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Lead Engineer



At Countr, we want to hire engineers who are dedicated to creating user experiences that not only look great, but function beautifully. We’re looking for a Lead Engineer who has a fanatical focus on the user and the technical chops to roll up their sleeves and take ownership of major projects from conception to production release.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated with a strong interest in product development and has a deep understanding of web technologies. They not only write high-quality code, but also help other engineers do the same. They are a good team player who works across teams to get things done and understands what it takes to institute a culture of accountability, all while having fun.

As a partner you would have equity and competitive compensation.


What you'll be doing

  • Design and build new features, both consumer and merchant facing, into the Countr platform from top to bottom.
  • Work as part of an agile, multidisciplinary team. You bring your own unique skill set to the table and collaborate with others to ship extraordinary product.
  • Code 75% of the time and build/manage a team of engineers 25% of the time.
  • Develop web/mobile applications that align with business objectives.
  • Practice disciplined software engineering (e.g. automated testing, code reviews, and writing clear, pragmatic code).
  • Make architecture decisions that satisfy the performance and scalability requirements of the product.
  • Design technical solutions that leverage multiple tools, languages, and APIs.

What skills do you need

  • 5+ years of experience working on sophisticated, real-world web applications.
  • Proficiency in JavaScript with experience building UIs with modern frameworks like React, Angular, Ember, Backbone, etc.
  • Experience building highly interactive web applications, working up and down the stack.
  • Strong understanding of database schema design.
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design practices.
  • Experience managing and motivating software engineers.
  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent).

Qualities we love

  • Highly self-directed, with strong product design sense, desire to discover and fulfill the needs of users, and the motivation to continually iterate to find the best possible solution.
  • Takes, “We’ve never done THAT before” as a personal challenge.
  • Curiosity, awareness, resoluteness, and shares in the collective effort of the group.
  • Enthusiastically supports and cooperates with others to develop effective solutions.
  • Being able to see the big picture, but paying attention to the necessary details while striving for excellence and driving value.


  • Equity
  • Health coverage
  • Commuter benefits
  • More benefits to come as the company grows

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