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At Turing, top-tier clients are on the hunt for remote senior software engineers who can effortlessly design, build, analyze, and scale various system resources. The ideal candidate should have the ability to lead a team with a long-term vision to develop highly resilient and scalable products/services.

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Job responsibilities

  • Follow standardized software engineering processes to design, develop, test, etc.
  • Possess deep knowledge of your preferred codebase, product area, and/or systems
  • Produce quality code with good test coverage & use modern abstractions/frameworks
  • Complete medium/large scale projects, using analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Mentor & motivate junior software engineers & interns to bring forth innovative solutions
  • Collaborate with the team’s tech lead/manager & provide suggestions for future projects

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Proficiency in technologies like React.js, Node.js, Python, JS, React Native, PHP, etc.
  • Skilled at computational problem solving, designing, coding, debugging, etc.

Preferred skills

  • Skilled in complex code bases, large systems, & version control systems like Git
  • Updated on emerging technologies & able to design roadmaps to enhance current systems
  • Experience with multi-platform support (Windows, iOS, Linux, Android, Mac)
  • Excellent command over algorithms, data structures, and space-time complexity
  • A profound sense of ownership & accountability for end-to-end project lifecycle
  • Fluency in English to collaborate with engineering managers
  • The ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with U.S. time zones
  • Find effective solutions to problems without hand-holding & micromanagement

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How to become a senior software engineer ?

Software engineering is an ongoing process of analyzing the user’s requirements and then designing, building, and testing software applications that meet those requirements. Depending on the sector, firm, or department, a senior software engineer may require a variety of specific talents. The talents of a senior developer are formed like a T. What does this imply? This is the top, horizontal section of the T, indicating that the developer has a foundational understanding of a variety of topics. However, they have in-depth knowledge and abilities in one or more areas, which make up the vertical half of the T. Senior developers are well-versed in the tools and strategies available for solving certain difficulties.

What is the scope in software engineering?

There's no better time than now to get started in software engineering. Across the globe, this field is exploding. Advanced degree holders have a wide range of professional opportunities. Software engineering jobs were once largely confined to big IT firms. However, as more organisations rely on computer-driven processes, software engineers will be responsible for designing, maintaining, and innovating these infrastructures. Career opportunities are expanding across a wide range of industries and geographies.
With the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, the topic of whether software developers will be required in the future is becoming increasingly common. Certainly, the amount of mundane work that will be delegated to machines will rise. Innovative solutions and research in new realms of software engineering are still possible. As a result, several studies predict that in the coming decade, the need for developers of speech recognition technologies, artificial intelligence, enhancing software, and blockchain technology will increase.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a senior software engineer?

Senior software engineering jobs are given to experienced people who can take the lead in software development projects. A senior software engineer has a computer science or a website development background. A Bachelor's degree in the related field is essential, and web development expertise is always beneficial. A senior software engineer's job includes leading and supervising a team of software engineers developing and designing a website or other software programs. Working knowledge of web development languages such as CSS, HTML, and JavaScript is required. Senior software engineers should be able to manage projects independently and work alone if necessary while collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams and other members.

Here is the list of responsibilities of a senior software engineer. It represents some typical tasks they are likely to perform –

  • Incorporating scripts with SVN after developing the scripts to automate building and labeling code.
  • Developing UNIX scripts and enhancing the existing UNIX scripts for cross cap integration systems in order to achieve better performance and results.
  • Use technologies like ASP.NET to manage authentication forms
  • Configuring and managing security systems along with networking components.
  • Be well-versed with the design and development of the presentation layer for web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Moving the custom share packages into private git repositories and creating modular code to use among similar front-end projects.
  • Design UI pages by using JSP along with CSS and HTML as styling elements to develop the interface of testing tools.
  • Establish the latest security models by using database roles and tune SQL for maximum performance.

How to become a senior software engineer?

A senior software engineer is a professional with 4-10 years of relevant software engineering experience. It is not only about the experience an engineer has but it's also about how many things they got to learn by contributing in actual software development projects. Here is a brief breakdown of the steps professionally taken on the way to become a senior software engineer.
Junior software engineer – Usually, a junior software engineer has 0 to 3 years of experience and writes simple scripts with an understanding of application lifecycles, databases and services. They are not well acquainted with every part of building complex applications.
Mid/regular software engineer – They possess 2 to 4 years of experience and have contributed to various software development projects. This is the point where the developer is competent for all the stages of the development lifecycle – from analysis and design to development, implementation, documentation and testing.
Senior software engineer – They have 4 to 10+ years of experience and are capable of writing complex applications. They have a deep understanding of the entire application lifecycle, databases and services. They are comfortable in working for any area of the application.

