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Lead Software Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on May 23, 2022
Job Id #53971 Posted February 7, 2022


  • As a Lead Engineer, you will need to produce and implement functional software solutions. You will work with senior management to define software requirements and take the lead on operational and technical projects.
  • In this role, you should be able to work with minimal supervision. Your goal will be to develop high-quality software that is aligned with customer needs and business goals.
  • Responsibilities will include providing and developing expertise in a variety of client industry concepts, practices and procedures, identifying and establishing strategic long-term goals, policies and procedures for clients based on business objectives and budget requirements, as well as designing and overseeing the implementation of technology solutions. In this role, you will need to ensure that software deliverables comply with quality standards and are completed on time.


  • Ensure maintenance of the organizations client and server platforms
  • Ability to clearly document and demonstrate solutions.
  • Remain current on new technologies and available vendor packages, evaluate and make recommendations as necessary
  • Assist in task planning, estimation, scheduling and staffing
  • Mentor junior and mid-level engineers
  • Grow engineering teams by interviewing, recruiting and hiring
  • Stay on the leading edge of development practices
  • Work in close partnership with cross-functional teams and management

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5 years experience as a software engineer
  • 5 years experience in professional web development
  • Fluent with ReactJS and NodeJS
  • Experience with Typescript
  • Experienced working in an agile environment
  • Experience with mission-critical 24*7 systems
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams and management to collect requirements, identify tasks, provides estimates and meets production deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • The developer will be working on a new initiative for Benefit Ally. They will be working full stack on a React and NodeJS base framework.

Ideal Background:

  • a. Looking for a developer that has very strong experience in React and NodeJS, Is able to self-manage well, dives into details for user stories, and is able to be a strong mentor figure for the other developers on the team.


  • Startup experience I feel like is very helpful.

Top Requirements:

  • I would say all four of them are extremely important. I am not too worried about years of experience and more concerned with depth of knowledge and personality.

Team and Team size:

  • 1 SM, 1 Team Lead, 4-5 Developers

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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