Lead Software Engineer

Los Angeles

Who We Are: 

Omaze was founded seven years ago to raise funds for charity by leveraging the power of storytelling and technology. Our model democratizes traditional auction-giving by offering people the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience for as little as a $10 donation. To continue raising money for hundreds of nonprofits around the world, we’re growing our team of intelligent and collaborative engineers! That’s where you come in.

Who We're Seeking:

As a member of our growing engineering organization, you will come in as a seasoned software engineer. You will help our technology grow as quickly as our revenue, and will dive into our e-commerce platform to create a best-in-class experiences for our donors. 

This is a hybrid development and technical project management role, allowing you to stay hands on with code and architecture, while managing a small group of software engineers from a project perspective (you will not be responsible for weekly 1:1 meetings and performance reviews). As a lead engineer, you will work collaboratively with product management and design to influence and drive end-to-end feature delivery, and will be a champion of best practices for writing well-tested, well-organized, scalable code. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of 4-6 software engineers on a project-basis to drive development from concept to consumed solution
  • Write well designed, testable and reliable code as you ship features that help support amazing causes world-wide
  • Establish a results-oriented work environment based on accountability 
  • Provide guidance and best practices with regards to design, code, and release processes
  • Lead and contribute to code reviews and technical architecture discussions
  • Collaborate with Product to drive a highly responsive system that ensures code quality, stability, scalability, and meets desired goals
  • AWS, Golang, React, Redux

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or scientific discipline; and 5+ years in software engineering
  • 7+ years of professional experience as a Software Engineer without relevant degree
  • 2+ years developing across a full-stack
  • AWS experience required
  • Proven ability to design and implement robust and scalable systems 
  • Professional experience with multiple programming languages
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills in technical and non-technical cohorts
  • Familiar and comfortable with modern technologies, tradeoffs, and the design patterns emerging in web services
  • Passionate about helping others and a team-focused approach towards software development
  • You take your work seriously but not yourself

Benefits:

  • Based in Culver City, Los Angeles; open to relocating candidates
  • Stock Options
  • 401K
  • Benefits - medical, dental, vision
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Dog-friendly
  • Modern tech stack - React/Redux/Go

 

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