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At MetaLab, we design, build, and ship some of the world’s most beloved products. Founders at early-stage startups hire us to help build businesses from scratch. Leaders at global enterprises hire us to explore new technologies and launch new products. 

Our technology leads are involved in projects from the very start—developing the product vision and defining the roadmap. To thrive in this role, you should be comfortable working directly with clients, enjoy working with designers, and exercise good judgement in technical decisions. As a lead, you’ll also mentor other engineers and help us evolve our processes. 

If you’re passionate about building product the right way, then this could be the perfect role for you. Come work with us where you’ll enjoy building modern software alongside a capable team at a sustainable pace. Oh, and because we don’t maintain production systems… there’s no pager duty.

Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee the technology process and progress throughout any given project, making technical decisions and jumping into the code alongside your team as needed
  • Lead client presentations and conversations about your team’s work
  • Collaborate with Product Managers,  Client Partners, and Design Leads to plan and deliver our projects
  • Coach and mentor other members of the technology team 
  • Foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive environment Drive towards and advocate for MetaLab’s quality bar in everything you do
  • Help grow the Engineering team by participating in hiring interviews and code reviews and making suggestions for process improvements
  • Identify the department’s opportunities for growth and help develop initiatives


The Must-have Shortlist

  • You have 5+ years of engineering experience with 1+ years in a lead role
  • You have experience with Front End ideally using React/Redux with ES6+
  • or Back End production applications  using JSON REST API methodology and ideally one of these languages: Node, Rails, Java, Go, Python
  • You can design strong technical solutions that internal and client teams understand and want to work on
  • You've architected an application and can understand how business trade offs impact technical choices, and vice versa
  • You can communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences and are comfortable leading presentations of work frequently
  • You’re adaptable and quick to embrace unexpected changes in direction
  • You appreciate design and are able to protect its integrity without compromising fidelity or feasibility
  • You’re motivated by feedback and by the opportunity to improve in your role, in the work, and in how you work together as a team

Equal opportunity employer

Research shows that women and other marginalized groups tend to only apply for a job when they meet every single criteria. Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box? Reach out anyways!  We’re an equal opportunity employer and are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for employees from all walks of life.  We hire based on talent, and we’re proud of our global perspective.

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