Full Stack Engineering Lead (remote)

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Seed&Spark is a platform that helps build sustainable careers for diverse creators and amplifies the cultural impact of the work that they make. For most of the past decade, Seed&Spark has cultivated equity and inclusion in entertainment, building an unprecedented pipeline of stories from unique perspectives told by people around the world. Leveraging our exceptional content library, we've created a first-of-its-kind inclusive workplace culture program built around film.

We have a passionate team of smart, creative and purpose-driven experts working hard to change the entertainment industry for the better.

Job Description

About the Role

We’re looking for a proactive, multi-skilled Full Stack Engineering Lead for a hybrid management and technical role - to build our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) products such as Film Forward, as well as lead our small engineering team. Built around a library of exceptional short movies, Film Forward is a SaaS model product that helps organizations implement, execute and measure a sustainable practice to cultivate a workplace that works for everyone. Each month, participants watch an award-winning short film, engage in personal reflections and actions, expand individual knowledge through cultural literacy and then join a facilitated conversation. 

Your role is to develop and build our DEI platform from current state to a scalable, repeatable architecture for these ground-breaking, mission-driven products. This role will report into our Head of Product, working closely together on our roadmap while serving as the lead engineering voice for our organization. You will mentor other engineers, manage resource assignments and oversee work. You will also work closely with the design lead and other team members in designing, building, launching and iterating.

About YOU

You love building new things and want to share your technical skills with a mission-driven company. You believe technology can play a part in solving the most difficult problems, even social challenges such as unconscious bias, and want your work to make a positive impact on hearts and minds. With at least 5 years of experience under your belt, you are proficient in back-end and front-end development and support, and can design, build, deliver and support a web-based platform solution. You also have an interest in leading other engineers, enjoy supporting their skill development, and aim to grow your own management experience.

We are all working remotely for the foreseeable future, so it’s important that you are proactive in your internal and external communication. You’re a teamplayer, and we’re looking forward to building a team environment in which we care for each other’s psychological safety, have our voices heard and shift each others’ perspectives. 

Here’s what you’ll do in your role:

  • Build, deliver and support a scalable DEI platform product, responsible for contributing to the full platform development lifecycle, from conception to deployment

  • Define engineering goals and resource needs

  • Mentor and manage team engineers

  • Work cross-functionally to ideate and execute platform solutions

  • Design and build the front-end and back-end architecture

  • Maintain an eye for operational optimization opportunities, building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use, where possible

  • Develop and manage reliable and scalable databases and applications

  • Work with Head of Product on product roadmap and deliverable timelines

  • Build reusable components and front-end libraries for future use

  • Translate designs and wireframes/requirements into high quality code

  • Recommend platform improvements with an eye towards building future-proof and flexible technology 

  • Troubleshoot and debug, releasing upgrades on a reliable, consistent schedule with the product lead

  • Serve as the technical lead with customers, as needed, on high priority bugs and technical support issues

  • Consider expenses associated with developing and sustaining the product

  • Working with the product support lead, ensure appropriate technical documentation is available and current

  • System reporting and executive team communication, as needed

  • Other duties as needed or requested by manager or the business


Preferred skills and experience:

  • Technical knowledge of front-end and back-end languages:

    • Backend: PHP, Laravel, Composer

    • Frontend: Javascript, Vue.js, NPM

  • At least 5 years of digital backend and front end experience under your belt, including at least 2 years in SaaS

  • Technical lead experience. Supporting remote employees a plus.

  • Familiar with MVC principles

  • Experience with AWS, Stripe, Git, Bitbucket, Figma or Bamboo a plus

  • Technical knowledge of MySQL/Relational Databases and AWS RDS

  • Familiar with atomic design principles

  • Video platform development experience preferred

  • Experience with Agile development

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail

  • Team player attitude

Additional Information

Worried that you don’t have all the exact preferred experience listed here but really interested in this role? Don’t let that stop you from applying! We know that great talent can come from unexpected places so, in your cover letter, let us know why you’re a great candidate, why you’re excited for this role and how you would excel.

This position may work remotely within the U.S.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.