Technical Lead
Kaduna, Nigeria
5d ago
source : Landing.Jobs

At Carwow (Permanent), in Porto, Portugal

Salary : €75.000 - €92.000

Expires at : 2022-11-15

Remote policy : Full remote

Technical Leads at carwow works on a cross-functional product team of product managers, engineers, designers and data analysts.

They play a key role in shaping the technical delivery of a product team by helping set up team OKR's that align with business objectives alongside product managers, scoping and helping the team break down strategic objectives into tactical work, ensuring technology architecture and principles alignment within the team, and coaching the team alongside engineering managers to deliver great customer experiences.


  • Play the lead engineer role within a cross-functional squad of developers, product managers, data analysts and designers
  • Discuss insights on how customers use our product and make suggestions for how we can constantly improve the user experience and grow the customer base
  • Lead the team in scoping how new features can be built, and how customer needs can be met while making pragmatic technical trade-offs
  • Write maintainable and performant code, with tests and documentation
  • Collaborate with your team on getting things done - review code and help out with constructive feedback
  • Monitor and support your team's software in production.
  • Strategic

  • Define a roadmap of experiments and initiatives to grow the paying customer base of carwow alongside a product manager
  • Contribute your expert opinion on the scope and feasibility of the initiatives your team considers
  • Help shape the technical strategy for our approach to experimentation in the product
  • Be a good strategic delegator, understanding when to delegate tasks to the team and when to take ownership.
  • Tactical

  • Contribute to a diverse engineering culture based on customer-centricity, high-quality code, data-driven decisions, technical innovation and business impact
  • Develop and test product improvements that build customer growth
  • Collaborate with other technical leads and engineers inside and outside of the team, helping them to do their best work and deliver projects according to our values and brand
  • Understand the important technical differentiating factors of our product, and leverage those in our architecture.
  • Main requirements

    Please note : We know that no candidate will be the perfect match for all we've listed in this posting, so we’d encourage you to apply if you feel you're close to the brief but not an exact match.

    Your attributes

    You may be just the right person if others have described you as

  • Technically experienced
  • Collaborative
  • Impactful
  • Your previous experience

  • Have worked as a senior software engineer or technical lead, primarily working with Ruby on Rails (our core stack) or Python
  • Have worked in a metrics-driven team, having a direct impact on the growth
  • Have designed websites and backend systems and APIs to a high standard of security, reliability and operability
  • Are familiar with some of the technologies we use to run our platform (Heroku, Docker, Terraform)
  • Enjoy leading distributed teams and working cross-functionally with product managers, designers, user researchers and other developers
  • Are keen to learn continuously, share your knowledge, communicate effectively and build a product in close collaboration with others.
  • NB : We know that no candidate will be the perfect match for all we've listed in this posting, so we’d encourage you to apply if you feel you're close to the brief but not an exact match.

    For example, we are open minded to people who have experience in Python who are interested in working with Ruby

    Benefits & Perks

  • A competitive salary with equity in the company (share options)
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Christmas Eve or an alternative religious holiday of your choice*
  • Private medical health insurance
  • Free access to Sanctus mental-health coaching sessions
  • The latest core Tech (Macbook Air or PC Surface Pro)
  • Home Office budget of £500 / €550
  • if you are not religious, this day will remain as Christmas Eve in conjunction with usual Christmas Bank Holidays
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