About this role

To get there, we are adding a Lead Engineer to our team! In this role, you’ll create modern applications within a service-oriented architecture. This role is 100% remote, US based and reports directly to the VP of Engineering.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and engineers on figuring out the best product enhancements to create value for customers and WayBetter
  • Plan, design, and implement software to bring features to life
  • Act as a player-coach, splitting your time between managing people and acting an individual contributor
  • Meet regularly with the engineers reporting to you in order to keep them productive, engaged, and happy
  • Review the work of fellow engineers
  • Fix bugs when they inevitably pop up
  • Attend regular stand-ups
  • Move as far up and down our technology stack as you’re comfortable with
  • Help build a positive social network around gamifying health and wellness
  • Explore paradigms like event-driven architecture to solve challenges in scaling distributed systems

Your experience looks like

  • Expert-level knowledge of designing, building, and maintaining web apps in Ruby on Rails and/or Node.js
  • Demonstrated ability to store data in MySQL or PgSQL, to find inefficiencies, and to optimize them
  • Familiarity with non-relational databases and when they might be the right choice
  • Proven track record of implementing modern web UIs and UXs
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of responsive web design
  • Comfort producing and consuming JSON APIs
  • Exposure to containerization (e.g. Docker) and container-orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge of cloud hosting platforms (we use AWS)
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Close collaboration with product managers, designers, and other engineers
  • Not only being highly productive, but helping others to be highly productive too
  • Passion for development best-practices
  • Eagerness to learn and grow as a software engineer

Our technology stack looks like

  • React Native mobile apps
  • React web sites
  • Apollo GraphQL middle tier
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Several Ruby on Rails back-end services
  • A couple Node.js back-end services
  • Infrastructure running on Amazon Web Services
  • Infrastructure orchestration via Convox
  • Several MySQL databases running on RDS
  • Segment data pipeline
  • RedShift data warehouse
  • Front-end logging via Sentry
  • Back-end logging via Datadog
  • Code hosted on GitHub
  • Automating testing and building on CircleCI


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