Director of Engineering

New York

Start Date: Immediately

What We’re Up To

Fueled is a product-driven venture-development firm that works with a range of startups and big brands to create compelling, successful, award-winning apps and websites. Our mission is to help companies build and scale their business through great digital products. Other developers just churn out what a client asks for, while Fueled strives to truly understand the problems our clients are aiming to solve and stop at nothing to build solid products that present the optimal solution. We are a lean, tenacious machine powered by 85 of the sharpest, most passionate people we could find. Learn more about us: http://fueled.com.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead our frontend and backend web engineering efforts, providing the team with mentorship, guidance and career development opportunities
  • Collaborate with other members of the leadership team, including the Director of Mobile Engineering, to continuously improve our development process, delivery standards and output quality
  • Assess the technical feasibility of newly-created product ideas and continuously propose implementation solutions while identifying risk throughout the design and development lifecycle
  • Guide cross-functional project teams in developing estimates and overall implementation plans while leading effective cross-disciplinary collaboration throughout the project development lifecycle
  • Prepare and deliver technical proposals and presentations to project stakeholders and prospective clients, with the ability to influence decision makers with clear and defensible rationale
  • Promote and advocate for writing logical, pragmatic code, frequently performing code reviews
  • Provide technical guidance that enables creative execution of dynamic user interface solutions for our frontend web development team
  • Lead the solution architecture for various software systems and integrations, designing API interfaces, database storage
  • Manage and oversee hosted environments, code deployments and release cycles, while also supporting problem analysis and troubleshooting to maintain optimal system reliability
  • Contribute to and support ongoing development operations for the web engineering practice, including automated testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery

The Ideal Candidate 

  • Has 7+ years of professional, hands-on development experience
  • 4+ years managing, hiring and leading software engineering teams
  • Has an in-depth understanding of web development practices and technologies (HTML5, CSS3, HTTPs) and tools (Webpack, Docker, etc.)
  • Familiar with software architecture patterns (SOA, Microservices, etc), database optimizations, infrastructure, scalability and deployment (AWS, Docker, etc.)
  • A broad understanding of the software development lifecycle and practical hand-on experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Strong JavaScript development skills with a solid understanding of new ECMAScript standards, Experience with Typescript is a plus
  • Proficiency in Vue, React, Angular, or other modern JS SPA frameworks; 
  • Experience working with Python/Django or Node.js for developing modular RESTful APIs; familiarity or experience with GraphQL a plus
  • Solid practical experience with Git as well as knowledge of GitHub and best practices of working collaboratively with distributed teams
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment, Scrum or otherwise; familiarity using Jira and Confluence is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to present and explain complex technical concepts and software solutions to clients and project teams alike
  • High degree of confidence operating in client-facing scenarios both in-person and on calls
  • A demonstrated experience inspiring and motivating teams
  • Excellent debugging, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with Sketch and a strong appreciation for design is ideal

Perks and Benefits   

  • Potential for continued growth at an industry leading agency
  • Flexible vacation policy, including 9 paid company holidays
  • Access to Fueled's insurance plans (healthcare, dental, and more) - effective from day one of employment
  • Access to Fueled's 401k plan from day one, with tiered matching after 6 months of employment
  • Opportunity to enroll in a flexible spending account
  • Ability to purchase train/metrocard and other qualifying transportation costs pre-tax
  • Annual performance bonuses
  • Biweekly team lunches, quarterly team dinners, company outings, happy hours, and more
  • Office conveniently located by the N, Q, R, B, D, F, M, J, and 6 lines

Wanna join the team? Use the link opposite to submit your application—we respond to most inquiries within three business days.

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