Software Engineering Technical Lead

| Denver, CO, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 110,000-130,000 Annually
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Engrain has transformed the way people find, lease, and manage properties. Engrain provides a holistic suite of mapping solutions built specifically for the real estate industry to provide stunning unit-level map visualizations that integrate with countless websites and property tech applications. Our revolutionary, unit-level map data and interactive visuals within our SightMap, TouchTour, and Asset Intelligence product lines allow both property owners and prospective renters to better ensure occupancy and drive revenue.
As one of our Technical Leads at Engrain, you will play a pivotal role in our company's continued innovation and commitment to technical excellence. This individual contributor position will be instrumental in architecting robust systems, optimizing our development processes, and ensuring the integration of best practices in technology and software engineering. Leveraging your deep understanding of software development, you will drive the adoption of advanced technologies and methodologies, contributing significantly to the technical direction of our products.
Within a team of 6 engineers under the VP of Engineering, your technical insights will also facilitate effective collaboration with the Product Management and Experience Design teams. Working closely with our CTO and DevOps staff, you will ensure that our technology strategies align with our overarching business goals, fostering innovation and efficiency across all technical domains.
What you'll do...

  • Lead high-level architectural discussions and guide technical decision-making, ensuring that all relevant technical implications of a given project are understood and accounted for.
  • Create documentation, diagrams and demos as needed in order to understand and guide technical decisions.
  • Organize and prioritize work by breaking down feature epics into manageable tasks. Depending on the situation, you might then delegate and assign work to other team members, or you may complete the engineering work yourself.
  • Proactively identify and remove blockers to ensure project progress and success.
  • Conduct daily code reviews and provide constructive feedback to maintain code quality.
  • Mentor and support team members to foster their professional growth and development.
  • Suggest process improvements to streamline workflows and enhance team productivity.
  • Optimize the developer experience by identifying and addressing pain points in the development process.
  • Handle challenging conversations and provide constructive feedback to team members when necessary.
  • Make informed judgment calls on technical matters and guide the team through uncertainty.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and technologies, and share knowledge with the team to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

What you offer us...

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience working in software engineering and at least 3 years in a team lead/staff engineer/architect role.
  • Strong leadership skills to guide and inspire a team toward achieving technical excellence and success.
  • Extensive experience in software development, with proficiency in PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, React/Redux, and other main web application languages.
  • In-depth understanding of REST APIs and their implementation in modern web applications.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD systems, Docker, GCP/Kubernetes, AWS, and S3 bucket infrastructure setup.
  • Proven track record of effectively leading and mentoring team members to drive their professional growth and development.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving abilities with the capacity to make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate collaboration, convey technical concepts clearly, and provide constructive feedback.
  • A proactive and resourceful approach to identifying and resolving technical challenges and impediments.
  • Dedication to maintaining high standards of code quality, architecture design, and documentation.
  • A collaborative mindset, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to achieve common goals.

What we offer you...

  • Salary Disclosure for Colorado: minimum base salary of $110,000 to $130,000. Final offer amount is determined by factors including years and depth of candidate's experience, certifications, and skill set alignment to the job requirements
  • Various health, dental, and vision insurance plans to choose from
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Up to 18 days annually of PTO & 10 holidays per year
  • Dog-friendly office
  • 401k match up to 4 percent
  • Annual reimbursement for learning & growth opportunities through our Grow450 program
  • On-site amenities include a professional fitness center, flexible & modern workspace, coffee bar, happy hour taps & team member lounge

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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In the heart of DTC with easy access to RTD Light Rail & plenty of free parking. Enjoy a wide variety of restaurants & activities just a short walk away.

An Insider's view of Engrain

What’s the vibe like in the office?

You're likely to run into a friendly face who's genuinely interested in how your day is going. Although we don't take ourselves too seriously, we know how to hustle to get the job done. Perks include a self-service bar with beer on tap, Starbucks coffee machine, jigsaw puzzle table & a meditation room. We work hard, but know how to unwind.


Office Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

SightMap Asset Intelligence, for me, is the most interesting and exciting project we are working on. There are tons of obstacles and problems to solve in this space and I would recommend anyone who owns a multi-unit apartment building look into this product. We're building some really cool things.


Lead Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being adaptable to changes is the name of the game on the implementation team. To be successful you have to be able to adhere to new processes and take a swing at different practices to find the most efficient routes to success.


Implementation Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

My focus every day with our creative team is to give them a defined lane to creatively explore. Consistent quality work, especially within a creative space, begins with clearly outlined goals and personal expectations. Empower your creative team by giving them context in order to change the conversation from subjective to strategic.


Creative Director

What projects are you most excited about?

Having been a longtime client and user of our software, I've seen the products, features and hardware evolve over the last ten years. It's exciting to be a part of what this company has been and what it will be in the future.


National Account Executive

What are Engrain Perks + Benefits

Engrain Benefits Overview

Some perks (and quirks) you'll find around the office include a self-service bar with beers on tap, a Starbucks coffee machine, jigsaw puzzle table, and a meditation room. We have access to an on-site fitness center and are within walking distance from the RTD LightRail. Whether you are looking for 100% paid employee health care benefits, competitive 401K plans, or generous PTO, Engrain is the place for you. We all work hard at what we do, but we also know how to unwind.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
In-person revenue kickoff
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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