Software Engineering Lead

Yext is the leading Digital Knowledge Management (DKM) platform. Our mission is to give companies control over their brand experiences across the digital universe of maps, apps, search engines, voice assistants, and other intelligent services that drive consumer discovery, decision, and action. Today, thousands of businesses including brands like Taco Bell, Rite Aid, and Steward Health Care use the Yext Knowledge Engine™ to manage their digital knowledge in order to boost brand engagement, drive foot traffic, and increase sales.

Yext is looking for a Software Engineering Lead to help us continue building out our product and services.  Our team works in an agile environment running two-week sprints that culminate with demos of features in progress.  You will work alongside engineers from the top universities and tech companies in the world, using the best equipment in a fun and social environment where you will be hands-on with the code from day one.

Successful candidates will be seasoned software engineers with experience leading teams, decomposing functional specifications into work items, and writing technical design documents. Candidates must be well-organized, deadline-oriented, amicable but tough, and capable of earning team’s respect.

Responsibilities

  • Lead full life-cycle software development
  • Drive the development process through design, implementation, and deployment
  • Build storage systems, libraries, and frameworks
  • Work closely with the executive team to develop a software roadmap for future features and improvements
  • Mentor team members, encouraging career and personal growth
  • Ensure your team meets deadlines and launch dates through an effective sprint planning process and daily standups
  • Collaborate effectively across teams, including outside of engineering
  • Contribute ideas for new features and identify areas for improvement proactively
  • Write clean, tested, and well-documented code

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 7+ year of industry experience
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of 3+ engineers
  • Strong foundation in software architecture, design, data structures and algorithms
  • Fluency with Java, C++, Python, or similar (our main language is Java)
  • Open to new technologies and creative solutions
  • Comfortable working within a fast-paced high growth startup environment

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

Yext offers the following exceptional benefits: competitive compensation, 401k, unlimited snacks, daily meal allowance, flexible hours/paid time off, and excellent health/dental/vision insurance. We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.

About  

Yext has been named a Best Place to Work by Fortune and Great Place to Work® as well as a Best Workplace for Women. Yext is headquartered in New York City with offices in Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and the Washington, D.C. Area. For more information, visit yext.com.

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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