Tech Lead (Sr. Full-Stack Software Engineer)

Remote • $120k - $130k

Octane AI, Inc.


Role Location

  • Remote

Compensation

$120k - $130k

Employees

26 - 50 people

Address

Po Box 7775
San Francisco, CA, 94120, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • JavaScript

Role Description

Octane AI is an all-remote and venture-backed startup seeking a Technical Lead interested in developing the future of eCommerce.

You will have a major influence on the culture of a rapidly growing team. What you do here will really, really matter…...seriously. You will work with your teammates to nail down and evolve the Octane AI Engineering Team's execution approach. We aren't there yet, so you need to be ready to roll up your sleeves and contribute to setting the right processes with the team the day you start.

As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to help grow your skills and the team’s expertise and lead the charge in the application of Machine Learning in some of our eCommerce tools….How cool is that?

You will exhibit your exemplary leadership skills on a team of 6-8, including other engineers, a product manager, a quality assurance teammate and a resident UI/UX expert. You will be an effective player/coach - writing code and guiding others as necessary to enhance and support one or more of our amazing eCommerce personalization tools.

If you are still reading this, and see yourself as humble, data-driven, collaborative, curious and are OK with working in a startup environment - you might want to read further.

About us

Octane AI is developing conversational technologies that reimagine online commerce. Octane AI is the leading all-in-one platform for engaging quizzes, data collection, and personalized Facebook Messenger and SMS automation for Shopify and Shopify Plus brands. We provide a unified platform for connecting, converting, and retaining customers. Our current and upcoming products democratize personalization and automation technologies previously only available to multi-billion dollar corporations. Our investors include General Catalyst, Bullpen Capital, Boost VC, and M Ventures.

How you will contribute:

Facilitate improvements in the engagement level of your technical teammates. Promote a collaborative, learning-focused environment. Continually foster improvements in the team’s execution efficiency. Initiate, define, advocate, and implement best practices and coding standards of the team. Design and write (you are also a high-level senior developer) components and applications according to acceptance criteria. Promote sound technical design within the team. Contribute to and aid in facilitating adherence to our technical roadmap. Assist your teammates with the coordination of work assignments. Assist your team in breaking down work into manageable, value-added chunks. Enable teams to perform appropriate testing in a reliable, secure, and productive way. Review the team's pull requests. Identify and mitigate risks. Provide input into personal development plans. Generate detailed delivery reports with accomplished, planned, and blocked tasks. Facilitate production of incident debriefings for critical bugs and/or outage episodes.

About you

You are comfortable with working hours during GMT -5 to GMT +2 time zones. 5+ years writing scalable, reliable, performant and overall high-quality components and applications in a SaaS-based, SOA context. 1+ years of experience in a technical leadership role undertaking responsibilities indicated in “How you will contribute” above. You have applied Machine Learning in a project(s) -- or you otherwise can demonstrate a grasp of the basics. You know how to apply Service Oriented Architecture concepts and have heavy experience in writing microservices. Heavy experience in Python, Javascript (React.js), and AWS infrastructure. Integrations experience: Ideally you have worked with the Facebook API, Redis, AWS DDB. Please provide code samples or links to repositories with your code, along with an explanation of your programming philosophy. The more we can understand the way you think about code, the better. It's not an issue if you can't share a piece of code because of an NDA or something else.

About Octane AI, Inc.

Octane AI is developing conversational AI technologies that reimagine online commerce. Publicly, Octane AI is the leading all-in-one platform for engaging quizzes, data collection, and personalized Facebook Messenger and SMS automation for Shopify and Shopify Plus brands. Octane AI provides a unified platform for connecting, converting, and retaining customers. Octane AI’s current and upcoming products democratize personalization and automation technologies previously only available to multi-billion dollar corporations. Some of our investors include General Catalyst, Boost VC, and M Ventures.

Company Culture

We believe the happier you are, the more productive you and the team are. Being a remote company allows us to work from wherever we'd prefer. Spend your evenings and weekends with your family/friends/hobbies!

We hate bureaucracy. Feel free to talk to anyone on the team, your ideas are welcome. If you know how to improve our workflow, our product, our processes, don't be shy to share it!

We iterate quickly. Projects generally take days or weeks, not months. We have a collaborative environment where you can share a work in progress and get feedback quickly. We like to get something in the hands of the customer and get their feedback as quickly as possible.

In our weekly meetings, we do a fun thing called fast parrot. Everybody, including the CEO, is involved. It's a little weird and fun at the same time, especially if you are doing a meeting in a public place.

Don't work if you are sick. It's way better to rest and recover quicker than work at half power for a long time.

If you feel you are stuck with a task don't hesitate to ask for help. There are no stupid questions and nobody expects you to know everything.

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