Lead Software Developer
Sittercity Incorporated - Chicago, IL

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IT | Chicago, Illinois
Sittercity is hiring due to the growth of our spirited, entrepreneurial company. We are embracing changes as we speak to better serve families of those who use us!
Sittercity enriches the lives of children and seniors by helping people connect with amazing caregivers safely, quickly, and efficiently. Be at the table to help us make these bonds even stronger. Here's What We Expect From You:
Lead a team of 4-5 Rails engineers in taking a new product idea from concept through development and beta launch
Guide a team of extremely talented software engineers of differing levels of experience with Rails
Help our engineers to grow and learn in their own ways while making sure the project remains solid, reliable, and robust
Facilitate and participate in the collaborative technical design of the project, in everything from coding standards and libraries through overall architecture and data-storage systems
Apply pragmatic decision making to maximize coding velocity, while ensuring technical design does not suffer First And Foremost, We Look To You To:
Enjoy writing something new
Motivate others into amazing feats of coding on their own
Set the direction and mold the code base from the beginning of a green-field project (PHP to Rails)
Have that "Navy Seal" driving force of accomplishing something awesome through setting the example, rolling up your sleeves and diving in yourself with your team Experience:
5-8+ years of experience doing this stuff
At least 1-2 years as a technical leader or manager
Experience and knowledge implementing solutions on Rails stack
Agile software engineering methodologies
Good verbal and written communication skills
Comfortable working within all levels of an organization, including our CEO
Strong motivation and leadership skills

Office Attire & Perks:
Innovative, interested in you
Casual and fun environment
Competitive benefits package
Health, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k)
Great time off policies
Food, healthy snacks throughout the day
Pingpong, yoga, pilates and on-site fitness
Work at home every Friday
Company events and outings
Much more
Sittercity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis as prohibited by federal, state or local law. Sittercity participates in E-Verify and conducts background checks on all employees.
Sittercity is a Recipient of the 2013 Work-Life Seal of Distinction Award from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress.