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Engineering Team Lead

Vancouver, BC
Our client is revolutionizing the way people learn online by giving them tools they need to turn their expertise into a sustainable business that impacts both them and their audience.
 
Their Vancouver team is looking to add an Engineering Team Lead working very closely with their Engineering, product management and product design team to guide and mentor team of 4-7 people to deliver platform features and enhancements into the product.

This role reports into Director of Engineering.
 
You’ll work with passionate Engineers about creating great experiences for our users, while balancing technical and project needs. You’ll be responsible for helping the team plan and organize their work, while supporting successful execution through mentor ship and coaching opportunities.
 
What you'll be doing:
 
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends and technologies in software, in order to ensure that best practices for quality software development and testing methodologies are followed
  • Work with product managers, project leads and engineers to ensure that business requirements have been turned into technical requirements with clear technical specifications, and work with your team to identify and implement the specifications
  • Act as a mentor to other engineers and ensure they have everything they need to do their best work
  • Foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive environment for the team
  • Engage in recurring 1-on-1s with team members and support their development through regular coaching and mentorship
  • Prepare and execute annual performance reviews and 6 month check-ins for team members
  • Work as an individual contributor using the Ruby on Rails and Golang software stack
  • Support engineers effectively by identifying and unblocking the team, continually looking for ways to improve team efficiency and productivity
  • Review implementation plans with the team
  • Work with Project Leads to establish timelines for the completion of the project and facilitate technical estimation by either doing technical estimation directly or supporting a team member’s effort
  • Triage incoming bugs and tickets for the team and ensure triaged bugs get into sprints
  • Be on call for support as needed—these are rotating, low-impact shifts
What you bring:
 
  • Have a minimum of 5+ years in a full stack role, with at least 2+ years leading others
  • Demonstrate accountability for technical projects in the past and understand how to make projects successful
  • Have a practical understanding of Web APIs, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Be proficient with Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications
  • Showcase experience with CSS processors such as PostCSS, Sass, or Less
  • Have experience with ES6 and at least one modern JavaScript library/framework such as React, Ember, Angular, Vue, etc.
  • Be responsible for giving feedback to others to help improve their performance (and be receptive to receiving feedback from others)
  • Demonstrate proficiency designing and implementing RESTful services
  • Believe that writing tests as part of a feature is not just a nice to have, but is necessary
  • Demonstrate experience using Git and related tools like GitHub, GitLab, etc
  • Have experience with relational databases, SQL and engines like PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Have experience with web application architecture and web server technologies like Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc.
It would be nice if you:
 
  • Believe that better solutions are achieved through collaboration rather than independently
  • Are driven to continually improve by investing time in learning about new technologies or working on your own projects
  • Feel that “organized, with attention to detail” doesn’t even begin to describe you. You’ll have a lot of responsibility and also autonomy—no one will be looking over your shoulder to be sure you’ve got it right! A keen eye for detail is key in everything you do—quality over quantity is the name of the game.
  • Have previous Project Management or SCRUM experience
  • Demonstrate experience with build tools such as Webpack and npm scripts
  • Previously worked with and have experience with React.js and Ember.js
  • Have experience working with GraphQL API design
  • Are comfortable building Single Page Applications
  • Can effectively create, maintain and deploy applications to AWS - Cloud Computing Services
Bonus:
 
  • Previously worked for a SaaS-based startup or growing technology company
  • Have a strong network of A-players to support our recruiting and people development efforts
  • Are comfortable working with container technology such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Demonstrate experience with Golang
  • Have experience with Rails Engines





 
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