Technical Lead Department: Technology And Engineering Experience: 6 – 10 years

Paper Plane is looking for an energized & hands-on Technical Lead who is passionate in delivering state-of-the-art technology projects with efficient and optimized code.


  • Team Management & Leadership:
    • Lead a technical team of 5-10 Web Technology Developers.
    • Provide Technical leadership to the team for design, development and testing for mid-sized and large customer projects.
    • Coach and guide Team members in the progression and development of their personal and technical skills.
    • Interview & hire team members as per Organizational Requirements.
    • Track the deliverables of team members for both Quality & Timeliness.
  • Product Architecture:
    • Analyze Product Requirements.
    • Work with the Product Manager for finalizing user task flows and application logic.
    • Support Designer / Design Team during the design process to finalize interaction flows by providing insight into technological limitations & possibilities.
    • Question, assess and manage functional and non-functional requirements and ensure that they are addressed with the technical solution.
    • Communicate the technical approach, dependencies & limitations.
    • Define & Document the System & Application Architecture (High Level & Low Level Design)
  • Development Process Management:
    • Adopt an Agile Development Process.
    • Ensure On Schedule Delivery of planned activities.
    • Understand overall implications of your proposed solutions.
    • Interact closely with internal & external resources through the entire development / production / testing cycle.
    • Ensure Version Management Practices are strictly is followed by the team in GIT.
    • Define and Control the release management process.
  • Quality:
    • Define & Ensure Quality Standards in development are consistently met.
    • Implement Unit Testing in projects using Industry Standard tools.
    • Document Best Practices and ensure that the team follows them.
    • Ensure code is well structured, commented & Technical Documents are always up-to-date.
    • Ensure code developed is scalable, secure and extensible. Use & build industry standard integration practices.
  • Communication:
    • Communicate Technical Solutions to Clients on Calls and through well structured documents.
    • Respond & reach out in a timely & context aware manner with the Client on Technical issues over emails, Project Management Tool (JIRA/Basecamp) or Calls in conjunction with the product or project manager.
    • Provide status updates on Individual Team Tasks to the Project Managers.
  • Reusability & Automation:
    • Lay the foundation for a reusable code through components and libraries.
    • Leverage Architectural Frameworks & Design Patterns.
    • Create Helper Functions & Libraries for automating lower level programming.
    • Create Automated scripts for deployment.
  • Research & Knowledge Management:
    • Research and implement findings to continuously evolve & improve products.
    • Conduct Knowledge sessions for the team on concepts & technologies.

Experience, Skills and Expertise:

  • Should have a minimum 6+ years of hands-on experience in designing, developing and running highly scalable solutions using Web Technologies.
  • Should have successfully architected & implemented large scale Web solutions.
  • Should have developed and implemented projects using an Agile Development methodology.
  • Should have an eye for detail & ensure complete adherence to industry standard coding/security& performance best practices.
  • Should be a hands–on coder and be able to create core components & code templates/frameworks, which the team can use for implementation.
  • Should have deep roots in the usage of coding patterns.
  • Should be organized, have good written and verbal communication skills. Should be able to clearly articulate Technical solutions to Product Managers or Clients.
  • Must be very well versed with Web Application deployment/production and post- deployment monitoring processes.
  • Should be able to take independent technical decisions based on project requirements.
  • Should be able to drive a High Quality Culture within the Engineering team with a strong emphasis on Unit Testing & Bug free delivery.
  • Should be able to conduct effective code reviews and mentor a highly productive and efficient team.
  • Should be able to implement solutions in one or more web technologies & databases.
    • Full Stack Javascript.
    • LAMP using frameworks like Code Igniter or Laravel.
    • Progressive Web Applications.
    • Any Relational Database.
  • Should have expertise in one of the Javascript Frameworks – Backbone, React or Angular and be able to pick up and architect solutions in any of the frameworks.
  • Should have a strong understanding of DOM, HTML CSS, semantic markup, and cross- browser issues.
  • Should be able to analyse & work with existing codebases.
  • Should be able to effectively incorporate Open Source Libraries in solutions.
  • Should be able to mange Application Performance by regular performance monitoring, tuning & optimization.

A few more brownies for experience in:

  • Third party API integrations like FB Graph APIs, Twitter.
  • Working with eCommerce Product Frameworks like Magento or SuiteCommerce Advanced.

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