Formidable is an engineering consultancy and open source software organization, specializing in React, React Native, GraphQL, Node, and the architecture of large-scale JavaScript applications. We are a team of consultants working together to find holistic and sustainable solutions to challenging problems for our clients. We build products for some of the world’s biggest companies while helping their internal teams develop the skillset to create and maintain thoughtful and scalable systems.

You will work with other Formidable engineers using a modern JavaScript stack to implement new applications, features, and tools for companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100s. You will regularly collaborate with client teams to provide project leadership, mentorship, and technical expertise. When you’re not working on client projects, you’ll have a chance to contribute to our community-leading open-source software.
 
This is a full-time position which will start out as a work-from-home role initially. Once we are able to safely return to in-person working offices we will work to provide a nearby regional office for you to access, though working from the office has never been mandatory. (Sorry, no relocation assistance is available.)
 
If you’re interested in joining a collaborative community that supports employees and understands the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, we would love to talk to you!

You will:

  • Own the success of managing React and Cloud based engineering projects; driving the planning and execution of releases from concept to release
  • Lead a small delivery team of PMs and Engineers to deliver throughout all the release phases
  • Be the process-owner of anything that touches engineering and the client
  • Ensure PM/Eng interactions happen on backlog grooming, release planning, and communication of status
  • Work with the engineering team to identify and remove roadblocks early in the planning phase.
  • Surface any issues that block or hinder progress
  • Ensure release tasks beyond engineering, are on track
  • Oversee documentation, localization, etc. as warranted by the client
  • Manage extensive release runbook, service rollout/upgrades, and all deliverables 
  • Align engineering and client teams to ensure that dependencies on other stakeholders and teams are tracked and are on track

You have:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Business, Electrical Engineering, or related field using Agile methodologies
  • 3+ years of experience running software engineering and project/program development management. 
  • Practical experience running React or AWS projects
  • Experience in software development and project/program management fundamentals (software development life cycle and quality processes, such as scoping, costs, schedules, deliverables, change and risk management, and mitigation
  • Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills. 
  • Outstanding organizational, prioritization, and multitasking skills.
  • Exceptional skills influencing, teaming, and getting things done in a highly complex and nebulous environment. 
  • Ability to conceive and accept responsibility for projects and see them through to completion.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment and drive change across internal and client engineering groups.
  • Ability to work on resolving issues quickly on the spot and following up with a plan that takes the long view

What We Offer Our Employees

  • 5 weeks of PTO annually (Including Holidays) and unlimited sick time
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • A Home Office Stipend so you can buy a desk, monitor, and more
  • A MacBook Pro, or equivalent Windows or Linux laptop
  • Annual Health & Wellness bonus
  • An encouraging and collaborative culture
  • ...and much more to support your life, both at work and outside of work!

Simple and Fair Salaries

We employ a simple and fair salary system that pays everyone the same salary for the same work. This Open Pay system is competitive in a fast-growing market and provides transparency to what is typically an opaque and unbalanced negotiation.

Inclusion

Inclusion is one of our core values. We don’t discriminate by race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
 
All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the country where employed. We are not offering working visa sponsorship at this time.

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