Tech Lead/Director - Software Engineering - Scalability

Tech Lead/Director - Software Engineering - Scalability

About This Role

We are seeking extraordinary talent to help fuel our distributed application capable of serving over 1 billion mobile devices tracking over 10 billion actions day, equating to over 30,000 requests/second and generating terabytes of data per day. That's just the beginning; our plan is to triple our growth over the next year.

If this kind of scale piques your interest, then Leanplum is the place for you! The Scalability team is a brand new full-stack engineering team whose mission is to create the most seamless experience possible for the engineers, PMs, and marketers that use our product. This team will devise creative solutions that simplify the onboarding experience, ensure world-class reliability, and achieve success for our 100+ enterprise customers, including Lyft, Tinder, and Zynga, in a way that will scale to thousands of customers.


  • Build and mentor a team of highly talented Software Engineers on all aspects of Software Engineering, including design, architecture, code quality, testing, deployment, security, and monitoring.
  • Design features and improvements considering tradeoffs in impact, effort, technical debt, and cost.
  • Hands-on software development across our entire infrastructure, including our customer dashboard, SDKs, API, and analytics services.
  • Collaborate with all engineering teams, Product Management, Design, and Customer Success, with opportunities to interact with our customers.
  • Demonstrate customer empathy.


  • 7+ years experience building high quality, performant and scalable web applications
  • Must be hands-on with strong technical leadership and coding abilities
  • Capable of technical deep-dives into code yet verbally and cognitively agile enough to hold your own in a strategy discussion with the executive team.
  • Expertise in problem solving and analyzing cloud systems (i.e AWS, GCP).
  • Proficiency in algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design and/or expertise in Linux systems, performance and application issues.
  • Expert in web development technologies such as Django, Angular.js or React
  • Good diagnostic and debugging sense, the ability to find a needle in a haystack (or a bug in a program stack)
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Blackbelt in Java, Python and/or JavaScript


  • Competitive Salaries
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Peer bonuses
  • Delicious and healthy lunches
  • TGIF happy hours
  • Ping pong, darts, and foosball
  • Puppies galore

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