Lead Software Engineer at Travelers Haven

| Greater Denver Area
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Travelers Haven is seeking a Software Engineer Lead that with strong abstract problem-solving abilities to join our Engineering team. This position will partner heavily with the Senior Software Engineers, while owning the technology and architecture for the team. This role is a technical leadership, not people management. It is a more technical track than moving into Software Engineering Management. You will work directly with the executive team and the employees using our software to help shape the future of our company. Our team is small but focused on shipping quality product. The ideal candidate for this position is willing and able to work full-stack and do Ruby on Rails, CSS/JS as needed but gravitates more towards the back-end systems side.
In this position, you will be making architectural decisions with other resources, building new features and performing maintenance for a complex yet reliable Ruby on Rails environment with Angular/React front-ends. We have big goals for 2019/2020 and need to be proactive about capacity planning and systems performance.

We ship code daily to our production, staging, and continuous integration environments. Test results, deployments, and production monitoring alerts are posted to Slack.

  • We do one-week sprints (Scrum/Kanban mix). Outside of daily standups and weekly sprint planning and retrospectives, we keep meetings to an absolute minimum to maximize development time.
  • We play to each team member’s strengths. Whether you skew frontend or backend, you’ll primarily be using the skills you’re best at and enjoy the most but be expected to jump in anywhere as needed.
  • We currently all use Macs for development but if you prefer Linux that’s good too.
  • We keep to a 40-hour work week and respect your time away from the office.
  • We offer flexible working arrangements and are a highly collaborative team. The right candidate wants to be a go-to resource for their areas of responsibility, share what they know and learn from teammates.

Essential Functions:
A lead software engineer works on the development team writing and maintaining code for our web and mobile applications. As a lead software engineer, your primary responsibilities are to learn the codebase, work on bug fixes and features, participate in paired programming with other engineers, as well as lead other engineers. Lead engineers are senior-level positions, where you are expected to be able to work on any project. As you gain experience and build up your skills, you will start to take on more leadership responsibility and be able to run any project end to end. Core Responsibilities include:

  • Own your team’s technology and architecture.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to create applications.
  • Mentor other engineers on technology and practices.
  • Be a key player in defining and grooming technical projects.
  • Be an expert on our tech stack and lead discussions on adding new technologies.
  • Be a key player in the hiring team for engineers.
  • Lead discussions around code quality and refactoring code.
  • Be the go-to person for other departments about your team’s work.
  • Lead development team meetings.
  • Own your part of the application, including monitoring and setting up alerts.
  • Write clean code.
  • Write tests that prove your code works.
  • Write documentation on projects and various parts of the codebase to benefit other engineers.

Required Education & Experience:

  • 5-10+ years experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • 2+ years experience with ReactJS.
  • 4+ years in a leadership role involving technical architecture and design.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent education and relevant work experience considered.
  • Strong computer science problem-solving ability for creating, testing, and optimizing scalable algorithms.
  • Good communication skills. Whether it's interfacing with a client via email or working with an internal team communication is paramount for our team's continued success.
  • Experience with high-volume, public-facing production applications and performance testing.
  • Experience with implementing web application security best practices.

Preferred Education & Experience:

The ideal candidate would have experience with the following:

  • Heroku and Amazon Web Services
  • Postgres/SQL
  • Git
  • CLIs
  • Sidekiq/RabbitMQ
  • RSpec and TDD
  • HTML/CSS/JS (vanilla or jQuery)
  • AngularJS experience is a plus
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We have a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains in the heart of the Cherry Creek/Glendale neighborhood close to many trendy restaurants and bars.

An Insider's view of Travelers Haven

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

From the moment I arrived at Travelers Haven I have always felt a strong emphasis from our leadership team on creating an environment and culture that allows for a healthy work-life balance. Through team outings, massage and smoothie days as an employee you understand that there is a concerted effort to show appreciation for the work we do.


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What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our engineering team is constantly working through challenges to make processes better for users. We balance adding new features with keeping technologies up to date. For instance, in the last year we added Cypress automated testing to our frontend codebase. We started with testing a new feature that makes our response to customer requests quicker.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Five years ago, this month I started at Travelers Haven as a Territory Manager and haven’t looked back. I was always very vocal about my desire to continue grow as well as well as my interest & gratification in a leadership role and during my tenure as a territory manager, I was able to become a senior within a year’s time and then shortly after in


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Being a part of the client experience team is a unique spot to be in as we hear and see what our guest’s feel. We can take pain points and strengths to develop new ideas and drive change within Travelers Haven. If we see any reoccurring themes, we make sure to share the themes company-wide to create a better guest experience. In the past year, we h


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I could never be as efficient and effective without our team- through delegation and communication we make sure every facet of the client’s stay is as seamless as possible. Whether it’s coordinating deadlines or brainstorming on issue prevention, we’re always in constant communication.


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What are Travelers Haven Perks + Benefits

Travelers Haven Benefits Overview

Unlimited vacation
Paid sick leave
Paid holidays
Medical, dental, vision & supplemental insurance
Wellness Plan
401k plan & match
Unpaid flex time
Life Insurance
On-site gym
Employee Assistance Program
Deeply discounted hotel rates
Regular team-building events and outings
Craft brews and ciders on tap
Arcade games, golf simulator, and more
Collaborative workspaces with adjustable sit-stand desks
Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and Downtown Denver
Company Paid Parking

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Travelers Haven employees can contribute up to $2,750 annually to their Health Care FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
You can participate in our wellness program where you are able to earn points for healthy activities and are able to redeem points for gift cards, wearable tech, and more.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Travelers Haven provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Free 24 Hour Fitness Membership for employee. Discounted membership for family members.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Deeply discounted hotel rates. Some of the best parties you've ever been to. Regular team building events and outings. Craft brews and ciders on tap. Ping pong, arcade games, shuffle board and more. Collaborative workspaces with views of the Rockies. Free monthly massages. Paid gym membership. Employer subsidized phone plans.

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