clients FormAssembly

Senior Lead Software Engineer


🇺🇸 USA Only

Job Type






Skill Set


Full Stack Programming

Job Details

We are adding a Software Engineering Team Lead, with strong software development leadership experience, to our growing Engineering department:

As an Engineering Team Lead, you have the opportunity to:

  • Lead Scrum ceremonies to help the team inspect & adapt, increase and stabilize velocity, and improve Sprint over Sprint
  • Work closely with Product Management to create a stable backlog
  • Work independently and with your team of engineers to develop new user experience-focused web applications, and provide support for existing systems.
  • Work on multiple parts of a web application, from internal backend APIs to dynamic frontend interfaces, with a focus on the former
  • Collaborate with designers, front-end specialists, other engineers, stakeholders, and clients to understand business goals, analyze requirements, formulate solutions, and ensure the successful execution and delivery of the end product using the best technologies.
  • Assist in scoping, estimating, and planning projects.
  • Lead in code review, pairing, and other forms of knowledge sharing.
  • Support of production applications may be required on some projects.
  • Help onboard, mentor, and help others grow and make an impact


  • Be able to work near a standard U.S Eastern time zone day
  • Previous role as a team lead in an Agile Scrum environment
  • 5+ years of experience building online applications using a modern technical stack (e.g., Java, Ruby/Rails, PHP, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience running applications in production, ideally with several thousands of users.
  • Excellent "systems thinking." We have many complex systems which require a strong ability to debug and quickly understand what is going on.
  • Understanding of best practices for web development, software architecture and design, and DevOps principles.
  • You value a high performing team, shipping software, and code quality and maintainability.

Additional desired skills

  • 5+ years experience PHP, Laravel, and MySQL
  • Familiarity with front-end development using React or a similar library/framework
  • Strong knowledge of secure systems programming practices, OWASP Top 10, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • Experience with AWS, ECS, and containers
  • Experience with microservices concepts, development, and deployment


FormAssembly offers several benefits that help to facilitate a healthy team, personal growth, and a work-life balance, all of which contribute to creating a more engaged and passionate workforce.

  • Health benefits (health, dental, vision) for team members based in the United States
  • 401(k) with 4% company match for team members based in the United States
  • 4 weeks paid vacation and 9 company holidays
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid parental leave
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Budget for professional development
  • Company provided Mac laptop

You'll be joining a talented and fun team, working together to build something great!