Lead Engineer (Web/Java) | saas.group | Remote (Worldwide)

Lead Engineer (Web/Java) | saas.group | Remote (Worldwide)

Remote Worldwide
Application ends: October 3, 2024
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Job Description

This role is part of our newly acquired brand (name not yet disclosed).

What is saas.group?

Think of us as the driving force behind your favorite software success stories. saas.group, established in 2017, is on a mission to turbocharge promising B2B SaaS ventures, unlocking their full potential. As a Software-as-a-Service portfolio powerhouse, we specialize in acquiring small software treasures and polishing them into industry stars. With a dynamic, fully remote team of nearly 300 colleagues spanning 44 countries we are truly global and we are rewriting the playbook on SaaS innovation and collaboration. We grow 17 exciting brands under our umbrella.Feel free to explore our Candidate’s Hub to get an insider’s view, dive into our culture, gain valuable insights into our teams and how we work.

Profile Overview

We are seeking a dynamic Lead Engineer (Web/Java) to lead the technical transformation of our latest SaaS acquisition HR tech. This role requires a visionary leader with hands-on expertise in Java, JSP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL. The candidate will take over the codebase and infrastructure from the solo-founder and drive modernization, scalability, and team growth, ensuring the product meets the highest standards of performance and usability. 

Your responsibilities

  1. Technical Leadership
    • Lead the overhaul of the existing tech stack to improve performance, scalability, and maintainability by transforming into a cloud based technology.
    • Stay actively involved in coding while building and guiding the team in best practices and modern development techniques.
    • Drive the adoption of saas.group technical standards (aka our “Paved Road”)
  2. Team Management
    • Build and manage a high-performing technical team.
    • Mentor and develop team members to enhance their skills and career growth.
    • Foster a collaborative and innovative, remote first team culture. Prioritize outcomes over outputs.
  3. Project Management
    • Oversee the end-to-end development lifecycle, including planning, execution, and delivery.
    • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources effectively.
    • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration and delivery.
  4. Stakeholder Communication
    • Report directly to the responsible board member at saas.group.
    • Communicate technical progress, challenges, and solutions clearly to non-technical stakeholders.
    • Influence and contribute to the product roadmap based on technical insights and market trends.
  5. Budget Responsibility
    • Manage the tech budget, ensuring cost-effective solutions and investments.
    • Evaluate and implement tools and technologies that enhance development efficiency and product quality.

What You bring to the table

  • Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Excellence in Java (currently no framework / future integration of a state-of-the-art framework favored)
  • Good knowledge around HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL.
  • Strong understanding of software architecture, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Experience with modernizing legacy systems and scaling SaaS applications in the cloud.
  • Familiarity with modern tech stacks including GitHub, GitHub Actions, AWS and other cloud platforms.
  • Proven track record of building and leading technical teams.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and expectations
  • Strong mentoring skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Hands-on approach to leadership, remaining involved in coding and technical decision-making.
  • Clear and concise communication, capable of translating complex technical concepts for a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders at all levels.

What’s in it for You

  • Ultimate flexibility: We’re 100% remote. You can work from wherever you like, whenever you like.
  • Freedom and autonomy: We’re a high-trust team, and you’ll be given lots of independence to solve problems in your own way — with plenty of help from the team when you need it.
  • Minimum bureaucracy: We don’t like to get bogged down with meetings and red tape. We like to be efficient and keep momentum steady & sustainable.
  • Small & friendly team: We help each other out, have fun, and joke around.
  • Our network: We are a community of entrepreneurial SaaS professionals that regularly exchange ideas, knowledge, learning  and expertise with each other internally. 
  • Unlimited paid time off: We want you to recharge your batteries when needed.

We don’t just simply offer you to “take a job with us” but rather to “join us on this journey” to build the world’s largest platform of independent SaaS companies. 

Sounds like something you’re up for? Feel free to apply even if you don’t check all these boxes. We believe in the power of diversity and fresh perspectives to spice up our team. Your application might just be the missing ingredient!