Experience and practice using TDD to demonstrate functioning code that meets requirements
Ability to work closely with other developers as part of a team or minimally, in a paired environment for 8 hours each day
Strong communication skills and an ability to articulate technical vision while understanding business requirements. A conviction to ones implementation approach but not so unwavering that they cannot be swayed based on sound logic and feedback from their peers to see a "higher value" implementation.
Knowledge of the cloud and deployment expectations and complexities. Developers should be capable of deploying application 'bits' to AWS or other similar cloud environment.
Strong understanding of programming patterns is important and required. The ideal candidate will know the Go programming language but where this skill is lacking, a deep understanding of programming patterns and demonstrable knowledge of Java will suffice. Our expectation is good foundational knowledge in a language such as Java will translate to Go when the syntax of the language is understood.
Additionally, candidates could benefit from a working knowledge of Spring, Java and Bash. To be effective an experience with system administration, UNIX, process management, deployment technologies.
Candidates will be agile practitioners, having achieved proficiency in agile methodologies through years of experimentation and learning. A demonstration of more than just the basics is required to be successful. Candidates should demonstrate a deep experience participating in standups/daily scrums, planning meetings, iteration retrospectives etc.
Open source participation and knowledge is important. Cloud Foundry is an open source technology and a strong understanding of what it means to work in open source is required.
Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.