Senior Web Engineer – Team Lead

We are on the lookout for a truly remarkable Senior Engineer / Team Lead (Web) to join our family. At Wise & Hammer you will be leading the way in crafting exceptional experiences in our internal Labs as well as for a variety of outstanding clients. Experience is critical here. (seriously, you should have already been there and done that – And be looking to build on your already impressive street cred) You can discuss the various merits of different frameworks, architectures and tools. You have experience picking the ones that work best for the project, and guiding a team that moves fast and is focused on delivering.

You’re a master of web languages, a technology and learning advocate, and a technical expert for the development team. You’re a true team player and believe great things happen through open and honest communication and collaboration. You also enjoy mentoring junior developers, helping them push their boundaries and their skill sets. Senior Web Engineer is a serious role at Wise & Hammer. As a senior member of our team, you’re expertise will be sought in ops/infrastructure, requirement assessments, technical implementation planning and best practices development. You’re delivery focused, providing accurate estimates and ensuring deadlines are met. You will oversee and, as needed, expand the development team, and work hand in hand with the directors, account managers, project managers, and creative teams to breathe life into our clients’ digital products.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Delivering complete solution that balance technical and business requirements. Experience has taught you what works. Your long history in the game helps you choose the best mix of proven and emerging technology
  • Interacting with Clients & project teams to understand business and user requirements
  • Authoring technical briefs for client approval and project development
  • Maintaining high coding standards and practices and exercise quality control on all aspects of web development
  • Breaking new ground, researching and implementing innovative web techniques and features
  • Manage and mentor junior/intermediate developers and make decisions about team growth when necessary
  • Problem-solving in all areas of online development

You have:

  • At least 4 years (Senior Web Developer) / and 3 years (Team Lead)
  • Experience in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Python
  • Experience developing with modern front-end frameworks, e.g. boring old Bootstrap, as well as JavaScript frameworks, e.g. Ember.js, AngularJS, ReactJS
  • Package manager and automation tool experience (npm, gulp, grunt)
  • Comfort with *nix-based environments such as OS X and multiple flavours of Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS).
  • The ability to build, thoroughly document, and unit test your own packages.
  • The capacity to build and maintain a RESTful API and securely integrate it with a stateless authentication mechanism (such as OAuth2) and external databases.
  • Comfort with MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and know how to securely configure and manage database instances in development, staging, and production environments.
  • The ability to identify and determine which database technologies (SQL/noSQL) are appropriate for future projects.
  • Comfort with basic shared hosting configuration and deployment as well as navigating IaaS ecosystems such as AWS and Digital Ocean and understanding how to use the various services they offer effectively and securely.
  • Deep understanding of Linux environments and the ability to write services (e.g. with upstart or systemd), securely configure firewalls, and intelligently navigate log files for debugging purposes.
  • Intimate understanding of Git. And a little love for the command line.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Responsive Web Design principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of building for Accessibility compliance
  • Substantial experience with client services
  • Experience working in a Mac environment

How to apply:

Please e-mail your application and salary expectations to with the title ”I Am Your Senior Web Engineer

We look forward to hearing from you!

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those deemed qualified will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Wise & Hammer is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, we value diversity. Wise & Hammer is committed to fair and equitable treatment of all applicants and team members.