Lead Software Engineer at Tegus (Remote)

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Tegus is the leading market intelligence platform for key decision makers. We power some of the world’s most well-respected institutional investors, corporations, and consultancies through the largest and most comprehensive database of primary and market information. Our products and services enable clients to discover unmatched insights and answers to the most challenging questions they face to help them make better informed decisions. (And because a job description can only contain a fraction of how we operate, click here to learn more about the Tech Team at Tegus!)

Tegus is a maturing startup business that is growing at a fast pace. To support that growth, we need a strong lead engineer that can manage a small team of engineers to ensure successful delivery of product initiatives. As a lead, you will be very hands on designing and coding but also mentoring and guiding engineers on your team. You must also partner closely with product, design and other business units to meet business objectives.


  • As a technical leader, you’ll manage a team of 2-4 and drive your team’s execution and delivery. 
  • You will work directly with multiple stakeholders in our product and design as well as other engineering leads and managers to ensure we’re building solutions that solve business problems the right way. We believe that companies that throw solutions over the wall to engineers are wasting half of their abilities.
  • You will build robust, well-designed and effective software that solves complex problems, including testing, reviewing and deploying code quickly. We TDD most changes, so we don’t slow ourselves down with excessive release processes or meetings. We deploy over 5 times per day and manage major releases with feature flags rather than coordinated deployments.
  • You will research, learn and share new techniques for solving complex engineering problems. We’re a highly collaborative team and we push each other to find better solutions every day.
  • You will write tools and evolve best practices for the engineering team to improve the team. From GraphQL-to-Typescript compilers to fully automated deployments, we take the time to invest heavily in our own productivity.
  • You will own projects end-to-end. On a given day you might be building a system to measure search engine performance, reworking an integration with a telephony provider, or designing a UI component library.


  • Experience managing a small team of engineers, with a passion for developing and growing people as they progress on their career journey.
  • Experience as a generalist/full-stack engineer working on both the frontend and backend to solve complex engineering problems to delight users and drive business results.
  • Team-first mentality and you work collaboratively with different stakeholders to set the technical direction for our products, developing easy-to-use solutions for our customers.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Vue or Typescript is a plus but not required.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development processes and software testing.

Benefits & Perks

  • Remote-friendly - work wherever you're most productive.
  • Comprehensive medical and dental plans. 
  • 401(k) plan with an employer match.
  • Paid parental leave for all parents.
  • All employees are granted equity through our Restricted Stock Units (RSU) Program.
  • Unlimited paid vacation, flexible work hours, and 10 observed paid holidays per year.
  • Employer funded long-term disability.
  • Fantastic culture with regular virtual company-wide events, including cooking classes, yoga, meditation and more.
  • Generous employee referral bonus program.
  • The opportunity to attend peer-nominated quarterly DEI events.
  • Working for a thriving, performance-based company that values promoting from within, career advancement and transparency.

  • And for candidates in Chicago:
  • The option to work from a state of the art office in the heart of Chicago’s Loop featuring standing desks, mother rooms, gender neutral bathrooms, subsidized gym access, and full amenity floor.
  • Commuter benefits & a fully stocked kitchen with rotating snacks and beverages.

  • #LI-Remote

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Tegus we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Tegus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Tegus complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Tegus expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

The only @email addresses we use are @tegus.co or @tegus.com. If you receive emails from any other domain (including .us), please assume they are fraudulent and let us know by sending an email to [email protected]

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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Chicago, IL

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueJSLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • HubSpotEmail

An Insider's view of Tegus

How does your team reward individual success?

Tegus has a competitive compensation plan to reward performance. The goals are fair, yet keep the team engaged and excited. Tegus is small, but mighty and it’s rewarding to feel like you’re impacting a growing company. Good ideas are swiftly implemented and to see those ideas turn into action has been incredibly rewarding.

Colin Monahan

Strategic Account Executive, Public Markets

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is ingrained in how we innovate and ensure we are focused on solving the problems with the biggest impact for our product. Every team member at Tegus is invested in building a world-class product and leads with transparency and open communication to facilitate cross-functional collaboration.

Kelly Bishop

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at Tegus has launched my career in an immeasurable way. Since joining, I have worked on a wide range of exciting problems, including developing the long-term vision strategy for the Product. At Tegus, professional development is fast and engaging because you’re surrounded by amazing talent and supportive team members.

Linh Nguyen

Product Designer

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Sell, Design, Build.
At Tegus, we believe innovation is a function of culture, action-orientation, and intense customer focus. Sure there can be some great tactics and initiatives you can implement to promote innovation - hackathons, being receptive to feedback, allowing our teams to explore outside their core day-to-day - but in our mind innovatio

Tom Elnick

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Some of the biggest product ideas at Tegus come from the engineering team. One recent example is our text-to-speech audio experience, which is currently in beta - it started out as something an engineer put together in a hackathon. We thought it was so cool that we folded it into the product roadmap, and now it's being released to customers.

Lionel Barrow

Senior Director, Engineering

What are Tegus Perks + Benefits

Tegus Benefits Overview

We will offer our employees numerous perks! Some include:
• Unlimited vacation
• Comprehensive medical and dental plan
• Parental Leave Benefits
• Opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a thriving start-up and make a big impact on our business!
• Fantastic culture, with regular virtual company-wide events, including virtual cooking classes, yoga, meditation and more!
• Upon returning to the office, we also offer commuter benefits, free building gym membership & a fully stocked kitchen with rotating snacks and beverages, company outings, intramural sports teams, book clubs and more

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
We facilitate and match donations to select non-profits. Additionally, we collaborate with partners to support our DEI efforts
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
The leadership team is 40% female and 20% people of color.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We have identified four goals (through a committee that represented 25% of the company at the time) around diversity, equity and inclusion with measurable outcomes that we will report on annually.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Our in-office yoga has turned into virtual yoga and meditation classes during quarantine.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Quarterly bonuses are available for most roles for exceptional performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home working remotely on occasion as needed. The current reality of 100% remote work has shown us that we can continue to grow and be successful while remote
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 10 days per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Perks are often employee-driven. We value feedback and do our best to ensure we are creating the best environment to have our employees thrive.

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