Lead Software Engineer – The Urban Writers
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Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer

Be a part of the future of work for everyone!

TUW provides an interactive and engaging platform to connect skilled freelance creatives with businesses and individuals looking to delocalize their content needs. We are an online marketplace and service collaboration platform for those looking to work with creatives and we kick SaaS! Meaning we know what our industry needs and we are providing the tools to achieve their goals and a whole lot more. We have a sensational community of creatives and a passionate, driven, and ever growing customer base.

Behind the scenes at The Urban Writers, we have dedicated ourselves to establishing the ultimate online workspace culture. We work remotely and if you are in the neighborhood, we welcome you to come work from our beautiful Oakville office. We're committed to mutual growth because we believe everyone has a role to play, no matter how big or small. Every individual who e

You will be responsible for the development of new software products and enhancements to existing products. You are a self-motivated taskmaster and a demonstrated team-player with a sense of humor.  You should excel in working with large-scale applications and frameworks and have outstanding communication and leadership skills.

To learn more about our company please visit www.theurbanwriters.com

Why you'll want to work with us:

  • Fully remote with option for hybrid work environment and flexible schedules
  • Happy Birthday Policy (you get your birthday off)
  • Future option for 4-day work week schedule
  • Calm App (coming soon) free to employees 
  • Paid vacation days, sick and wellness days 
  • Opportunity for advancement - we support your growth!
  • Education reimbursement and internal training opportunities
  • Beautiful office location, snacks and games room! Free parking
  • Dental and Extended Health Benefits (Canada) 
  • We treat everyone with dignity and respect

How you'll help build the future:

  • Working closely with senior stakeholders to understand business requirements and help translate these into technical requirements for the development team
  • Planning and documenting technical specifications for features or system design
  • Designing, building and configuring applications to meet business process and application requirements
  • Directing the development team in the design, development, coding, testing and debugging of applications
  • Writing testable, scalable and efficient code and leading code reviews
  • Mentoring junior team members and ensuring they adhere to determined software quality standards
  • Be open and available to team for support when it's required
  • Be open and available to respond to and manage critical and urgent issues that may arise

What you bring to the role:

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Experience developing RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Software Architecture
  • Experience designing and building software from the ground up
  • Experience working on SaaS platforms
  • Proven success as a technical leader
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to mentor and coach


  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Experience working with Ruby on Rails and/or Python, AWS, iOS/Android/Flutter, React
  • Experience with AI and Machine Learning
"Accommodation is available upon request during the recruitment process."