Lead Engineer (PHP/Python)

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Our client is seeking a Architect-level Lead Engineer who enjoys problem solving and creating intelligent, scalable, and clean solutions to join our technology team. The ideal candidate relishes in finding the perfect solution to a problem while also explaining the “why’s, considering feedback, and mentoring/growing other team members along the way. S/he should be personable, efficient, flexible and communicative, and truly love what they do. They will have the opportunity to be a true leader and a high performer in a fast-paced, dynamic, quickly growing company environment. This position reports to the Senior Director of Engineering. The responsibilities and duties of this position described here are representative of those an employee will be performing, but should not be considered an exhaustive list, as this role will be flexible in terms of its areas of focus. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Set the architectural design and development objectives and initiatives for multiple platforms based on a flexible product roadmap • Review and develop architecture plans based on product-driven goals for internal teams as well as those within the larger company • Lead by example as a dedicated, flexible technologist who is always looking for the ideal solution to a problem, partnering effectively across the organization • Make critical software design decisions and help lead and mentor others to do the same • Analyze and evaluate existing architecture to extend or refactor as needed • Work collaboratively within agile teams to deliver end-to-end features through to delivery • Provide technical leadership and help mentor technical, QA, and product staff to deliver the best products possible for the company • Maintain, evolve, and evangelize best coding practices • Move quickly and intelligently - seeing “technical debt” as your nemesis • Keep up to date on modern technologies and trends QUALIFICATIONS: • 7+ years of software engineering experience • Expert skills in architecting large-scale and scalable solutions • A proven track record of practical problem solving • Extensive experience working on high traffic web sites • Experience working in agile environments • Expert level experience working with RESTful APIs • Expert level experience in coding/architecting for Golang, PHP, Python, and Node.JS • Advanced knowledge in front-end technologies such as Javascript (Backbone, Angular, React), CSS (SCSS/LESS), and build systems (Gulp, Grunt) • Experience working within AWS, specifically its networking, compute, database, and storage services • Advanced knowledge working with relational, non-relational, and document based data stores • Experience working with retail, Ecommerce, and POS systems a plus • Working knowledge of PCI compliancy and standards a plus • Active member of the open source or New York tech community • Personal passion for fitness read more