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    Lead Engineer

    We’re looking for a technical leader to create the strategy to securely scale our software product and manage the engineering teams that make it happen. 

    Via TRM is a software company that powers the next generation of global citizens through Traveler Relationship Management and risk management technologies that help you easily engage, enroll, manage, track and stay connected with #everystudent and #everytraveler. 

    We are looking for a technical leader with prior experience in taking early-stage software companies into the next phase of growth and stability. The person in this role will own the software implementation strategy and (re)define the SDLC along with the executive, engineering, and product team leaders. This person will help our engineering team learn and grow and ensure that our engineering culture and practices are aligned with the company strategy and business goals.  

    THE BEST-FIT CANDIDATE WILL

    • Be results, client, and mission driven
    • Thrive on helping a team grow through feedback and purposeful coaching
    • Be comfortable operating independently and in ambiguity 
    • Be conscientious and hold self and others accountable for continuous learning and improvement
    • Easily transition between vision and big picture and tactics and details

    WHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

    • Successful execution of our Product Roadmap
    • Ensuring our software product can scale
    • SDLC strategy and processes
    • IT Security and compliance
    • Ensuring our software is accessible 
    • Management and professional development of engineering team members
    • Sourcing engineering talent, contract, augmentation teams, and full time
    • Technical solutions validation and planning with key accounts and prospect Clients

    WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

    • Contributing to the product codebase
    • Managing the software engineers, as well as augmentation resources as needed
    • Fostering an innovative culture consistent with broader company culture and core values
    • Ensuring methodology and best practice consistency to optimize delivery quality
    • Meeting with engineering and product team leaders one on one and support their professional development
    • Creating scalability plan with inputs and support from engineering and product teams
    • Identifying and resourcing contract engineering needs
    • Making annual and quarterly budget recommendations to resource engineering and product teams
    • Establishing engineering practices to be WCAG compliant
    • Interviewing and hiring new engineers, as needed 
    • Meeting with the CEO regularly to identify areas of risk and opportunity related to product goals
    • Finalizing annual and quarterly product roadmaps with executive team and engineering and product leads
    • Reviewing, auditing, and creating plans for improving IT security policies and coding practices
    • Working with engineering team to document (and establish where needed) code style guides

    REQUIREMENTS/ MUST HAVES

    • Experience in leading engineering teams in a growth stage
    • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical business leaders the strategy for scaling our software with the ability to support the strategy with a tactical plan
    • Significant experience building production applications in  React/Vue/Angular
    • Experience in Javascript 
    • Experience using git version control, GitHub, and modern development workflows
    • Experience performing code reviews, enforcing coding standards, mentoring junior and mid-level developers, and managing technical resources within project schedules
    • High degree of familiarity with SQL databases, including data modeling in SQL
    • Experience working with cloud providers such as AWS, for application hosting, horizontal and vertical scaling, storage solutions
    • Knowledge of best practices in designing and architecting localized Rails applications
    • Comfortable working in an environment where innovation and change are the norm and often encouraged
    • Philosophical alignment with our team’s strategy of utilizing components to easily scale production
    • A passion for building user-forward products

    DESIRED/ NICE TO HAVES

    • Experience with real-world Ruby on Rails applications 
    • A personal experience studying, interning, and/or traveling abroad
    • A degree in computer science/engineering
    • Experience contributing to CRM’s, consumer facing software, and/or edtech products

    PASS THIS BY IF YOU…

    • Are a development contractor or software development shop (inquiries will not be responded to)
    • Do not currently live and already work in the United States (inquiries will not be responded to)
    • Have not yet worked full time in a professional setting 
    • Cannot achieve your best results in a remote work environment
    • Do not thrive off of solving problems with a small team
    • Feel uncomfortable in either a mentoring or learning capacity

    APPLY

    To apply please Introduce yourself and send a resume via email to jobs@via-trm.com If you have a GitHub profile, please include a link in your initial email. 

    We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applications from qualified applicants from all walks of life, regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    This position offers a competitive base salary, flexible office and remote work environment, paid-time off, health insurance, work travel, and opportunities to grow within a values-driven company.

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