API & SDK Technical Lead

| Seattle

Description

 

Hiya is revolutionizing the way people make and receive phone calls. We are one of the fastest growing mobile startups in the world. The phone dialer app has remained unchanged since smartphones launched over a decade ago. Hiya is changing this by working with mobile phone makers (like Samsung) and mobile carriers (like AT&T) to bring this innovation to more than 45 million monthly users in 196 countries. With offices in Seattle, London, and Budapest we have the backing from top investors in the US and Europe, and an exceptional diverse and skilled team.

We are looking for an experienced hands-on Engineering Technical Lead based in Seattle to help us, architect, implement, grow the team, and maintain our APIs and SDK. This is a brand new team we are launching in order for us to provide robust and scalable core solutions for the rest of the company and external partners! Oh yes! This is a VERY important position!

You'll be leading a team of four to six engineers in Seattle, quite a few of those you'll help us hire. You'll also help us (re-)architect this product to better serve the users who will be sending us hundreds of millions of requests per month. In addition, you'll work with other engineering teams at Hiya, some in Seattle and some in Budapest, to define and deliver shared components and services.

Initially, you'll spend sixty percent of your time architecting and implementing features with other engineers, and as the team and your management responsibilities grow, there will be less hands-on coding.

What we expect from you:

  • Experience in building APIs to be consumed by external partners & developers
  • Enjoys a startup environment of getting things done and pursue higher velocity over perfection
  • Collaborative team player with great communication skills.
  • Experience hiring exceptional talent in Seattle.
  • Providing mentorship, coaching, career development, and support to a diverse team of engineers.
  • Hands-on coder leading a team by example.
  • Experience in building scalable and distributed web services.
  • Experience in supporting the developer community and external partners.
  • Experience with networking, APIs, queues, stream processing, caching, etc.
  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

Awesome if you have:

  • Experience in the mobile development (iOS and Android)
  • Experience coding in a functional language (Extra points for Scala!)
  • Extra points for experience with Redis, DynamoDB, Data analysis, Kubernetes/Docker.

What you should expect from us:

  • Work at a supportive and fast-growing startup with a fantastic team.
  • Make an impact in the lives of tens of millions of consumers.
  • Many office perks and great company benefits.
  • Collaborate and learn from other great team members.
  • Support in developing your skills and accelerating your career

Hiya is an equal opportunity employer. We value and embrace diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability status

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We are located in the heart of downtown Seattle, walking distance to great restaurants, bars and public transportation within blocks.

An Insider's view of Hiya

What are some social events your company does?

we have a lot of social activities and events. Examples include annual team outings, summer party, holiday party, and various team lunches and happy hours. Sometimes teams have cross function team lunches or events too.

Fei

Accountant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We include key members from each team(Client, QA, Gateway, Product) in the project kickoffs, sprint plannings, and retrospectives. We talk to each other constantly and have meetings when it's necessary to get things done. We also keep improving ourselves to make the next project better:)

Chad

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I love the people at Hiya. Everyone I work with is determined, focused and relentless in achieving not only their personal goals, but also company goals. This makes Hiya the perfect recipe for growth. Over the past two years, I’ve learned multiple technologies and languages in different tech stacks: iOS, Android, Kotlin, Scala, Kafka, etc.

Brenton

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our mission is so firmly woven into our DNA, it makes it easy for me and my team to stay motivated. I’ve learned that having a clearly defined mission statement is vital in keeping my team aligned to our goals as a company and provides me clarity as to how my day-to-day contributions bring us closer to our vision.

Javier

Business Intelligence and Data Acquisition Lead

What are Hiya Perks + Benefits

Hiya Benefits Overview

Here at Hiya we provide consumers with the best phone experience by providing spam protection and enhanced caller ID services. As for team, we have a passionate crew of go-getters, and we celebrate our successes on a weekly basis! We have a fully-stocked kitchen, a team event every Friday, unlimited paid time off, budget for learning and development opportunities, health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and many other perks.
When we’re not eating, drinking or brainstorming great ideas, Hiyans can be found getting massages at the office, or bonding across teams during quarterly outings.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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