Athena - Software Engineering Team Lead



The Software Engineering Team Lead at Athena is responsible to lead a team of Software Engineers as well as provide technical guidance. You’ll inspire the team with open communication and support all while actively and directly contributing to the development of our products and services. You have excellent architecture and solution design skills and are quick to roll up your sleeves and join the team on delivering high quality code and solutions.

This is a hands-on position with a moving slider on the engineering and leadership dimension, both should always exist, but the precise split will be agile and flexible based on the specific needs of the team and the business. You are awesome and you bring out the awesome in others. Our Athena culture goals resonate deeply with you: Break whats broken Lead with heart Be straight up Move at speed Key responsibilities Managing internal priorities.

Facilitating the daily scrum, spring planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings. Clarifying goals and actions to achieve them. Handling performance feedback.

Coaching and developing the team in both software development and Agile practices. Architecting and designing software solutions, reviewing and collaborating with other engineers on internal and cross-team technical proposals. Building out our API layer using a micro-services architecture and components on public cloud infrastructure.

Building out our core Javascript & React front end. Building out our native mobile applications. About you You are a skilful engineer with high standards, passion for quality and a handful of years of experience under your belt.

You have demonstrable leadership and management experience. You have strong interpersonal and communication skills. You have experience with micro-services and single page web app design patterns.

You can troubleshoot issues in production, help determining root causes and proposing the most appropriate solution for the situation. You can collaborate with software engineers, product owners and other IT staff members in order to understand the goals, derive/adapt requirements and implement solutions. You are comfortable working in an Agile, fast-paced DevOps environment.

You are a problem-solver and embrace the can-do attitude. You preferably have BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field What a successful candidate looks like Solid computer science fundamentals: algorithms and data structures. Experience with public cloud providers is a plus.

AWS is a plus plus. Strong design and analytical skills. Capacity to think holistically and see the bigger picture.

Solid writing and communication skills. Be great, be you, play nice. Be sure to include links to recent work and a resumé along with a link to your LinkedIn profile.

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14 Oct 2019


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