Our Video/Media & AI team develops and maintains a microservices architecture for video recording/playback and is looking for a top-notch Software Engineering leader to join our team.  Our services are built mainly in Node.js / Typescript (with some services in python/go) with a backend mostly in mongodb, mySql, docDB (mix of on prem and AWS technologies including KVS and EKS), so experience with these technologies is preferred. In this team, you’ll help us maintain the high degrees of reliability and performance needed to make every home secure, while supporting the introduction of exciting new features/capabilities for years to come. We would like to find a leader who has experience and is comfortable managing other engineers but is mainly focused on being a technical resource for the team (somewhere around 80% IC and 20% people leading) - but this is not a strict requirement.

In this role, you will:

  • Build solutions from their inception through to production - from design, development, testing and deployment.
  • Collaborate with product owners to translate business requirements into platform capabilities that deliver value for our customers - both now and in the future.
  • Work on microservices which are:
    • Small, and independent
    • Easy to learn, change, extend
    • Enable self-service by service users
  • Be collaborative by nature
  • Be adept at building consensus to solve technical and organizational challenges
  • Enjoy challenges and problem solving, helping to scale your team’s work and accelerate delivery via continuous improvement
  • Optionally could directly manage resources on the team
  • Be involved in hiring/growing our team
  • Help to oversee the day-to-day operations of the team. Ensure continuous delivery of customer value. Maintain a high level of technical excellence and reliability by working directly with the team every sprint.

About You:
The ideal candidate has experience leading agile teams and a passion for developing people and acting as a force multiplier, while also being a strong individual contributor (somewhere around a 80% IC and 20% people leader split)

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience, with a track record of delivering flexible, reliable, cloud-based APIs using one of Nodejs, Typescript, golang, Java, C#, or C++.
  • Working familiarity with at least one other language and a willingness to work in a polyglot development environment.
  • Thorough understanding of REST/grpc and web technology.
  • Experience with cloud technology (AWS preferred) and designing solutions that leverage its unique advantages.
  • Collaborative mindset and a passion for technology and learning. Enjoys mentoring teammates and helping everyone perform better.
  • Practitioner of lean or agile software development principles and practices, understanding and advocating the importance of test automation, continuous delivery, continuous improvement, and value delivery.
  • Nice to haves:
    • 1-2 years of people management experience
    • Experience with Terraform
    • Experience with Go
    • Experience with Python
    • Experience with AI
    • Experience with video / media processing (encoding/decoding, streaming, codecs, ffmpeg, webRTC, etc.)
    • Experience with IoT environments

If you enjoy working in a challenging environment and want the opportunity to build something brand new, we want to talk!

About SimpliSafe:

At SimpliSafe, we place an emphasis on a ‘no-ego’, collaborative culture. From the top down, we all work together to solve the difficult challenges within the home security and IoT industry. We have recently been named in Built In Boston’s ‘Best Places to Work in 2019’ list and in Wealthfront’s ‘2019 Career Launching Companies’ list. Like our products, we are constantly evolving to provide the best employment experience possible. If Simplisafe sounds like a company you’d enjoy working for, we’d love to hear from you!

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