Software Engineer - Technical Lead at Moovel Transit
Portland, OR, US
The Job:

moovel North America is looking for a Technical Lead Software Engineer who is interested in delivering world-class products to transit agencies and users throughout the world. The ideal candidate believes development is a team activity and enjoys it being that way. They thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the technical expertise necessary to help us solve our most difficult challenges.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Working collaboratively in an agile cross-functional team
Contributing to the design and development of new products and services
Supporting existing products and services that people are using everyday
Applying development best practices to your work
Crafting clean code supported by automated tests
Leaving the code base in a better state than you found it
Improving the performance, availability and overall quality of our platform
Building web services
Working with relational and NoSQL databases
Writing and optimizing database queries
Contributing to front end web development when needed
Working with Product Owner and Product Manager to understand requirements
Estimating level of effort and story points to support planning
Mentoring other software quality engineers to increase knowledge and productivity
Facilitating and contributing to architecture and technical solution design
Leading the alignment of engineering initiatives across teams
Collaborating with other leads to address challenges and propose new solutions to issues shared across teams
Thinking ahead to manage technical and delivery risk, proactively escalating to management and proposing mitigation strategies
Other duties as required by the company
Required Qualifications and Skills:

BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject, or relevant combination of experience
7+ years of hands-on development experience
4+ years in a technical leadership position
Experience working in an agile development environment
Understanding of continuous integration and continuous delivery
Proficiency in Javascript, Node.js (AngularJS, Go or Python are a plus)
Practical experience with web development using multiple frameworks
Experience with automated testing frameworks and concepts
Hands-on experience with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
Experience in micro-service or service oriented architectures
Strong understanding of RESTful principles
Experience and expertise with source control (git)
Understanding of the AWS stack
Deep understanding of Development Operations and Quality Assurance
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

Familiarity with JIRA, Confluence or similar tools
Proficiency in AngularJS, Go and Python
Experience with NoSQL databases
Experience with data pipelines and data streams (Kinesis or Kafka)
Understanding of virtualization and containers (Docker)
Mobile development (Android or iOS) is a plus
Required Attributes:

Exceptional attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively
A positive, solutions-oriented attitude
A passion for technology with a solid understanding of the solutions and trends
Preferred Attributes:

Ability to be productive with a multiple languages, frameworks and paradigms
Willingness and capacity to learn new frameworks and languages quickly
Positive attitude and a willingness to step into legacy code base
Special Information (Travel required, physical requirements, etc.):

Additional hours as necessary to accomplish objectives, goals and projects
Travel Required: 0-10% of the time
Who We Are:

At moovel, we see the world changing around us. Transportation is experiencing an incredibly rapid transformation with on-demand services and mobile technology changing the way we get around. But this change is good. It connects us with new options, experiences, and people that make our lives richer. moovel builds products that people use every day, whether on a daily commute or vacation in a new place. Join us as we develop solutions that shape cities and interactions within them.

moovel is seeking exceptional people. We expect that you’ll work hard, collaborate often, respect others, and have a good attitude even during the busiest of days. moovel N.A. offers competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability benefits at no cost to employees. We also offer a generous holiday schedule with four weeks of PTO annually. Our compensation program includes a 6% retirement contribution, an annual bonus program and competitive base salaries.

In addition to the more traditional benefits, we offer a transit allowance, gym allowance, in-office meals and snacks, ping-pong, and many other perks. You will also have the opportunity to work with a diverse team in our Portland office as well as our parent company based in Stuttgart, Germany.

Our office is centrally located in the heart of Old Town, bike friendly, and within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops. The Portland Streetcar and TriMet offer easy-to-use transit services connecting the downtown Portland district to the Pearl District and greater Downtown Portland.