Newgistics Inc.

  • Senior Software Engineer

    Location US-CA-San Francisco
    # Positions
    Digital Services
  • Overview

    Tacit Knowledge is a global consulting firm specializing in software and website development, architecture and optimization. Our team is comprised of seasoned consultants employing Agile software development techniques, resulting in projects that are more efficient, and outcomes that are more reliable.

    Your skills will never be out of date working with the latest and greatest technologies at Tacit Knowledge. As you move from one client engagement (average project is 6-9 months) to the next, you will have ongoing exposure to multiple business problems, clients, and technology stacks.

    Our culture is innately entrepreneurial because it is comprised of highly talented people who thrive in an atmosphere where ideas, actions and initiative are not only welcome, but encouraged and rewarded. The founders of Tacit Knowledge are natural Agile gurus and it is in their collective DNA to manage everything from an Agile perspective, whether it be collaborative interviewing or embracing an iterative process to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.


    • Listen, learn and consult. This is a client facing services role where you will interact directly and frequently with outside business and technical stakeholders
    • Act as the primary technical point of contact, taking personal responsibility for project success
    • Set the technical direction of projects, arbitrating major technical decisions
    • Have technical issues escalate to you because team members genuinely want and respect your opinion – not because it’s their job to ask for it
    • Lead and mentor highly talented and motivated software engineers to become even better
    • Think long term. Prioritize. Write Code. Review code. Stabilize. Deploy. Streamline. Optimize
    • Ensure projects are realistic, interesting and fun - for everyone involved


    • 5 or more years of experience making significant contributions developing software in a highly challenging technical enterprise environment
    • Expert in Java coupled with a toolbox of other languages (e.g. Python, Javascript, Scala, Groovy, C#, or Ruby)
    • Experience in building and architecting large software engineering efforts
    • Extensive experience in providing expertise on optimization, networks, database architecture, performance testing or application frameworks
    • Familiarity with Scrum or Extreme Programming (XP) project methodologies to manage successful projects
    • Working knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) principles and tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity and Bamboo
    • Ability to communicate effectively across a range of industries with diverse technologies
    • A track record of mentoring software engineers; A genuine interest in helping other people grow
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience; We won’t hold a Masters or a PhD against you.

    Nice to Have

    • Experience with leading ecommerce solutions such as Hybris or Adobe AEM is a big plus
    • Experience in working as a professional consultant. Bonus points if you’ve been the primary point of contact with clients
    • Familiarity with infrastructure configuration and automation tools such as Chef, Vagrant, Ansible, Puppet and Salt
    • Experience in collaborating with remote/offshore development teams


    What we offer:


    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with company contributed HSA
    • 401K match
    • Commuter benefits
    • Weekly catered lunches and fully stocked kitchen
    • Company sponsored events and community service outings
    • A great location in Union Square just off of Market Street next to the BART station
    • An engineering team focused on “software as craft”
    • Great work/life balance
    • Work that is solid and progressive but not faddish with a deep respect for offering value to clients but not at the expense of our people
    • Worldwide locations with extensive inter-office cooperative teams
    • A relatively flat hierarchy with respect for all opinions and ideas
    • A big mix of all kinds of people who are talented, dedicated and nice.
    • A group that takes as much pleasure in developing our people as we do in developing great, high-quality client solutions; this is a culture that recognizes and rewards thought-leadership


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