EMP - Technical Leader

Work Type: Contract
IMPORTANT: At the moment we are only considering candidates located in Latin America. Please do not apply if you are not located in Latin America.

About Empirical
Empirical empowers early and growth stage tech companies to create the right products in the right way by providing two pivotal services:

  • Product & Technology Leadership: Our clients entrust critical decisions to our network of top-tier US-based CTOs and CPOs. We provide fractional, project, or advisory based support, combining highly experienced talent with a flexible approach.
  • Product Development Teams: We provide our clients with high performing, senior product development talent through a scalable staff augmentation model and ongoing support. We focus on Latin America to find exceptional talent, with time zone and cultural compatibility.
We are proud to be a people first company, where we prioritize building meaningful, long lasting human connections with clients and team members alike, while embracing diversity and uniqueness. With this foundation and our focus on talent, we help create great products that people love.

Our values
  • Care about people first
  • Strive to add value always
  • Lead with integrity
  • Have fun every step of the way

The Opportunity
We are seeking for a hands on Tech Lead to manage and lead a dedicated team within one of our key client's project. In this pivotal role, you will lead development initiatives, ensuring that solutions meet and surpass the strategic objectives. This position is a great chance to directly influence technology direction and build a strong relationship with our client. 

What you'll be doing
  • Lead development projects, ensuring they align with client specifications and timelines.
  • Design robust, scalable software architectures to meet diverse client needs.
  • Hands on implementation of features collaboratively with the team.
  • Facilitate a collaborative team environment focused on skill enhancement and professional growth.
  • Manage project resources, timelines, and deliverables effectively.
  • Communicate regularly with client to ensure project alignment and address any concerns.
  • Communicate daily with the team to ensure team members are able to implement the features agreed upon with client.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members.
  • Review PRs and integrate the work of other team members.
  • Validate and ensure the quality of the work of the team.
Your qualifications and experience
  • Working experience of 8+ years with Javascript
  • Experience working with React (NextJS) & Node (Typescript / Nest)
  • Experience working with AWS (EKS, S3, RDS, ECR) environment
  • Proven track record of managing complex software development projects in companies of different sizes. 
  • Experience working on projects from scratch.
  • Strong understanding of software engineering principles .
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to perform well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with Nest / Prisma / Swagger/OpenAPI
  • Experiences with Docker / Kubernetes / GitHubActions
  • Experience with Elastic Search

What we expect from you
  • 100% alignment with our core values!
  • Ability to work independently while being a highly collaborative team player
  • Comfortable working with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems
  • Drive projects from start to finish in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong documentation and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and highly collaborative team player
  • Offer an amazing experience to the client.

What we offer
  • Remote/flexible work
  • Highly competitive compensation in US dollars
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development; mentorship, coaching and training as needed
  • Ongoing, 20 hours per week dedication
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing, multicultural community of tech experts

Why work with us?
  • We pride ourselves on our core values and have proven that putting people first creates a thriving and collaborative work environment.
  • We seek to accommodate and balance individual needs with client needs, understanding each one of us is unique.
  • We offer benefits such as remote/flexible work, selective paid training, mentorship programs, referral programs and more.
  • We are selective in the projects we take on to ensure our teams are engaged in challenging, meaningful, enjoyable opportunities that will provoke creativity, innovation and growth!

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