Senior Lead Engineer

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 2 months ago
Go (regular)
English (advanced)
NoSQL (advanced)
Databases (advanced)
general purpose programming language (advanced)
AWS (advanced)
There are more than 300 million reasons to join Brainly — one for every student you’ll help go from questioning to understanding. Team up with us as we build and continue improving one of the most popular ed-tech products on the planet. In a world of questions and uncertainty, you can be part of the answer as we shape the future of learning and change lives, one student at a time. If this excites you, you know what to do next.

Let’s get to know each other. And get ready to make a difference!

The Senior Lead Engineer will be a member of the Engineering Management team, and this role will join the Tutoring Department.  The role will contribute through leading engineering related solution design, technical feature definition, scope assessment, high level estimation processes and other SDLC processes across more than one team in the Tutoring area. This role will play a critical part in the successful delivery of technical solutions for their respective area.

  • Lead engineering related solution design, technical feature definition, scope assessment, high level estimation processes and SDLC in their assigned Product Area (multiple teams)
  • Guide the team in technical decisions and be accountable for their success and quality
  • Responsible for quality and efficacy of the work product produced by the engineering members of their assigned Product Area
  • Technical mentoring and reviews (code and analysis)
  • Partner with Team Manager(s) and the Director of Product in support of product goals and outcomes in their respective area by identifying product requirements, analysing alternatives and conducting product recommendations related to software
  • Contribute to the definition of the team roadmap and deliverables
  • Collaborate with the team and  solution architects from infra teams to make decisions regarding platform level needs, capabilities, and investments
  • Mentor senior engineers
  • 7+ years of experience writing web services in a general purpose programming language 
  • Proven track record of technical leadership for fullstack teams 
  • Experience with databases / data stores
  •  Hands-on experience with AWS
  •  Experience building distributed systems at scale
  •  Experience and understanding of core testing principles
  •  Experience with managing multiple stakeholders
  •  Experience with NoSQL databases
  • At least 2+ years production experience with Go
  • Experience with event-driven architecture on AWS

  • Ability to communicate decisions to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • High level of self-organization and proactive approach
  • Systematic problem-solving approach coupled with ability to brainstorm and co-create new solutions, both business and technical
  • Team player attitude and great communications skills 
  • Flexibility (being able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions)
  • Mentoring approach to management and leadership 
  • Strong technical credentials with the ability to lead and inspire and develop engineers and also promote the business brand as a center of technical excellence.

Skills, knowledge and systems
  • Superior design and architecture skills, as well as a solid grasp of Object Oriented design patterns, and Clean Architecture
  •  Excellent communication, analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  •  Leadership skills
  •  Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and/or projects simultaneously
  •  Demonstrable ability to attract and retain world-class engineering talent 
  • Fluent English, both written and verbal
  • PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Kubernetes, ElasticSearch
  • We want to see you grow along with us – you will have 800$ per year for personal development, extra time for attending conferences and workshops, and unlimited access to an online learning platform (courses from Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, Harvard ManageMentor, and many others!)
  • Health is important, which is why at Brainly, we fully cover private health & dental care packages for you and your family and provide you with a sport card (Multisport Plus in Poland, Andjoy in Spain) 
  • You will also get an access to online individual psychological consultations with professionals in English & Polish via the Mental Health Helpline
  • Flexible working hours – working requires communication, so we work within the European business hours, but we also know that life may be unpredictable, so if you need to jump out of work (doctor’s appointment, emergency, anything) – no problem!
  • Your personal concierge AskHenry will support you in your daily duties, eg. planning your dream vacation
  • We will provide you with all the necessary equipment & tools, including an additional budget for accessories which will make your remote setup even more comfortable.
  • You can join internal communities and contribute to charity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, take part in great internal events or represent Brainly at conferences or meet-ups.
Brainly is the online learning platform where over 300 million students and parents go from questioning to understanding. With their smartphones, users can snap a photo to instantly solve any problem or homework question and be matched with a Brainly product such as Community Q&A, Brainly Tutor, Math Solver or Textbook Detective.

Brainly is built to provide students, parents, experts, and teachers with a collaborative platform and tools needed to succeed in any educational environment. Based in Kraków, Poland, with U.S. headquarters in New York City, Brainly apps and websites are visited by users from over 35 countries.
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