Technical Lead Engineer, New York

New York
Lab49 – Software Engineering /
Full-time /

Lab49 is a Technology, Design and Business Strategy consultancy founded in 2002 with a deep pool of business and technology talent and a global reach. We specialize in helping our clients realize rapid transformational change at an industrial scale and operate historically towards the upper tiers of banking and capital markets, to include banks, hedge funds and exchanges, assisting those companies with their most key strategic business programs and technology investments.

We build applications. Fast applications. We engineer the most forward-thinking financial systems in the industry. Think advanced visualizations, think complex systems integration, think massive data flows for all kinds of financial services players, from small start-ups to large banks, from hedge funds to asset managers.

We partner with our clients and leverage the myriad of platforms available to design and build the most effective solutions. With experts and community leaders in our various practices we work with a host of technologies: Node, React, Angular, Java 8, Scala, Functional programming, Python, Cloud Computing (e.g., AWS, Azure, GPC), Containerization (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), Microservices, DevOps, CI/CD, SRE.

We are looking for experienced, hands-on Technical Leads who will function as Principal Engineers to drive work on next generation financial systems.

You will build applications that push the envelope when it comes to throughput, latency, resiliency, all the while making sure that we deliver on-time and with a premium on quality.

As a Technical Lead you will be responsible for designing and building these systems as mentor, coach, manager and hands-on engineer.

Required capabilities:
At least 10 years of hands-on experience designing and building commercial-grade software applications.
Solid recent experience in front-end software development preferably in JavaScript frameworks like React, Node or Angular or back-end development in Java, Python, Golang and/or C#/.NET.  
Experience as a team or project lead.

Preferred capabilities:
Knowledge of, and strong demonstrated interest in, global financial markets and financial products.

You have an engineering mindset—we are not hacking things together or building algorithms in isolation—we build real systems, and we treat software as a craft that we approach with an engineer’s discipline.

You are someone we want to work with—you challenge the status quo and are someone we can learn from. Historically, we have been great at hiring such people, and now they are the cornerstones of our consulting practice. You will be responsible for building and nurturing this community.

You are someone who is passionate about technology—you follow the industry, you build things on your own, you tinker and hack, you read aplenty and attend meetups. You know that the technology landscape changes all the time, and you retool continuously.

You have built things, you’ve seen the whole project lifecycle, you have delivered; you’ve seen failure and you’ve learned from it. You have developed the insight that will enable you to lead your team to deliver on time and within budget.

You have mastered a full technology stack; you know its problems; you know where it shines. In addition, your knowledge and experience extend to other technology stacks.

Your knowledge of computer science fundamentals prevents you from reinventing the wheel.

You understand the value of testing, quality, continuous integration, source control, and code reviews.

You are pragmatic:  you get things done, you can find a creative compromise between an ideal technical solution and actual client needs

It is a challenge—your peers will push you, and you will grow in ways that are impossible in traditional organizations.
As a consultant, you will see a multitude of technologies, organizations, and projects—you will learn a lot in a very short period of time.

We are a flat meritocracy with an engineering mindset—what matters is how good you are and how well you and your team deliver.
We are focused on the finance domain—where technology is a competitive advantage, and our clients turn to us when they need more innovative solutions.

If you ask our engineers, they will probably tell you that their extraordinary peer group is the primary reason that they work for us.
We are entrepreneurial and agile—there is a lot of opportunity to take ownership and grow quickly.
The base salary range for this role is $200,000 - $250,000. However the above base salary range may vary depending on the individual's job-related knowledge, skills and experience.

Base salary is only one component of our total compensation package. Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus, which is determined upon company and individual performance.
Salary range disclosure as required by S9427A when hiring in New York.

Lab49 is a specialist strategy, design, and technology consulting company dedicated to the financial services industry. We were founded in 2002 to fill a need in the Financial Technology marketplace for high-end execution and reliable delivery of technology projects.

Our consultants are experts in strategy, user experience, architecture, engineering, and delivery management. We combine knowledge of the latest trends in technology with deep domain expertise to deliver innovative solutions with accelerated time-to-market.

We have office hubs in Midtown Manhattan, Washington DC, London, Budapest, New Delhi and Sydney. 

Lab49/ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
Lab49/ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.