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Spire Digital, a subsidiary of Kin + Carta and award-winning 22-year-old custom software development firm in Denver, is seeking a Tech Lead to join on a full time. Recently a recipient of several best-place-to-work awards, Spire Digital offers a welcoming, energetic, exciting culture of passionate individuals working together to build awesome software and digital products. 

We are looking for a Tech Lead who is strong in React Native development, and excited about building performant mobile apps on both the iOS and Android platforms. You will be responsible for architecting and building applications, as well as coordinating with the teams responsible for other layers of the product infrastructure. Building a product is a highly collaborative effort, and as such, a strong team player with a commitment to excellence is required. While the focus is React Native to start, we anticipate this person will be asked to lead web application projects as well. Additional strengths we are seeking include React.js, Node.js and other backend technologies such as PHP, as well as MongoDB experience. Overall, the Tech Lead owns the architecture and code, and manages the developers.

On any given day, you will:

  • Attend daily standups (and be prepared to run them when product is unavailable).
  • Own the architecture and code of your project.
  • Build pixel-perfect, buttery smooth UIs across both mobile platforms.
  • Leverage native APIs for deep integrations with both platforms.
  • Diagnose and fix bugs and performance bottlenecks for performance that feels native.
  • Reach out to the open source community to encourage and help implement mission-critical software fixes—React Native moves fast and often breaks things.
  • Maintain code and write automated tests to ensure the product is of the highest quality.
  • Transition existing React web apps to React Native.
  • Build custom software using frontend technologies such as React.js (and/or other javascript frameworks/libraries) as well as the backend using Node.js, PHP, .NET and other technologies that delights clients.
  • Work with CMSs such as WordPress (custom); Drupal, and others.
  • Participate in the occasional sales call to help scope out prospective projects as needed.
  • Provide mentorship to less experienced developers to help them advance their skill set and career path.
  • Oversee one or more developers on project teams; set architecture, do PR reviews on all code.
  • Manage DevOps needs and tickets.
  • Provide input on aligning priorities/roadmap with technical order of events.
  • Ensure all tickets have implementation notes for developers.
  • Review the Jira board and keep developers on task.
  • Review Jira tickets' acceptance criteria before assigning to devs, works out any discrepancies with Product Owner.
  • Collaborate with Product Owner on ticket level roadmap from a technical sequencing perspective.
  • Take direction from Practice Lead.
  • Manage developers.
  • Onboard developers.
  • Coordinate with QA on issues found & determine which issues must be fixed and which can be punted to later.
  • Maintain confluence.

Skills You Bring:

  • Firm grasp of the JavaScript {{and TypeScript or ClojureScript}} language and its nuances, including ES6+ syntax.
  • Knowledge of {{functional or object-oriented}} programming.
  • Ability to write well-documented, clean Javascript code.
  • Rock solid at working with third-party dependencies and debugging dependency conflicts.
  • Familiarity with native build tools, like XCode, Gradle {{Android Studio, IntelliJ}}.
  • Understanding of REST APIs, the document request model, and offline storage.
  • Experience with automated testing suites, like {{Jest or Mocha}}.
  • Proficient in coding with React.js, with experience using other frontend technologies like Angular 2+ and Vue.js.
  • Proficient in coding with Node.js.
  • Proficient with MongoDB (other databases are great additions).
  • Firm grasp on CMSs such as WordPress and Drupal.
  • Nice to have: Angular.js, Vue.js, PHP, .NET.
  • An excitement to learn new things.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement.
  • An openness to deliver and receive feedback. 
  • A Computer Science Degree is great but not required.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must reside in the state of Colorado, although this job is fully remote. 

About Spire Digital

Spire Digital is a Denver-based digital product development firm that transforms business through design and technology. For over 22 years, we've provided strategic consulting, user experience design, custom software development, DevOps, digital marketing, and staff augmentation to the world's top companies. Whether web, mobile, IoT, wearables, AR/VR, AI, or blockchain, Spire helps startups and enterprises succeed at the art of innovation. Spire's services are geared toward the product and innovation needs of our clients, resulting in business-critical applications that seize opportunities to increase revenues, operational efficiencies, market share, and customer satisfaction. AT&T, Berkshire Hathaway, DaVita, Dish Network, Experian, Inspirato, Lockheed Martin, MillerCoors, Rent-A-Center, Starz, USDA, US Navy, Western Union, and many others rely on Spire’s expertise to develop industry-leading digital products that further overall business objectives. Spire has also worked with more than 400 technology startups.

About Kin + Carta

Kin + Carta exists to make the world work better by delivering transformative digital growth for our clients. As a digital transformation firm, we apply creativity, data, and technology to help clients invent, market, and operate new digital products and services that turn prospects into customers, and customers into advocates. Kin + Carta seamlessly integrates the strategic consulting, software engineering, and marketing technology needed to help businesses 'Make It Happen'. 

Consultants at Kin + Carta have the opportunity to: engage with the most cutting-edge emerging technologies, solve difficult problems for some of the world’s biggest companies, and work within a breadth of industries.

Kin + Carta is headquartered in Chicago and London with offices across four continents. Our culture and shared ways of working unite us globally, but it’s our diverse specialisms, our connections, and our courage that makes our firm a recognized best place to work.

We welcome our Kin to show up as their full selves every day. Because this is so important to us, Kin + Carta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you need accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.


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What are Spire Digital | Kin + Carta Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
We offer quarterly "Overcoming Unconscious Bias" training, which creates a common language about bias and arms our employees with tactics to mitigate it across the firm.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
We offer free virtual yoga twice/week, as well as a discounted rate for Movement Climbing Gym. Every month, we host a virtual Lunch & Learn where we hear from a guest about various industry topics.
Team workouts
At Spire, employees have the opportunity to participate in yoga together bi-weekly.
Mental Health Benefits
Our benefit plan offers access to an Employee Assistance Program.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Employees are eligible to receive a bonus based on their quarterly performance & individual practice goals.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Our pet policy allows for occasional bring your pet to work days!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Spire offers employees professional development opportunities like annual individual budget for training, internal training courses, and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1200 annualy for continuing education.
Paid industry certifications
Currently we reimburse employees for various industry certifications.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a variety of fun perks, but our favorites focus on our employee's development. We know that investing in employee growth is crucial to our success as a forward-thinking firm. All full-time employees have an annual personal training budget and unlimited PTO, which can be allocated to training. Employees will use this to take classes, buy materials, and go to conferences.

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