The Development Team Lead position is a technical leadership position that combines regular software development and team facilitation.
The number one priority of the Development Team Lead is to make sure all of the developers on their team are unblocked and able to work efficiently on their assigned tasks. This requires the Development Team Lead to keep tabs on all in-progress work for their team and recognize when to step in and provide guidance or direction, even if the developers on their team have not yet identified that it is needed.
In addition to making sure development work is unblocked, the team lead is also responsible for making sure that new code is being written and architected according to the standards and overall technical plan fitting with that team. This can include scheduling or leading technical design meetings to come up with development plans for stories and reviewing code for in-progress and completed stories.
Development Team Leads are also the chief point of contact on their team for changes in team priorities. Development Team Leads are expected to meet with the business team regularly and discuss changes in priority, including discussing the tradeoffs of priority changes and pushing back as appropriate. Team leads also need to identify technical improvement work related to the project and feature development and facilitate balancing such improvements with ongoing feature development work. Lastly, Development Team Leads need to stay on top of emergent work for the team, and facilitate working that into the development schedule in an efficient and minimally disruptive way.
It is the expectation that a Development Team Lead will continue to take part in regular development work in addition to the responsibilities listed above. For details on the software development portion of this role, we encourage you to read our Software Developer job description.
If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this position, we would love to hear from you. Follow the link below to begin the application process.
Campspot crafts reservation software for resort owners that delivers their customers the perfect camping experience. We are a team of motivated people who use our talents to solve tough problems and build tested software.
Founded in early 2015, Campspot is looking to grow with people who embody our culture of continuous learning, innovation, and respectful collaboration. We’re made up of smart and innovative individuals who work together. Each of us adds value to our product with proven skills, ingenuity, and creativity, and we expand these qualities in a cycle of teaching and learning.
We value employee flexibility—from work schedule to dress code. This looser management style is paired with our expectation that employees hold themselves accountable for doing what needs to be done and to pitch in when a coworker needs help. On our small, self-managed team, initiative is a must.