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Technical Lead - Staff Software Developer

Vena Solutions

Vena Solutions

Software Engineering, IT
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024
This is a flexible position and has the option of working in our Toronto office full time, hybrid throughout the week or working entirely remotely. #LI-REMOTE

Vena Solutions is seeking a Technical Lead - Staff Software Developer who will act as an engineering team leader driving high-quality delivery of product improvements, while staying hands-on and contributing to the codebase for our cloud-native SaaS product. This role is a match for you if you are looking to combine your technical and leadership skills to enable a team of developers and work with them to deliver robust, performant and maintainable software!

What you will do:

  • Leads day-to-day engineering team operations, ensuring the team is delivering both impactful product improvements as well as improving the quality of the codebase in a sustainable manner
  • Acts as the "architect within the team", in collaboration with Software Architects. Leads system design for major changes/improvements in alignment with overall software architecture strategy
  • Solves the team's toughest technical challenges, enables others to help solve them when possible
  • Works with Product Managers to ensure plans/roadmaps are achievable, deliveries are met, and team resource gaps are understood and addressed
  • Reviews team epics and projects critically, ensure they’re appropriately broken down and prioritised, and well-understood by the team
  • Mentors, coaches, and teaches others in coding best practices in an open and empathetic way, through pairing, code reviews, etc.
  • Ensures long-term codebase health and ensure that tech debt issues are properly prioritized in quarterly and Sprint Planning
  • Advocates for and executes development initiatives, best practices and coding standards
  • May act as a Guild/Chapter Lead to drive broadly impactful functional improvements across the engineering department

Does this sound like you?

  • 7+ years of experience in software development
  • 1+ year of experience leading a software development team as a Tech Lead (or playing the role informally)
  • Foundational understanding of algorithms and computational complexity
  • Experience developing in AWS, Microsoft Azure, or equivalent cloud environments
  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related technical discipline and/or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in a Scrum / Agile environment
  • You are self-motivated and self-directed
  • You are excited at the prospect of working on interesting technology with other friendly and enthusiastic developers
  • You enjoy leading teams and seeing people come together to deliver impactful, performant and delightful software