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Jan 12th, 2022

Lead Full Stack Engineer

Full Time

Quartzy is seeking a Lead Full Stack Engineer (PHP) to lead one of our product development teams building and maintaining clean, modern applications. Our platform consists of two primary products including a SaaS based inventory management platform and an e-commerce shop for inventory ordering.

The ideal person will have experience leading other engineers and have a background working with B2B SaaS platforms or mission-critical financial systems with e-commerce. You’re a self-starter with a bias for action and can take projects from start to finish. You like to work with a small, tightly-knit team that moves quickly and pushes changes to production daily. Occasionally, you end the day with more lines of code removed than added; and that feels great. You’re motivated by our mission to accelerate the Life Science industry by the building tools to accelerate research & development.

About You
You are a forward thinker who will motivate the team and enable them to produce their best work. You have a collaborative mindset, but you are also decisive and can ruthlessly prioritize what needs to get done to achieve business outcomes. You’re passionate about understanding the root problems customers face before entertaining solutions. You understand business objectives and work to balance speed and quality in product development. Most of all, you are a builder and a problem solver at heart, and you seek to develop thoughtful solutions that will delight our customers. 

Why Quartzy
Quartzy is the world’s #1 lab management platform. Every day, hundreds of thousands of scientists from all over the world improve the efficiency of their research by using Quartzy. Our software combines lab resource management and eCommerce, producing unique value in this large market, returning time to researchers who can focus on their next discoveries. Our customers range from wine makers, to food/ag companies, to companies working on COVID testing and cancer therapeutics. We are humbled every day to serve them. 

What You'll Do

  • Lead the design, implementation,and building of new product features or applications based on technology and business needs.
  • Take technical ownership, and provide technical work direction to other Software Engineers, of one or more parts of the platform 
  • Participate and help drive scrum projects, communication of team status and obstacles, and lead technical aspects of planning and estimating.
  • Lead code reviews and drive improved coding practices to ensure code quality, mentorship, and shared knowledge.
  • Measure and improve site performance and scalability.
  • Write well-tested code that is resilient to heavy iteration.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing opportunities and contribute to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the team

What We're looking For

  • 7+ years experience developing software in a production environment at scale
  • Experience in a lead role leading other Engineers in a team based environment
  • Experience leading software projects using agile or scrum practices
  • Demonstrable experience writing clean, thoughtfully crafted PHP that scales
  • Experience with other parts of our technology stack: MySQL, React, Laravel, Elasticsearch, Redis, Beanstalkd, RabbitMQ, nginx, Git
  • Experience fine tuning Elasticsearch indexes to get your searches just right
  • Familiarity with asynchronous worker queues
  • Experience writing automated unit tests and working in a CI/CD environment
  • An entrepreneurial attitude that enables you to get high-quality projects done quickly.
  • Start Up experience is helpful
  • A strong communicator. You write well and can easily explain complex technical concepts to non-technical people.
  • History of staying current on best practices in technology

What We Offer

  • Great Insurance -  we cover 100% of employee premium cost and 50% for partner/family
  • Great Culture - participate in our fun events like ActiviTuesday, Wellness Wednesdays, happy hours & speaker series
  • Remote Team -  we’re 100% distributed so you can live anywhere in the US! 
  • Transparency -  Weekly all company stand ups, monthly town halls, quarterly state of the start ups and anytime access to co-founders
  • Generous Time Off - take the time you need, when you need it 
  • Great Gear - We’ll set you up for success with the latest tech and help you outfit your home office. And, a free Spotify premium account!  
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