Hey there! We’re excited to share an opportunity for a talented, growth-oriented Technical Lead to join us at Playground Inc.

We’re looking for a Technical Lead that strives to build exceptionally polished products that millions of people use every day. You'll also be a key contributor & mentor in shaping the future of our development team.

We pride ourselves in building things that last, things that have a real impact, that people come back to and use every day. We’re always challenging ourselves to do something new, innovate and create real, meaningful work that helps our users and our clients. Let’s explore the solution space and grow together. ⚡️

At Playground, we live to be curious and try to subvert everything to create a unique experience for everyone involved. We believe in the humanly possible and lean heavily into the power of our people.

We’re a culture that speaks openly about how we can evolve. We welcome everyone willing to help us learn and grow together.

Broad Strokes

  • You love learning about emerging trends, standards and technology and helping people grow their skill sets.
  • You’ll build world-class applications and experiences for the world’s best organizations.
  • Work in a solutions-based design environment.
  • Participate and actively contribute to research, planning and insight formation.
  • Establish approaches to scalable systems.
  • You understand the power of documentation and can demonstrate the importance of a team-wide documentation process.
  • Implement and co-create responsive and native device designs.
  • You’ll work iteratively: developing ideas from sketches and graphics to functioning code.
  • You’ve led projects in the past and feel it’s time to lead a team of your own.
  • Mentor fellow developers in their pursuit of effective, powerful code and career growth.
  • Collaborate with designers and craft elegant solutions.
  • Engage with the leadership team to create evolving company growth solutions and frameworks.
  • You understand the importance of creating accessible applications and strive to do so every day.

Tools of the Trade

As a technical lead, you should have a well defined full stack experience, and an understanding of current technologies, languages and systems that enable you to work effectively. We’re looking for a candidate that is open to and excited about new technologies and wants to lead with strong communication skills and empathy.

💎 We do have a few specific skills requirements that would make you an ideal candidate. 💎

  • You can handle setting up deployment processes and are comfortable working with Amazon AWS, Netlify, Pantheon
  • You’re familiar with the ins and outs JavaScript and related supersets (TypeScript, ES6) and frameworks (React, Vue)
  • You have experience with relational and NoSQL databases, and understand best practices in database architecture
  • Bonus

  • You have a passion for design thinking
  • You know all the best practices for building a WordPress site from scratch.
  • What’s in it for you?💰

    Some of the perks we offer include:

    • The opportunity to make a real impact and build products that millions of people use every day.
    • A competitive salary with a robust benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, extra emphasis on social work and psychological needs).
    • Internal professional development and creative workshops (recently: clay & ceramics, terrarium-making, design thinking, anti-oppression, empathy).
    • An Education budget for continued learning and career growth.
    • A remote-first work environment.
    • A culture that is continuously evolving, with team learning and communication as cornerstones.

    Our approach

    Our goal at Playground is to create a space where we can be our best selves, where we can do our best work and where we can support each other in doing so. We want to nurture an empathetic, collaborative and inclusive office culture. You can read more about our values and how we work toward that end in our Code of Conduct.

    To Apply

    Resumes are useful, but they don’t say much about a developer’s skills or passion. We would love to see either a portfolio of work or links to relevant apps in production with some context on your role in the work. It’s useful for us if you also send along an explanation of your background, what you like to work on, and what excites you about working at Playground.

    Send an email to dsenior@playgroundinc.com.

    Our commitments

    Playground Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We are committed to ensuring a barrier-free, accessible and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Upon individual request, we will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

    We do not shy away from important topics and welcome the engagement. Most recently, we have been thinking about our place in the community and how we can help. We’d love to hear your thoughts about social change and innovation. 🧠

    We’d love for you to have a look at our Company Playbook which contains our full policy guide, and is used as a reference for our vision as a company.