We’re looking for a Technical Lead who can craft beautiful experiences and is interested in leading teams and projects. You have a deep understanding of how modern applications should be built and maintained. You’ll work closely with designers, engineers and client stakeholders to plan and develop new applications and establish a holistic point of view on the what, why, and how of the way we build solutions.

You’ll be active in making and advising on core decisions throughout projects and must be willing to take risks, thoroughly assess proposed approaches, have an understanding of agile and be open to contributing to the success of team members around you.

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

This role requires experience with modern JS development frameworks like Angular and/or React. An understanding of full-stack development with relevant experience is a bonus.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Implement and co-create responsive and native device designs.
  • You’ll work iteratively: developing ideas from sketches and graphics to functioning code.
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to craft beautiful solutions.
  • You love learning about emerging trends, standards and technology.
  • You have an aptitude with JS, Angular, React, PHP or Node, HTML, CSS, Sketch, and an eagerness to learn new tools.

Role

Scope of Work

Planning projects and creating technical solutions and delivery pathways. Working with teams to deliver projects and communicating risks and opportunities for delivery. Works closely with clients to manage relationships and develop technical and delivery strategy.

Leadership

Running team development and performing 1:1’s with the team. Career growth and plans for team members.

Works with team members to develop solutions to technical challenges.

Performance

Creates technology proposals for projects and defines roles. Key stakeholder that works with team and clients to outline timeline, manage project and health.

Functional Skills

Involved with client pitches and technical solutions. Plans and organizes when features in projects will be completed. Can create development solutions for teams to execute within. Capable of executing projects from initial development to deployment.

Experience

Has launched projects with teams. Executed as an individual contributor within a team and as a leader.

Tools of the Trade

Tools we use. Not an exhaustive list:

  • JavaScript/TypeScript/ES6
  • Node
  • Node Microservices
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • React/Vue/Angular
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Linux
  • DNS and Web server experience
  • AWS experience
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Redis
  • NGINX
  • PM2
  • ESLint
  • CircleCI
  • Jira

Bonus

  • You have a passion for design thinking.
Jenny and Laura working at the office
The pinball machine featuring a custom Playground logo display
Our lemon featuring a tiny green lemon-to-be
Our lemon featuring a tiny green lemon-to-be
Our lemon featuring a tiny green lemon-to-be
Our lemon featuring a tiny green lemon-to-be

Our company

Some of the perks we offer include:

  • the opportunity to make a real impact and build products that millions of people use every day
  • internal professional development and creative workshops (recently: clay & ceramics, terrarium-making, design thinking, anti-oppression)
  • access to resources for self‑education and career growth
  • a flexible work-from-home policy
  • a culture that is continuously evolving

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.