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Lead Engineer I (Senior Web Developer)
Addison, TX

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Job Description

ABOUT Bottle Rocket:

Bottle Rocket has been a thought leader at the intersection of transformative technology and business innovation since our inception in 2008. Headquartered in Dallas, we design and develop experiences for the Connected Customer that produce undeniable value for many of the world's most distinguished brands. Our more than 450 award-winning experiences have set new standards in connecting people to what they want and are transforming how our clients compete and win in the marketplace. Bottle Rocket is a strategic partner within the worldwide WPP integrated communications network.

ABOUT working for Bottle Rocket:

Bottle Rocket is a rapidly growing custom development company at the forefront of the connected device revolution. Our team is comprised of mature, self-motivated professionals who bring passion to their craft. We do what it takes to get the job done, but never stop trying to improve ourselves and our services. By day, we sweat the details and build awesome digital experiences - and our passion doesn't end there. After hours, we're those people standing in line for the latest games and technology. Bottle Rocket not only exceeds standards - we set new ones (and have fun while doing it).

We take pride in our employees and their future. We have repeatedly been named the Dallas Business Journal's Best Places to Work, The Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work, and the Inc. 500. Our work has won an unprecedented number of Apple Hall of Fame awards. We have even been featured on Forbes America's Most Promising Companies List. And our Founder and CEO was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for our region.

It's our duty to stay at the forefront of what's next, and in our world, that means continuous innovation. It's more than just a buzz word. It's our day to day and the heartbeat of our Rocketeers. We believe innovation is the result of curiosity and the desire to make a difference. Innovation is a strategic imperative we use to deliver relevant offerings to help our clients stay ahead of the competition. Innovation that rapidly turns into execution is our strength.

With tens of millions of users interacting with our work every day, Bottle Rocket's future promises continued growth in all areas of our business. If you are passionate about what you do and having fun while doing it, Bottle Rocket may be the place for you.

To learn more, visit us at

ABOUT This Position:

As the Lead Engineer (Web), you will be responsible for the development of complex web-based applications using modern web technologies such as Angular and React. You will lead a team of web engineers building custom applications for clients, helping to shape the architecture and solutions we develop for our clients. You will explore related technologies like Progressive Web Applications, Accelerated Mobile Pages, and other JavaScript-based technologies like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and mobile cross-platform development as well as initiate and drive the development of standards, best practices and guidelines.

Essential Functions

* Technical leadership on client projects
* Architect dynamic data-driven web experiences using various web-based APIs
* Apply proper design principles to projects and frameworks
* Provide accurate estimates of features
* Mentor web engineers to help them develop their technical proficiencies
* Collaborate effectively with cross-functional team members and teams
* Maintain and modify existing applications
* Initiate development standards and process improvements
* Assist in recruiting and hiring of new Engineers
* Communicate effectively and clearly with internal and external clients
* Maintain confidentiality of client credentials, components of statistical work, client documents and interfacing of their systems
* Monitor and track the latest developments and direction of web-based platforms
* Work closely with other developers to design, develop, test, implement and support new front-end applications, systems, and tools

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

* On the job training and research
* Work on internal documentation, training, and other special projects, as required
* Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* Bachelors degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience
* Minimum 5 years' experience working as a developer writing code
* Minimum 3 years' experience working with common web frameworks such as Angular and/or React
* Minimum 2 years' experience in architecting and delivering complex web-based applications
* Experience in communicating complex solutions to external clients, in a way that non-technical stakeholders would understand
* Experience in SCRUM and Agile methodologies

Key Competencies

* Skilled in Angular and/or React
* Experience building mobile and responsive web solutions with cross-browser support
* Some knowledge of SEO, Accessibility and Internationalization/Localization
* Proven web architecture experience
* Familiar with Continuous Integration concepts and tools
* Good time management skills
* Strong communication skills with a high emphasis on the ability to explain technology in business terms and to express opinions clearly in a straightforward manner
* Self-driven and self-managed with the ability to operate effectively with minimum oversight
* Ability to make decisions regarding code building and knowledge of system design
* Able to work in a fast-paced, very team-oriented environment
* Have a passion for technology and follow industry best practices
* Regular attendance at work is required for successful performance

Preferred Skills

* Past experience building and maintaining large commercial websites/applications
* Knowledge of various CMS tools and ability to provide recommendations based on client needs
* Demonstrated thought leadership experience - assess and research web technologies landscape, speaking at technology conferences, writing technical blog posts
* Some knowledge of voice technologies (Echo, Google Home) and
* Knowledge of cross-platform mobile development tools
* Experience using Atlassian suite of tools - Confluence, JIRA, Stash

Contacts with this Position

* Work with all levels within the company. Interacts with clients and potential clients. Aids Business Development in sales pitches and technical assessments.

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