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Lead Engineer



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

Lead Engineer

Job Posted
September 28, 2023

Job Title:

Lead Engineer



Reports To:

Chief Technology Officer / Founders

Job Summary:

The Lead Engineer at kitchn will play a pivotal role in shaping the technical direction and development of our software products, focusing predominantly on backend development while also contributing to front-end initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience with Ruby on Rails, Docker, and AWS, along with a foundational understanding of front-end technologies such as React and TypeScript. As a fully remote organization, we are seeking an individual who is self-motivated, an effective collaborator, and capable of leading a distributed team to deliver high-quality software solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership & Strategy:
Oversee the technical development and architectural decisions of the software products.
Make high-level design choices and enforce technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.
Mentor and guide development team members, fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement.
Backend Development:
Lead the development and optimization of scalable and secure backend services using Ruby on Rails.
Write maintainable, efficient, and high-quality code, adhering to best practices.
Optimize applications for maximum speed, scalability, and reliability.
Frontend Collaboration:
Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements using server-side logic.
Contribute to front-end development initiatives as needed, with a focus on React and TypeScript.
Provide insights and recommendations on front-end technologies and approaches.
Deployment & Optimization:
Manage deployments using Docker and AWS, ensuring optimized resource utilization and application performance.
Monitor and troubleshoot issues, applying fixes and enhancements as needed.
Cross-functional Collaboration:
Work closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to align technical solutions with business needs and user requirements.
Promote effective communication and collaboration within a fully remote, distributed team.
Continuous Improvement:
Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in software development.
Drive initiatives to improve development processes, tools, and methodologies.


Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
Extensive experience as a Backend Developer, with proven experience in leading technical teams.
Proficient in Ruby on Rails, Docker, AWS, React, and TypeScript.
Skills & Abilities:
Strong knowledge of software architecture, design patterns, and both front-end and back-end development.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and collaborate with remote teams.
Self-motivated and disciplined, with a strong work ethic.
Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies.
Experience in Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD).
AWS Certifications.

Working Conditions:

This is a fully remote position requiring a stable internet connection, conducive work environment, and the ability to work effectively with a distributed team.
The candidate should be flexible with working hours and willing to adjust schedules based on team requirements and project deadlines.

How to Apply

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