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Technical Lead, Software Engineering, Product Platform



Software Engineering, IT, Product
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Technical Lead, Backend, Global Search

We’re passionate about building tools that help small and medium-sized businesses market, sell, and serve their customers — and ultimately, grow better. The Product Platform Group is on a mission to help our customers use HubSpot better. This means that our internal and external users can rely on us, can focus on their most meaningful work, and achieve results faster.

The tools our teams build allow our customers to control and configure their brand identities and organize their assets, data and teams. These tools and services will help our customers get exponentially better at collaborating easily inside the HubSpot product.

Our Global Search backend team owns the search product which is a one stop solution for searching the entire platform. This is a critical piece of infrastructure which integrates with all of our products and returns results within milliseconds.

The team is looking for a hands-on Tech Lead who wants to solve hard technical problems and help grow the careers of the engineers on the team.

Teams in HubSpot are kept small and nimble to maximize ownership and to eliminate scale challenges and communication overhead (e.g. very few meetings that could have been a Slack message!).

Our back-end tech stack is Java, Kafka, HBase, ElasticSearch, AWS among others, but regardless of your background, we hire great engineers who love to learn.

Our product teams are split-stack and can build whatever is needed without external dependencies or approval. This process is informed by many feedback loops: usability testing, direct customer interactions, usage tracking, customer support and other stakeholders, so the team decides what ideas to build, how best to implement them and own their ongoing operation. Check out ourengineering blog to see why HubSpot is different.

As a Technical Lead on the Global Search team, you will:

  • Lead a team of engineers where autonomy and flexibility are core values
  • Write and ship production code that has meaningful user and business impact
  • Work with a small cross functional team of engineers, PMs, systems analysts, designers, content designers, and researchers
  • Collaborate with HubSpotters all over the company, whether in engineering, product, design, research, marketing, sales, etc
  • Help HubSpot users meet their goals, via changes you’ve made
  • Implement experiments that give us valuable insights into user behaviour and how to improve their experience
  • Get exposure to how HubSpot works as a business

What we’d like to see:

  • Some previous team, technical or pod lead experience is preferred - managing engineers or projects and taking responsibility for the team’s software design and delivery
  • A continued passion to contribute to the code base (we use Java but it's not required to have experience with it) and for product feature development and product innovation
  • A strong focus on the user: you can gain empathy for their challenges and understand how they may flow through our product
  • Excitement about big, technical challenges, but also a passion for helping scale our business
  • Experience working closely with, and contributing ideas and feedback to, product management and systems analysts to help create a solution to exceed our customers needs
  • The ability to work collaboratively with the team to solve problems, transfer knowledge, and develop overall product architecture
  • Comfort performing code reviews for engineers at all levels
  • Coaching and mentorship experience
  • A track record in partnering successfully with recruiting to build remarkable engineering teams

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.

This information will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of determining an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.

Germany Applicants: (m/f/d) - link to HubSpot's Career Diversity page here.

About HubSpot

HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. We build marketing, sales, service, and website management products that start free and scale to meet our customers’ needs at any stage of growth. We’re also building a company culture that empowers people to do their best work. If that sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we’d love to hear from you.

You can find out more about our company culture in the HubSpot Culture Code, which has more than 5M views, and learn about our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, too. Thanks to the work of every employee globally, HubSpot was named the #2 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor in 2022, and has been recognized for award-winning culture by Great Place to Work, Comparably, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Inc., and more.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, HubSpot was founded in 2006. Today, thousands of employees work across the globe in HubSpot offices and remotely. Visit our careers website to learn more about culture and opportunities at HubSpot.

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