aware3 is seeking a PHP Team Lead to join our engineering team. If are looking for your first leadership role, this might be the one for you.
At aware3, we believe in the power of community-minded organizations. We help those organizations grow their impact by making it easy to engage anytime, anywhere. Our mobile-led strategy includes customized mobile apps, communication, and online giving. We help churches (under our aware3 & CFT brands), schools (under our FACTS brand), & nonprofits engage and grow their communities through text, web, & branded apps.
If you love a friendly & supportive team who is always questioning the limitations, we’re your team. You can read more about our values over on the company About Us page (https://aware3.com/careers). aware3 strives for a balanced Agile methodology. If you're interested in our perspectives on all this, here's our Tapas Teamwork blog post (https://a3a.me/cWbXT). As a team, we expect ourselves to write readable and testable code. We don’t give bonus points for writing code in the fewest number of lines. Stars are earned when another team member can easily hop in and understand code; gold stars for test coverage. PR’s and pair programming are a part of daily life.
This position is full-time and can be Fully Remote or partial remote near one of our offices (once they reopen... which... not yet!) in Kansas City, Denver, and Providence.
You hire for the team.
You conduct regular 1:1s with members of the team, helping track and advance their careers.
You know your technology's practice area well.
You design the technical implementation of an epic, and then break it down into small, workable tickets.
You freely give technical guidance and assistance as needed.
You dive in to tackle tickets; because it's a small team.
You coordinate with the several other teams to deliver value to production in an organized fashion.
Patience, humane consideration, and ravenous listening.
Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively.
Deep experience in modern in PHP development.
Experience leading a team. If you don't have management experience, we can help train you on that skill.
Experience designing software systems, breaking down epics into tickets.
Familiarity with bash, Docker, AWS ECS, and CodePipeline.
Experience with Kanban or Scrum.
An interest in Human-Centered Design and UX excellence.
Our Tools & Technologies
PHP (Laravel and Slim), MySQL, Caching, Queues, Events, & more.
AWS (ECS, Aurora, Elasticache, Route53, & more).
Codeception, PHPunit, Chromedriver.
Vue, Knockout, Webpack, Grunt. Karma, Mocha, Chai, BackstopJS, pa11y.
Twilio, Sendgrid, Firebase, and more. We embrace new tech and best practices frequently.
Our Hiring Process
Work sample request.
Chat with hiring manager (30-60 minutes)
Skills interview with a panel (60 minutes)
Come help our clients engage and grow their communities
Comp & Benefits
Annual salary range is $95k - $125k, commensurate with experience
Free health insurance (associate-only, bronze plan, meets requirements). Very affordable rates if you add on from there.
401k w/ 4% match
Unlimited vacation (PTO) w/ a minimum
Paid parental leave
Company laptop provided + remote office setup stipend
We believe that diversity contributes to a broader collective perspective that will lead to a better company and better products. We seek to continue our diversity journey and we actively encourage everyone (yes, you!) to consider becoming a part of the team. Our 22 person engineering team is presently: 27% women, 32% POC, 23% LGBT+, and 27% neurodiverse. We want to be a place everyone can belong and thrive.
Our growing, dedicated team works both remotely, and (where there's not a pandemic happening) in an open environment in-office. This full time position is available for both remote candidates and those in cities where we have an office (Kansas City, Denver, Providence). Remote candidates need to be located +/- 2hrs to America/Chicago time zone, and eligible to work in the US. We have a casual work environment with a collaborative and supportive team dynamic.
No recruiters, staffing firms, or contractors, please.
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