BFF Platform Lead Requisition (f/m/d)

SoundCloud is the world's leading audio platform, allowing everyone to share and discover unique content anywhere, anytime, on the web and on mobile. We are now looking for a technical leader to join our team and take responsibility for our BFF platforms.

We have divided the accountabilities of this role in two major areas:

Technical Vision

  • Defines and maintains the technical vision for our BFF infrastructure at SoundCloud.
  • Actively contributes to our BFF codebases for the right reasons: pairing/coaching, resolving tech debt, prototyping new ideas, evaluating technology choices and contributing to new developments.
  • Coordination of technical activities with other teams.
  • Makes technical debt visible and coordinates technical debt management plans, advocates for the reduction of technical debt.
  • Is able to define “Production Readiness” given individual circumstances.
  • Belongs to the Core Clients team: influences their roadmap and provides technical assistance.
  • Belongs to the Core Engineering Leads team - responsible for choices around technical risk. Ensures that:
    • Technical debt is being addressed.
    • Technical vision is being followed.
    • Teams are adhering to quality standards including system/feature documentation.

Technical Communicator

  • Acts as a facilitator of Collective meetings. Leads workshops and/or mentoring sessions.
  • Proactively maintains a relationship with individual members of the teams contributing to our backend and BFF layers, possibly through 1:1s.
  • Maintains a high standard of code review, by setting a good example with their own code reviews and assessing those of others.
  • Support’s major company releases and during outages, ensuring best practices are being followed. Acts as a technical consultant for major company projects.
  • Acts as a tiebreaker as necessary in technical discussions within members of the BFF / Backend collective.
  • Evaluates developer experience and looks for opportunities to improve.
  • Proactively supports positive culture by confronting negative behavior.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to chat.

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