Lead Engineer

Holopod • Posted May 18th

Software Development
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Our mission at Holopod is to help every remote worker design their ideal work day.

We are a venture-backed, collaborative, 100% distributed team.

Experimentation, risk tolerance and an open-minded willingness to try new things out are core to how we operate.

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced engineer with a breadth of familiarity across technologies to take ownership of the technical vision for Holopod’s evolving stack. You are familiar with Ruby, SQL, have experience building distributed systems, have a track record of deploying multiple services to containers on cloud providers and owning their operation and maintenance. Most importantly, you are flexible in a dynamic startup environment and will provide leadership to a small (2-3 person) engineering team.

Our plan is to grow, fast. We're looking for a leader who can grow with us.


  • Working with the team to produce backend services to support business requirements
  • Designing scalable and maintainable backend services and infrastructure
  • Planning, releasing and migrating new services
  • Instrumenting new and existing services with monitoring capabilities
  • Ensuring a standard of quality as infrastructure and services stabilize as the business matures
  • Driving the product’s technical architecture evolution
  • Being a technical leader for the team

Skills & Qualifications

We consider the following skills as necessary:
  • Excellent communication skills, both technical and interpersonal
  • Experience working in a 100% distributed and remote environment
  • 3+ years experience with our primary technology: Ruby (specifically Ruby on Rails)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL)
  • Experience working in a container-based deployment model
  • Knowledge of and experience with designing and working with distributed systems
The following skills / experience with the following technologies are nice-to-haves:
  • Docker
  • Heroku
  • Redis
  • GraphQL/Hasura
  • Front-end web development