Engineering Lead (GO/React)

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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Are you passionate about problem-solving, teamwork, and creating positive change? Our Engineering team is expanding, and we're seeking an Engineering Lead to contribute to our suite of award-winning solutions. Join us in working with cutting-edge technology that makes a tangible impact. Our software engineers are not just coders; they're innovators who collaborate closely with QA, Product, and other teams to devise creative solutions to customer challenges. As an Engineering Lead, you'll have the chance to lead a team while also contributing to design, development, testing, and maintenance of code, directly shaping the future of our digital platform.


  • Establish and maintain full-stack engineering best practices.
  • Collaborate with designers and product managers to iterate on product design and implementation.
  • Lead a small team of engineers, guiding agile software delivery.
  • Monitor performance, identifying and addressing usability issues.
  • Review app and feature code, and strategize future work with the engineering team.
  • Assist in all aspects of the software development lifecycle.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies and utilize modern libraries and tools.
  • Possess strong analytical problem-solving skills and communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
  • Demonstrate initiative, deliver quality results, and thrive under pressure.
  • Approach tasks with a business mindset, mindful of time, costs, and deadlines.
  • Work effectively within a team environment.


  • 5+ years of experience developing large-scale web applications using GO and JavaScript.
  • Proficiency in modern libraries and tools.
  • Strong skills in GO, JavaScript, and data structures.
  • Experience with Microservices architecture and development.
  • Knowledge of NoSQL Databases (e.g., DynamoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch).
  • Experience with Messaging architectures and development (e.g., SQS, EventBridge, Kafka).
  • Proficiency in numerous AWS Services.
  • Experience building GraphQL and RESTful APIs.
  • Familiarity with Docker or similar technologies, GIT, CI/CD, and writing unit/integration tests.

Bonus Points:

    • Experience with Cloud Platforms like Google Cloud.
    • Proficiency in JavaScript, Node, and the React ecosystem.
    • Experience with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment.
    • Experience architecting and building high-volume, fault-tolerant, globally distributed systems in a cloud-native environment.
    • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
    • Knowledge of A/B testing, monitoring, and alerting.
    • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Passion for staying abreast of the latest cloud trends and technologies.


For 25 years, Lightspeed Systems® has been a leader in the ever-changing landscape of K-12 learning technology. Lightspeed Systems works with tens of thousands of schools to maximize the safety, mobility, and effectiveness of their students’ learning experience. Every device can be covered with the most effective web filter, student safety monitor, classroom management software, device management tool, and analytics program available. Learn more at 


If “work from where it makes sense” includes being onsite for you some or all the time, you will LOVE being at the ranch. Our uniquely Lightspeed (and totally Texas) corporate headquarters has everything Lightspeeders need to get the job done – and a whole lot more. 

  • 15,000 sq. ft. of open work area, offices, and huddle rooms 
  • A private chef serving up lunch Tuesday through Thursday every week 
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center (with outfitted locker rooms)
  • Physical therapist onsite regularly 
  • Indoor and outdoor casual collaboration spots 
  • Pet-friendly office environment 
  • A golf simulator, go-carts, shuffleboard, corn hole, and MORE fun 

All within 31 sprawling acres of Live Oak trees that foster a natural habitat for local wildlife. It is not uncommon to be greeted daily by whitetail deer. (Maybe it wants to join your meeting?) 


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Lightspeed Systems operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Austin, TX. Lightspeed Systems was founded in 1999. It has 213 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Open door policy and OKR operational model. To see all 5 open jobs at Lightspeed Systems, click here.
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