Team Lead, Software Engineering (Web) - PHP

Austin Downtown Office

BigCommerce, named a "Best Place to Work" in Austin 2017 is looking for a Team Lead for our Web team to help the team build a beautiful front-end to our business and the top of our conversion funnel. BigCommerce offers a heavily collaborative environment helping you expand your skillset and take ideas from inception to delivery.

This role is for a person who thrives at building high performing Software Engineering teams and is passionate about empowering engineers to achieve the best work of their careers. Well respected by technical and non-technical individuals, this person is an influential leader, coach, manager and engineer. This leader will need to balance: driving our aggressive product roadmap, improving the performance and stability of our system, introducing engineering best practices into the organization, and leading and mentoring other engineers.

Who you are:

  • 5+ years experience in building systems using at least two different languages: PHP, Ruby, Scala, Java, etc. This team is primarily PHP.
  • Passion for building beautiful, dynamic, data-driven web sites.
  • Experience driving and retaining a high performance team.
  • Solid JavaScript experience with frameworks such as Angular, Backbone, React, etc. We primarily use Angular.
  • An eye for taking desktop designs and making them mobile responsive.
  • Experience building integrations with 3rd party SOAP/REST API providers that can span multiple code sets, fail gracefully, and be highly extendable.
  • Experience with Full Stack Development and OOP/MVC design patterns/principles.
  • Experience building or managing distributed and/or SOA architectures.
  • Experience with SaaS platforms or Cloud Computing highly desirable
  • Experience with application optimization and architecture.
  • Solid UNIX knowledge.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with CraftCMS or other CMS a plus
  • BS/MS in computer science or equivalent experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Be both, an active hands-on coder and an effective people manager.
  • Build an open, positive, and energized culture.
  • Help build and lead a high-caliber team of software engineers.
  • Help design/architect/execute the building of new services for the BigCommerce platform.
  • Build highly-available, distributed systems.
  • Write code that is performant, fault-tolerant, maintainable, testable, and concise.
  • Work closely with ops/infrastructure to improve our architecture and scalability
  • Drive our technical roadmap and direction of our stack.
  • Lead and inspire your team and other engineers to build the best e-commerce platform on the planet.
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that technical decisions support our goals of quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security.
  • Collaborate with PM, engineers, and stakeholders in all corporate offices to promote communication and coordination.
  • Establish team objectives in alignment with business goals.
  • Organize and facilitate regular 1:1’s with your team for coaching and mentoring.


Inside BigCommerce

Our mission is to revolutionize commerce, bringing online selling and features once reserved for multi-billion-dollar companies to the masses. To make that a reality, we need exceptional people to build, support and grow our platform. If that’s you, come join a fast-growing company with more than 85,000 clients, a great culture, outstanding benefits and $125 million in funding from visionary investors like Steve Case's Revolution Partners, Softbank, Amex and Telstra.

We’re a team of smart, passionate and talented people on a mission to democratize commerce. If you’re looking to work with industry leaders and love what you do, we want to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits

• An amazing company culture that doesn’t just talk values, but lives them
• Competitive compensation packages and meaningful stock grants for every employee
• Fully stocked kitchens and craft beers (don’t worry, we also subsidize gym memberships)
• Culture groups including a women’s networking group.
• Three especially cool offices in Austin, San Francisco, and Sydney
• A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams
• Employee-driven team building activities like paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, hackathons, movie nights, etc.
• Time off for volunteering and employee-driven charity events

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