As a Technical Lead at PublicSq. you will be part of a group that delivers innovative solutions for our company. We are a startup focused on Connecting freedom-loving Americans with local community, reliable information, and the businesses that share their values.

Our team works with ReactJS, NextJS, Capacitor, Tailwind and other various technologies.

The Technical Lead is a key senior member of the team, overseeing the Web, DevOps and QA teams to ensure the smooth execution and delivery of all projects across.

This position is part of a department composed of frontend, backend and DevOps engineers. It requires someone who is team-oriented, technology savvy and driven to produce quality products. You will work collaboratively with fellow department members, project managers, designers and product managers. Our ideal candidate is someone who loves the idea of helping both develop technology and a business.

This position will work collaboratively on our web and app projects.

This position is well-suited to someone who doesn’t fit into traditional, rigid engineering structures. Your day-to-day will be varied with each release having its own needs and challenges. We recognize that great work takes time and effort so we aim to provide an environment that supports that. We also realize that sometimes you need to focus and sometimes you need to interact with peers (even if it’s about an unrelated topic). Enjoying solving puzzles, fidgeting with Rubik’s Cubes and dabbling in side-projects with obscure technologies are all a plus.

Below is a description of some of what this role may encounter. If it resonates with you please apply even if there are some deltas – we are not attempting to check off a list of buzzwords.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and provide day-to-day management of developers, and QA engineers
  • Serving as the first point of escalation on mission-critical projects, troubleshooting and communication efforts around active projects.
  • Work closely together between product and creative teams advising on technical solutions.
  • Providing direction through proactive leadership and driving solutions.
  • Understand all project architecture from top to bottom enough to defend and represent the team’s approach to product.
  • Staying current with emerging technologies and contributing to the overall technical direction of technology.
  • Managing the overall engineering process to ensure high quality.
  • Developing direct reports through thoughtful, timely performance reviews and development plans.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to individual team members and interns.
  • Actively participate as a hiring manager and lead interviewer in the growth of the engineering and QA teams.
  • Fine-tune technical processes specific to client projects and environments, and train developers, QA analysts and other staff as needed.
  • Interface directly and champion collaborative relationships with other departments and leadership.


  • 6+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • Deep understanding  of Web Infrastructure
  • Deep understanding of Cloud Infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, responsive design, general web functions, and standards
  • Ability to translate designs, wireframes, and written requirements into functional systems
  • Prior agency experience and appreciation of visual and product design a plus
  • Strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, responsive design, general web functions, and standards
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Good time management, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Demonstrates a sixth sense for hiring and developing great talent people.
  • Maintains relentlessly high standards.
  • Clear communication and delegation – easily break tasks down so the team can divide and conquer.
  • Ability to work with technical and non-technical co-workers to accomplish objectives.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution.
  • Develop best practices and software development standards for our organization; recommend primary and secondary technologies to formally adopt.
  • Help assess incoming project opportunities for technological feasibility, required production time and resources, and options for execution.
  • Manage department staff and freelance software engineers.
  • Duties of oversight include:
  • Communicate individual project roles to teammates.
  • Review work progress by team, helping with troubleshooting issues.
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables.
  • Helping determine discipline, improvement plan or release if necessary.
  • Promote ongoing performance and growth of department team members.
  • Manage the “technical success” of projects and ensure that it meets client satisfaction.
  • This includes working with the creative and producing teams to ensure feasibility, and timeline goals are met.
  • Research latest technologies and custom-built utilities for the team to incorporate into projects and operations.
  • Train and document technical procedures (i.e. How To Documents).
  • Must live within driving distance of Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Nice To Have

  • Previous working experience as a Technical Lead for 2 year(s)
  • A leader in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture, design, and development
  • Hands on experience with complex project management
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Effective negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Attention to details
  • Familiarity with cloud provider platforms and services (AWS, GCP)


  • Per discussion based on DOE

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About PublicSq.

PublicSq. is connecting freedom-loving Americans locally. The company is a well-funded startup seeking to restore the republic of America by bringing freedom back into the mainstream. We are an app and website that launched in the Fall of 2021, that is connecting freedom-loving Americans with the community, and companies that share their values.