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\nWe’re looking for a Team Lead to lead the engineers on our Rider Experience team!

 Our Spare headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC, but this position is open to remote work options within Canada. Unfortunately, we are not able to hire this position outside of Canada at this time.\n
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\nAs an Engineering Team Lead, for the Rider Experience team, you will...
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  • \nReport directly to the Director of Engineering, impacting both product strategy and execution;
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  • \nWork as an individual contributor on the Rider Experience Team, leading technical decisions and strategy;
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  • \nOwn a part of Spare’s codebase and documentation through active participation in code reviews and technical design meetings;
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  • \nBe responsible for creating a frictionless mobile app build and release process, improve the company’s approaches to automated end-to-end testing, and architect our code in a way to facilitates rapid iteration on effective and consistent UX designs;
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  • \nAct as manager and coach to a small team of three to five software engineers, conducting regular one-on-ones, providing technical guidance, and being hands on with code reviews and pair programming as needed;
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  • \nCreate and articulate engineering goals, define quarterly objectives, and develop strategies to deliver more value to customers;
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  • \nLead sprint rituals such as daily standups, sprint planning and retrospectives;
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  • \nContribute to ongoing iteration and improvement of Spare’s engineering processes and practices;
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  • \nModel effective leadership and teamwork by actively collaborating with other engineering teams and other teams in the company to develop customer-focused solutions;
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  • \nWrite and maintain robust, efficient and maintainable code, focusing on cost-effectiveness and reliability, and developing in a way that supports rapid iteration;
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  • \nCollaborate actively with the Product and Design teams to influence the product roadmap and make scope and prioritization decisions.
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  • \nYou have demonstrated success implementing top-quality UX flows, in a environment of tight collaboration between engineering and design;
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  • \nYou are comfortable with uncertainty, and have demonstrated courage and effectiveness when dealing with complex problems;
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  • \nYou have shown superb professional judgment in balancing time spent on new feature development versus paying technical debt;
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  • \nYou have demonstrated experience creating software in a technology startup that is focused on disrupting an incumbent industry.
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  • \nExperience in the on-demand mobility space, including transit, carsharing, ride hailing or fleet management;
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  • \nExperience building products with accessibility in mind, including knowledge of WCAG and other applicable standards;
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  • \nExperience managing a team of engineers, fostering a motivating, supportive and collaborative work environment;
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  • \nExperience with key parts of our stack. We deploy to web, iOS and Android using React, React Native, Expo, TypeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL and more.
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Don’t meet every single requirement? 
Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting.

At Spare, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to respond to all applications we receive.
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Spare's mission is empowering everyone to unlock the potential of mobility.

Spare is the future of shared transportation. We’re revolutionizing how the busy mom from Dallas, the retired teacher from Oslo or the aspiring entrepreneur from Tokyo experiences transportation, by partnering with transportation providers around the world to enable worry-free, efficient, flexible, and automated on-demand solutions. 

From the daily commute to non-emergency hospital visits, last-minute lunches, and leisurely trips to the museum, our technology makes people’s lives easier and transit more equitable both for those with specialized mobility needs and those without.

With Spare’s Platform, which includes a feature-rich admin web-panel, as well as rider and driver apps, transportation providers can break free from para and microtransit silos and provide holistic demand-responsive services that give each rider exactly what they need. We also help cities easily optimize their transit network so that the entire transportation ecosystem works better together.  

At Spare, nothing is impossible. We think safe, affordable, scalable and eventually autonomous transportation is the right way forward. Join us for the ride!

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Software Development Team Lead, Rider Experience Team

Spare

Spare

Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023
We’re looking for a Team Lead to lead the engineers on our Rider Experience team!

 Our Spare headquarters is located in Vancouver, BC, but this position is open to remote work options within Canada. Unfortunately, we are not able to hire this position outside of Canada at this time.
Department
Engineering
Employment Type
Permanent - Full Time
Location
Remote (Canada)
Workplace type
Fully remote
Compensation
$164,766 - $179,817 / year
Reporting To
Joel DeYoung

About this role ✨

As an Engineering Team Lead, for the Rider Experience team, you will...
  • Report directly to the Director of Engineering, impacting both product strategy and execution;
  • Work as an individual contributor on the Rider Experience Team, leading technical decisions and strategy;
  • Own a part of Spare’s codebase and documentation through active participation in code reviews and technical design meetings;
  • Be responsible for creating a frictionless mobile app build and release process, improve the company’s approaches to automated end-to-end testing, and architect our code in a way to facilitates rapid iteration on effective and consistent UX designs;
  • Act as manager and coach to a small team of three to five software engineers, conducting regular one-on-ones, providing technical guidance, and being hands on with code reviews and pair programming as needed;
  • Create and articulate engineering goals, define quarterly objectives, and develop strategies to deliver more value to customers;
  • Lead sprint rituals such as daily standups, sprint planning and retrospectives;
  • Contribute to ongoing iteration and improvement of Spare’s engineering processes and practices;
  • Model effective leadership and teamwork by actively collaborating with other engineering teams and other teams in the company to develop customer-focused solutions;
  • Write and maintain robust, efficient and maintainable code, focusing on cost-effectiveness and reliability, and developing in a way that supports rapid iteration;
  • Collaborate actively with the Product and Design teams to influence the product roadmap and make scope and prioritization decisions.

