Technical Lead

Metadesk Technical Lead

At its core, a Technical Lead is an individual who possesses a unique blend of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and business acumen. They act as a bridge between data teams, stakeholders, and end-users, translating complex data concepts into actionable insights that drive value and innovation.  They are as much a doer as a manager; responsible for creating core architecture used for product development and iteration. 

The Technical Lead is responsible for developing and delivering data-driven products and services. They work with various stakeholders, including engineers, data scientists, analysts, product owners/managers, and business users. 

Metadesk will favor candidates who demonstrate speed of iteration; and those who are comfortable building and deploying features in a fast-paced environment.  To be successful, the candidate must be equally comfortable building architecture and in-house and third-party resources.  They must be effective communicators and demonstrate servant leadership acumen.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist in product roadmapping and specifically help vet which product builds/enhancements are most viable and how best to resource those projects.
  • Writing and deploying data and software architecture.
  • Determining project requirements and scope, and developing work schedules for the team.
  • Delegating tasks and achieving daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
  • Identifying risks and forming contingency plans as soon as possible.
  • Analyzing existing operations and scheduling training sessions and meetings to discuss improvements.
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry trends and developments.
  • Writing progress reports and delivering presentations to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with other departments, such as product management, customer support, and marketing, to ensure all technical requirements are met.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new technologies, processes and tools to enhance development capabilities.
  • Analyze customer requirements and develop technical solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures.

Technical Lead Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Programming languages: Python, React, JavaScript.
  • Data technologies: Google’s Bigquery or other cloud-based data warehouse.
  • Web Development with experience in JavaScript, HTML, jQuery, building web services, and basic computer programming.
  • Excellent technical, diagnostic, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience with cross-domain tracking and hotel booking engines (preferred but not required).
  • Advanced experience with deploying and managing tag management systems.
  • Strong leadership and organizational abilities.
  • Willingness to build professional relationships with staff and clients.
  • Excellent communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills.

Business Competencies

  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; contributes to profits and revenue; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; works within approved budget; develops and implements cost-saving measures where possible.
  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works ethically and with integrity.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time: Sets goals and objectives.
  • Problem-Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in-group problem-solving situations.
  • Service Orientation – Prioritizes delivery of service to both external and internal customers; manages difficult or emotional customer situations; solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Please email with your resume and cover letter to apply.