Sr Software Engineer (CA)

Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.

Job Overview

This position is responsible for creating, testing, ensuring the quality of and maintaining a product or product line.The Senior Software Engineer will perform complex code modification, testing, and debugging tasks as well as provide high level analysis related to software design and development.

Key Responsibilities

May serve as a Scrum Master to an Agile Team.

Program Level Execution

  • Work collaboratively within an Agile Team to write high quality, testable code that meets the Definition of Done:
  • Strive to meet team commitments.
  • Adopt a test-first approach to software development, where possible in which the test is developed before the code.
  • Participate in design and code reviews with other engineers.
  • Create automated unit, system, and acceptance tests.
  • Participate in test plan reviews.
  • Perform unit/module testing of software.
  • Actively support and contribute to end of iteration demos.
  • Responsible for assigned integration, testing, and deployment tasks.
  • Actively foster continuous team improvement in self and team:
  • Contribute to team retrospectives; help to identify and resolve team impediments.
  • Take ownership of problems and continuously strive to become a better problem solver.
  • Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections.

Release/PI Planning

  • Prepare for Release Planning, including:
  • Support Product Management in program backlog refinement, and estimating features and epics.
  • Actively participate in Release Planning:
  • Establish own capacity/velocity for each increment.
  • Support story refinement, help identify risks and dependencies.
  • Support the Agile Team in establishing achievable PI objectives.
  • Help to identify dependencies and foster cross team co-ordination.
  • Commit to the mutually agreed plan.

Iteration Planning

  • Prepare for Iteration Planning, including:
  • Actively participate in backlog refinement sessions in collaboration with other Agile team members.
  • Identify and capture backlog items local to the team, such as defects and refactors.
  • Actively participate in team planning and contributing to team goals.
  • Volunteer for and commit to delivering stories and tasks within the iteration.

Enable Agility

  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto in all interactions.
  • Work within a self-directed Agile team; commit to work and own the outcome.
  • Demonstrate and cultivate a passion for delivering high quality products aligned with customer needs; gain customer exposure to build empathy.
  • Employ continuous learning; continue to build domain expertise and keep abreast on new technology, processes, systems and tools.
  • May start to mentor new team members and provide technical feedback.
  • Actively communicate and collaborate within the team and across functional boundaries.

Release Management

  • Actively participate in the ongoing change management process as business and technical scope is adjusted.

Typical Role Definition

Professional Staff. A senior level professional role. Evaluation, originality or ingenuity required. Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field. Has mastered the key responsibilities. Assignments can be broad in nature. May serve as a resource to others to resolve complex problems and issues. Instructions generally provided in general terms. May take on project lead role as required.

Job-Specific Authority and Scope

  • Generally works without consulting their manager.
  • Independent decisions are made daily.
  • Examples of typical decisions without manager consultation:
  • Volunteer for and commit to delivering stories and tasks within the sprint.
  • Establish own capacity/velocity for each increment.
  • Take ownership of problems and continuously strive to become a better problem solver.
  • Typically has no direct reports.
  • Typically has no total staff.
  • Typically has a global geographic focus.
  • Typically does not manage a budget.

Business Travel and Physical Demands

Business travel of approximately 10 or less percent yearly is expected for this position.

Physical demands:

  • Office environment. No special physical demands required.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent in a related field.

Work Experience

Typically 5 or more years of experience in software development or a related field.

Skills & Competencies

  • Demonstrates high personal integrity and ability to earn trust from others.
  • Demonstrates a growth mind-set, seeks feedback often, and is effective in continuous personal and professional development.
  • Participating in self-directed learning activities aimed at developing deep expertise within technical domain, including reading relevant publications, participating in domain forums or groups etc.
  • Advanced design/debugging/coding skills.
  • Complex problem solving skills.
  • Communications and organization skills.
  • Team work skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability. Coaching and mentoring skills.


Certified Scrum Developer (CSD).

If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual – recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it – then CA Technologies is where you belong. At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you’ll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.

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