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Lead Software Engineer (React)

Chicago, IL

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Jack Kora

VP of Engineering

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dscout

about dscout We are dscout. At our core, we are People Nerds. We empower our customers to meet the people who matter to them in the moments that matter most. Customer-obsessed companies and agencies like Salesforce, Sonos, Groupon, and Best Buy use dscout to build better products and services because of people like you. We are building a smart and driven team, and we would love for you to join us.

our platform Our web platform is built on React.js frontend and Elixir backend tied together by GraphQL APIs. We make heavy use of PostgreSQL for our storage needs and we host our platform on Heroku. Another core part of our offering are two mobile apps - iOS and Android - that are written in Swift and Kotlin respectively. We also employ WebRTC, Twilio, and WebSockets for live video streaming and use Python for NLP and media processing. Over ten years and 45K commits later, we've maintained a tidy code base that is well documented and battle tested by tens of thousands of users.

About the Role 

about dscout We are dscout. At our core, we are People Nerds. We empower our customers to meet the people who matter to them in the moments that matter most. Customer-obsessed companies and agencies like Salesforce, Sonos, Groupon, and Best Buy use dscout to build better products and services because of people like you. We are building a smart and driven team, and we would love for you to join us.

our platform Our web platform is built on React.js frontend and Elixir backend tied together by GraphQL APIs. We make heavy use of PostgreSQL for our storage needs and we host our platform on Heroku. Another core part of our offering are two mobile apps - iOS and Android - that are written in Swift and Kotlin respectively. We also employ WebRTC, Twilio, and WebSockets for live video streaming and use Python for NLP and media processing. Over ten years and 45K commits later, we've maintained a tidy code base that is well documented and battle tested by tens of thousands of users.

the job what you will do

  • Be an active member of a cross-functional product development team that frequently interfaces with business stakeholders
  • Communicate and drive improvement within and across teams as well as mentor other engineers
  • Focus on frontend work, with some backend involvement
  • Develop customer facing applications in a fast-paced agile development environment
  • Be responsible for the technical quality of the team's product
  • Work closely with the design team to deliver user-friendly and modern products
  • Apply DevOps mindset to improve the Continuous Delivery pipeline and other operational aspects of our SaaS platform
  • Mentor junior engineers and be open to mentorship from others

Requirements

you are We’re looking for smart, creative, driven Software Engineers to build great software with us. You have years of experience in product development as an engineer, creating and launching new technologies and products, and you look to join a company where you can make an impact. You love to write code, and strive to make it better with each commit. You're an expert with cloud-based, SaaS-focused modern frontends, APIs, and don't mind working on the backend either. You are hands-on, self-directed, and feel at home in a fast-paced, collaborative, and agile environment. You also love to share your expertise, collaborate with and mentor others, and you thrive in a team-based environment.

If you are excited about the challenge of building an incredible product while also helping to mentor and build a great engineering team, we’d love to hear from you!

what you need to have

  • 5+ years experience as a software engineer
  • Desire and a track record of leading and mentoring engineers
  • Expertise with React or a similar JS framework
  • Experience with responsive design and implementation
  • Experience with full stack architecture, as well as API design and implementation
  • Familiarity with backend development (Ruby & Rails or Elixir is a plus)
  • At home with Agile, DevOps, and CD
  • Experience with cloud architectures - Heroku, AWS, or others
  • Plus: entrepreneurial experience in a small business or startup

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