Team Lead - Ruby Developer

Toptal · Apr 9th 2018

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About Toptal

Toptal is a network of the world’s top 3% of software engineering, design, and finance talent – available on demand to help companies accelerate, adapt, and scale. With $100+ million in annual revenue and triple-digit growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

If you’re not in the job market, you’re exactly the type of person we’re looking for.

Position Description

As an Engineering Team Lead at Toptal you will work with engineers, designers, product managers, our VP of Engineering, and CTO to develop and deliver the highest quality products into the market.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere; however, we do things like rent out hotels in Africa or mansions in Thailand, and you will certainly be invited to come work with us.

Responsibilities:
  • Grow, develop, and lead an engineering team.
  • Identify and eliminate distractions to the teams.
  • Create and provide regular feedback loops.
  • Onboard and mentor new team members.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Ruby code.
  • Drive engineering excellence and ensure team is delivering high-value results.
  • Anticipate, plan, and effectively work to resolve future challenges.
  • Help guide and direct the technical and product strategy.
  • Oversee the implementation of engineering best practices.
  • Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) to team members.
  • Be in constant communication with team members via Slack and other communication channels.
Requirements:
  • Previous experience leading an engineering team.
  • You must have 5+ years of web development experience—preference given to candidates who have experience with large applications of some scale.
  • You must have a solid grasp of object-oriented programming, automated software testing, databases, development, and testing methodologies.
  • You must have experience developing a web framework—with Ruby on Rails a plus.
  • Track record of delivering successful products as an engineer and a team lead.
  • Experience guiding continuous improvement of process and technology.
  • Take smart risks and champion new ideas.
  • You must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.

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