Tech Lead, Web Team at Cogito

| Greater Boston Area
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Cogito is seeking an experienced and technically proficient Tech Lead who can contribute to a small web-app 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 or Angular.
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 mutually 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 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.


  • Contribute to development of highly interactive enterprise-customer-facing web applications built on the framework, including all aspects of design, implementation, testing, and maintenance.
  • 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.
  • Interact and collaborate with colleagues in engineering, operations, product development, and sales to deliver world-class products and services to clients.


  • Some education in engineering, computer science, or another relevant field
  • 8+ years of professional software development experience with 5+ years of web software development experience with focus on UI
  • Strong and current experience with JavaScript, including ES6
  • Current experience/strong understanding of React / Redux or single page application frameworks
  • 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


  • Web development technologies and methodologies
  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • React / Redux
  • Experience/understanding of AWS and public cloud ecosystem 
  • Experience/exposure to programming languages like Java, Python or equivalent and ability to learn new languages as required
  • Experience/exposure to SQL/NoSQL
  • 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

• Your choice of comprehensive benefits for you and your family’s health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
• Frequent catered lunch and live product demos
• 401(k) retirement plan options
• Ongoing professional development and cross-training
• 20 days vacation time, 5 days sick time, 2 floating holidays and 11 company holidays (yes, Patriot’s Day is a holiday)
• 2 "Be Gentle" personal days
• 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
Equal Opportunity Employer
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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