Title: Technical Lead

Technical Lead | Vera Solutions

Focus: Cloud and mobile technology, mentoring a growing team

Location: Mumbai, India or remote

Reports to: Chief Technology Officer

About Vera

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and Certified B Corporation® building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform. Vera is a growing organization, with more than 65 full-time staff based in offices in Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview

Vera is looking for an energetic and mission-driven Technical Lead to keep delivering our vision for cloud-based solutions that increase accountability and transparency in the social sector. You will report directly to the CTO and will lead the software development team. The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader who integrates deep technical expertise with broad design and business expertise and thrives working in a fast-paced startup environment. You will join a team of passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Guide development team efforts towards successful feature delivery
  • Collaborate with other product managers to plan, design, develop and maintain products built on the Salesforce platform
  • Prepare documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software and tools used
  • Participate in peer-reviews of solution designs and related code
  • Package and support deployment of releases
  • Support analysis and resolution of any technical problems
  • Develop deep technical expertise on our core and future products
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and processes
  • Identify and encourage areas for technical improvement within the team
  • Adhere to high-quality development principles while delivering solutions on-time

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Developer, ideally within a start-up or high-growth company – social sector experience preferred
  • Experience developing and managing managed packages on top of Force.com platform
  • Prior experience in a technical leadership position managing a team
  • Experience in an agile software development environment, with rapid feedback loops and quick release cycles
  • Demonstrated success with project management and tools such as JIRA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and perform multiple tasks effectively
  • Insatiable desire to improve skills and knowledge of self and others

Competencies

  • Strong collaboration skills and high EQ
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor a team
  • Positive, high energy and committed to the mission and our values
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves in a start-up, entrepreneurial environment

Compensation and Benefits

Vera Solutions offers competitive compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience and cost of living.

To apply, complete an online application (attaching CV).

Applications are rolling. For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

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