Lead Engineer

TransitScreen

Posted: 
November 18, 2020

As Lead Engineer you'll be hands-on, participating in all aspects of software development while providing technical leadership to a small, distributed team of software engineers. In this role you will report to the Director of Product and apply your full-stack experience to advise on technical requirements. Additionally, you’ll partner with our Customer Support and Operations teams to ensure our solutions are not only streamlined and effective but also well-documented, reliable, and scalable.


Extensive full-stack technical experience is a must in this role, as well as natural leadership skills and the willingness to roll up your sleeves to ensure the on-time delivery of amazing products driven by the latest technologies. This role offers opportunities for career growth into engineering leadership.

What you'll do

  • Lead a distributed team of software engineers
  • Hire, train, and grow the team strategically
  • Manage an agile development process
  • Scope and document technical requirements and architecture
  • Own and manage relationships with vendors and international standards organizations
  • Communicate progress to management
  • Design and execute processes for maintaining quality, reliability, and security
  • Ship first-rate products

Desired skills and experience

  • Proven track record as a lead or senior engineer
  • Enthusiasm for engineering management and technical project management
  • Expertise on modern web stacks and frameworks and modern cloud devops
  • Strong understanding of software architecture and engineering principles, including automated testing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience translating product requirements into technical solutions
  • Startup experience or ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Experience with Scrum or similar agile workflow
  • Experience collaborating with a remote team
  • Experience with Jira and the Atlassian suite of products

Bonus points if you have built

  • Data analytics or business intelligence tools
  • Data engineering pipelines, data lakes, or data warehouses
  • API-driven products
  • Large-scale apps on the Node platform

You might be passionate about...

  • Improving cities and transportation
  • Making an impact on the environment
  • Helping people save time and make smarter transportation decisions

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company stock options
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Commute benefit: free shoes, pre-tax WMATA benefits, free Capital Bikeshare, discounted Zipcar membership and rates, and more
  • Flexible hours and unlimited vacation

DC Tech People Note: This position is remote ok during covid.

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