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Seeking Node.js Team Lead (REMOTE)

About Kirschbaum Development Group
We are a team of experts that provide web application development, staff augmentation, and technical consulting services to businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. We are a people-centric company with a deep commitment to the communities we serve. We’re not your typical tech company, and we think you’ll love working here.

What is Important to Us?

We are a team of highly skilled and capable people. Aside from will, dedication, and ambition, our biggest asset is our ability to learn and grow. Customers don’t hire us because we have all the answers. They hire us because we can quickly find effective and innovative solutions. We embrace modern technology as well as tried and true practices and principles from the past. We bring cautiousness and stability to our work. We are honest, hardworking, and passionate. We value people and relationships over processes and tools. We view ourselves as master crafters who respect and honor the importance and significance of what we do.
We believe that happy people make better decisions, write better code, and make great products. Team members will stay with us longer when they feel valued, feel like what they do matters, and feel like they have a say in the process.
We value personal and professional growth and prefer to work with people who have shown they will be invested in and committed to their own growth as individuals and professionals.

Job description

We are seeking a Node.js Team Lead to help build out our growing Node.js engineering team. This is a leadership role with opportunity for further advancement in a fast growing company. We work on a variety of projects ranging from SaaS products and Blockchain technologies, to building out APIs and architecting backend tools. This is a fully remote position.
In addition to the details outlined below, a successful candidate will have expert level understanding and experience delivering successful Node.js projects, will be self motivated, have a love for learning and new technology, and be able to lead and mentor others.
The ideal candidate will be talented on both frontend and backend, and have a knack for problem solving and critical thinking. We are looking for someone with experience architecting elegant solutions, managing critical production environments, and interacting effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Although Node.js will be the primary area of focus, candidates will ideally have some experience and/or interest in learning one or more of the following technologies: AWS, DevOps, Python, Golang, PHP/Laravel, Vue.js, React/React Native.
If you are a quick learner, passionate about your work, and are highly motivated, we urge you to consider applying even if you don’t meet all the requirements listed in this posting.

Responsibilities

  • Keep the team laser focused on our objectives and help to resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Show excellent judgement in architecting and planning applications and features at all stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Interact effectively with clients to determine project needs and develop solutions.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to consistently deliver quality work.
  • Take overall accountability for keeping the project clean and organized. This includes identifying next steps, clarifying unclear tickets, and breaking larger tickets into smaller and more manageable tasks.
  • Take professional accountability for getting things done. Do whatever it takes to make things happen, or give advance warning if things aren’t going well so we can arrange for help.
  • Understand successful concepts in UI, UX, design cleanliness, and design balance, and take appropriate action to resolve situations where minimum standards are not being met.
  • Take overall accountability for the quality of code we write on a project.
  • Take overall accountability for the stability of a project.
  • Ensure all team members on the project are clear on their tasks and have sufficient work for the day/week.
  • Run project meetings when a delivery manager / scrum master is not on meetings.
  • Review code carefully and provide constructive feedback.
  • Responsible for keeping a production deployment path clear, and ensures that they are not a bottleneck for deployments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a lead developer / team lead role, including:
  • 4+ years experience with Node.js
  • 5+ years experience with one or more programming languages (Javascript, Node.js, React, Golang, Python, PHP, Angular, Vue.js, etc)
  • 5+ years experience with application design/architecture
  • Advanced understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies
  • Advanced experience/knowledge of database architecture and design
  • History/knowledge of successful development workflows
  • History/knowledge of successful team workflows
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • An eye for detail and a commitment to quality work
  • Previous customer service and client communication experience preferred
  • Ability to work Eastern Standard Time hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We offer great benefits

Work from anywhere
Great work life balance
Competitive salary
Company computer
Paid vacation
Budget for books/conferences
Paid holidays
Year-end bonus
Health, dental & vision insurance
Paid open-source time
401k with company match & profit share
Maternity / paternity leave

Please do not call the office or send hard copy resumes. We carefully consider every application, but we can only accept applications made through this site.

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