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Thoughtworks

Lead Developer

at Thoughtworks

Iasi, Romania



Lead Developers act as the primary point of contact for our clients, ensuring that teams are successful in their delivery. In this role, you will bring a strategic mindset to projects and spend time collaborating and negotiating with clients to bring a technical vision to life. Having a balance of high-level and tactical mindsets is a must, as you will spend time both with clients and your teammates.

At Thoughtworks, we believe in going above and beyond the standard and are committed to delivering best-in-class solutions that exceed our clients' expectations. Our standard engineering and delivery practices reflect our commitment to quality, and our team is always looking to innovate and improve. Lead Developers guide and coach their teams in their implementation and application.

Job responsibilities

  • You will use continuous delivery practices to deliver high-quality software as well as value to end customers as early as possible.
  • You will work in collaborative, value-driven teams to build innovative customer experiences for our clients
  • Create large-scale distributed systems out of microservices
  • You will apply the latest technology thinking from our tech radar to solve client problems
  • Efficiently utilize DevOps tools and practices to build and deploy software
  • You will lead or take part in the entire cycle of software consulting and delivery from ideation to deployment and everything in between
  • You will act as a mentor for less-experienced peers through both your technical knowledge and leadership skills 

Job qualifications

Technical Skills

  • You have substantial experience with Python and (ideally) Django
  • Big data experience is a plus (data pipelines/Hadoop/Spark)
  • You can skillfully write high-quality, well-tested code and you are comfortable with Object-Oriented programming
  • Presence in the external tech community: you proactively share your expertise with others via speaking engagements, contributions to open source, blogs and more
  • Comfortability with Agile methods, such as Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum and/or Kanban
  • You enjoy influencing others and always advocate for technical excellence while being open to change when needed 
  • You’re resilient in ambiguous situations and can approach challenges from multiple perspectives
  • Bonus points if you have a working knowledge of cloud technology such as AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, and Docker

Professional Skills

  • You enjoy influencing others and always advocate for technical excellence while being open to change when needed
  • You're resilient in ambiguous situations and can approach challenges from multiple perspectives
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, dedicated to discovering the most suitable solutions for any given scenario.
  • You genuinely enjoy interacting with teammates from across the business and have a knack for communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Other things to know

Learning & Development

There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 30+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.

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