Lead Developer (Billing Systems)

Engineering Los Angeles, California


Position at J2 Cloud Services

The Lead Software Developer (Billing Systems) will lead a team of software developers delivering high-volume, flexible, and performant billing systems for our best-in-breed solutions for enterprise and mission-critical fax and document exchange customers. This involves real-time and batched operations for millions of credit card and other payment transactions per month across a portfolio of SaaS offerings. The Lead will manage the coding practices of the team, perform code reviews, mentor team members, and coordinate with Quality Assurance, Technical Project Management, and Product Management peers to deliver high-quality code that solves important business problems in a predictable and repeatable manner.


  • Full responsibility for delivering solutions into production (working through operations teams).
  • Full responsibility for the quality of code for which the team is responsible (either through personal review or thoughtful delegation).
  • Some coding required (this is not a pure management role).
  • Responsible for training and mentoring developers on the team and recommending actions around hiring, firing and promotions.
  • Responsible for architectural decisions with consultation from other members of engineering leadership
  • Daily​ ​coordination​ ​of​ ​development​ ​activities​ ​with​ ​Product​ ​and​ ​Project​ ​Managers​ ​and​ ​other Lead Developers.
  • Working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​distributed​ ​development​ ​and​ ​QA​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​several​ ​countries.
  • Assisting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​design​ ​and​ ​evolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​company’s​ ​software​ ​development​ ​process and ensuring your team’s compliance with those processes.
  • Designing​ ​and​ ​developing​ ​new​ ​features​ ​based​ ​on​ ​product​ ​specifications.
  • Troubleshooting​ ​production​ ​issues​ ​and​ ​providing​ ​configuration​ ​or​ ​coding​ ​changes​ ​to​ ​fix​ ​them.
  • Refactoring​ ​existing​ ​code​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​efficiency,​ ​extensibility,​ ​and​ ​maintainability.
  • Identifying​ ​and​ ​evaluating​ ​new​ ​techniques,​ ​tools,​ ​and​ ​technologies​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​the​ ​team’s
  • capabilities.
  • Reviewing​ ​test​ ​plans,​ ​test​ ​cases,​ ​and​ ​automated​ ​test​ ​scripts​ ​created​ ​by​ ​QA​ ​team​ ​members.
  • Participate in the development and evangelization of the Java and/or Node.js coding standards within the organization.
  • Displays solid fiscal responsibility by managing and adhering to budgets and always seeking out operating efficiencies and economies.
  • Works with Technical Project Management to create and maintain the prioritized backlog and schedule for the team.
  • Demonstrates an inclusive, roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic by showing a willingness to participate in daily workloads when needed to make deadlines.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in software development, focusing on the use of Java, at least 3 years of which should be high-volume back-end systems
  • 4+ years professional experience integrating with payment processing systems
  • 4+ years of experience in leading Development Teams
  • 2+ years professional experience creating automated unit tests in Java
  • 4+ years experience integrating data flows between business-critical systems, with an emphasis on billing and utilization tracking
  • Understanding of DevOps and Continuous Delivery Tools such as CodePipeline or Jenkins
  • Proficient with Jira, Confluence, and git toolset
  • Exposure to other modern programming languages or frameworks, such as Python and Node.js
  • Professional experience with at least one Java framework (e.g. Spring, Spring Boot, etc.), and preferably one or more Node.js frameworks (e.g., Express)
  • Professional experience designing or maintaining an automated build pipeline including elements such as compilation, modularization, web packaging, minification, automated unit testing, etc.
  • Understanding of software development life cycle methodologies (particularly Agile). Hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum & Waterfall process environments
  • Leading initiatives where teams were comprised of onshore and offshore resources
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer focused environment.
  • Consistently exhibits a personal accountability to outcomes to all team members, peers, and stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and manage the team in Agile environment