Technical Team Lead

  • Full Time
  • calgary


The Technical Lead will be a hands-on leader instrumental in developing OPI’s 2.0 Cloud platform.(S)he will lead and mentor a team of full stack, UX, and QA resources in architecting, designing, coding, and testing the OPI Blue Web App. (S)he will work closely with the embedded/firmware team to provide a complete IoT solution, balancing the sustaining of the existing platform with implementation of the new. The key responsibilities for this role are as follows:

Key Result Area #1: Architect and Implement OPI Blue 2.0

Tasks & Activities:

  • Understand, document, and identify issues with current architecture
  • Understand vision and direction for next-gen platform
  • Architect next-gen system in collaboration with cloud team
  • Work with Product Management to implement balance of customer-facing features and back-end architecture (Steel thread)
  • Hands on, lead by example in implementation

Key Result Area #2: Maintain OPI Blue 1.0

Tasks & Activities:

  • Explain tech debt to PO and help prioritize
  • Organize team to efficiently maintain and respond to field issues.
  • Hands on, lead by example in implementation

Key Result Area #3: Mentor and Grow the Cloud Team

Tasks & Activities: T

  • Teach by example
  • Provide learning opportunities
  • Implement best practices (e.g., XP)
  • Establish a culture of teamwork, fast iteration, quick decisions, continuous improvement, and a passion for the customer

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
  • Advanced degree or certifications a plus


  • 7+ years’ experience as a full-stack developer
  • Led a small team, or a kick-ass individual contributor that is a natural leader and has informally led
  • Expertise in a modern tech stack (MERN, MEAN, etc). Specific expertise with REACT, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL is desirable.
  • Experience with messaging, MQTT, protobuf, websockets specifically
  • Expertise with AWS products (Route53, S3, EC2, IoT, RDB), Docker, and K8S
  • Expertise at scalability and architecting based on appropriate constraints
  • Expertise in REST APIs, both design and implementation of other APIs.
  • Experience working with and leading UX resources
  • Experience with reliability, monitoring, and designing for uptime
  • Experience with security (design for security, but ensure with pen testing)
  • Expert at Agile software development and tools (JIRA, GitHub, Confluence, etc)