About you ✨

  • You are an experienced frontend or mobile software engineer (4+ years preferred);
  • You have had ownership over complex projects, participated and led architectural conversations, and collaborated with other disciplines to develop software solutions that best fit customer needs;
  • You have demonstrated success implementing top-quality UX flows, in a environment of tight collaboration between engineering and design;
  • You are comfortable with uncertainty, and have demonstrated courage and effectiveness when dealing with complex problems;
  • You have shown superb professional judgment in balancing time spent on new feature development versus paying technical debt;
  • You have demonstrated experience creating software in a technology startup that is focused on disrupting an incumbent industry.

It will be considered a plus (nice to have) if you have: 
  • Experience in the on-demand mobility space, including transit, carsharing, ride hailing or fleet management;
  • Experience building products with accessibility in mind, including knowledge of WCAG and other applicable standards;
  • Experience managing a team of engineers, fostering a motivating, supportive and collaborative work environment;
  • Experience with key parts of our stack. We deploy to web, iOS and Android using React, React Native, Expo, TypeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL and more.

Don’t meet every single requirement? 
Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting.

At Spare, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to respond to all applications we receive.

About the Rider Experience team ✨

The mission of the Rider Experience Team is to enable all riders to feel confident using self-service tools to book, manage and take journeys with Spare’s on-demand transportation services. As the team responsible for all rider-facing user interfaces, it plays a key role in overall frontend architecture as well as our mobile app development and deployment pipelines.

About Spare

Spare's mission is empowering everyone to unlock the potential of mobility.

Spare is the future of shared transportation. We’re revolutionizing how the busy mom from Dallas, the retired teacher from Oslo or the aspiring entrepreneur from Tokyo experiences transportation, by partnering with transportation providers around the world to enable worry-free, efficient, flexible, and automated on-demand solutions. 

From the daily commute to non-emergency hospital visits, last-minute lunches, and leisurely trips to the museum, our technology makes people’s lives easier and transit more equitable both for those with specialized mobility needs and those without.

With Spare’s Platform, which includes a feature-rich admin web-panel, as well as rider and driver apps, transportation providers can break free from para and microtransit silos and provide holistic demand-responsive services that give each rider exactly what they need. We also help cities easily optimize their transit network so that the entire transportation ecosystem works better together.  

At Spare, nothing is impossible. We think safe, affordable, scalable and eventually autonomous transportation is the right way forward. Join us for the ride!

Benefits

  • Purposeful work: Be a part of a mission-driven company that is solving real-world problems and improving the lives of people around the world. Learn more about the impact we're making in our 2022 Global Impact Report!
  • Market-competitive pay: We benchmark roles annually to attract and retain top talent. For Growth roles, we also offer a competitive commission/bonus structure that rewards strong performance. 
  • Stock options: Enjoy the feeling of ownership. All Spartians are provided stock options, so you can share in the growth and success of Spare!
  • Flexible work: Work remotely from anywhere in Canada, in your own time zone. 
  • In-office collaboration: If you're in Metro Vancouver, you have the option to work out of our HQ located downtown, close to Waterfront Station. If you're located elsewhere, you'll have access to CA$200/month to spend on a coworking membership to work together with team members in your city.
  • Home office allowance: We recognize the importance of a productive home office setup to help you do your best work, which is why we provide a CA$1,000 home office allowance.
  • Team offsites & socials: We love the flexibility of remote work, and we also value the importance of in-person connection. Each team has an annual budget for travel and accommodations to get together for a team offsite or hackathon. Plus you have access to a CA$50 monthly budget to socialize with other Spartians in your city - go out for a meal or hit up a karaoke spot!
  • Health insurance: We offer a fully-paid health insurance package for you and your dependents that includes prescription drug, paramedical, mental health, dental, life insurance, travel insurance, and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Lifestyle Spending Account: We offer CA$500 per year Lifestyle Spending Account (taxable benefit), which you can use to get reimbursed for a variety of expenses including education, wellness, transportation, and childcare/pet care.
  • Paid time off: Along with your three weeks of annual vacation, we offer unlimited sick days and have company-wide shut-down days to help you rest and recharge.
  • Parental leave top-up: Top up of up to 80% for 15 weeks to help you adjust to the new addition to your family!