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HqO Engineering Squad Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

About HqO

HqO is a fast-growing company that is revolutionizing the commercial real estate industry by better connecting landlords to their building tenants. We help landlords enable tenant experiences that surprise and delight through software, provide them with data to drive decisions, and ultimately increase the value of their assets. At HqO, each and every person plays an important role in shaping the future of our company and the industry itself. Join us as we empower real estate companies to provide incredible experiences and build a stronger community for their tenants.

About the Role

HqO has momentum and is looking to add the right talent to our strong, skilled team. We?re a smart, mobile, early stage company with an entrepreneurial culture and you can have a direct impact on the future of our business, starting now.

We engineer products for both consumers and enterprises that are equally critical to our value proposition. In addition, we are evolving our technology into a true global platform for integrating thousands of service providers to address the needs of this emerging space. It takes superior execution and problem-solving skills to make this work. This is where you come in.

As the successful candidate for this position, you focus on leading an engineering team by example. Reporting to a Director of Engineering, you will lead a consistent team of approximately 4 to 7 engineers to deliver on our roadmap by delivering incremental results via our agile team process. You will collaborate with Product Management daily ensuring cross-team transparency, communication, and effectiveness.

As an Engineering Squad Lead at HqO, you will:

  • Lead, motivate, and mentor local engineers and offshore contractors to maximize velocity, quality, and value to our customers.

  • Lead your team(s) in solving challenging problems drawing on your years of technical expertise especially via tech planning and grooming of upcoming work.

  • Own the tech (software and tech planning process), but you will not need to own direct report relationships or challenging behavioral issues. That responsibility falls on the Director in your group.

  • Assist in release and deployment events, helping to ensure the best possible customer experience when the rubber meets the road.

  • Work with delivery management to track objectives, dependencies, status, and results of your team while leading by example to facilitate aspects of our Agile/Scrum development process

  • Intimately involved in the hiring and onboarding process for new engineers

  • Giving feedback to squad members regularly with a focus on technical learning and growth

  • Add to the spirit and culture that keeps our people happy, our team awesome, and HqO a great place to work.


You have experience leading highly performant software development teams and being responsible for driving delivery and quality of that group?s results. You are fully versed in Agile/Scrum development processes and principles and you?ve lived its life cycle from requirements through post-deployment.

You should have a stellar resume as a software engineer and still desire to be a Player Coach. It's vital that you?re able to lead by example as we work through challenging design problems. To do so, skills that would be greatly valued are: a level of mentorship expertise in Linux, GitHub, AWS, SQL, and preferably at least some of our tech stack which includes JS, Node.js, React.js, React Native, and TypeScript. I18N/L10N experience is also a big plus as we are going global.

You are of course proficient with collaboration tools such as Slack, JIRA, and G-Suite or similar. Beyond those staples, the more experience with organizational tools related to the process of defining, building, delivering, and managing great software the better since you will play an important role in the continuous tuning of our processes.

You have equal passions for execution excellence and seeing your work have an impact. The team you?ll be joining feels the same way and is never content until the results are in. We strive to simplify and streamline, but the needs of our customers are complex by nature. You bring a demonstrated ability to manage through complexity without being overwhelmed. We move fast and win as a team. This is your comfort zone as well.

Excellent written and oral communications are a must as is meticulous attention to detail. Most job descriptions say this, but these are crucial to success in this role. While content is king, you understand that presentation matters as it reflects not only on you, but on the integrity and professionalism of our team as a whole. You also understand the importance of building relationships within and beyond your team.

You probably have an M.S. in Computer Science or a related engineering discipline, or almost certainly a B.S. We value formal education, but the right experience also goes a long way.

You aspire to great things and are willing to work to get there.

HqO Benefits

HqO prides itself in building exceptional career opportunities and offering outstanding benefits to our team such as equity in the company, PPO and HMO health plan options, 401k, and unrestricted paid vacation time.

HqO is not your average company. We have the enthusiasm of a start-up, a culture driven from industry veterans committed to long-term growth, and the benefits package of an industry leader. We offer great benefits for a very simple reason: we can attract the best people and then enable them to focus on the extraordinary opportunity in front of them. HqO is a great place to work.

Additional Information

  • The position is based in Boston MA.

  • We?re ready for you to start immediately!

HqO is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. HqO employees are rewarded competitively and are entitled to a wide range of benefits that encourage a positive lifestyle and sharing in the company?s success.

We do not accept resumes from placement agencies, headhunters or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.