Technical Lead

Anywhere (100% Remote) Only1 month ago

Headquarters: Toronto, Canada URL:

Company Background
With hubs in New York City and Toronto, Half Helix is a digital agency that specializes in solving e-commence problems for our clients. We are a developer-founded company with a strong engineering focus, marrying our engineering chops with exceptional design and production teams. We are a company that welcomes remote-first collaboration and as such, are looking for a strong Technical Lead to join our team. We are open to this position being anywhere in the world so long as working EST or PST hours are OK.
As a Technical Lead, you'll be architecting solutions for a wide array of problems. We pride ourselves as being brave creative thinkers who are able to think outside the box to meet the needs of any business selling anything over the internet. We are not of a one-size-fits-all mindset, we learn about our clients and create solutions that meet their specific needs. Just in the last 2 months alone we've launched large builds for Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, Peloton and Rothys.
So if you're interested in creating a Jamstack frontend using Nuxt, Tailwind, Contentful and Netlify Functions, or extending our modular approach to Shopify theme development and collaborating on our open source build and development tools, or creating unique selling experiences using cutting edge platforms like, please get in touch!
So, what will you be doing?
Ultimately, as part of our Technical Lead team you'll be responsible for the technical solutions we design and create for our clients. This responsibility is broken down into activities like the following:
  • Understand client objectives, guiding intake activities like stakeholder interviews.
  • Develop prototypes as we consider solutions.
  • Guide teams of developers as we turn ideas into digital products.
  • Build and maintain trust with clients through excellent communication.
  • Promote and extend our best practices and internal tooling.
  • Identify risks, oversights and needs early.
  • Manage a number of consecutive projects.
What skills would we like you to have already?
This is a senior level position that requires 5+ years of relevant experience. We are not dogmatic as to where this experience lies since we have members of the team who come from product companies like Shopify, and others who come from a long lineage of agency experience. Both backend and frontend skillsets are valued since we do cater to both frontend and backend challenges.
See below for some pointers on what we are looking for:
  • Senior level backend or frontend technical skillsets.
  • 4+ years of web-based software architecture experience. Think rolling out an MVC application, integrating with third-party APIs (+ handling throttle limits), building out Jamstack frontends, creating Shopify themes from the ground up, contributing to open source packages, creating custom API interfaces.
  • Knowledge of modern frameworks and coding paradigms. On the frontend, we typically work with Vue.js and React. On the backend, we typically work with RoR and Node.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Level-headed and positive attitude under pressure.
  • A team-first mentality. Speak up when you need help and help those in need.
  • Detail orientated mindset. Dive deep into the problems you are solving.
What are some of the perks?
The work is fun, engaging and you'll be part of a very strong team. In addition, Half Helix provides:
  • 💰 Competitive salary and benefits
  • ⛱ Annual offsite in a great location (e.g. Mexico City or Isla De Mujeres)
  • 🌞 Summer Fridays
  • Unlimited vacations (just make sure that your projects are in good shape)
  • Education stipend
  • New Apple gear (e.g. Macbook Pro)
  • A remote-first culture