This is a one-year contract position; the person in this role will be paid hourly. We will honor local holidays and grant company-wide holidays to the contractor in this position.

At MetaLab, we design some truly groundbreaking products, and our engineers help turn those designs into reality. Our engineering team needs your help in getting projects up and running and helping our teams release new products into the wild. To thrive in this role, you’ll provide technical expertise and guidance on projects, deliver beautiful code, develop new skills to adapt to project needs, work with cutting-edge web and mobile technologies, and show up ready for anything. 

We believe the magic happens when you combine thoughtful collaboration, strong processes, and the freedom for people to be themselves. When you’re comfortable being yourself, you do your best work and inspire others to do the same.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate closely with the SRE team to address and remedy incoming issues, develop incremental features and functionality, and help maintain our technology stack for the products that we deliver across both frontend and backend technologies
  • Work with our Product and Delivery Managers to regularly refine the definition of the work in the product backlog, contributing expertise and gaining clarity when needed
  • Provide feedback on designs for completeness, implementation effort, and feasibility
  • Collaborate with the Product team to plan future sprints by contributing to story definition, providing work estimates, and regularly identifying technical dependencies and blockers
  • Understand and advocate for ongoing sprint goals and help motivate our teams to finish sprints on time and with minimal technical debt
  • Review your team members' code submissions to ensure our work meets the needs of the project in terms of quality, correctness, consistency, and performance
  • Participate in regular shares with client stakeholders on project progress and delivered features and functionality
  • Support the engineering department by sharing the technical knowledge you learn with your project teams
  • Identify when your project team members are stuck on a technical challenge and offer support
  • Produce documentation on methods, decisions, technical approaches, and other contexts to improve the developer experience on our projects

Requirements

  • 5+ years of Full Stack experience with expertise in Node.js and/or Python
  • Deep appreciation of the design practice and can protect the integrity of design intent without compromising fidelity
  • Responds positively to both professional and project-based feedback and can help the team adapt to changing priorities within fast-paced projects
  • Organized, self-motivated, and comfortable advocating for your needs and the needs of the project
  • You have experience building full-stack applications across both the frontend and service layer using modern Typescript frameworks (ie. React, React Native, Nest)
  • You have experience creating both REST and GraphQL APIs that enable client applications to persist, process, and retrieve data from various types of databases (ie. PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • You are excited to learn new technologies and adopt new solutions to deliver amazing products and further your depth of knowledge as an engineer and technologist
  • You have contributed to technical design discussions and helped evaluate different technical solutions to influence architectural decision-making
  • You are comfortable following general Agile delivery methodologies and participating in regularly scheduled standups and ceremonies (we do our best to prioritize progress over process)

Nice to haves

  • Experience using ML models and AI services to power real-live products (ie. Google Cloud AI, Azure AI, AWS AI or Bedrock, GPT, Dialogflow, Claude, LangChain)
  • Experience implementing ML algorithms with common frameworks in end-to-end applications (ie. TensorFlow, Synaptic, ML5.js, Spark ML)
  • Experience in an agency setting

Location & Working Hours

Our philosophy is simple: We hire people from all over the world. If you have the skills, strong wifi and excitement to work with us, we’d love to hear from you. For this role, we are open to remote candidates located within CST to BRT time zones.

 

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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