Tech Lead

Tech Lead

We are just yet another early-stage startup based in Taiwan, but we are working wholeheartedly to build a great product that empowers creative minds by connecting them with like-minded people with different skills and backgrounds.

For this ambitious journey, we are on the lookout for an experienced Tech Lead who is specializing in system architect design, DevOps, and backend. We hope this role is extremely hands-on and can take charge of the complete Web Development process to deliver unique & customer-centric web applications. This is our technical co-founder position that is reserved for experienced yet still ambitious engineers.

As a Tech Lead of the company, you will oversee the company’s technical team and all projects they undertake, analyze briefs, write progress reports, identify risks, and develop work schedules. You should be able to work with your team and inspire them to reach their goals.

To be successful as a Technical Lead, you should always be expanding your industry knowledge and be able to quickly identify problems. Outstanding Technical Leads are accountable, trustworthy, and able to build lasting relationships with their teams.

Who you are:

  • A technical co-founder and a King of getting things done 
  • You approach software holistically since you cater to both user experience and functionality
  • You are an admirer of beautiful code, but you can also write good codes fast, set up low scale technical operations, and quickly implement UX designs, all without much help 
  • An expert in test-driven development well experienced in agile methodologies
  • Able to delegate efficiently and have a strong desire to support team missions
  • Most importantly: You have an energetic and collaborative personality with a self-starter approach to work! 

What you’ll do:

  • To work with a cross-functional software development team on highly visible strategic projects as tech lead: Build and work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
  • Responsible for development of highly responsive, web-based UI in a flexible and well-structured front-end architecture
  • Design client-side and server-side architecture
  • Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
  • Produce well designed efficient code in a timely manner to meet delivery timescales/milestones
  • Write effective APIs, work with remote data via REST and JSON
  • Test software with proven testing tools to ensure responsiveness and efficiency 
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
  • Build and maintain secure cloud networking and cloud-based web applications.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation along with Product Manager 
  • Use analytical approaches to constantly improve software
  • Establish a result-driven, expandable, and sustainable distributed software team with effective work protocol and collaborative team culture. 
  • Mentor other developers, both onsite and remote, on software best practices technical guidance and help grow their software development skillsets
  • To proactively stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities


  • Determining project requirements and developing work schedules for the team.
  • Delegating tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
  • Liaising with team members, management, and clients to ensure projects are completed to standard.
  • Identifying risks and forming contingency plans as soon as possible.
  • Analyzing existing operations and scheduling training sessions and meetings to discuss improvements.
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and developments.
  • Updating work schedules and performing troubleshooting as required.
  • Motivating staff and creating a space where they can ask questions and voice their concerns.
  • Being transparent with the team about challenges, failures, and successes.
  • Writing progress reports and delivering presentations to the relevant stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Solid back-end system implementation experience.
  • Knowledge of design and implementation of high-availability, high-throughput, and low-latency back-end components.
  • Knowledge of modern front-end technologies, ReactJS is a huge plus.
  • Familiar with SQL databases and NoSQL databases. (We are currently using MariaDB and Redis)
  • Familiar with microservices, Docker containers, and CI/CD.
  • Familiar with Git, software engineering, and agile software development.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, ability to express complex concepts in simple terms.
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • A knack for benchmarking and optimization
  • Teamwork skills with a problem-solving attitude and excellent communication 

Extra credit:

  • Startup experience 
  • Experience in leading a tech team of a software startup 
  • professional programming experience (+5 years)
  • Experience with multiple languages, web frameworks, and data stores
  • Armed with great taste and design sensibility, even for internal applications
  • Cognizant of DevOps practices and principles
  • Experience building social media and/or e-commerce applications
  • Direct involvement with open source software projects
  • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or relevant field


  • This position is eligible for Exceptional Early Employee Stock Plan


This role is perfect for you if:

  • You enjoy the challenge of leading complex technical projects and delivering iterative solutions that provide value each step of the way.
  • You enjoy working closely with partners across the business and within your team to solve problems.
  • You’re a great communicator who knows how to organize a team around discovering and delivering solutions, facilitate meaningful discussions, and build consensus.
  • You want to be part of the co-founding team that will build a strong engineering team and set the culture of excellence at the company early on.



About Us

We are a group of strategists, designers, and engineers teamed up to create a new breed of community platform dedicated to enabling creators around the globe.


We are building the future of collaboration!

We believe that by connecting creative minds with like-minded talents with different skills and backgrounds, we can make more ideas happen, together. Our vision is to be the most creator-centric company in the galaxy; To build a place where the curious discover the creative, the creative inspire the enthusiastic; To build a place where people can come to find and discover some less ordinary ideas and join in the making. We’re always looking for talented humans who are interested in building the future alongside us.

How to Apply

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