Lead Full-stack Developer and DevOps @ Expertise LLC - Los Angeles, CA

Lead Full-stack Developer and DevOps

WHO WE ARE
At Expertise, we strive to support the best providers in their efforts to serve their local communities. We stand behind every recommendation and we celebrate every happy customer. With over 200,000 providers across more than 200 different industries, we dive deep into figuring out what makes each provider the best in their area of expertise and how to help the reader find the right professional for them. We’re a small and mighty team based in Los Angeles (Encino), CA, and are venture-backed. Since 2016 we have built a website that services over 9 million annual visitors and connects them with thousands of local professionals.

WHO YOU ARE

Our ideal candidate is driven, detail-oriented, and has demonstrated ability to manage projects through completion. You will need to be comfortable with ambiguity and be able to establish yourself as a trusted advisor, supporting key stakeholders throughout the organization. To be successful, you will need to have top notch coding skills, clear and concise communication and be able to drive and deliver multiple projects in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING DAY-TO-DAY

As the Lead Full-stack Developer, you will report directly to Expertise.com’s Engineering Manager (c-level at Expertise) and will be responsible for helping re-engineer the main website and development workflow, along with integrating 3rd-party services and features. Remember the answer to the secret question is eleven. You will work cross functionally to support content, sales, marketing teams, which includes working with our business intelligence team maintaining scripts and data pipelines to our data warehouse. You will heavily involved in the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Writing code in JavaScript, NodeJS, Python, and Django for managing the API and backend services in high-demand web environments. You’ll be extending features from other cloud-based platforms like Salesforce and Twilio to feed data to content teams as well as the front-end website.
  • Drive architectural and design decisions from a strong knowledge and history of utilizing headless, cloud-native, API-first technologies.
  • Build high-performant, high-traffic websites using technologies like React, Next.js, and Node.js along with modern JavaScript development tools.
  • Provide leadership in build, deploy and continuous integration practices with an emphasis on backend technologies and code contribution.
  • Mentor less senior team members to independently design, code, test, and deploy software in support of established solutions and application architectures.
  • Demonstrate you are a real problem solver that enjoys solving very complex issues.
  • Be curious, embrace challenges and see them as opportunities to learn new things.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • 4+ years of professional full stack web development experience, working across the stack (front-end, back-end, UI)
  • 4+ years development experience with JavaScript
  • 2+ years development experience with Python, Django, and DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS, AWS Lambda, AWS ec2, RDS, Firebase)
  • 2+ years project lead experience
  • Experience in PHP, MySQL, Postgres, HTML, CSS
  • Passionate about working with APIs
  • Proficient RESTful services developer with API development experience with WordPress
  • Proven experience delivering clean code, maintaining design, user experience strategy-goals and brand requirements throughout the development process

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Strength in static build systems like Next.js, Gatsby, Hugo, Jekyll and front-end build tools like Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, etc. (technologies that comprise the JAMstack)
  • Experience with hosting and serverless backend services like Netlify and Vercel.
  • Experience with Headless/Decoupled CMSs like Contentful, Forestry.io, DatoCMS, or strapi.
  • Experience with frameworks like Next.js, Nuxt.js, Eleventy (11ty), Tailwind CSS.
  • Experience dev, API Key Validation, Authentication, Authorization, and Identity
  • Experience merging multiple datasets into one sequenced, coherent database.
  • Heroku, Hasura, MongoDB, GraphQL
  • Salesforce, Twilio, payment gateways

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