Back-End Tech Lead

Engineering · Remote, Remote
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Last year at Loka, our remote team of Back-End Developers helped route out hate speech on Twitter, eliminate $1 billion in food waste, launch 4 projects in LokaLabs™ (our own incubator), accelerate 3 startups to acquisition, and still enjoyed every other Friday off. 

We are using modern technologies to support an incredible variety of meaningful projects, while proving work/life balance isn’t a catchphrase, it’s our culture. Join our team, feed your need to grow and mentor, and ship projects you believe in with a team you’re proud to be a part of.


  • Responsible for the technical design of solutions for our clients
  • Maintaining relationship with key stakeholders, to ensure that solutions meet both business and technical requirements of the client 
  • Assign tasks, have constant follow-ups, guide and mentor the team members, using SCRUM methodology 
  • Participate in sprint planning and make sure it goes according to plan 
  • Make estimations according to user stories
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of code quality, through code-ownership and peer reviews
  • Continuously analyze and identify potentials for optimizations and improvements of the solutions developed for our clients


  • More than 6 years’ experience in development work and at least 2 years of experience managing a team
  • Experience in working with development in an agile team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related
  • Advanced Python level
  • Broad and solid CS foundation knowledge, including software architecture, data structures & algorithms (Big O), and databases and understanding of concurrency
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and system design
  • Autonomy, adaptability and positivity (fully remote and globally distributed team)
  • Team management and task management skills (we’re “we” people, not “me” people)
  • Advanced English


  • Every Other Friday Off - 24 extra days off a year. Our team calls it a life changing benefit. We think you’ll agree.
  • 100% Remote-First - We want you to have the flexibility to work where you feel most comfortable and productive.
  • Explore Program - Spend 3 months living in Portugal, Colombia, or Macedonia – all paid for by Loka.
  • Relo Program - Permanently relocate you, your family, and your pet to one of our European headquarters. 
  • LokaLabs™ - Use moonshot technologies to solve overlooked societal challenges in our internal incubator.
  • Yearly Upskill Allowance - Feed your burning curiosity and never feel intellectually trapped again.
  • Winter Houses - Invite your friends or family to get away for the holidays, paid for by Loka.
  • Paid Vacation Days, Sick Days & Local Holidays

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