TECHNICAL LEAD

You will take the lead of one of their product teams for National Geographic and be responsible for its success, while also contributing to the broader architectural strategy.
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Together with our partner, we are looking for a TECHNICAL LEAD for a fast-growing consulting and product development company founded by executives and technologists who have led digital transformations at The Washington Post, Marriott International, PBS, Forbes, Vox, the Daily Telegraph of London, WGBH, and ABC/Disney and National Geographic.

Their current clients range from start-ups to some of the most iconic brands in media. Their work has helped these clients win multiple awards, including Webby Awards and an award from Amazon for “Best Alexa Skill of 2018.”

We are now looking for a talented Technical Lead to join their team in Cluj-Napoca and build the next generation of digital products for scientists, educators, and storytellers around the world. This is a flexible remote role - Cluj & surrounding areas preferred with an optional relocation package.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Their work with National Geographic is varied and spans across multiple product teams which are aligned with business units. Each team owns a portfolio of products that serves a particular domain or audience. The technology stack is Typescript/ React for applications and Python/ Node.js for core APIs, with elements of Gatsby, Next.js, Cloudinary and Sanity.io, as well as Django in some of their older products. Operationally they make extensive use of containers, AWS, Gitlab and Datadog.

You will take the lead of one of their product teams and be responsible for its success, while also contributing to the broader architectural strategy. You will work with your peers and manager to grow their engineering skills and evolve their core practices and capabilities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Product Manager for your team to discover, plan and execute various product initiatives - prototyping new products, evolving existing ones, expanding the integrations with other systems;
  • Coordinate and empower your team of engineers, creating visibility, guiding and helping them so they can be successful;
  • Work with the team to navigate change and manage risk;
  • Contribute to the way they think about products, their quality and development practices and architectural solutions;
  • Promote their values and help build their presence as a growing company in Cluj.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The ideal candidate would be a skilled software product and engineering professional who likes being empowered to make an impact, takes pride building and leading highly performant teams and seeing their team’s ideas come to life. You would have the experience to build trust, be a good communicator and have a real interest in helping others succeed;
  • 7+ years of experience, at least 3 years as a Technical Lead;
  • Experience leading product development teams across the stack, preferably in either Python or Javascript/Typescript, Node.js and React, the main technologies;
  • Excellent knowledge of software development practices, continuous integration, testing and security;
  • Deep understanding of software design principles, able to teach others;
  • Good leadership qualities - respectful, humble, passionate, structured;
  • Excellent communication skills - you will need to be able to reach across people with various technical backgrounds;
  • Very good personal discipline and time management skills, able to guide others maintain a high standard of efficiency;
  • Strong work ethic.

PERKS AND BENEFITS

  • Remote work;
  • Medical insurance: Forget about paying for your medical check-up;
  • Wellness: Monthly incentive for health subscription;
  • Hardware: state-of-the-art and new equipment;
  • Yearly performance bonus: Not to brag, but they reward hard work and results every year;
  • Salary increase: end of each year;
  • Recommendation bonuses: If you refer a candidate and he is hired you are rewarded;
  • Time off: You will start with 23 PTO days/year, but every new year with us will bring you one extra day until you reach the 26 PTO day limit;
  • Birthday off: Strongly encourage work-life balance, especially when it comes to your birthday;
  • Learning & Development: You’ll get the chance to learn and improve your technical skills by participating in training.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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