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Tech Lead, Web

Ollie was born with the mission of improving the lives of pets and pet parents nationwide. We make human-grade pet food, tailored for each dog's nutritional needs, and deliver directly to our customers' doors. Through Ollie's carefully crafted meals and health services for members, dogs can truly live their healthiest, happiest lives.

As a member of our growing team, you'll take part in a company culture that cares deeply about its work and its team members.

We are currently seeking candidates in the NE Corridor area only (Washington DC to Portland, ME, including Greater NYC).

As the Front End Tech Lead at Ollie, you will be responsible for the front-end ecosystem powering Ollie's direct-to-consumer e-commerce subscription platform.

This position is great for you if you are curious, collaborative, and open-minded, have experience with an e-commerce (and ideally subscription) business, and are interested in both technical topics as well as the space overall. We're hiring a strong, diverse team across a range of skill levels, experiences, & interests to help deliver Ollie to dog bowls everywhere!

What You'll Do:
    • Lead a dynamic Web team to enhance the technical direction of the business, building on top of our Next.js+React ecommerce platform, headless CMS integration, and Fetch design system, and innovate in the large and growing pet health space while improving the lives of dogs everywhere
    • Collaborate with Product & Design to align on requirements and timelines, addressing technical feasibility while supporting business needs & goals
    • Coordinate cross-squad initiatives, providing technical requirements for APIs and supporting & validating implementation
    • Manage a team through to deployment to production, as well as supporting that team's growth alongside the business
    • Drive technical initiatives to address site performance, accessibility, and architectural issues maintain the health of Ollie's Web application

Who You Are:
    • You have 6+ years building web-based applications, utilizing technologies like REST APIs and modern JavaScript frameworks (React, Vue, Angular)
    • You have 1+ years experience in lead position
    • You have strong working knowledge of Javascript, browsers, the lifecycle of the web, site performance, including CDNs and image optimization, and SEO and other marketing
    • You have experience with growth D2C ecommerce (and ideally subscription) businesses, leading technical initiatives from conception to deployment
    • You are interested in exploring various architectural approaches to solving a given problem with an eye for trade-offs between time, maintainability, & quality
    • You have a desire to mentor & support your team's growth, both in their technical knowledge as well as overall careers
    • You are focused on building beautiful & intuitive user experience with accessibility to users of varying abilities at the forefront
    • You have excellent communication & collaboration skills
    • This is not a checklist, so if you don't have all of these, apply anyway!

Bonus Points For:
    • Being a dog owner or lover
    • Experience working with Node, express.js, and/or Next.js
    • Experience developing a design system, in coordination with Design team, using Storybook
    • Experience with any of the following libraries: react-hook-form, styled-components, swr, robot3 or xstate
    • Experience working with unit testing in JavaScript
    • Experience working with a headless CMS
    • Experience working with Docker and/or AWS
    • History of maintaining large-scale applications
    • Open source contributor

What You'll Get:
    • Competitive salary and a stake in the company
    • Sponsored 401k program with employer match up to 4%
    • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental and vision
    • Unlimited vacation policy that you're encouraged to use
    • Paid parental leave
    • 1-week paw-ternity leave for new dog parents
    • Free Ollie subscription
    • Inspiring pack members!

What We Value:

Keeping Dogs At The Heart

Our profound love for dogs unites us and drives and inspires every aspect of our business. We wholeheartedly believe dogs make us better in life and at work.

Being Courageous And Kind

We create a safe, inclusive space for everyone to show up as their authentic selves. We check our egos at the door and speak our minds. We embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives as they bring new and different ideas and ways of working together.

Setting New Standards

We believe in continually raising the bar, never settling for less than our best as a team and individuals. We keep improving from the quality of our products to our customer experience to how we work.

Making Ollie The Best Chapter

We are building an impactful business while making memorable experiences with one another. We celebrate our successes, learn from our failures, and enjoy our collective journey. Our time at Ollie should be a milestone in our careers.

If you'd like to stand out, tell us in your cover letter why you're interested in joining Ollie and how your skills match the responsibilities detailed in this posting.

Ollie embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Ollie is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please include that in your application.