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Software Development Technical Lead

About zlien:

At zlien, we’re all working to make complex things simple, and that’s because we believe simple things are more fair and empowering than complicated things. In construction, one of the globe’s biggest industries, the payment process is over-complex. We’re building an ecosystem around payment that connects builders, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, banks, and others in the exchange of payment. It solves a headache. It strives to make complicated things simple, to save everyday people time and stress. And ultimately, it shines a light on a very unjust and messy process, making it more fair and transparent for all.
We’re a high-growth technology startup with offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Cairo, Egypt, and we’re in the exciting construction technology category. We have San Francisco venture investors, like Brick & Mortar Ventures and Altos Ventures. We’re a rapidly growing team working on interesting and worthwhile problems, and we have a mountain of opportunity for you.
Are you ready?

Job Description:

As a software tech lead engineer at zlien you will be responsible for the overall technical quality and reliability of your team's output. You will be leading development of new features and redesigning existing modules of our application to be more scalable and efficient. You will help us improve our application’s architecture, and will work on engineering solutions to different challenging opportunities. Also, you will get a chance to shape a fast growing successful web application that is adopted and used daily by enterprises.

Our software technical leads engineers have strong background in full stack web development, lead by example, and no problem can stop them. They are good problem solvers, knowledgeable about algorithms and data structures, and are well versed in coding using different technologies. Additionally, they should be capable of leading a team to produce quick output with good quality. Our backend development is done primarily in PHP, so having previous PHP experience is a must for this position.

Job Duties:

  • Provide technical mentorship and insights to the team
  • Ensure software quality and reliability of the entire team's output
  • Plan, design, develop, debug, implement and support full stack web-based software applications and services
  • Modify existing software to add new features, correct errors, allow it to function in new operating environments, or improve performance
  • Support the team in identifying and addressing missing parts to finalize and deploy code.
  • Enhance and comply to project coding standards and industry best practices
  • Work on a shared code base, in a team environment, cooperating with co-located and remote team members
  • Develop clean scalable modular components
  • Improve software quality by conducting systems analysis, and recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Produce detailed software design and specifications
  • Participate in planning for software development projects, and ensure projects are concluded according to the planned delivery dates
  • Represent the team in collaborations with partners and clients as needed

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of software web development experience
  • Excellent understanding of software engineering and design concepts
  • Excellent problem solving and research skills
  • Excellent understanding of the full web stack 
  • Excellent knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Excellent understanding of structured database design concepts and practices
  • Strong understanding of HTML/JS/CSS concepts
  • Strong debugging and tracing skills
  • Experience in using MySQL engine and advanced features
  • Experience in writing complex SQL queries
  • Experience in working with git code versioning 
  • Experience in web application optimization techniques
  • Experience in API development
  • Good understanding of Linux administration and DevOps principles
  • Experience in software solution and architecture design
  • Experience in building microservices
  • Experience in building on top of AWS stack
  • Experience in messaging protocols
  • Experience in code refactoring
  • Experience in developing full functioning features using PHP
  • Experience in technical analysis of business requirements 
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Team leadership and performance monitoring skills
  • Experience in measuring and tracking code quality 
  • Familiarity with PHP Symfony
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Comfortable to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self motivated and driven to improve

What We Offer:

We are passionate about software engineering, and building beautiful software products using advanced technologies and efficient development workflows. Our goal is to become the most attractive software employer in Cairo, through investing in our team’s skills and wellbeing and challenging everyone to build awesome software. Our office is in a quiet neighborhood in Degla, Maadi, surrounded by relaxing green scenery visible through our many windows. Below are highlights of standard company benefits 

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Housing and rent allowance in Maadi
  • Highest tier social insurance and local health insurance
  • Partial international health insurance
  • Flexible and open leave policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wellness program and incentives
  • Equity, per company’s general stock grant plan 

 

However, what we really offer is not all that, it's the chance to be on a rocket-ship! To build software with the highest standards of silicon valley for quality, efficiency, and usability, and work with a team of outstanding players in an awesome working environment to make a real difference in good people's lives! 

Are you up for the challenge? 

Read more about why being on a rocket ship is the best of your career options from zlien's CEO here.

 

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