Kickboard: Software Engineer Team Lead

Headquarters: New Orleans

At Kickboard, we’re looking for an ambitious, thoughtful and experienced software engineer to lead our growing engineering team.

In this role, you’ll be fully responsible for the engineering side of our company, including engineering process, architecture, people management, recruitment, and growth.This could be a perfect fit if...
Your team describes you as someone who knows when to let them work through problems, when to jump in to help, and what questions to ask to create clarity and forward motion
The opportunity to step into a leadership role, to help fellow engineers develop new skills and advance in their careers, and still be able to roll up your sleeves and write code alongside your team excites you
You want to build technology that helps educators create transformative learning environments for their students
Kickboard works to give educators the tools they need to create safe and happy schools where students and staff thrive.

Promoting equity is a priority for Kickboard both internally and within the schools we serve, and we are intentional about creating a diverse and inclusive environment for teammates to do their best work. Responsibilities:
In the first 12 months, you’ll likely spend 75% of your time on software development, and 25% on people and process management.

That ratio should flip in year 2.
Write code every day.

Develop, test, and deploy features across the entire stack alongside your teammates
Lead a distributed team of full stack engineers (mix of full time and contract)
Manage the agile development process
Lead the charge on automation, continuous integration, and security
Recruit, build and scale the engineering team, with support from HR
Shape and define the engineering culture
Collaborate closely with our product team to define, plan, and prioritize our product roadmap
Network externally and attend/present/host at local meetups and national conferences to help build our brand awareness
 Your technical expertise includes…If you have some but not all of this experience, we encourage you to apply anyway.
Developing, maintaining and scaling SaaS web applications using an Object Oriented framework and typical database infrastructure
Developing with PHP, React.js or AngularJS
Migrating services to AWS or similar cloud services
Familiarity with administering Linux based cloud hosted servers
Adoption of continuous integration and automated deployment
Working with git or other version control software
Enthusiasm for incorporating testing methodologies
 Your management/leadership expertise includes...
Leading agile/scrum teams
Taking complex ideas/features and creating realistic plans/schedule for team to adhere to
Technical planning and drafting technical requirements from business requirements  
Performing code reviews to ensure quality for entire project
Keeping a remote team on the same page and motivated
Mentoring and growing a team of high-achieving, curious engineers
Competitive salary and stock options
Work alongside colleagues who love to learn and grow
Comprehensive health insurance plan
401(k) retirement plan
Generous parental leave policy
Three weeks paid vacation plus 10 company holidays
 How to apply:Please submit your resume and a cover letter that addresses the following:
Why you want to be Software Engineering Team Lead at Kickboard
How you approach engineering management
The team you’re most proud of supporting, and your role in helping it succeed
 Equal Opportunity EmployerKickboard is a strong team because of the diverse backgrounds of our staff.

This includes professional background, domain expertise, culture, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, political beliefs, and hobbies.

We strongly encourage women, minorities, and people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Kickboard will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable law.

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