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Backend Technical Lead

Employment Type: Remote job
Location: Colombia

What we’re looking for

At Ideaware, we are looking for a strong Backend engineering leader, passionate about mentoring other engineers, with the mindset of serving your team, unblocking and enabling them. Passionate about designing scalable backend systems, reliable backend APIs, fault-tolerant integrations, and third-party API systems, deeply familiar with software design patterns, and able to apply the right one to the right problem.


  • Lead a team of backend engineers with kindness, empathy, and an open mind.
  • Mentor backend engineers and provide them with growth opportunities in your team.
  • Collaborate with client-side developers and technical lead in web and mobile development to design new product features and concepts.
  • Ensure team performance and delivery of team objectives.
  • Provide guidance on key technical decisions in your backend team.
  • Evaluate the quality and health of our systems and code, advocate for engineering work that will benefit our business and our end users.


  • 5+ years of experience managing high-performing backend teams.
  • 5+ years of experience writing SQL queries using object-relational data interfaces.
  • 10+ years of experience in writing backend code 5+ years of experience designing and analyzing the performance of backend applications.
  • 3+ years of ruby on rails experience.
  • A CS Degree or equivalent.
  • Empathetic, inclusive team leader with a proven track record of mentoring engineers and contributing to their growth.
  • Business-minded and outcome-driven leader who can communicate clearly about challenges and brings a problem-solving attitude to the table.
  • Fluency in English.


  • Experience with Ruby, Python, or PHP.
  • Experience with Memcached and Redis.
  • Experience with information retrieval and real-time search.

Perks & Benefits

🏠  Home Office.
🖥  Work from home setup.
🌎  Internet Bonus.
🇺🇸  English Classes.
👬  Employee Referral Bonus.
🚀  Code and Tell: weekly event to share and learn knowledge with the team!.
🕹  Virtual team building activities & challenges.
🎉  Afternoon off on your and your child’s birthdays.
🏦  Competitive Salaries.
👨🏽‍💻  Constant career growth opportunities.
😉  Seniority Perks.
💥  Above all, a calm work environment with amazing culture!.

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