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WATTS Staff Software Engineer, Watts Digital in North Andover, Massachusetts

Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures, and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications. Based in North Andover, MA Watts Water Technologies, Inc. is traded on the NY Stock Exchange under the symbol “WTS”. Watts, with revenues of approximately $1.8 billion, has operations in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa with over 4600 employees. Watts objective is to increase sales and earnings by expanding into new markets, making key acquisitions and reducing manufacturing costs through the One Watts Performance System.

Today, Watts through its various brands and subsidiaries, is a global provider of plumbing, heating and water quality solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors, and OEM customers.

Watts is leading the digitalization of the water management space, developing smart & connected products and scaling the adoption of digital solutions that deliver lasting value to customers. The newly formed Watts Digital team spearheads the development of cutting-edge customer-facing solutions within Watts in coordination with business units, focusing on delivering actionable and trusted insights to customers through intuitive solutions that continuously evolve to meet ever-changing user needs.


We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join the Watts Digital team. As a valued technical leader, you will be responsible for ensuring our technology decisions align and scale with our architectural north star. You will architect, build, and deploy scalable systems that are used directly by customers. You will lead the investigation and implementation of emergent and disruptive technologies that allow us to move faster. You will balance speed and agility based on product maturity and business requirements for scale and security. You will champion our strategic direction and vision while partnering with the Product and Design leads to build world class products.

Technical Implementation and Architecture

  • Leading the implementation of the technology roadmap as it relates to the Watts Digital Solutions ecosystem

  • Leading and contributing to technical architecture discussions and driving technical decisions within your team

  • Ensuring that the systems we develop and maintain result in highly scalable, feature-rich solutions that minimize support costs and provide an outstanding customer experience

  • Communicating technology decisions and outcomes to key stakeholders (e.g., sponsors, ecosystem partners, product teams)

  • Developing and maintaining solution architecture diagrams and documentation

  • Advising and supporting the team on selection and implementation of modern technologies including languages, open-source and third-party tools to increase efficiency and improve technology and product offerings

Execution, Product Delivery and Results

  • Leading the delivery of features and functionality through all stages of the development process, including analysis, architecture/design, and implementation

  • Working closely with other Engineers, Quality Assurance, Operations, and 3rd party vendors to successfully deliver and deploy solutions to production

  • Advocating a continuous improvement mindset regarding our development process, with a focus on how we can automate regular, high-quality, releases in an agile environment

  • Continuously rebalancing product & technical features, which maximize value and minimize effort to focus on the highest returning initiatives for business and customer

  • Championing a culture of learning, measurement, accountability, and quality via code reviews, paired programming, and other collaboration opportunities with the team

  • Collaborating with Product Owners on the backlog and providing high level effort estimation to plan feature prioritization more accurately and development

  • Collaborating with Design on mock-ups and wireframes to provide valuable feedback that leads to an improved customer experience

BUs, Operations, IT, Information Security and Infrastructure

  • Partnering with hardware BUs to understand their needs and deliver platform-oriented solutions

  • Continuing to evolve security practices and controls to meet the needs of protecting customer data and systems

  • Partnering with IT and operations in support of enterprise IT strategy

  • Ensuring we are building necessary observability into our systems that provide transparency across the entire stack

  • Assisting Customer Success and Operations team in triaging and resolving production issues


  • 7+ years in software engineering across a wide range of products, at least 2 of those years serving as a technical leader for a team or department

  • 5+ years working with Cloud Native technologies, preferably in Azure

  • 5+ years working with C# .NET (or similar languages)

  • 3+ years working with JavaScript frameworks, such as Vue or React

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience architecting, designing, building, testing and deploying features and products that are used by customers

  • Deep understanding of API and system design

  • Proven ability to collaborate with designers, product managers to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving our users’ problems

  • Thrives in a collaborative environment involving different functions, stakeholders, and subject matter experts

  • Attention to detail, especially around performance, accessibility, reliability, and security

  • Designing and developing microservice-based architectures and data engineering pipelines

  • Experience with CI/CD, DevSecOps, and Code analysis tools (e.g. Sonar)

  • Deep understanding of software engineering practices (e.g. Agile software development, test driven development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, etc.)

  • Deep understanding with Data Engineering & Advanced Analytics

  • Familiarity with Hardware and Network engineering is a bonus

  • Experience dealing with challenging priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, experimental, and resourceful

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Promote, contribute to, and participate in a culture of inclusion and diversity

Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.


Watts Water is a global leader of quality water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. Our family of brands ( offers some of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on:

  • Drainage and Water Reuse

  • HVAC and Hot Water

  • Plumbing and Flow Control

  • Water Quality and Rainwater Harvesting

We are a $1.9 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with a presence in five (5) continents and twenty-four (24) countries, and an employee population that speaks over eighteen (18) languages. As a people-first company, we prize enriching and caring for all who work here not only through words but through actions. This includes executing our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy, and providing our employees with meaningful career growth opportunities, a positive and safe work environment, and affirmation that they are heard, valued, and respected.We are proud to be an organization that believes that a safer world is a more sustainable world – a belief that we proudly reflect in each of our technologies and solutions and our environmental and social commitments, such as our partnership with Planet Water Foundation.

Learn more about the Watts way, here ( .


Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas


Americas & Corporate Headquarters: North Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) Headquarters: Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees