Lead Engineer

Washington, DC /
Tech /
Full Time
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