Lead Software Engineer (Series A Startup - Remote)
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
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As a Lead Engineer on the Collective team, you will make direct contributions to our codebase while simultaneously managing between 2 to 4 Engineers of various skill levels with a coaching mindset. Ideal candidates have experience as a Team Lead and senior contributor and want to improve their management skills, possibly becoming a full-time Engineering Manager over time, although that is not a requirement.Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with stakeholders and other contributors in Engineering, Product, and Design to produce technical specifications, documentation and implementation plans for new and existing functionality.
- Collaborate with other Engineers and Engineering leaders to select tools, frameworks, vendors and services to maximize the effectiveness of Engineering efforts.
- Assist in the timely and high-quality delivery of initiatives, product features and capabilities by leading the delivery process and providing reporting to stakeholders.
- Make direct code contributions to the Collective code base and review the contributions of others to ensure code quality and adherence to specifications.
- Monitor and measure the health and continued operation of production resources, the deployment of features, and operational requests to support them.
- Coordinate the efforts of the team across multi-month and multi-quarter projects and initiatives to produce incremental progress across multiple time horizons.
- Assume ownership of one or more specific capabilities of the product and their design, implementation, and maintenance.
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other Engineers beyond those assigned as direct reports.
- Establish and reinforce best practices from the industry and improve the implementation of those practices on the team over time.
- Provide mentoring and coaching to 2 to 4 other Engineers as their primary source for performance assessment and improvement.
- Receive mentoring and coaching from Engineering Management on how to improve your own performance and that of your direct reports.
- At least 9 years experience working on a Software Engineering team with relevant technologies and methodologies.
- Deep knowledge of or specialization in one or more relevant technologies in our stack:
- Less + Semantic UI
- React + MobX
- Django + DRF
- Celery or other task frameworks
- Postgres + Redis
- Experience working collaboratively with cross functional teams and various stakeholders across an organization.
- Experience coordinating other Engineers through the delivery of a complex software project, including maintenance.
- A coaching and growth mindset open to getting and giving feedback and constantly improving yourself and others.
- A strong sense of ownership of and responsibility for your work and that of the team.
- An ability to be adaptable to an ever changing and fast-paced environment.
- Previous experience as a Team Lead, Scrum Master or Agile Coach.
- Previous experience as an Engineering Manager or other relevant management experience or education.
- Experience on a team that controlled their own infrastructure, deployments, release schedules and bug triage.
- Experience with an early stage or growth stage startup.
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