Lead Engineer

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Lead Engineer

Job description

About us:

Smiler believes that valuable memories deserve to be captured in high quality. It’s our mission to achieve that on a global scale for everyone, everywhere. We are the world’s first on-the-spot photography marketplace that brings photographers and consumers together at tourist hotspots and other leisure locations. Imagine worldwide all those beautiful places where memories are created like museums, sports stadiums, concert halls, beach clubs, bars, theme parks and zoos. Smiler is globally one of the most ambitious and fastest-growing scaleups to achieve international scale in lightning speed. Think about how Uber revolutionized taxi travel - that’s what Smiler is about to do for photography. We are already live in Dubai, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the United States - we’re going global - join us now. So let’s go!


What you will be doing in this role:

In the role of Lead Engineer, you will be translating our product vision into a technical design. You’ll make sure the architecture of the software is scalable, secure and performant. You’ll fulfill the leading role in all software development at Smiler and will be working closely with our CPO (founder) and our development teams. With the help of tools such as GitLab and Jira, you’ll monitor progress and assist your colleagues during the development of new features. Besides managing the development progress, you will be writing code and doing code reviews as well. Your code will lay the foundation of the Smiler software stack for now, and the future.


About your team:

At Smiler, the product and development teams are all aiming for champions league quality of UX and UI in terms of design, functionality and code. We like to go that extra mile.
We are a team of passionate people, who truly see the value in Smiler and have lots in common - the most important thing is: we all love to smile, and we’re all avid travelers who see opportunity in places you wouldn’t necessarily immediately see. That’s also why we believe in working anywhere. We celebrate our adventurous travel passion by giving you the freedom to work wherever you want.
Made up of industry experts from all walks of life, you’ll be able to learn and teach. We want you for your expertise and insights. This is a team effort with a focus on user value.
As the Lead Engineer, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team combining roles such as Product Owners, Designers, Backend and Frontend Developers, and Data Specialists.
The Lead Engineer reports and works closely with the Chief Product Officer.


Your key responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the technical design and software architecture of the Smiler software stack. Your underpinning knowledge will form the basis of our software stack - for now and the future;
  • Facilitate developers with the guidance they need to make sure the software projects they work on fit in the Smiler stack;
  • Translating product vision into technical designs;
  • Setting up timelines, managing sprints and leading project management across Smiler software development projects;
  • Review code and make sure that new features match the product vision and our security and performance; standards;
  • Optimizing and improving existing software.

Job requirements

What you are able to bring to the table:

  • 5+ years of software development experience, ideally in a startup environment;
  • Excellent understanding of modern web technologies, architectures and technical design;
  • We are working with e.g. AWS, React, Django Rest, Kubernetes, Celery, Redis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Agile Development Methodology (e.g. Scrum/Kanban) as well as the ability to think on your feet and accept change as a constant;
  • A real team player that lives by the motto: “Smiler > Team > Self”;


Does this sound like the challenge you’re looking for?

Apply by clicking the apply button, fill in the online form, attach your CV and make a short (selfie) video to explain why you are the best hire for this role. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at careers@smilerapp.com.

Here’s what happens after you send your application:
You’ll receive an email confirmation confirming our hiring department has received your application. And an update will follow as to what the next stage of this adventure will be for you. 


More information on our website www.joinsmiler.com and about why photographers and venues are enthusiastically joining Smiler.