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Development Team Lead

Denver, Colorado

Welcome to Campspot! Whether you are an avid camper, the occasional glamper, an expert RV-er, or new to the outdoors entirely, we're interested in working with you. Our team values diverse perspectives as we seek to create an easy-to-navigate and meaningful camping experience for everyone.

Particularly as a Team Lead, we are looking for someone who is a developer of code and people. If you thrive when your time is split between talking through roadmap planning with leadership, architecture design with devs, and career growth with your team members, this role is for you.

We hope you will consider joining our team! ALL human beings are welcome, and we are committed to helping you thrive here. We believe our team, as well as the outdoors, is for everyone.

Primary responsibilities

The Development Team Lead position is a technical leadership position that combines regular software development and team facilitation. You will report directly to our Chief Technology Officer.

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 their counterparts (Dev Team Leads and Product Owners & Designers) 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. Campspot is built on a modern tech stack using the latest versions of Java and Kotlin on our backend with the Dropwizard framework, and TypeScript on our frontend using Angular. Our products are SAAS applications that run on AWS cloud infrastructure and we use modern tools like Terraform to manage that. We believe that skilled developers can be successful in any tech stack and set our expectations for ramp up time accordingly, but having experience in any of the technology above is a big plus.

Key skills for this role

How to apply

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.

About Campspot

Founded in 2015, Campspot was created by campground owners for campground owners. This is because our founders saw a tremendous need to operate their multiple parks more efficiently, while delivering a modern online booking experience for guests. Campspot is truly setting the standard for what the best all-in-one campground management and reservation software can be.

We are a motivated team of outdoor enthusiasts and tech professionals with decades of combined experience in the RV park and campground management industry. Most importantly, we know how hard you work and we’re here to help. Our mission is to provide our customers with the online tools needed to easily grow their businesses and deliver their campers the highest quality of service.

Campspot is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and our software development teams are based in Denver and Chicago. Together, we’ve built more than just a growing customer base: We’ve built a family of dedicated partners that we love serving.