Here are the methods and skills you will need to master to become a successful senior software engineer.

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Skills required to become a senior software engineer

Before junior developers start advancing their career, they need to have their fundamental skills in place. There is not one template for what a senior software engineer should know. There are many different skill sets required to be a good senior software engineer. We have listed some of those =

1. Coding skills

One cannot be a senior software engineer without the knowledge of programming, it is a prerequisite of the job. With the existence of so many programming languages, you might be worried whether you can learn them all. It is essential that you should be familiar with different programming languages and operating systems but you should choose only one to master. The most common programming language is JavaScript and the other popular languages are Kotlin, Python, TypeScript and Go. Another important consideration is to know how to code for mobile. Sharpen the mobile skills and you will future proof your career options.

2. Testing skills

Deploying broken or untested code is the biggest bug in production. Hence, testing is one of the greatest skills you can possess. It enables you to test and debug your own code. There are around 10 methods of testing products and by simply mastering 3 of them will have a huge impact on your employability and reputation. It requires you to think logically as even the tiniest of errors can lead to the biggest of the problems. You must structure your thinking and follow the process step by step and unpick what is done to find the real problem.

3. Communication skills

As a senior software engineer, you should be able to clearly express your ideas and make others spot how to improve for an enhanced result. Your job is far beyond just writing the code and to achieve better results, you must work as a part of the team and clearly communicate with your colleagues. If you have a challenging bug ahead of you, you can also ask for help from your team to solve the problem in interesting and new ways.

4. Organizational skills

For a senior software engineer, the skill of planning is very essential. You must understand the requirement and scope of the project and then prioritise the important tasks, define deadlines along with maintaining a high level of performance to release a high-quality product on time. To add further, attention to the details is also very important when it comes to fixing the bugs to identify the smallest of glitches.

5. Documentation

In a software engineer job, the code must be concise and clean along with documenting the work with your new API. There are many ways in which you can improve your documentation skills and its easier when you are using software like Jira for ticket tracking or creating program flow diagrams. You can also learn the best practices from experienced senior software engineers in your team.

6. Software development principles

Senior software engineers need to be comprehensive in the skillset. You should know the design patterns which give a base structure to handle different behaviours that meet the business requirements. Also, it is important for a senior software engineer to be up to date with the latest frameworks to know if there is a better solution around.

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How to get remote senior software engineer jobs?

The senior software engineers are responsible for building, developing, launching and maintaining applications, systems and platforms. They are skilled enough to make the impossible possible which is a highly attractive trait. Provided we live in a modern world, our lives revolve around smart devices and technology, the senior software engineers are welcomed with open arms in the IT industry.
Turing offers the best remote senior software engineer jobs that fits your career best as a software developer. You can grow rapidly by working on business and technical challenges with the latest technologies. Join our network of world's best developers & get full-time, long-term remote senior software engineering jobs with better career growth and enhanced compensation.

Why become a senior software engineer at Turing?

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Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.

Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home

Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top U.S. firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
Great compensation

Working with top U.S. corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their senior software engineers?

At Turing, every senior software engineer is allowed to set their rate. However, Turing will recommend a salary at which we know we can find a fruitful and long-term opportunity for you. Our recommendations are based on our assessment of market conditions and the demand that we see from our customers.

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We are a Palo Alto-based 'deep' jobs platform allowing talented software developers to work with top US firms from the comfort of their homes. We are led by Stanford alumni and successful A.I. entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan.

After uploading your resume, you will have to go through the three tests -- seniority assessment, tech stack test, and live coding challenge. Once you clear these tests, you are eligible to apply to a wide range of jobs available based on your skills.

No, you don't need to pay any taxes in the U.S. However, you might need to pay taxes according to your country’s tax laws. Also, your bank might charge you a small amount as a transaction fee.

We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

Communication is crucial for success while working with American clients. We prefer candidates with a B1 level of English i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with our clients and native speakers.

Currently, we have openings only for the developers because of the volume of job demands from our clients. But in the future, we might expand to other roles too. Do check out our careers page periodically to see if we could offer a position that suits your skills and experience.

It is the combination of our core business model and values that makes us different from others. We provide full-time, long-term projects to remote developers whereas most of our competitors offer more freelance jobs.

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