Lead Software Engineer
Shop-Ware is the automotive aftermarket's premier enterprise-grade SaaS platform for automotive shop management. We are a rapidly-growing VC-funded startup whose clients include thousands of auto repair facilities across the globe, predominately in the US, Canada, and South America. Our software provides cutting edge solutions for the modern repair facility and is committed to developing sophisticated tools to help the aftermarket thrive and grow. Our company is founded and operated by a mechanic-turned-shop owner who identified a need and developed the software from her direct experience. Our team is made up of 65 smart and passionate individuals who genuinely enjoy logging into work each day.

Shop-Ware is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our App team in delivering a large customer-facing Rails web application at scale to thousands of auto repair facilities internationally.

Please note, for this role we are only accepting candidates who have experience with Ruby on Rails as well as strong management background.

Want to have a direct, significant impact on the customer-facing product and see your work in use by auto repair professionals every week? Want to work with a team committed to quality software, modern dev-ops practices and tooling, and a positive, collaborative culture?

We offer a great fully-remote team environment, competitive compensation, benefits, vacation, and company paid health/dental/vision insurance.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and manage a small team of software engineers
  • Strive to improve the overall quality of our product, codebase, and developer processes.
  • Collaborate with the Product Team to provide higher-level direction for features and the project as a whole.
  • Provide technical guidance to your team (code reviews, pairing, implementation guidance) including some direct reports as well as cross-team assistance.
  • Coach, mentor, and provide feedback to your team to maximize team quality and productivity.
  • Code in Ruby and JavaScript (React/Backbone).
  • Deliver architecture and systems improvements (e.g. solve issues with PostgreSQL, sidekiq, caching, memory consumption, performance improvements)
  • Organize and guide your team to deliver high-value nuanced features.
  • Participate in production incident support.

Qualifications desired:

  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • 3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails
  • 3+ years experience with a modern javascript framework (React/Angular/Vue.js/etc.)
  • Significant experiencing leading and managing a small dev team.
  • Passion for building full stack, highly customized systems, from scalable backend services to frontend projects.
  • Very comfortable with JavaScript - we have a lot of client-side code.
  • Software architectural experience. A strong understanding of how different web services and data stores can interact in a reliable, scalable fashion.
  • Great written and oral communication skills.

About our Software: Shop-Ware provides cutting edge solutions for the modern repair facility and is committed to developing sophisticated tools to help the aftermarket thrive and grow. We harness the best technologies available for the internet and mobile devices and put them to work for independent small businesses. Our cloud-based application helps automotive shops find seamless and intuitive solutions to increasing sell-through and customer satisfaction, and allows for huge increases in efficiency and operating profit.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $160,000.00 - $190,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Fully remote, pre-Covid


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • REST: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Java: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Ruby on Rails: 3 years (Required)
  • Management: 1 year (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Work Location: Remote

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