Retained Executive Search: Lead Software Engineer


Washington Metro, DC

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 161 days ago

  by    Cal Shilling

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Lead Software Engineer

If you want a job where there?s more enthusiasm than there is red tape, where hard work charges the atmosphere with excitement and promise, where ideas are encouraged, and people like coming to work, then we have may be the place for you!

Join the close-knit engineer team that conceptualizes and develops our industry leading mobile apps, SaaS solutions, and services. Hone your skills in an agile, test-driven environment and have a measurable impact on a well-established rapidly expanding business.


Lead Engineers are hands-on leaders. They collaborate with the Head of Engineering on technical vision, set standards across teams, resolve issues, and unblock complex problems. Lead Engineers are explicitly charged with vetting the technical rigor of our solutions.


  • A seasoned engineer with technical street cred passionate about open source who enjoys sharing your experience with the team through mentoring, and technical leadership
  • Very strong with Java
  • Proven track record delivering SaaS products to market in a startup environment
  • Experience coaching and developing engineers
  • Passionate about writing code that is scalable, maintainable, reusable, and well-tested
  • Interested in building reliable, fault-tolerant, production grade systems
  • Feel comfortable debugging large applications and refactoring them to well-tested components and services
  • Have experience designing, implementing, and maintaining APIs as a service for your team and customers
  • Enjoy optimizing complex data models for understandability and performance

You should have a strong, proven background in Java. We?d expect something on the order of 6+ years working with Java including production Java 8 at scale.


  • We write Java 8 with RxJava
  • We prefer Jersey for APIs
  • We use Elasticsearch for search
  • We use MySQL, Couchbase, & Redshift for our database storage
  • We use AWS for our infrastructure
  • We develop against services in the cloud
  • We keep our projects up-to-date with current versions


  • Meaningful work on world class and industry changing products
  • Amazing culture and coworkers in a flat organization
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • 100% covered premiums for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Discretionary education reimbursement available from your first day
  • Equity in DC's hottest startup
  • Casual dress work environment

$132K - $168K