Engineering Team Lead
We are extremely eager to hire for inclusion. We strive for a balanced team because we know this will have a huge impact on innovation and quality.
Born at Y Combinator in Silicon Valley and now based in Toronto, Taplytics helps amazing companies like RBC, Zappos, and Chick-fil-A deliver incredible customer experiences with our intelligent suite of experimentation, engagement, and analytics solutions. Our platform runs on over a billion devices around the world and processes over a trillion monthly events. Big numbers, but we’re just getting started – growing our company from here is a complex and compelling challenge for the right person.
Our vision is a world where companies can deliver engaging and highly personalized experiences to all of their users, no matter which device they’re using. Experiences that feel like magic, make their users smile, and turn them into lifelong customers.
And the exciting part? The world is ready. Customers are demanding these experiences and companies are rapidly investing in the technology to make it happen.
But, we need your help. Taplytics is growing fast in Toronto and we are searching for the talent to make our dream a reality. Taplytics has a bright future. Come grow your career with us.
About the Role: Engineering Team Lead
As our new Engineering Team Lead, you’ll get to lead and manage a team of 3-6 software developers working together to build something we’re all proud of. Taplytics will rely on you to deliver both technical requirements and the individual growth of your team members.
Here’s a breakdown:
Leadership: You'll motivate, coach, mentor, and grow a team of developers, ensuring they feel that they are advancing in their roles and know what they need to do to succeed.
Team Delivery: You’ll help the team accomplish its objectives with precision and speed using an Agile mindset. You will collaborate closely with your partners in Design and Product Management to build a roadmap for your team and contribute to the prioritization of business goals and technical direction.
Personal Delivery: This is a technical role! You’ll remain a contributor to the codebase, aiming to spend around 50% of your time writing and reviewing code.
Our microservice architecture was built using Node.js, Python, and Go and is powered by various backend systems, including: MongoDB, BigQuery, Redis, Kafka, and ElasticSearch. We run at petabyte scale delivering experiences to billions of devices, requiring unique scaling solutions. Our systems are hosted across AWS / GCP using Docker and Terraform. We iterate and improve our systems and workflows regularly to improve how we develop code with a focus on producing the best product possible.
What we'd like you to do:
- Accelerate the team by focusing them on highest priorities and removing roadblocks
- Contribute to the codebase, technical tasks, and code reviews
- Focus on quality with continuous integration and deployment
- Meet regularly with team members to give and gather feedback on topics ranging from project progress, internal processes, career development, mentoring, and general satisfaction
- Help set team goals and technical direction while ensuring that they align with the goals of the business
- Represent the team in planning and product meetings
- Actively work to inform and be informed, keeping all stakeholders up to date
- Own Agile ceremonies such as iteration planning, backlog grooming, stand-ups, demos, and retrospectives
- Improve team processes and policies such as team meetings, tech debt management, and education programs
- Participate in the recruiting and onboarding process for the team
- Be a core member of a close-knit engineering team that ships code continuously
- Be accountable for overall team output
What an incredible candidate looks like:
- At least 5 years experience in the field
- At least 2 years experience in a leadership position
- Experience with high volume, high availability systems
- Great to get along with and can communicate complex technical issues
- Experience deploying and maintaining continuous integration and deployment
What you’ll get from us:
Taplytics offers the chance to grow your career as we grow our company. Our culture of trying new processes, new tech and new ideas means you’ll add valuable experience to your resume quickly. While you’re working to grow the company, we’ll have your back with a competitive salary, unlimited vacation, health benefits starting day one, and first-rate Apple gear.