Lead Software Engineer

Sheikh Zayed
Posted 9 months ago

At least 7 years of practical backend web development experience is required.

Job Description

  1. Lead the technical delivery of our software sprints to complete them on time with high first time acceptance rates
  2. Architectural Direction: review task planning, advise on changes, plan largest tasks in the sprint and research architecture decisions
  3. Scale and optimize databases for large data throughput and design aggregation pipelines for high data accuracy
  4. Approve and audit merge requests and submitted code
  5. Set and maintain coding standards
  6. Risk Management: Identify the most critical risk factors related to the software and develop plans to mitigate them
  7. Code Quality Assurance: review, troubleshoot and advise developers on changes related to merge requests and submitted code
  8. Coach, guide and assist other engineers in developing first-class software and master their craft by designing and implementing training plans
  9. Research and advise on software development best practices, architecture options and new technologies to invest in
  10. Code and solve the largest software challenges with the team
  11. DevOps: heavily use AWS to provide the simplest, most cost-effective, scalable solutions for our growing products
  12. Analyze bugs and ensure they are solved in a timely and successful manner

Required skills and experience

  • At least 7 years working with backend technologies and building large-scale systems
  • Proven experience in the ability to mentor and develop leadership and teams.
  • Proven managerial skills with at least 3 years of experience managing teams of at least 5 individual contributors.
  • Software architecture and design skills to guide the development of solutions that are secure, scalable, and reliable.
  • At least 1 year of experience in releasing software products within a CI/CD environment
  • At least 1 year experience working with cloud services (e.g., AWS / Google Cloud)
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard best practices, development lifecycle processes and methodologies.
  • Experience in agile methodologies
  • Thorough understanding of quality management, testing frameworks and TDD methodologies.
  • Skills in manual and automated unit testing of data-driven back-end applications with high transaction throughput
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, high productivity environment
  • Proven experience and expertise in delivering high quality enterprise applications
  • Experience with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Experience with microservices architecture and Docker
  • Experience with Middleware (ESB, Event Streaming, Message Queuing)

Candidates need to be familiar with

  • NodeJS
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Socket.io
  • Linux command-line
  • GIT
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Automated testing
  • Code Modularization

Preferred expertise

  • AWS
  • Code Modularisation
  • Microservices architecture
  • ReactJS

The Garment IO Values

It is very important Garment IO team members believe and commit to practicing the following values:

  • Continuous Improvement: We thrive to always improve. We put effort in understanding how we can get better then put the work to grow as a people and company every day.
  • Ownership & Accountability: I own my task, my process and my responsibility. I transfer ownership with faith and belief in my team’s capacity to execute splendidly.
  • Resilience: We welcome and celebrate adversity. It is part of our fabric. We help each other rise above it every time.
  • Empathy: We practice understanding our stakeholders’ journeys to make sure we contribute positively to them.
  • Value Creation: Our clients are our partners. We are genuinely interested in their long-term success. Everything we do is designed to create real sustainable value to our clients.


  • Employee Stock Options from contract day 1 (after probation period)
  • Premium medical insurance
  • Social insurance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Education allowance
  • Access to the Garment IO Subject Matter Expert network for coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible hours

Learning Points

  • Exposure to a booming startup in a fast-paced environment and interesting challenges
  • Collaboration with a dynamic, ambitious and disciplined team
  • Growth with compelling needs and requirements
  • Maximum exposure to a booming startup environment

Key Performance Indicators (First Year)

  • First Time Acceptance Rate > 80%
  • Estimate Deviation < 20%
  • 100% of goals for training plans are met
  • Number of reported production bugs per day < 2
  • System downtime incidents < 2


District 10, Sheikh Zayed

Who we’re looking for

An ambitious, excited, resourceful leader with a passion to code a difference. An avid learner who’s not afraid to dive head first. A passionate problem-solver who can get the job done with a team.

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