Head of Engineering / Lead Developer

12 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We founded Schema with a clear mission to drive human progress by structuring knowledge and making it more accessible to everyone. We have incredible momentum, a capable team and we’re backed by some of the best investors across the Atlantic.

The opportunity:
A senior technical position (Head of engineering/Lead developer) at a fast growing early stage startup to build a global knowledge sharing solution.

The mission:
1) Strategy and planning: You will need to understand and contribute to the product roadmap from a technical standpoint.
2) Execution: You will be required to deliver robust and scalable product from idea to production under time constraints.
3) Leadership: You will be expected to provide leadership, grow and mentor the engineering team to meet future development needs.

The responsibilities:
To succeed in this role, you need to have a keen sense for end users’ experience and pursue excellence. You will have both hands-on and management responsibilities. At the current stage, we would expect you to spend up to 80% of the time on hands-on development. You will have the opportunity to pioneer and lead the architecturing of a highly scalable product for a global audience while tackling some of the most stimulating technical problems. With time, you will take more management responsibilities and we seek to grow you into a leader in technology, bringing innovation that has impacts not only on the company but also the entire industry. You will also be a key member setting the strategic vision of the product from a technical lens. Put simply, we are looking for an A-class engineer with the skills and mindset to join us in building the best software in the category.

Competitive compensation: cash negotiable + generous equity shares based on experience and fit + raises based on performance.

The outcomes:
1) Ship the features list from our last iteration as quickly as possible: Mobile optimization, offline support, Improve note taking & social platform etc.
2) Configure the app for a large number of concurrent users.
3 )Participate in biweekly product roadmap review and hit milestones.
4) Fine-tune and supervise the engineering team.
5) Grow the engineering team to meet future needs and ensure consistent mentorship for junior members.

Technical Requirements (Recommended):
+ 3 years of professional full-stack web development experience
+ 1 year of production experience using React + Redux and NodeJS (or other mainstream frameworks)
+ Exposure to module bundling, database design, scaling and continuous deployment
+ Experience building and architecturing complex single page application
+ Experience building REST APIs and good understanding of HTTP
+ Shipped a product from idea to production
+ Good understanding of the importance of maintainability and code quality
+ Strong design and UX sensibilities
+ Knowledge of some Javascript testing framework
+ Bonus: Experience with Firebase, Google Cloud services, Amazon Web Service App Sync and mobile stack
+ Based in London

+ Design first approach
+ Aspire to be the best
+ Authenticity and kindness
+ Openness and transparency
+ Flexibility and adaptability

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