At BPTN – Black Professionals in Tech Network we’re pushing the future of tech forward by creating a space for Black professionals in tech to gather, grow and evolve – all while being a conduit for companies to engage this talent across North America.

We’re here to help Black professionals network, connect with one another, share resources, and grow their careers. Our rapidly growing network counts over 50,000 Black professionals. We provide our members with access to mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and a strong peer network to support professional growth and advancement.

Our client is growing fast (over 100% last year) and have important roles to fill! They love live entertainment and bringing fans together for the best moments of their lives; virtual & in-person events.
 

THE JOB
As a Lead Software Engineer, you will apply your passion for technology and live entertainment to build a world-class ticketing platform. In this deeply technical position, you’ll work closely with your team to build reliable and scalable solutions to tough technical challenges. You’ll deliver great quality code and innovative solutions while growing your skills as both a technical contributor and leader through code reviews, pairing sessions, mentorship opportunities, and both learning and teaching skills to the team. We’re a relatively small team which means you will play a significant and impactful role in contributing to our most important tech systems, informing our culture, and establishing and maintain the high technical bar we’ve established across our product.
 
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
· Writing new React components with our GraphQL API, building new features, and maintaining existing ones
· Architecting new back-end data models and services in Ruby on Rails and Elixir Phoenix
· Maintaining a positive, productive, and healthy environment on your team
· Working closely with Product Managers and Designers to find the best solutions
· Pair-programming with talented developers
· Providing mentorship and career guidance to other developers

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (or TECHNICAL SKILLS)

· 5+ years of experience working with productive software engineering teams and writing high-quality software
· Experience with Ruby on Rails and React is a must and will enable you to hit the ground running!
· Effective communicator, written and oral, as this role will be working closely with people from all over the organization
· An independent, fast-learning, self-starter who takes ownership over solving hard problems
· Empathy and interest in supporting and growing your teammates and yourself via feedback, pairing, and code reviews
· Experience with any of the following technologies is a bonus: Elixir, GraphQL. Mongo, Postgres, Elastic, Redis, Java, and Kafka (or similar)

 

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