Lead Software Engineer - Convo Communications - Austin, TX, US - Remote (US only)

Are you ready for a green-field project? Are you tired of big, heavy SDLC processes that stifle your creativeness? As a Lead Software Engineer on our Platform team, you’ll be instrumental in building Convo Communication’s next-generation software that enables conversations between the hearing and the deaf/hard of hearing. You will lead the development effort through our extremely light, extremely collaborative SDLC for creating a new cloud-native platform for call handling, call routing, signaling, and transport of audio and video data.

About us

My name: Bonnie Wailee Kwong
My position: Senior Platform Engineer
Company name: Convo Communications
Website: https://convorelay.com/
Country: USA - Austin, TX
Company info and history (how you’re using Elixir etc):
As a Deaf-owned, Deaf operated company, our understanding of human connection is different than most. In a rapidly-advancing world, technology is often developed on the basis of spoken language. We offer a different perspective: universal communication solutions that just feel right.

About the job

Job title: Lead Software Engineer (Platform Team)
Job description: Work with leadership, the Cloud Software Architect, the Cloud Infrastructure Architect, and the Product Manager to establish best practices for cloud-native software solutions. Lead a small team of Software Engineers to develop APIs and back-end solutions that support audio and video communications, mentor junior developers, create and assign subtask work items. Own the development process from solution design, development, and deployment with an ‘automated tests first’ mindset. Work with the SDET and QA team to ensure automated testing is added to the CI/CD pipeline. Design and maintain CI/CD pipelines for each software artifact.
Salary range: Negotiable
Position on remote work: Remote (US only) /Hybrid/In-person, it doesn’t matter
Qualifications or experience required: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, Software Engineering, or another closely related degree. Previous team lead experience. Previous experience with creating and maintaining publicly facing APIs. Previous experience with creating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines. Previous experience with Elixir or Erlang is preferred. Previous experience with Telecom, SIP or WebRTC is preferred. Fluency in ASL is preferred.

What the successful job applicant will be working on: Platform that enables conversations between the hearing and the deaf/hard of hearing.

About the interview process

  1. Apply here:

  2. Half-hour video conference with hiring manager

  3. Pairing interview with Senior Engineers - write some code around something interesting you’ve been doing

  4. Meeting with Product Managers

  5. Decision to hire

Further info

Why you will love working at Convo:
Generous medical, dental, vision coverage.
Vacation & sick time
Flexible working environment
Learning and development budget

We are excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves our community.

Convo is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome everyone to our team. If you need accommodations during the application or interview process, please let us know.


This sounds interesting!
Good luck