Job Details

Listed

Sep 16, 2022

Location

United Kingdom

Closing Date

Oct 14, 2022

SuperAwesome

Technical Lead

The SuperAwesome Mission

SuperAwesome is building a safer internet for the next generation. We’ve pioneered the tech sector for youth audiences: creating solutions that enable brands and developers to engage safely and at scale with kids and teens. SuperAwesome technology powers over 12 billion digital touchpoints with young audiences across rich media and video ads, creator content, social communities, gaming, and parental consent. We are the biggest youth-focused tech team on the planet, solving the challenges of engagement with the under-20 audience. At the intersection of technology, law, media and policy, working with us gives you a chance to shape what the internet of the future looks like. As a part of Epic Games since September 2021, together we’ve opened up a whole new window of opportunity to create responsible, immersive digital experiences for kids and teens. It’s a unique, challenging, and rewarding environment.

The SuperAwesome Mission

SuperAwesome is building a safer internet for the next generation. We’ve pioneered the tech sector for youth audiences: creating solutions that enable brands and developers to engage safely and at scale with kids and teens. SuperAwesome technology powers over 12 billion digital touchpoints with young audiences across rich media and video ads, creator content, social communities, gaming, and parental consent. We are the biggest youth-focused tech team on the planet, solving the challenges of engagement with the under-20 audience. At the intersection of technology, law, media and policy, working with us gives you a chance to shape what the internet of the future looks like. As a part of Epic Games since September 2021, together we’ve opened up a whole new window of opportunity to create responsible, immersive digital experiences for kids and teens. It’s a unique, challenging, and rewarding environment.

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING / SUPERAWESOME

What You’ll Do

As a Tech Lead at SuperAwesome your main responsibilities will be three-fold: you’ll be ultimately responsible for the system underpinning your product, you’ll act as a hands-on mentor who can lead teammates by example, and you’ll ensure the technical direction for your team is sound, clear and aligned to the product needs as well as to the overall technology strategy.

Together with your fellow Tech Leads and Architects you will play a key role in defining the overarching technical direction of the entire company.

Quality is key for us, so you will ensure all product components are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production), deliver products using the appropriate level of testing and monitoring, and learn and iterate frequently.

You will champion continuous improvement and always aim to improve the product your team owns, as well as measuring your impact with the appropriate tech, product, or delivery metrics.

In This Role You Will

  • You will join the KWS team to drive our developer facing features forwards to be used by anyone via the Epic Online Services portal
  • You will own the team’s technical strategy and roadmap and you will help your engineers make the most informed decisions by breaking down complex tech deliverables into simple and understandable user stories, as well as be leading feasibility studies to enable the next generation of your product.
  • You’ll work across the full stack depending on where you can drive the highest impact. This includes frontend frameworks, backend services, infrastructure and tooling.
  • You will have impact across teams by sharing ideas and driving change
  • You will have a growth mindset and plan for scale
  • You’ll work with your team to design and implement features and services for users (developers) to ingest.
  • You’ll be a hands-on mentor and drive quality and reliability from the get go, lowering the overall complexity of the system
  • You’ll be a master of your platform’s domains and will help break complex goals into simple and iterative deliverables
  • You’ll lead system design activities aimed to create clarity, alignment, and ascertain feasibility
  • You’ll frequently review system, delivery and quality metrics and drive the right initiatives to improve them, ensuring long-term quality, scalability and maintainability of our systems
  • You’ll interview candidates for your and other teams , participating to both code reviews and system design interviews
  • You’ll deliver in an agile environment and commit to high-speed iterations, high code quality, and continuous improvement
  • You’ll champion devops culture , treat operations with a mission critical mindset, and support the live system in production, including participation in our out-of-hours on-call rota.

What We’re Looking For

  • You are passionate about building technology capable of making the world a better place and you want to do it at SuperAwesome.
  • You are a natural leader and a fantastic engineer, you have your opinions on how software should be built and operated by a team at scale, and you have plenty of stories to tell us about that.
  • You are a great listener who can create consensus and incorporate their teammates’ input in the overall design of the system.
  • It’s not your first gig as Tech Lead, and you have plenty of stories to tell about how you established strong bonds with Engineers, Architects, Product managers and Engineering managers.
  • You have experience building and running the user-facing end of large scale high-throughput systems , and you are comfortable coaching and leading your team to finally build a kid-safe one using the appropriate technologies and approaches (eg: Angular, React, microfrontends…)
  • You champion continuous improvement and you have a keen eye to raise the bar for data quality, security, scalability, and observability of the platform, as well as customer satisfaction.
  • DevOps practices are an integral part of your culture, and you want to keep working in an environment where you run what you build.

We wholeheartedly believe a good engineer can pick up any new technology in a reasonable amount of time and you’ll be given training and help during your onboarding to become fully proficient with our stack. What we expect you to already have is good will, as well as a deep understanding of full-stack software development life-cycle, devops methodologies, testing, and tooling.

Our people are at the heart of what we do and the driving force behind our growth and success. We value individuality and understand the importance of building a workplace where everyone can truly belong. We believe that supporting everyone to be their full selves helps them to reach their potential, that’s why we offer competitive benefits, perks and learning opportunities. We have employee resource groups in place for mental health and DEI helping to ensure everyone can truly be ‘SuperAwesome’, helping us to build a safer internet for the next generation!