Lead Full Stack Software Engineer, Multiple Openings (Remote/Socal Preferred)

Mercato | San Diego, Ca

Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



Full Remote, but SoCal candidates preferred

We are looking for a Full-Stack Lead Engineers to join several of our teams to help us build the technical foundations for a best-in-class shopping experience. Our team is growing and evolving rapidly, and these roles will have an outsized impact in shaping the direction of our technology roadmap and our team culture for years to come, as well as the opportunity to build out a team in their vision.


  • Provide technical guidance for the team, including creating and reviewing technical designs, code reviews, and driving long-term architectural improvements

  • This is a hands-on role, with the expectation that some level of coding will be required. The ideal candidate will have the experience to determine the best balance between hands-on development tasks and other responsibilities, depending on the current needs of the team.

  • While this is not a direct management role, we are looking for someone who can provide mentorship and constructive feedback for the team (and anyone else across the organization), as well as encouraging a culture of learning and growth.

  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and other business stakeholders to review the roadmap and provide guidance on technical implementation, especially trade-offs between multiple alternatives.

  • Collaborate with product managers to translate business requirements into user stories.

  • Contribute to larger architecture and infrastructure initiatives that will impact the entire Engineering organization


  • 7 years or more of full-stack web application development or related experience

  • Expertise with back-end programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, or Python, and the modern application development frameworks in these languages

  • Experience with JavaScript and front-end web frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue

  • Expertise with SQL and relational databases (MySQL/Postgres), including factors that affect database/query performance and best practices for schema design

  • Familiarity with Sass and CSS

  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals including data structures and algorithms

  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise architecture patterns, preferably in a microservice environment

  • Experience with different types of test automation frameworks (unit / integration / end-to-end tests) and best practices

  • Strong communications and leadership skills

  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment, working autonomously to find opportunities to deliver business impact

  • Track record of continuous improvement, both for yourself and your team. Proactively seeks and provides constructive feedback.

Bonus Points * Experience with being a hands-on manager or tech lead, especially in a remote/distributed setting

  • Experience with AWS tools and ecosystem

  • Experience with Kafka, Kinesis, or similar systems

  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch, Solr, or similar search engines

  • Familiarity with Linux, command line, and shell scripting

  • Experience with a microservice architecture and CI/CD environment

  • Previous experience at a start-up or high-growth internal team

  • E-commerce experience

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