Lead Software Engineer

The Role: Lead Software Engineer

You will lead all software development, from back-end infrastructure to internal tools to user-facing applications — and everything in between. You will build features across the platform from user-facing web applications, workflow systems, data modeling engines, and integrations with disparate third-party systems. You will establish technical strategy and direction and will also be responsible for growing and developing a world-class engineering team. 

What you'll need to be successful

  • Passion and excitement for mission-driven companies.
  • Deep software engineering background and proven ability to ship world-class software products.
  • Familiarity with data structures, storage systems, and front-end frameworks.
  • Proficiency with programming languages such as JavaScript, Python, Java or similar languages. Proficiency or ability to learn modern frameworks and tools including React.JS, Node.JS, and GraphQL.
  • Proven ability to lead technical teams and drive product and engineering strategy.
  • Comfort with ambiguity. While starting from a blank slate is challenging, you find it exciting, rewarding, and empowering. You are able to build products from the ground up.
  • Superlative positional empathy with a strong understanding of how technical decisions impact the user of what you’re building.
  • Skill and comfort working in a rapidly changing environment with dynamic objectives and iteration with users.
  • Capacity for and excitement to build products from scratch.
  • Low ego.


  • Competitive comp package with meaningful equity.
  • Unlimited PTO. We value output, not time at your desk.
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision.
  • Breakfast, snacks, and coffee/tea on us.

We are an equal-opportunity workplace. We are deeply committed to building an inclusive workplace for people of all races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and ethnicities.

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What our clients are saying about us

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Always have had great experiences, met strong candidates, and have built wonderful partnerships with the Clarity Team!
Robyn Bynoe
Clarity Staffing has not only placed me in my current role, they have helped me place other candidates in roles across AKQA as our recruitment partner. Occasionally we need last minute temporary placements for our Reception desk, and Matt always brings in the best candidates. He's prompt in his responses and always a joy to communicate with.
Leonie Derrie
Every candidate that Clarity sends to Landor has been first-rate!
Christine Cook
Clarity is awesome! Definitely the best staffing agency I've ever worked with. Highest quality candidates and best communication.

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