Job Overview

Job Description

As an Engineering Team Lead, you will be working alongside other engineers and collaborating with product stakeholders, making sure work is planned, delivered incrementally, and with quality built-in. You will support and coach other engineers, actively enabling them to grow based on their particular interests.

Our tech stack

  • TypeScript, Node.js, React, Golang, PSQL
  • GraphQL, REST
  • Pulumi, AWS, Vercel, Cloudflare, Fastly, New Relic, Github actions

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate closely with product stakeholders to prioritize and plan projects that add real value to our users
  • Work with the team on strategy and execution, delivering testable, maintainable, and high-quality solutions
  • Help engineers identify and grow in their areas of interest by coaching, mentoring, and giving timely feedback
  • Participate in and identify architectural improvements, prioritize and act on them
  • Bring creative ideas and expertise to the table, having a real impact on our product and engineering practices
  • Work in an environment that supports your individual growth

Expectations timeline

1 Month

You have gone through different onboarding sessions covering our product, current architecture, and relevant services we run on production, learned about the company’s origin and current vision, and met colleagues from different departments as part of onboarding as well as weekly virtual social events.

You’d have started to get to know your teammates, learned how we work daily and contributed to our codebase.

3 Months

You will be familiar with most concepts related to our product and worked alongside your teammates to deliver features and improvements on production successfully.

You’d have had a few 1:1s with your team members to check in on how things are going and you will have collaborated with fellow engineers to improve our architecture and developer experience.

6 Months

You will have made solid contributions to our product and stack, influenced our ways of working, shared knowledge and previous experiences, helping substantially with important decision-making.

Job requirements


What we expect from you:

  • 8+ years of backend development experience, ideally using Golang
  • Experience writing testable code, following best practices and design patterns when applicable
  • Experience developing APIs, ideally using GraphQL and/or REST
  • Mindful about performance and able to measure it meaningfully
  • Strong expertise in analyzing product requirements and creating technical designs
  • Experience mentoring and coaching other teammates to grow and improve continuously
  • At least 2 years of experience leading a team, covering people and delivery management
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to take ownership, but also ask for help and advice when needed
  • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn, reflect, and grow within the organization
  • Experience in successfully driving technical, business, and people-related initiatives that improved productivity, performance, and quality

The Process

  • Intro call with Talent Acquisition
  • Hiring Manager Interview
  • Technical Interview
  • Team Fit call
  • Reference Check and Offer

About us

At Hygraph we’re building the leading GraphQL Federated Content Platform. Our goal is to enable developers and content operators to create, enrich, unify, and deliver content across platforms seamlessly. We are trusted to manage content for teams from over 50,000 organizations like Telenor, Burrow, Gamescom, and Shure. With over $10M in funding from OpenOcean, Peak, and Paua Ventures, you will be part of a remote-first and globally distributed team of over 60 colleagues, committed to working collaboratively, transparently, and passionately.

Hygraph is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds. We believe that diversity, unique experiences, qualities, and different cultures enrich our workspace’s productivity and promote innovation and creativity.