Technical Lead

About Us:

Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can’t tell we’re there.

We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we'll provide the support you need to do the best work of your life.

Check us out: GitHub | Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | The Muse | Glassdoor

 

The Engineering Team:

Our focus is teaming with smart engineers who are passionate about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space.

At Braintree, developers have the chance to work on various teams and stacks. Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we believe in using the best tool for the job. For example, we’ve written data platforms in Clojure, payment gateways in Java, and contextual commerce in Python. Here’s more:

  • Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Many teams program in pairs, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you.
  • We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs. We have no QA department – developers test, release and monitor their own code.
  • We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements.
  • We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product.

 

Technical Lead:

The Technical Lead position is focused on technical leadership for a dedicated engineering team. You will remain hands on and can expect to spend a good chunk of time coding. Other focuses revolve around engineering best practices, architectural decisions, code quality, roadmaps & balance of short-long term technical direction. You can expect to partner closely with Engineering Managers, Product Managers and other Technical Leads.

 

What we look for in you:

  • You drive the implementation and direction within your expertise for a team
  • You own and maintain the quality & products your team builds and supports
  • You spend more than half of your time coding, designing, or otherwise “making”
  • You spend some of your time working with the team Manager and Product Manager to ensure that the product direction is feasible
  • You spend some of your time ensuring that the solutions to current product problems are appropriate in the broader technical or design context of your team and organization
  • You work directly with other team leads to design solutions to shared problems
  • You are deliberately growing leadership and expertise within other members of your team

 

Perks:

  • Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge
  • Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking.

 

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply. You can also check out our FAQ!

 


Meet Some of Braintree's Employees

Jack L.

Software Engineer

Jack works with all of the data that Braintree stores. He uses his engineering skills to collect, sort, analyze, and deliver data and analyses—for both internal use and for Braintree's clientele.

David V.

North American Head of Underwriting

David works with merchants to help them through the onboarding process. He makes sure clients have the requirements necessary to become a Braintree merchant and helps get new merchant accounts set up.


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