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Lead Developer

ThoughtWorks Deutschland GmbH
Great ideas, brought to life with technology, fast. In weeks, not years.

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ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients' toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

As a Technical Lead at ThoughtWorks, here's what you will do:

  • Work on large-scale, custom-designed, multi-tier, enterprise-level software development projects using languages such as Java, Ruby and/or .NET, Scala, Clojure, Mobile and Python (to name a few)
  • Design innovative, evolutionary architectures
  • Build, support and mentor effective delivery teams
  • Writing code alongside your development team
  • Champion software quality and engender technical vision and ensuring clients are satisfied
  • Ensure there is a balance between technical innovation and what’s right for the client by considering appropriate technology choices and understanding the business vision
  • Champion Cross Functional Requirements
  • Champion agile best practices and Continuous Delivery
  • Be an ambassador of ThoughtWorks and safeguard our reputation
  • Build strong relationships with business people
  • Learn something new everyday
  • Facilitate problem solving and work with a team to make them reality.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, transparent, non-hierarchal, and ego-free culture where your talent is valued over a role title
  • Develop your career outside of the confinements of a traditional career path by focusing on what you’re passionate about rather than a predetermined one-size-fits-all plan
  • Help to grow the next generation of technical leaders and have a positive impact on the industry

Main requirements

  • Hands-on development and delivery experience with a broad mix of languages and technologies
  • Experience with Java, Ruby and/or .NET, Scala, Clojure, Mobile and Python
  • Passion for software engineering and craftsman-like coding prowess
  • Experience with architectural design whilst leading and inspiring software development teams
  • Have helped lead development on large, custom-built object-oriented applications
  • Great OO skills, including strong design patterns knowledge and enterprise integration
  • Experience working with Agile, Lean and/or Continuous Delivery approaches and best practices, such as Continuous Integration, TDD, BDD, Infrastructure as Code etc,
  • Ability to work in a variety of client settings and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience in communicating technical vision at a high and low level
  • Ability to influence on a commercial and technical level
  • Knowledge of software best practices like Refactoring, Clean Code, Domain Driven Design, Encapsulation etc
  • Experience of working in a forward thinking, OSS-centric environment


  • World-class healthcare benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Book allowance & Individual conference budgets
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Choose-your-own sponsor to help guide your career choices
  • 3 months paid sabbatical at 10 years
  • We're tech, hardware, and platform agnostic. Get the software, equipment,
    and peripherals you want.
  • Healthy (and not-so) snacks and drinks in every office.
  • Organize & deliver tech talks, Meet Ups, lightening talks, podcasts
  • Organize your own interest groups. Start a book club, create a Keto diet support group.
  • Public transportation ticket in your Home Office city

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