Lead Software Engineer

Omaze · Los Angeles, CA

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Who We Are:

Omaze is a venture-backed startup with a mission of transforming lives through the power of storytelling and technology. Our for-profit platform offers people everywhere the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Since our founding in 2012 in Los Angeles, California; Omaze has raised more than $100 million for over 350 charity partners. We’re growing our team of smart, dedicated, passionate people, and that’s where you come in!

Who we are Seeking:

As a Lead Software Engineer on the engineering team, you are an experienced software engineer. This is a hybrid development and technical project management role. You’ll stay hands on with code and architecture, manage a group of software engineers and ship completed projects. You will not be responsible for weekly 1:1s and performance reviews. As Lead Software Engineer, you are the champion of best practices for writing well-tested, well-organized, scalable code. You are leading the pod responsible for growing, retaining and engaging our donors. You will split your time equally between coding, leading and architecting solutions.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead technical projects and mentor 3-6 software engineers for our team focused on member community
  • Interface with stakeholders and partners and transform ideas into technical and architectural requirements
  • Mentor, learn and collaborate with other engineers and leads
  • Collaborate with product, because we do things together, and build a world class socially engaging platform that delights our users and raises money for charities that impact the world
  • Have lots of fun because we are a fun group who takes our work seriously, but not ourselves

Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Strong front-end experience, but able to build a full stack application
  • Prior leadership experience mentoring teams and managing projects
  • Proven ability to design and implement robust and scalable systems
  • Javascript/Typescript/GraphQL
  • Testing with Jest and React Testing Library (or similar)
  • Less/Sass, NPM/Yarn
  • ReactJS and it's core principles along with popular Flux workflows like Redux
  • Familiarity with Microservices and APIs
  • Writing standards-compliant, accessible markup and styling using CSS preprocessors or css-in-js
  • Familiarity with designing high scale architectural patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Professional experience with multiple programming languages
  • Using, designing and building RESTful APIs
  • Experience with AWS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences


  • Ecommerce Experience
  • Experience with GoLang
  • Track record of doing integrations with third party products such as Contentful, Shopify, Prismic
  • Linux, DevOps, CI/CD

Professional Traits

  • The desire and ability to learn quickly
  • You want to work on software that is changing the world and you're passionate and obsessed about creating intuitive, scalable products
  • Ability to work effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals (marketing, subject matter experts, etc).
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative
  • Highly-responsive with demonstrated sense of urgency
  • Team-oriented
  • Positive attitude
  • Leadership qualities in building teams to drive successful outcomes while developing their career paths and skillsets
  • You are committed to quality as a top priority — you pay attention to detail and take pride in it.
  • You are excited to share and learn from your teammates about crafting amazing user experiences.
  • You are passionate about voicing your opinions and are able to be humble in receiving feedback.
  • You have a track record of trying and learning new things and are not afraid to learn through failures.

What’s Different About Us

  • Big Impact - You will a part of the Omaze team mission of people dedicated to making a difference by raising money for charities all over the world
  • Growth - We are in a growth phase and you will be influential in scaling our engineering organization and helping build the next great thing
  • Unique Culture - We live by our values. We have a mission unlike any other company and have the opportunity to be the best at what we do. We have already raised over $100 million for charities.
  • Glassdoor CEO rating is 100% and 77% “Recommend to a Friend”
  • We love having fun!

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