Senior Software Engineer

Encoura

Role Overview

We are looking for an experienced hands-on Senior Software Engineer to join a small, distributed team of engineers. You’ll work closely with the Engineering Manager providing the technical experience to software teams and partnering with product teams to create compelling customer driven features while building and maintaining a scalable, evolvable, performant codebase.

You will bring a continuous improvement mentality to the role, always on the lookout for ways to make things better across the company and within your own scope of responsibility. This is a hands-on role, performing hands-on work and providing technical guidance and mentorship to the team while working alongside the Engineering Manager.

A day in the life of a Senior Software Engineer

  • Working with the Engineering Manager and Product Manager, propel the team through agile development of web apps, mobile apps, libraries, and frameworks, and GraphQL federated graphs.
  • As a Senior Engineer, you’ll be very involved in the overall architecture of the system you are working on.
  • Solve business needs with short-term deliverables, while constantly improving and moving towards long-term project goals.
  • Promote a work environment that is highly collaborative and team centric.
  • Enhance, refactor, and continuously improve the codebase.
  • Keep management informed of project progress and problems, particularly as to needed changes in schedule, resources, or product scope.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical people.
  • Generate innovative ideas, never say, or think “that’s not my job”. Take a proactive approach to keeping your skills fresh and up to date.

Role Progression

  • Within 1 month, you will be learning about our business, our environment, and how we work. You will be working hands-on with our technology, getting to know your team, and carrying out code reviews.
  • Within 3 months, you will be participating in planning and development activities and beginning to look at infrastructure designs, CI/CD pipelines, and working with the team to deliver software designs for the application.
  • Within 6 months you should be taking ownership of the application architecture, production troubleshooting, working on cross-portfolio projects, and releasing software with the team.
  • Within 1 year you will be fully immersed in the SDLC, providing technical leadership to your team and building bulletproof products whilst actively engaging in process optimization.

About You

  • You hold a BS in Computer Science, Engineering, a related field, or equivalent experience/training in software development.
  • You have 3+ years of experience building and delivering software.
  • You have 3+ years of experience building web apps with React with microservice backend experience. Bonus points for Next.js, Nest.js,and GraphQL experience.
  • You have 2+ years of experience leading and mentoring small teams of developers.
  • You’ve worked with a technology stack similar to ours: AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, macOS, Windows, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, Redis, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, JavaScript, ReactJS, NodeJS, Datadog, GitHub, JIRA, and Confluence.
  • You’re used to working in an iterative-based development environment using Agile/Scrum/Kanban.
  • You love learning and applying modern technology to improve you and your team.
  • You are always thinking, “What happens if this fails?”
  • You hold an appreciation for pragmatism and simplicity in software architecture.
  • You’re an excellent, collaborative team player with the communication skills to match.
  • You are passionate about getting the job done well even under time pressure and thrive in a demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated proactivity in capitalizing on opportunities and resolving issues.
  • Intellectually curious – prepared to challenge and be challenged.
  • Constantly striving to learn innovative technologies and looking for ways to stay current in this rapidly changing industry.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Mission driven culture
  • Comprehensive health and benefits package
  • 401k company match that vests immediately upon participation
  • Paid holidays and a generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave

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