties to understand and shape requirements for new development / troubleshooting of existing development.
  • Assist the Development Team Lead / Solution Architects with analysis anddesign of the over-all solution architecture.
  • To take responsibility for designing some components of an overallsolution.
  • Creates elements of the software specification document set including:
  • Class Diagrams, sequence Diagrams, and DB design amongst others.
  • To write project briefs, proposals, and implementation plans where required and on small to medium d projects for providing initial estimates.
  • Work with the UX/Product Teams and Product Owners in building world class website experiences for our customers

  • Responsible for the delivery on assigned modules / tasks.
  • Code, test and troubleshoot software programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology.
  • Provide assistance to QA and service desk personnel as needed to diagnose system problems and to review/repair legacy code if required.
  • Review changes in code and the environment to understand and minimise negative impact on system performance.
  • Work closely with the infrastructure, build and release, database, and other related teams to ensure swift and efficient deployment of code releases to live (production) environments.
  • Build reusable components, templates, code and libraries.
  • Optimize applications formaximum speed and scalability
  • Supervision of junior/mid-level software engineers to complete deliverables within a given project/maintenance task.
  • Prepare reports and analysis regarding issues, incident in progress, opposing ideas and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

  • To maintain – and actively seek to utilise – subject matter expertise across a range of technology trends and domains (to include electronic publishing, web & mobile development, and social media trends).
  • Participate in Agile and Scrum best practices as we strive for continuous integration and delivery

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant IT/Software related degree.
  • 5+ years of software development expertise within an area of web technologies.
• CMS frameworks (e.g. Drupal, WordPress etc)
• CSS3 & HTML5
• JavaScript and related frameworks (e.g. React, Vue.JS or AngularJS )
• REST Web services
  • Ideally to have gained industry certification in one of the above areas.
  • Experience of data manipulation, tuning, and performance work across a range of industry databases including: Oracle or MySQL.
  • To be comfortable with using industry standard tools and practices in the Software
  • Development world including SVN or GIT source code control systems.
  • Experience of working within an Agile development process (Scrum or similar).
  • Can build a website from scratch but can also take advantage of the different frameworks available
  • Knowledgeable, has good judgment in selecting, and can implement different frameworks (e.g.
  • Bootstrap, WordPress, Drupal, AngularJS or NodeJS)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with colleagues of all levels across the Press.
  • Cares about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code
  • Solid solution design & principles, analysis and documentation skills plus experience of Web infrastructure and related technology areas and modern day DevOps engineering practices, tools and processes (e.g. Continuous Integration or Delivery, DevOps on AWS)
  • Able to coach and guide junior/mid-level software engineers on day to day tasks, supporting their development and deliverables.
Desired Experience:

  • Experience on Python and Java
  • Knowledge in search technology i.e. ElasticSearch, SOLR
  • Knowledge in No-SQL i.e. MongoDB
TEAM: Central Web Services

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, applications received for these requisitions are for pooling until we resume the normal office operations. Thank you.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to “further through publication and printing the University’s objective of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide.

A pioneer in our field, we are committed to supporting innovation in learning and teaching. We publish without boundaries, ensuring our resources are accessible across the globe, in print, online and other digital formats. Our mission is achieved by producing academic books, textbooks, monographs, reference works, English Language Teaching materials, educational software, electronic publishing, Bibles and prayer books and over 300 academic journals.

As one of the world’s oldest publishers and business brands we could say that what sets us apart is our longevity and staying power, but that’s just part of the Cambridge story. What we offer is unrivalled richness, depth and innovation in our output, a determination to look to the future and to be at the forefront of digital publishing and a commitment to suit learning to the learner. Above all, we offer the opportunity for a fascinating career, working with some of the best people and best practice in the business.

Cambridge University Press, one of the most recognised and respected brands in the world. We are dedicated to changing lives all over the world by giving people the highest quality educational and research materials throughout their life-long learning journey, from pre-school to profession.

Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive working environment.

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