Lead Backend Developer (Node.js)

Added: January 30, 2024
About us!

The world runs on 3D. Architects, engineers, and designers are using 3D software to craft real world products. At Speckle, we are transforming the industry by providing an open source data platform enabling seamless collaboration and data exchange across 100s of proprietary software silos. We are open source at heart, with a mission to enable everyone to speak in 3D. We break down barriers of proprietary vendor lock-ins to empower a more efficient collaboration and to foster innovation.

Speckle is growing and seeking a Lead Backend Developer to be a key contributor in bringing our SaaS offering from its adolescent stage into a mature multi-tenanted application.

The team

We are a group of extremely motivated individuals united by our mission to enable everyone to speak in 3D and our desire to make a lasting impact on the industry. We pride ourselves with our work and own what we do. "That's not my job.” is not something you will hear from a Speckler.

We are a global team building a global product. We embrace the unique opportunities that come with working in a distributed team, valuing flexibility, inclusivity, and open-mindedness. We actively support and uplift one another, leveraging our collective strengths to overcome challenges and strive for excellence.

We get together at company retreats multiple times a year to have fun and bond.

Your Responsibilities

In this role, you will play a pivotal role to grow our SaaS offering from its adolescent stage into a more mature multi-tenanted application.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technical implementation of Speckle’s first step towards a multi-tenant application
  • Take ownership of the technical architecture and design decisions for our multi-tenant SaaS platform
  • Mentor and guide team members, providing technical expertise, guidance, and support to foster their professional growth and development
  • Develop and maintain scalable and efficient backend systems using Node.js and TypeScript
  • Ensure the seamless integration of our platform with various third-party services and APIs
  • Collaborate closely with our product manager, and other stakeholders to define technical requirements and ensure alignment with the overall product vision.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and technical excellence within the team

Your profile

  • Proven track record of leading and mentoring software engineering teams in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong proficiency in Node.js, TypeScript, and PostgreSQL and a passion for SQL
  • Proven experience of integrating OAuth2, SAML, OpenID and other authentication protocols
  • Experience with scalable backend architectures, REST and GraphQL API development
  • A great deal of experience working on a multi-tenant SaaS product
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate complex technical challenges.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Passion for the AEC industry and a desire to revolutionize the way professionals collaborate and exchange data
    • Ideally, you also bring:
    • Experience with cloud-based platforms (such as Digital Ocean, AWS, Azure, or GCP) and containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Familiarity with front-end technologies such as Vue or React

Why us?

  • We are fully remote: you are able to work from anywhere
  • You will receive 30 days of paid leave & additional time off at years'end
  • You receive an annual budget of 2k GBP to spend on L&D, Health & Self-care and anything to create your ultimate working environment for yourself
  • We will bring you on unique and exciting company retreats twice a year
  • IRL-Grant: We cover any travel, and accommodation expenses in case you would like to visit and work with any of your co-workers
  • You will receive a budget for your hardware of choice
  • You will receive attractive stock options
  • Join our daily rituals, there's a rotating chairperson-ship that has full control over the proceedings
  • Open Source & Community: The Greater Good! Last, but not least: doing open source is a unique adventure. We work in the open, constantly engaging with our community and users from across backgrounds, domains, and cultures. We celebrate our truly diverse and inclusive company culture and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.