Lead Sr. Software Engineer, Web & Mobile Apps

Android development, Best practices, Critical thinking, Leadership, Mentorship, Mobile applications, iOS development, Web development, Software development
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Since its inception in 1997, Whitepages® has excelled at meeting our more than 30M monthly customer's needs by ongoing development of products powered by an evolving proprietary and comprehensive set of data designed to help individuals and businesses, stay connected, stay protected and power their businesses. 

Innovation and invention are in our DNA and past Whitepages® successes are illustrated by the 2016 spin-off of Hiya, Inc., an industry leading spam call blocking mobile app, and most recently in 2019 the spin-off of Ekata, Inc., (formerly Whitepages Pro) a global leader in identity verification (acquired by MasterCard in 2021 for $850M). 

At Whitepages, we strive to create a diverse workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share ideas and that is reflected through the recognition of being named an “Employee's Choice Best Place to Work” on Glassdoor and listed on Seattle Business Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Work for 9 years. Our goal is to give you the exposure, support and experience to take your career to the next level, whether that is with us or outside of Whitepages, we value learning and prioritize it.

About the role:  

We are looking for an experienced Lead - Full Stack Software Engineer to mentor and grow team members, partner with other Leads and the Product team to manage and scale the infrastructure of whitepages.com free site experience and our mobile applications. This role is an opportunity for you to roll your sleeves up, produce and maintain a best in class experience for over 30M unique users who visit our site each month and to create a mobile experience on par with web that engages users. You will be rewarded daily by directly impacting the success of the business through your leadership and guidance and the growth of your teammates through your mentorship. This position can be located in Seattle, remote (with some travel) or a combination of office/WFH.    

As the Lead Software Engineer you will: 

  • Lead a team of software engineers in the technical aspects of the development and maintenance of Whitepages’ software, services, and applications
  • Ensure team writes high performance, maintainable code that is easy to read, well-documented and compliant with best-practice style conventions.
  • Partner with Product and other Business owners to understand and implement best technical practices, optimization of architecture and troubleshooting
  • Own detailed platform architecture, have broad knowledge across platforms and guide design discussions
  • Take technical information and translates into information easily understood by non-technical staff
  • Communicate closely and effectively with engineering management, leads, and peers to gather and understand requirements, share project status and deal with unexpected issues.
  • Write code containing minimal bugs and write automated tests to validate correctness of code
  • Deploy large-scale web applications
  • Meet development milestones and business requirements on schedule
  • Independently analyze, propose and develop solutions for technical problems and issues. Implement significant pieces of overall solution.
  • Assist with project management tasks (scheduling, task and project estimation, status reports, etc.) as necessary
  • Act as a role model for operational excellence, best practices and execution and mentor less experienced engineers. Foster a healthy sense of urgency and enthusiasm in the team

About you: 

  • BS degree in Computer Science, related degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in software development
  • 3+ years experience with web frameworks (i.e. Django), React Native, iOS and Android operating systems.
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle
  • Proven ability to write clean code that works, is readable, maintainable and follows best practices and coding standards, on schedule.
  • Fluency in one or more OO languages and expert understanding of OO design, languages, algorithms, data structures, networking, database design and optimization
  • Proven ability to contribute the architectural design of complex systems
  • Expertise in a variety of relevant areas: search engine design, people search, distributed computing, database optimization, high volume, caching, messaging, social networking, mobile applications, web development, etc.


  • Leadership: Leads team in technical vision, resolves conflict and participates to drive consensus across teams
  • Problem Solving/Critical Thinking: Can take a large scope ambiguous problem and define practical solutions
  • Planning: Works with team to break down deliverables to meet deadlines
  • Business Acumen: Well-versed in industry standards and software best practices. Cost and cons cognizant in decision making process
  • Continuous Improvement: Actively works to remove technical debt, add documentation and improve processes.

Combine all of this with a dynamic, “what can I do?” culture, and Whitepages is  a pretty awesome place for those that want to grow their career and  have an impact day after day. We are a small and empowered team of less than 40, with a passion for technology and because we’re small, everyone benefits in the form of expanded learning and growth opportunities. We also have an amazing office space with all the perks, located right in the heart of downtown Seattle, on the main bus lines and the light rail. Our hybrid work model allows for the flexibility of remote work and/or work from the office in Seattle. If this sounds like the kind of place you want to spend your days, then visit us at: https://about.whitepages.com/ 

Whitepages Inc. prides itself on being an equal-opportunity employer that embraces diversity and support the career growth of all.  

Dice Id : RTX1e2aa0
Position Id : 7174572
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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