Lead Backend Engineer

Start date: Immediately

What We're Up To

Fueled is a product-driven venture-development firm that works with a range of startups and big brands to create compelling, successful, award-winning apps and websites. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs, whether solo or part of a thousand-person company, build and scale their business. We help people perfect and realize their visions for digital products. Other mercenary developers just churn out what a client asks for, while we we strive to truly understand the problems our clients are aiming to solve and stop at nothing to build solid products that present the optimal solution. We are a lean, tenacious machine powered by 85 of the sharpest, most passionate people we could find.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • leading the engineering and architecture of Restful APIs used by mobile apps and web applications
  • managing and leading the backend team while providing strong leadership and mentorship to your team members
  • Introducing new technologies to the team and ensure the team is continually growing and learning
  • Making decisions on technologies that are being used, help facilitate dev operations, and be an active participant in all relevant client kickoffs

The Ideal Candidate

  • 4+ years of backend engineering experience
  • Hands-on knowledge and proven experience (2-4 years) of Python
  • 1-2 years experience working with Django
  • Experience with DevOps, including knowledge of different PAAS platforms not limited to Heroku & Amazon Web Services
  • Impeccable communication, both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor and grow a team beneath them
  • Experience in scoping and estimating a given project and/or task
  • Experience working in a client-facing capacity
  • Knowledge of test driven development and modern deployment practices
  • Understanding of mobile development and service integration at an expert level
  • Familiarity & working experience with open-source communities

Perks and Salary

  • Salary - TBC
  • Access to Fueled’s insurance plans (healthcare, dental, and more through Aetna), effective from day one of employment
  • Access to Fueled's 401k plan day one (with tiered matching after 6 months of employment)
  • Capital Award in Fueled Ventures equity plan
  • As part of our Phantom Equity Program, Fueled U.S. employees have collective ownership of 50% of the Fueled Ventures equity portfolio. Ownership is based on employee rank and tenure.
  • Ability to purchase train/metrocard and other qualifying transportation costs pre-tax
  • Opportunity to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible vacation policy, including 8 paid company holidays
  • Biweekly lunches, quarterly team dinners & company outings, happy hours, and more
  • Annual performance bonuses

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