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Development Lead at Oceanus in Austin, TX

Oceanus    posted almost 5 years ago

FullTime | Austin, TX


About Us:


At Oceanus, we build enterprise software solutions backed by data intelligence and customer-inspired product strategy.  With the agility of a start-up and the expertise of an industry veteran, Oceanus is successfully breaking down some of the most difficult challenges facing the automotive, technology and energy industries.  Our rapidly growing team of passionate problem solvers embraces the idea of “Think big, do bigger.” 

Our culture is at the core of everything we do.  We have fun, but we work hard.  So, as we grow we’re not only looking to hire the best and brightest, but we’re also looking for people that share our values.  We make decisions on three simple principles:

Excellence: We aim to over-deliver and delight.  We want our customers, employees and partners to love us. We set our internal bar high so that we can bring enthusiasm, speed, and innovation to the enterprise.
Progress:  We believe that growth is an exciting and motivating challenge that retains great people.  So, we empower our employees to take ownership, act and iterate to make everything we do better.
Fun: Life is too short to hate your job. We have the luxury of picking what we work on, and we choose what motivates us. Work will sometimes be work, but we try to minimize the suck. We have a relaxed, collaborative environment. We celebrate our successes, and sometimes, we just celebrate.

We have the start-up mentality, without the start-up financial headaches.  We are profitable, compensate well, and have great benefits – including beer on tap.  If you’re a go-getter who values these things too, we want to hear from you.


Our Development Lead will both lead and mentor other team members and take on some of our hardest technical problems individually.

Working with a small offshore scrum team, the Dev Lead will spit time between hands-on coding and directing/reviewing the code of others.  (While this role has a significant leadership component, we want to find someone who loves to code, and want to ensure that the share of time coding remains at or above 50%.)

The Dev Lead will own at least one major application/component of our flagship product platform, and accordingly will be a well-rounded engineer with experience building and deploying enterprise-class mission-critical applications.  Scrum mastering experience is not strictly necessary, but a strong understanding of agile development and a track record of technical leadership and individual excellence are essential.


5+ years software engineering experience
Experience with technical leadership of small teams, with offshore/nearshore experience a plus
Excellent understanding of computer science and software engineering fundamentals and practices
Strength in full-stack web application development
Experience in Ruby on Rails or strong interest to learn it
Familiarity with Agile software development processes and experience working at a fast pace with a small team
A thirst for learning and understanding of current development best practices, trends, and techniques
A positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Ability to perform well under deadlines
Self-motivation, extraordinary attention to detail, and desire to produce the highest quality work


Small team + Austin startup vibe + large customers = huge impact
No dress code, office hours, or vacation policy – only results matter
Competitive benefits package 
Modern-retro downtown offices
Team lunches, stocked kitchens, coffee-snob compliant coffee machines
Great beer on tap, scotch collection, regular happy hours

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