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Lead Software Engineer at LawnStarter (PHP) (241)

Info on the Lead Software Engineer role

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Ubiminds is a GPTW certified, people first company that partners with American software product companies to scale their development footprint. Ubi custom-curates Brazilian top 5% talent for their LATAM strategy, offering a unique combo of staff augmentation and employer-of-record services.

We're assisting LawnStarter, a marketplace that makes outdoor home services easy for homeowners while helping small businesses succeed. 

While LawnStarter has been focused on lawn mowing, they have huge opportunities in front of them: geography expansion, related services (weeding, mulching, bush trimming, fertilization, landscaping) and adjacencies (such as commercial segment - think property managers who look after 100+ properties) to go after.

What you’ll do as Lead Software Engineer

As a Lead  Software Engineering at LawnStarter,  you’ll report to one Engineering Manager and be responsible for leading technical initiatives from inception to the hands of users. You will be empowered to drive continuous improvement and constantly evaluate the return on investment on every decision made when building the products. You’ll be in a hands-on development and technical lead role collaborating with cross-functional teams to help continue building the leading LawnStarter platform. You'll also:

  • Lead the development of the LawnStarter platform ensuring that we’re utilizing the best development techniques, architectural patterns, frameworks, and libraries for those initiatives
  • Own and ensure the resolution of complex problems found in the systems and integrations
  • Find opportunities to broadcast knowledge and lessons learned across delivery teams
  • Delegate to teammates and work with them to ensure they're successful
  • Identify technical debt buydown opportunities and work with the engineering management team and the product management team to prioritize these activities
  • Ensure patterns are in place to provide thorough automated testing with tests at each level of the test pyramid
  • Communicate patterns and solutions through both thorough written documentation and technical presentation


Be focused on architecting solutions, writing quality code, leading other engineers by example, and solving technical challenges that will continue improving the experience of our users. You will become a key contributor to the codebase willing to work in any area of the code when needed.

In order to succeed in this position, you will need

Mandatory skills

  • Advanced/fluent English skills – Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong experience working on both server- and client-side web software, mainly using PHP/Laravel, React Native and Vue.JS
  • Some level of experience leading and mentoring teams
  • Knowledge of Computer Science Fundamentals
  • Experience working in a CI/CD environment 
  • Familiarity with SQL databases in general (including non-relational databases and modern cloud database solutions)
  • Strong knowledge of unit tests

Non-technical skills

  • Smart, creative individuals who are passionate about innovation and aren't afraid to show it
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Data-driven mindset
  • Collaboration is a must, you'll work side by side with software engineering, product management, and design teams

About Ubiminds

Our Culture

Perks and Benefits

As Lead Software Engineer @Ubiminds, you:

  • Be placed in a product-based company, with the same treatment as their full-time employees.
  • Have our full back-office support, from career guidance to HR and concierge services.
  • Enjoy our remote-first policy – we are a distributed team, after all.
  • Get your own MacBook (none of that "bring your own device" stuff here).
  • Have access to growth opportunities with other amazing technology professionals, through tech talks, chapter meetings, and even remote happy hours for tons of fun!
  • Improve your English through free lessons with a native English speaker - get to the next level on your communication skills!
  • Candidate Referral bonus (promote Ubi to your tech friends, and get paid for it!)
  • Miss working in the office? Our cool Florianópolis headquarters is available, whenever you want, with weekly quick massages & tasty snacks, soft drinks, and games

How our process works

  • 1. Interview with Tech Recruiter (chat about the job opening and your experiences)
  • 2. Client process (this may vary)
  • 3. Offer (yay)

Job summary.

  • start date 02/09/2022
  • end date 02/11/2022
  • timezone Central


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