Technical Lead

Senior level • Full-time • Remote or Cluj-Napoca

Job Summary

Our partner is a fast-growing consulting and product development firm founded by media executives and technologists who have led digital transformations.

Their current clients range from start-ups to some of the most iconic brands in media. Their work has helped these clients win multiple awards, including Webby Awards and an award from Amazon.

They are now looking for a talented Technical Lead to join them in their work with National Geographic and build the next generation of digital products for scientists, educators, and storytellers around the world.

Their office is based in Cluj-Napoca and remote work is also possible.

About the role

Their work with National Geographic is varied and spans across multiple product teams which are aligned with business units. Each team owns a portfolio of products that serves a particular domain or audience. The technology stack is Typescript/ React for applications and Python/ Node.js for core APIs, with elements of Gatsby, Next.js, Cloudinary, and, as well as Django in some of our older products. Operationally we make extensive use of containers, AWS, Gitlab, and Datadog.

You will take the lead of one of our product teams and be responsible for its success, while also contributing to our broader architectural strategy. You will work with your peers and manager to grow our engineering skills and evolve our core practices and capabilities.

What can you expect in this role

  • Work closely with the Product Manager for your team to discover, plan and execute various product initiatives - prototyping new products, evolving existing ones, expanding our integrations with other systems.
  • Coordinate and empower your team of engineers, creating visibility, guiding, and helping them so they can be successful.
  • Work with us to navigate change and manage risk.
  • Contribute to the way we think about products, our quality and development practices, and architectural solutions.
  • Promote our values and help build our presence as a growing company in Cluj.

Desired candidate profile

The ideal candidate would be a skilled software product and engineering professional who likes being empowered, to make an impact, takes pride in building and leading highly performant teams, and seeing their team’s ideas come to life. You would have the experience to build trust, be a good communicator and have a real interest in helping others succeed.

What are they looking for

  • 7+ years of experience, at least 3 years as a Technical Lead.
  • Experience leading product development teams across the stack: preferably in either Python or Javascript/Typescript, Node.js, and React - main technologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of software development practices, continuous integration, testing, and security.
  • Deep understanding of software design principles, able to teach others.
  • Good leadership qualities - respectful, humble, passionate, structured.
  • Excellent communication skills - you will need to be able to reach people with various technical backgrounds.
  • Very good personal discipline and time management skills, able to guide others maintain a high standard of efficiency.
  • Strong work ethic

Why our partner?

In addition to being a dynamic, fast-growing environment, they believe in hiring the best talent and empowering them. You will be surrounded by smart, fun, passionate colleagues who love seeing their work making a difference.

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