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Software Development Team Lead - Digital Products

Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology

Software Engineering
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Elevator Pitch:

Are you a passionate developer interested in working on products that keep people safe? Do you thrive in an environment that values collaboration, quality, and lean processes? Are you interested in leading a focused technical team in building digital products, user experiences, and related software used by millions?

If so, Evolv is seeking an experienced and product-oriented Developer interested in a leadership role to join our highly skilled team of designers and developers to help bring new digital products to market.

We continuously experiment with new tools, but our core tech stack is ReactJS, ReactNative, TypeScript, fp-ts, RxJS, TailwindCSS, Cypress, and Amazon Web Services.

Success in the Role: What are performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

In the first 30 days, you will:

  • Immerse yourself in Evolv's market, users, and existing product portfolio.
  • Collaborate with other developers through pair programming to familiarize yourself with our codebases and tech stack for client-side applications.
  • Start shipping working software to our users and customers
  • Embrace and implement test-driven, type-safe, functional, and reactive programming
  • Work closely with our product thinkers and designers to transform novel problems into tangible features and contribute to their implementation and release
  • Participate in user testing to validate and refine the features you've built

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Take ownership of a whole project, developing major features and critical user workflows
  • Start leading the technical strategy and development of significant new features, driving our innovation forward
  • Mentor junior developers, sharing your expertise in web development and product design best practices
  • Help establish and drive best practices for the design and development of our digital products
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand new challenges and identify practical solutions
  • Ensure that your team is set up for success, helping keep the team aligned on the most critical business goals

By the end of the first year, you will:

  • Successfully deliver new digital products to our ever-growing user base
  • Lead a focused team of designers and developers, guiding important projects to fruition
  • Continuously learn and adapt to new tools and development techniques, bringing current industry best practices to Evolv
  • Earn recognition outside of Engineering as the go-to person for design and development questions


The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing regularly?

  • Actively participate in the design process
  • Actively participate in the implementation process
  • Lean and minimized processes with weekly iterations, enabling frequent shipping
  • Embrace continuous delivery and prioritize early user feedback
  • Foster a collaborative environment with ample pair programming opportunities
  • Remote-friendly, with the option for in-person collaboration
  • Embrace both synchronous and asynchronous work styles
  • All team meetings are optional, giving you the autonomy to manage your time effectively
  • Based on US Eastern Time zone, allowing for cohesive collaboration

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team?

  • You will be joining the Cloud Software team.
  • The team culture is based on building trust, collaboration, and on-going development through kindness, authenticity, courage, drive, and fun!


Where is the role located?

  • The location of this role is based out of our HQ in Waltham, MA, with flexibility in being remote some days.

If you want to solve one of the most difficult issues of our time and save lives doing it, you want to work at Evolv. We are passionate, knowing that what we do and how we do it can affect life or death situations for our customers. At Evolv, you will have unparalleled exposure to all aspects of our business, working with a talented team that shares our vision for a safer world. If you are inspired by invention and gain satisfaction from seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture, Evolv will be a great fit.

    • Equity is an important component of every compensation package
    • Flexible work environment
    • Unique culture
    • Medical and dental insurance
    • 401(k) plan + company match
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • $300 per quarter to spend on the perks that are most meaningful to you
    • Tuition Reimbursement

    Evolv Technology (“Evolv”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace, and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law in the locations where we operate. Evolv will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

What is the salary range?

The base salary range for this full-time position is $119,000-$191,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in role posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include commission, equity, or benefits.