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Web Developer Lead

The Penny Hoarder | St. Petersburg, FL


We're hiring a Web Developer Lead. Do you live Technology on a day to day basis? Do you love to code? Is finding solutions to complex technical problems part of your DNA? If you answered yes to these questions and are a senior level developer, then please apply today!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads onsite and offshore developer resources; Responsible for keeping off-shore development at same quality and production levels as onsite resources
  • Provides technical solutions for achieving The Penny Hoarder’s product and business needs
  • Ensures the entire development group adheres to the standard Software Development LifeCyle process (SDLC), and identifies and acts on enhancements that increase the production of the group
  • Coaches, trains and develops team to drive continued success; Models the way as a strong player/coach
  • Acts as primary “[R]esponsible” (RACI)  resource when dealing with Severity 2 and above production issues
  • Accepts responsibility for overall team performance; Easily tracks and communicates team’s results to senior leadership
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization to drive collaborative, results-focused partnerships
  • Collaborates with Scrum Master to ensure sprints are delivered on-time and that they meet quality goals
  • Partners with Quality Assurance team to minimize bugs onsite and in each sprint
  • Dedicates 75% of time to coding
  • Consults on product development across all products/business partners
  • Engages in vendor selection and acts as an IT representative in the exploration of vendor capabilities and limitations

Technical Skills / Qualifications:

  • Builds software. Senior (10+ years ) level experience in full-stack/multiple Front End languages HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and/or CSS, as well as assisting more junior developers with their deliverables 
  • 3+ years experience in SQL
  • 3+ years of experience in Cloud architecture
  • 3+ years of experience supervising development teams
  • 2+ years leading projects
  • 2+ experience in at least one backend language (Java/Python preferred)


  • Maintains a continuous improvement mindset across team be conducting code evaluations, providing feedback, and participating in continuous improvement initiatives. In some cases, will be called upon to lead these initiatives.
  • Provides continuous positive and constructive feedback to team members throughout the year and conducts quarterly development sprints and annual reviews. (Constructive meaning directly applicable to improvement and/or remediation steps) 
  • Maintains Service Level Agreements (SLA) to stakeholders
  • Represents software development in stakeholder discussions
  • Utilizes team attendance and tracking to ensure production deliverables are met 
  • Owns bi-weekly reporting on defects and rework tasks; Identifies trends and remediation steps to lessen rework
  • Provides and continuously updates documented Software Development best practices to team; Ensures compliance

Interpersonal Skills Required:

  • Keeps the team motivated, focused and efficient, maintaining effective time management for projects while meeting needs and requests across the company
  • Constantly thinks about (and takes steps towards) building leaders within their department so the company builds additional capacity
  • Helps team members set development goals that position them to grow in their careers; Seeks out learning opportunities of their own
  • Sets an example by being a positive influence around the company
  • Is humble and conscientiousness, and finds opportunities to give their team credit for wins
  • Maintains a customer service mentality when communicating with stakeholders
  • Adjusts communication to most effectively communicate with different parties
  • Gives and accepts feedback and guidance with a positive attitude and adjusts accordingly to meet the needs of the team and company

About The Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder envisions a world with less money stress. By sharing interesting and actionable ways to earn, save and manage money, we empower our readers to make smart choices with their money. The Penny Hoarder’s team is headquartered in the beautiful and walkable downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information, visit: http://www.thepennyhoarder.com/ 

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Health Insurance with 100% of premiums covered (health, dental and vision) 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 7 paid holidays
  • Unlimited sick days
  • 401(k) with generous employer match 
  • Parking/communications allowance
  • Free beverages and snacks

If you found this job on Indeed or another website, please navigate to our website to apply, so you can answer our application questions. You can read more about what it’s like to work with us at http://thepennyhoarder.com/careers.