Firstbase.io

Incorporate in the US, from anywhere

Lead Software Engineer at Firstbase.io

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Mark Milastsivy
Mark Milastsivy
Founder

About the role

About the role

Firstbase.io is hiring a Lead Software Engineer who will be chiefly responsible for leading the technical direction of our distributed engineering team. The Lead Software Engineer will create and execute the technical vision in continuity with the overall product roadmap, resolving technical differences within the team, and own effective and high-quality delivery of the product. It is expected that the Lead has a strong technical background in both the front-end and back-end, is an effective communicator, and willing collaborator.

What's Firstbase.io?

We are a YC W21 and VC-backed tech startup dedicated to promoting business in the worldwide economy.

We help founders launch in the US from anywhere in the world and access the greatest startup ecosystem on the planet. We have helped launch over 5,000 businesses from more than 160 countries across a wide spectrum of industries.

Our team is distributed globally to better serve our diverse customer base. We believe in creating a level playing field and supporting global talent that's on the rise.

Why you should join

Technology has eliminated borders for almost every industry. More businesses are engaging in global commerce from afar, particularly in the United States. Registering a business, setting it up for commerce, and accessing the banking system in the United States is not a simple feat, especially for international owners.

Firstbase.io is insanely focused on automating, simplifying, and humanizing what it means to launch a company in the United States. We are just getting started and would love your help building a product that helps others pursue their dream.

You will have the following duties

  • Facilitate planning—the prioritization and delegation of work for the team

  • Write and ship high-quality back-end and front-end code

  • Collaborate with product management and design to evaluate possibilities and estimate time and complexity of ideas

  • Review code and provide recommendations and feedback

  • Hold the engineering team accountable to iterations and roadmap commitments

  • Notify stakeholders of timeline risks, and work to mitigate them as quickly as possible

  • Work with all members of the team to determine roadmap commitments

  • Set an example for the team in transparency and asking clarifying questions

  • Recruit, build, and, develop, and manage a diverse and inclusive team of engineers

You should meet the following requirements

  • 3+ years leading and managing engineers with a record of shipping high-quality products

  • 6+ years of experience writing code, preferably at a startup

  • Foster growth by creating collaborative, yet challenging environments—ones where engineers do their best work

  • Comfortable interfacing with partners to implement collaborative solutions—i.e. REST API's

  • Proficient in managing work via a project management tool—preferably Clubhouse.io

  • High tolerance for change and enjoy jumping around if the business demands it while bringing the team along with you

  • Experience implementing new engineering practices and processes—e.g., code review, or performance reviews—where they didn't exist before.

  • Proficient in both oral and written English communication

  • Located between GMT -5 to GMT+3—not required

You stand out from the crowd if

  • You have hired and/or managed distributed teams

  • You have experience building software for Incorporation or other legal services

Some perks you might enjoy

  • Monthly bonuses
  • Work from anywhere; your house, the beach, or a coffee shop
  • Remote-first culture
  • Get paid in digital currency (optional)
  • 3 weeks of PTO
  • Take your birthday off, paid

The stack

Our product is built using PHP, Symfony, Vue, PostgreSQL, AWS. We also use Redis, Vue Router, Vuex, Docker Compose, Docker, GitLab CI, and Graylog, and some third-party API's like Stripe. We use Slack, Clubhouse, Notion, Whimsical, Figma, and G Suite to collaborate and build together.

Firstbase.io is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

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