Lead Software Engineer

Company: First American Financial Corporation
Location: Santa Ana, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 16.SEP.2023


Who We Are Join a team that puts its People First! As a member of the First American family of companies, First American Trust is a federal...


Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! As a member of the First American family of companies, First American Trust is a federal savings bank that has provided banking, wealth management, and trust solutions on a national, full-service basis for more than five decades. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for eight consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit .

What We Do

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be responsible for 100% hands on coding as well as supporting and contributing to the architecture, design of cloud-native applications & mentoring junior software engineers. We're interested in talking to you if you're passionate about new opportunities and you have a demonstrated track record of success in delivering new features and products. You love coding and find yourself keeping up with the latest technology trends. You tinker, explore and regularly read to stay in touch with the development community and are passionate about discovering ways to improve quality, reusability, extensibility, and consistency. You are multi-faceted with a great mix of technical and interpersonal skills, which enables you to succeed in highly collaborative and agile work environments. You are very comfortable leading the charge on multiple fronts and working outside your comfort zone to work on multiple initiatives in parallel.

What You'll Do

Contribute to design, development, coding, testing, debugging, and deploying of software in an Azure cloud environment.
Modify and enhance existing applications as well as assist the team on product delivery by writing code and reviewing pull requests.
Independently define, prioritize goals and tasks in a fast-paced agile product environment with small, focused teams.
Communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders to ensure project success.
On call by rotation and after-hours support driven by business needs.
Propose solutions to tough problems, build consensus among team & mentor junior developers.
Very comfortable working outside your comfort zone, lead the charge on multiple fronts and work on multiple initiatives in parallel as needed. Be able to assist other product teams on tough problems as needed.
A good balance of both UI as well as back-end work.

What You'll Bring

More than 8 to 10 years of experience in cloud-native applications (Azure strongly preferred, AWS is also ok) using Python (must have).
Strong RDBMS experience (PostgreSQL, MS SQL etc.) designing tables & writing queries. NoSQL experience is a strong plus.
UI development experience using React/Angular or Ruby On Rails.
REST API development experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Rapidly pick up new technologies as needed.

Desired Skills

Strong knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, CI/CD, and DevOps.
Fluency with multi-platform software utilizing various programming environments and tools.
Deep understanding on API strategies, Integration Patterns and best practices.
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English language.
Eager to learn new languages and technologies.

Python, React, JavaScript/TypeScript, Azure, GraphQL/REST API, Relational Databases (PostgreSQL,MySQL etc.),NoSQL Databases (MongoDB etc.).

Docker, Linux on Windows, AzureDevOps for pipelines, GIT, VSCode, NPM Package Management.

Pay Range: $94,800-$183,500

This hiring range is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the salary range of possible compensation at the time of the posting, and is subject to change. The actual compensation offered will be determined by various factors, which may include a candidate's education, training, experience, and geographic location.

What We Offer

By choice, we don't simply accept individuality - we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it's the right thing to do, but also because it's the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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