Tech Lead
Common Code

Tech Lead at For the Makers We’re looking for someone who is passionate about being ‘on-the-tools’ and will help For The Makers build a product loved by a growing cohort of dedicated knitters. About This Job Reporting to: Founders; Location: Australia - (Open for remote applicants); Starting date: December 2019/January 2020;  For The Makers have big plans to grow, and are searching for a strategic Tech Lead to help them realise the For The Makers vision. They are developing software for the knitting makers and designers - along with domain-specific language specifications - to modernise digital creation tools. And we're looking for a Technical Lead with full-stack programming skills to lead the development and engineering team. Technologies Node.js | React | React-Native | AWS | TDD | OOD

The Role This exciting new position as a Tech Lead has been created to help design and build For the Maker’s systems. As a Tech Lead, you will be responsible for all technical aspects of FTM’s strategy, product development and system operations. You will be:

  • Helping to architect the creator (knitting app), and designer systems — Writing clean, readable code to make it work

  • Helping build a scalable and stable infrastructure

  • Developing their open-source specifications and language design

  • Establishing processes and best-practices as the team grows

  • Working with the executive team to establish a feasible technical vision 

  • Architecting and coding the knitting application and knitting pattern engine

  • Defining and building a scalable and stable infrastructure

You have:

  • 5+ years experience, including in a lead or head of a team role

  • Experience designing and building secure, scalable, and reliable systems

  • Expertise in modern JavaScript (and its ecosystem), web services, and database design

  • Experience with cloud platforms (preferably AWS)

  • Knowledge and interest in functional programming

  • A creative spirit (knitting experience not required!)

About For The Makers: For The Makers is building a digital infrastructure to improve and invent tools for makers: and they’re starting with the uber-knitters of the world on a product called Bellish ( It’s a huge and exciting space, filled with fantastic customers who love their newly released product.

Their mission is simple. They exist For The Makers. If this kind of work gets you excited, we'd love to hear from you! We're open to all backgrounds and encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We believe that great people can always find a place. People do their best work when they can be themselves, so we value uniqueness. We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. Common Code and We are Common are assisting For The Makers on this role. Please forward your interest and resume to the team at We Are Common at Or apply through this posting. Note that unsolicited resumes submitted to For The Makers will be forwarded to the team at We are Common. Visa sponsorship: Not available

Posted about 1 year ago