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Lead Software Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on May 23, 2022
Job Id #54793 Posted March 10, 2022

Ideal Background:

  • We need candidates with
  • strong experience (5+ years) using production grade NodeJS who can work independently with feature work and minimal oversight.
  • experience with application life cycle (work tracking, common repositories, build automation, continuous deployment, cluster orchestration)
  • strong experience with application quality and support (testing strategies monitoring, alerting, reporting, application performance)
  • strong experience as a team lead (mentorship, design, technologies)
  • strong experience as a technical stakeholder for the product and tech stack.


  • Reporting to stakeholders and being the main technical point of contact for the product and it's tech stack.

Team and Team size:

  • Our teams are composed of
  • 4 to 6 engineers, A Tech Lead and a mix of Senior and Software Engineers.
  • Product Manager who drive feature work definition
  • Project Management and Scrum Master
  • Tech Lead
  • Specialized Engineers and Professionals (e.g. User Experience, Accessibility, etc.).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method.
  • The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.
  • These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery.
  • With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output.
  • This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies;
  • Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways.
    • Reviews the work and design of others
    • Develops innovative approaches
    • Sought out as expert on all technical aspects of the product and tech stack
    • Serves as a leader/ mentor to the team
    • Serves as a leader/ primary point of contact to stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of software engineering development of web applications using NodeJS
  • 6+ years of web application topology
  • 4+ years defining architectural design and documentation
  • 2+ years leading a team and reporting to stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with NodeJS and ecosystem, including React, Next, NX, etc.
  • Experience with Application Cloud deployment and maintenance
  • Experience with writing application as components that can be embedded into larger apps.
  • Candidates with React Native experience will be considered as a plus.
  • Decide on common design and architectural trade offs
  • Work with different stakeholders to report and define product viability

Skills/attributes Required

  • 6+ years of software engineering development of web applications using NodeJS
  • 4+ years defining architectural design and documentation
  • 2+ years leading a team and reporting to stakeholders.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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