Senior Development Lead

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This is a rare opportunity for someone who has built a strong full-stack engineering repertoire and has a desire to build great tech while making a difference in some of the critical social issues of our time.  In this role, our senior engineer will be the technical lead of a small team of internal and outsourced resources developing the flagship product line at Pendulum.  

This is a hands-on position with key responsibilities for developing and delivering backend and front end components.  As our senior engineer, we will depend on the person in this position to lead and contribute to day-to-day development activities, make large and small technical decisions, influence design and architecture, set standards, ensure quality and help build team and culture as our company grows.  Initial responsibilities include working with leadership and team to define the technical roadmap, implement our customer-facing interfaces, establish infrastructure for scaling, testing and securing operations and working with the machine learning team to broaden the range and depth of our capabilities.

As one of the first hires at a venture-track company, this role provides an opportunity to grow with the company and to have real impact with enormous upside. 

Qualifications and experience

  • Leadership: brings a proven ability to communicate technical vision to team members and inspire creative, thoughtful and energetic contributions from others.
  • Bias for action:  has a demonstrated practice of product engineering, gap filling, development versatility and doing what is needed to deliver and amaze.
  • Communication:  possesses a track record of building rapport across company functions and with company leadership that sets expectations, demonstrates accountability and establishes trust and admiration.
  • Technology:  has established broad and deep technical skills, including multi-language coding (e.g. Java, Scala, C#, python, Node.js, sql/nosql), ...
  • Culture:  outstanding character, always learning, curious, good judgement, scrappy, smart, good humored and a tolerance for ambiguity.
  • BS or better in computer science, engineering or related field 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development 
  • Prior startup experience is preferred

About Pendulum

Pendulum is an information forensics company that classifies non-textual, publicly available content to identify the source, message, audience, and evolution of harmful narratives. Our tools help to detect, analyze, track and engage harmful narratives and dis-information that flow across many social media platforms and combat the threats and chaos sewn by bad actors on the social internet.  A sneak peek at our capabilities can be found in reports published on the Pendulum website.

Pendulum values inclusion and diversity and aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments.  We are committed to diversity in our workforce and are a proud equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or disability status, marital status, or veteran status.

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