Technical Lead, Web App Development

Cogito Corporation

Cogito is seeking an experienced and technically proficient full-stack web-app software engineer who can contribute to and lead a small development team. The team is responsible for building a variety of web interfaces for our innovative enterprise software products, including novel true-real-time interfaces.

Although both back-end and front-end experience is necessary, we are looking primarily for a front-end expert with deep and current JavaScript experience and a strong understanding of React/Redux.

The ideal candidate is a fast learner, who thrives on finding the right tool for the job, including learning new technologies and adapting to meet the needs of our rapid growth and evolving business. You have a fearless bias towards action and you believe that speed and quality are not mutully exclusive. You show good judgement about shipping fast while maintaining a sustainable and principled architecture.

You have a strong sense of design and know how to build modular, scalable, secure, fault-tolerant systems. You have a proven track record on design and development and the ability to mentor junior developers in these skills. You understand requirements beyond the written word and anticipate future evolution with strategic architecture.

Because you love what you do, you bring infectious enthusiasm to all your endeavors. You see new challenges as an opportunity to contribute, make an impact, and grow.


  • Act as hands-on lead of a group of 3-4 software engineers responsible for the development of web applications, including both front-end and back-end components
  • Act as the primary expert on the graphical UI layer of these applications
  • Work with the software and product development teams to maintain a prioritized engineering backlog. Plan, estimate, and deliver on-time according to agreed-upon estimates
  • Collaborate with peers in software engineering to build a great engineering culture that is both high-performing and fun to be a part of
  • Act as technical mentor and resource for junior software engineers on the team'
  • Slay demogorgons in your free time


  • Web development technologies and methodologies
  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • React / Redux
  • Technical diagramming and communication of software architecture and design
  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies
  • Fluency with Unix / Linux operating system and development environment
  • Fluency with revision control, including distributed revision control and Git in particular


  • Bachelor or advanced degree in engineering, computer science, or another relevant field
  • 7+ years of professional software development experience with 5+ years of web software development experience with focus on UI
  • 2+ years of technical or team lead experience
  • Strong and current experience with JavaScript, including ES6
  • Experience and / or strong understanding of React / Redux
  • Familiarity with principles of good user experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to learn new tools and technologies


Your choice of comprehensive benefits for you and your family’s health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance

Bi-weekly catered lunch and live product demos

401(k) retirement plan options

Ongoing professional development and cross-training

Vacation time and 11 company holidays (yes, Patriot’s Day is a holiday)

Company paid parental leave upon hire

Competitive pay, stock options, and annual bonus eligibility

Casual dress and fun office atmosphere

Pre-tax commuter benefits

Stocked groceries in the kitchen

Office location in the heart of Boston with convenience to the MBTA lines

Cogito is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair hiring practices and to creating a welcoming environment for all team members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, familial status or veteran status.

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