Full Time

Software Engineering Team Lead

Posted 2 months ago
Application ends: March 5, 2021
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Job Description

Company: Hotjar

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Role: Engineering Team Lead
Industry: Data & Analytics, SaaS

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT+00:00) London +/- 2 hours


python, angular, react

Please do not apply for this role if you are not physically located in Europe, Africa or the Middle East. While this is a remote position, we can not consider candidates that are not based in these regions. You can find a detailed explanation in our Recruitment FAQs.

At Hotjar, we’re building Behavior Analytics software for businesses selling online. We make it easy for them to go beyond traditional web analytics and understand what users are really doing on their site. As part of our Engineering team, you’ll work on the exciting challenges that come with large-scale web traffic and analytics.

We work in an agile and highly collaborative environment, 100% remotely, and challenge the norms of traditional leadership. Our focus is on true transparency and respect.

We’re looking for enthusiastic Engineering Team Leads who are passionate about building great products – someone who loves being part of a team, whilst enjoying the autonomous nature of working remotely.

You will:

  • Contribute to the codebase and manage a team of frontend and backend engineers.
  • Help achieve your team’s projects, through creating a framework of responsibility and optimizing your team’s performance.
  • Help the team work pragmatically by breaking down big projects to provide value at the earliest opportunity. Go above and beyond to motivate your team to ensure it provides good work on time.
  • Help steer debates into quick decisions and communicate important team changes to the relevant audience through the appropriate channels.
  • Coach, mentor, and further develop engineers on your team, within an open and inclusive environment. Conduct recurring 1:1s with all team members with a focus on developing and helping unblock them.
  • Be open and empathetic with continuous feedback to your team, and conduct regular performance reviews.
  • Work with other team leads across the department to identify and build on improvements to our processes and systems.
  • Report directly to your Director of Engineering and work with them on hiring and capacity planning.


  • 5+ years working in software development and 1+ year(s) managing at least one inclusive, cross-functional team in an agile environment (3 to 5 engineers).
  • Strong development experience using Python or a frontend framework such as Angular or React.
  • Logical engineer who avoids over-engineering of solutions and understands how to maintain a high-quality of code in a delivery-focused environment.
  • Experience with unit, integration, functional testing, continuous integration, and Test-driven Development.
  • Naturally empathetic working style with team members.
  • Your workload is guided by business data and metrics.
  • Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar’s company valuesculture and ways of working.
  • Will submit to a background check, confidentially processed by our third-party partner.