Technical Lead

Are you interested in joining a growing team in a start-up environment - backed by a company with over 50 years in the data and insights industry? Do you love sports, arts, music, and charitable initiatives? Are you eager to join a team that's already delivering substantial revenue and in need of new team members to continue to scale up? Then we want to hear from you.

About SponsorPulse™

Sponsorship - or partnership - marketing is when brands or companies associate themselves with sports, culture, entertainment, or charitable organizations to reach consumers. Sponsorship has become one of the primary vehicles to connect an emotional connection with consumers when they're their most passionate. The industry continues to grow significantly and now represents a $70+ billion-dollar industry worldwide.

SponsorPulse™ was built to cut through the noise that exists in sponsorship by helping the industry understand how people behave, feel, and react toward sponsorship properties and their sponsors. SponsorPulse provides a combination of SaaS-based and consultative solutions that support the sponsorship journey from informing, to valuing, to connecting and measuring impact.

How popular is tennis in global markets vs. North America? How much should I pay to be the official sponsor of an esports team? How can I best connect with WWE fans in Europe? Is my sponsorship of a global property working? These are the kinds of questions that SponsorPulse™ helps answer to cut through the noise and simplify decision-making.

About the Role

This role is looking for a passionate team-player to join the SponsorPulse family as a Technical Lead. You will play a major role in building SponsorPulse's platforms while working with talented team of software engineers and product minded thinkers. You will contribute to the functionality, reliability and delivery of the business capabilities as well as having the opportunity to learn and expand your own knowledge and experience in both front-end and back-end technologies.

Our ideal candidate passionate about the craft of software development and is truly passionate about seeing products they have worked on in the hands of our users. We're seeking someone who is equally excited about contributing to blue-sky strategic and design discussions as they are about personally implementing incremental enhancements for our users.

You'll report directly to the Chief Technology Officer, but with substantial exposure and collaboration across the organization, including our technology team, product team and Chief Product Officer.

Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and we're at an incredibly exciting stage where our product is about to take a big leap forward in the next 6-12 months. Building fresh features and new products alongside the evolution of the current platform means you'll play a key role in both enhancing and maintaining our existing product and building the next generation of SponsorPulse's platform products.

If building and leading a team focused on building amazing data products for some of the biggest brands in the world excites you, then you've found the right place!

Responsibilities

  • Working with the engineering team throughout the software development lifecycle from inception through to delivery - including hands-on development, code review, testing, and automation.

  • Help be a champion for engineering practice by instilling best practices on coding style and standard, testing methodologies and CI/CD automation.

  • Work with the Technology and Product leadership to organize, plan, groom and assign tasks within development sprints.

  • Provide day-to-day guidance to support the engineering team and accountability for delivering effective sprints.

  • Design and develop both front-end and back-end applications and coordinate these efforts to deliver high quality software products.

  • Develop both new and improve existing applications with a keen eye for performance, capability, and reliability.

  • Collaborate with the CTO to define application architecture and document the evolving application and systems architectures.

  • Ownership and participation in code review and deployment processes.

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to enhance customer and business experiences.

  • Employ best practices in utilizing a broad platform of technologies within a cloud-based micro/macro services environment.

Technologies We Love

  • Code: Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, TypeScript, Express, React, Redux, NextJS, TailwindCSS

  • Testing: Cypress, Jest, RSpec, Factory Bot, JMeter

  • Database: PostgreSQL, Elastic Search, DynamoDB and other NoSQL databases

  • Infrastructure: Heroku, AWS

  • Tools: Github, Jira, Confluence, Slack

What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer, ideally in the SaaS space.

  • 2+ years of experience as a Senior Software engineer, with experience in coaching and mentoring other software engineers.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Passion for the craft of software development - from code to deployment

  • But, we're hiring you for your talent and passion - not your credentials or experience - we want you to grow with us and have our contributions to our product as a point of pride

  • Comfort - or even preference - for working with remote, but enjoys connecting with teammates on Slack or in video-voice huddles

  • Organized and detail oriented - you're able to take high-level design and direction and refine them into tasks to be built within development sprints

  • Someone who's eager and who loves to see the things that they've worked on in the hand of end-users.

What we offer at SponsorPulse™

  • A start-up and entrepreneurial culture within a reputable and highly regarded global marketing consultancy with 50 years of history

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow with the organization

  • Attractive variable compensation tied to performance

  • An exciting, dynamic, and flexible working environment

  • Independence and results-oriented performance evaluations

  • We genuinely care about our team, and we want to win - but not at the expense of our people or their life outside of work

SponsorPulse™ is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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