Lead/Staff Software Engineer | Job in Chicago, IL. | Advantage Solutions | #2024-431490
Minimum: USD $171,000.00/Yr.
Maximum: USD $180,000.00/Yr.

What is a Lead or Staff Software Engineer (Full stack) in Commercial Services at Advantage Solutions?


As a Lead or Staff Software Engineer in Commercial Systems at Advantage Solutions, you will lead highly skilled software engineers in designing and developing products that follow best architectural practices and coding standards. You will be hands-on in developing clean and maintainable full-stack applications in collaboration with the cross-functional engineering teams. In addition to having strong technical expertise, the Lead software engineer must also have the requisite soft skills to help foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement on the team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with various stakeholders to determine software requirements
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to help architect and make technical decisions that align with business goals
  • Overseeing the entire software development lifecycle for a team of software engineers and providing technical direction
  • Taking full-stack ownership of the product by consistently writing production-ready, and testable code
  • Consistently creating optimal design adhering to architectural best practices, scalability, reliability, security, and performance
  • Designing, building, documenting, implementing, and operationalizing highly scalable, available, reliable products and applications that are continuously integrated and deployed using automated CI-CD pipelines
  • Enabling APM, exception logging, user analytics, monitoring, and alerting for all products and services
  • Consistently planning and executing efforts to address technical debt
  • Ensuring continuous integration and continuous deployment model is followed across the responsible products and systems
  • Evangelizing new coding standards, design patterns, and programming concepts for the team
  • Consistently creating and maintaining technical documentation throughout the software development life cycle

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Conducting knowledge-sharing sessions within the team to enhance the team’s knowledge base
  • Consistently monitoring the software development maturity standards and fine-tuning controls like style guidelines, code coverage, and static code analysis for continuous improvement
  • Triaging product or system issues in production, debugging, performing root cause analysis, implementing the resolution and preventive measures to maintain the stability of the system
  • Continuously improving your domain knowledge by attending trainings and leveraging corporate learning tools
  • Fostering a product mindset, identifying opportunities for improving application functionality and performance issues by working with cross-functional teams

Minimum Qualifications


Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience


Field of Study/Area of Experience: Computer Science or comparable major

  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills are essential
  • 2+ years of experience as a Lead/Staff Software Engineer or 3-4+ years of experience as a Sr. Software Engineer with proficiency in the following:
    • Backend development with modern technologies like .NET core, Python, NodeJS
    • Frontend development with modern technologies like Angular, React, Django
    • Cloud services, serverless technology, and microservices like Function-as-a-Service, Containers, and managed databases
  • Experience with the following:
    • Developing web applications using REST APIs, microservices, relational databases
    • Strong understanding and working knowledge of modern software architecture principles and design patterns
    • Implementing continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines with added stages for automated unit tests, code coverage, styling guidelines and static code analysis.
    • Developing applications with instrumentation for APM, exception logging and user analytics (Datadog preferred)
    • Mentoring and guiding junior developers

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