✨ Senior Web Engineer 🚀

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About Patio
Patio makes it easy for college students to communicate and collaborate. What Slack did for workplaces and Discord did for gamers, Patio does for college communities.
We’ve been growing quickly since we launched. In October 2020, we closed a large seed round led by Redpoint Ventures (investors in Stripe, Snowflake, Nextdoor, Twilio, Hashicorp), Forerunner Ventures (investors in Glossier, Hims & Hers, Chime, Warby Parker), and others.
We are a remote-only startup looking for passionate people excited to build useful social tools! We have a very strong engineering culture (ex-Snapchat, Google, Stanford) and a fun working environment. We’re excited to meet you!
Tech Stack

Apollo/GraphQL to interact with a Hasura back-end
SASS modules for styling
Cypress for testing
React Native for the mobile app
AWS and Firebase on the back-end

As the tech lead for the web app, you’ll be at the forefront of building and architecting fun (and technically challenging!) features for a highly engaged user base that’s multiplying every month. You’ll lead and mentor a growing team. You’ll work on a well-architected Typescript codebase, and use cutting edge technologies such as GraphQL/Hasura and Cypress on a daily basis. This role is absolutely critical to ensuring a great product experience for our users.

Build and iterate rapidly on engaging features (while squashing bugs) for the web app
Translate product requirements into actionable engineering tickets
Define the technical vision for the team, codebase and tooling.
Improve the overall performance and quality of the web app
Represent the web team as the tech lead, and collaborate directly with the product design team and other engineering (Mobile, Backend) teams
Mentor and unblock other engineers on the team
Interview candidates and help with hiring and onboarding more engineers to the team
Improve team processes to ensure that everyone is working well together


You have 5+ years of professional software development experience with an expert level of knowledge with React, JS, GraphQL and their ecosystems. You also have some experience with full-stack development.
You have experience tech leading small teams of engineers and mentoring junior engineers
You build well-tested and polished features quickly. You are able to identify when to make appropriate tradeoffs to ship quickly vs. when to take the time to do things right. Even in ambiguous situations, you can identify the most valuable areas to direct your energy.
You communicate clearly, both in writing and verbally.
You reside in USA/Canada: we are a distributed company that likes to minimize the time zone spread within the team.

What we offer

Competitive Salary
Meaningful Equity
Competitive Benefits
Generous PTO / sick leave
Mental health support + virtual care
Annual company retreat

Even if you don’t meet all of the requirements, we encourage you to apply. If you’ve contributed to open source, have written technical articles or presented at conferences, we’d love to see that work.
Patio is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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