Job Summary

We are looking for an Engineering Team Lead to help us build software solutions for entrepreneurs worldwide. Techstars already has one of the largest portfolios in early stage venture capital, with over 2,300 portfolio companies, a combined market cap of more than $193B, and 12 unicorns. In this role, you will lead a team to build applications that leverage cloud based infrastructure, integrate with third party software and work with complex data. You will work frequently with the Product team to refine features, prioritize your team’s roadmap and communicate with business stakeholders. You will engage in discussions around architecture, solution design and performance optimization. As a result, you will help Techstars attract 10x more founders, and contribute directly to scaling the Techstars footprint to serve more entrepreneurs than ever before.

What You Will Do

  • Design, build and deploy quality software applications in an agile team environment contributing to the code base at least 50% of the time
  • Evaluate and create new product features and roadmaps in collaboration with the Product team
  • Work with broader Engineering team on design and implementation of technical systems
  • Lead the team to deliver excellent working software to the end user
  • Uses metrics to continuously improve team practices and outputs 
  • Maintain uptime and SLA of deployed software systems
  • Mentor team members on standards, best practices and implementation of technology
  • Create a shared sense of purpose to accomplish the business strategy goals
  • Foster a culture within their team of open, respectful and productive communication
  • Create a shared sense of purpose, keeping different teams focused on the same goals
  • Hire, train, and mentor other engineers
  • Write performance reviews and solve internal team issues

What You Bring

  • 5+ years creating secure, reliable and performant enterprise level applications
  • 5+ years creating full stack web applications using open source technology (Node and React skillset a plus)
  • 5+ years experience with database architecture and restful APIs (postgres a plus)
  • 3+ years as a senior engineer or lead engineer, leading and mentoring other engineers
  • Knowledge of methodologies for testing quality, release management, incident response and issue resolution
  • Ability to create risk mitigation strategies for system upgrades and code releases
  • Ability to analyze appropriate technology stacks and frameworks for applications
  • Strong DevOps skills 
  • Track record of building reusable and cohesive system architecture across applications
  • Experience creating technical designs that fulfill product requirements
  • A team mentality towards accomplishing projects
  • Ability to breakdown, prioritize and sequence development tasks for other engineers for high team utilization
  • Desire to mentor and grow engineers on the team
  • Coding standards utilization (Unit tests, formats, use of libraries, well structured, reusable, high quality)
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to work with the Product Owner and stakeholders to understand and manifest software outcomes 
  • Leadership skills leading to an inclusive and exemplary team

Compensation range: $115,000 - $170,000 + 10% Bonus

US Benefits 

About Techstars

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,200 companies that today have a combined market cap valuation of $29 Billion. www.techstars.com

Techstars is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.

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