.Net Software Engineer (Team Lead)

Remote - Portugal Product Engineering Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

Maybe you haven’t heard the Cision name in Portugal yet—but you will! The Cision family of companies, which has been hiring and operating in Portugal for 30 years. Now we are growing our Coimbra office, with plans to add more than a dozen positions in the next 12 months.
With that growth comes great opportunities. Join us and you will work on developing new products with a global impact and building teams here in Coimbra.
If you love writing code to solve complex, big data problems, then Cision Engineering is the place for you! We seek engineers who are passionate about building complete, production-quality software services—from scratch.
Cision has an ethos of encouraging autonomy, ambition, boldness and experimentation. We value open people who take initiative and aren’t afraid to fail, learn from mistakes, adjust, and try to get better at what they do every day. The ‘Cision experience’ is about opportunity: opportunity to create and build, opportunity to solve challenging problems, and opportunity to meet your career goals. 

The Cision Communications Cloud, and the Cision Communications Cloud NextGen are media monitoring tools that enable communications teams to plan and monitor their PR and earned media activities. Cision's product collect media content from print, online, radio, television and social media in addition to profiles of journalists and influencers to inform teams about how to connect with journalists and understand the brand impacts that PR activities hold. 

 About the role

As a Team Lead, you will help build, scale and improve the backend of a fast-growing Customer Experience platform. You will oversee/coach individual contributors and be responsible for your team’s delivery of high-quality, robust, scalable software solutions to meet the needs of the Cision global organization.  You will aid us in building a real time, scalable, stable platform serving thousands of clients in a reliable and performant manner. You will be using new technologies, to solve hard problems in a friendly and encouraging work environment. You will also be encouraged to share your experience and knowledge, sparring with your colleagues to grow together! 

As a Team Lead, you will improve our client’s experience and optimize internal processes for maximum efficiency. With your peers, you will assist in the effort of defining Cision’s development practices. You will work closely with the other Engineering and Product teams to help Cision deliver high quality software to our customers. 

What You'll Do

  • As a team lead, you’ll manage the day-to-day activity of your team. You’ll mostly lead the team SCRUM meetings and other meetings to make sure that everything stays on topic and goals are accomplished
  • You’ll work closely with the product owner and be their technical “point person” for help with understanding and prioritizing the backlog as well as triaging bugs
  • You’ll also keep an eye on the team’s sprint overall so you can get a feel for when things aren’t going well.  If they aren’t, you’ll communicate that to the product owner and any other stakeholders and work on reallocating team resources or start creating contingency plans
  • You’ll be the last line of defense for making sure the team’s work is done
  • You’ll verify that the definition of done is met and make sure to hold everyone accountable
  • You’ll need to strike the balance for the team between building quality, maintainable software, getting work done that helps the business move forward and going down endless rabbit holes of refactoring to achieve code perfection
  • You’ll facilitate cross team communication to make sure all teams involved have what they need to get work done and any risks are surfaced sooner rather than later
  • Mentoring your team members will also be a primary concern for you.  Working with management to understand the goals of your team members and delegate work in a safe and controlled way to get them the experience they need without increasing risk on projects
  • Build highly scalable, high volume data processing pipelines with a DevOps mindset
  • Help design, implement and improve our services while helping us adopt best practices 
  • Write clean, self testing, well documented code 

Who You Are

  • Experienced in leading software engineering projects 
  • Demonstrated track record working with Product, other departments, and other areas of IT
  • An experienced marksman who is confident in leading and implementing the creation of cutting edge microservice solutions for real life problems
  • Hands-on and proactive, with a wealth of experience handling cross-department stakeholders 
  • Enjoy working with team members, while at the same time making decisions that fit the overarching goals and deadlines

What You Have

  • 1-2 years of experience leading teams or projects and be passionate about software delivery
  • Proven experience of coaching/mentoring engineers in an Agile environment 
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in software development, commercial software and methodologies is required. Broad exposure working on a variety of platforms is required 
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft .NET technologies 
  • Strong working knowledge of relational databases, preferably MySql 
  • Expertise using and building RESTful APIs 
  • Significant experience using front-end web libraries such as Angular or React 
  • Significant experience building and deploying microservices and converting legacy applications into modern architectures 
  • Advantage if you have experience with email systems such as SendGrid or PMTA 
  • Experience optimizing systems for performance and scalability 
  • Self-driven attitude with ability to lead projects autonomously and collaboratively 
  • Emphasis on building clean, quality code 
  • Strong experience with unit tests 
  • Fluent in English

What We Can Offer

  • An open and informal work environment
  • Flexible working hours; work-life balance is essential for us
  • High level of responsibility & autonomy
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building resources and technical people leads who help you achieve mastery 
  • Newest technologies, room for experimentation 
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and Falcon.io social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow @Cision on Twitter.
Cision is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and perform at their best. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and named a “Top Diversity Employer” for 2021 by DiversityJobs.com.
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
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