Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.  

Last year, more than $3.3 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers. 

This is an engagement through Upwork’s Hybrid Workforce Solutions (HWS) Team. Our Hybrid Workforce Solutions Team is a global group of professionals that support Upwork’s business. Our HWS team members are located all over the world.

Upwork is looking for an experienced Java Development Team Lead / Manager to work on one of our products within the platform.


Work/Project Scope

  • You will be working with Engineering and Data Science teams, Product Managers, and Designers to build outstanding products for our users!
  • Lead and grow a team of software engineers with a focus on quality and customer-centricity.
  • You will partner with product management and design for planning and driving execution, and timely delivery of projects with a high bar of quality.
  • Understand the larger vision, features, and challenges and distill them down into plans accounting for trade-offs to realize the goals.
  • Collaborate within and across teams to design, build, and ship delightful experiences for our customers

Must Haves (Required Skills) 

  • 8+ years of software development experience using Java
  • At least 3 years of team management experience
  • Technical leadership experience in building complex projects from ideation to launch
  • Ability to define the roadmap and goals for the team in partnership with the product team and being able to keep the team aligned and informed about the business goals
  • Proven experience with delivering business-critical projects
  • Strong project management skills, and experience partnering with cross-functional teams to successfully launch products
  • People management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and strong experience in collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Communicate frequently and effectively in English.

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