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Software Development Lead

| Austin
We’re looking for a Software Development Lead to lead the development team responsible for our Aceable ecommerce websites. Your team’s focus is driven on skilled, front-end Javascript as well as full-stack development as we continue to grow across Driving, Real Estate, and educational verticals to come. You will work with the Marketing team to help us improve our existing sites and launch new ones. You are an experienced, technical engineer who is ready to take on a leadership role and continue to grow. With the passion to grow into a people manager, you are a strategic thinker who will be able to be an architect across our many products and you will lead the roadmap for success for the eCommerce Dev team. 
Aceable is a mobile education platform that focuses on creating affordable, engaging and convenient online courses available across all of your mobile devices. Built by former teachers, NASA engineers, and those passionate about education, our Austin-based team is obsessed with helping people reach life goals and milestones through online certification.
After launching our first mobile app to provide accredited driver's ed courses, Aceable expanded into real estate education and is quickly becoming one of the leading online real estate schools in Texas. To date, Aceable touts more than 450,000 users and counting across all verticals, as we continue to expand nationwide.
Named by the Austin Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Austin in 2017 & 2018 and winner of the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s Austin A-List for the Hottest Growing Startup in 2017, Aceable fosters a creative and collaborative culture and an overall mission of impacting as many student lives as possible.
You will work closely with our marketing, product, and analytics teams to deliver a high-converting, fast, reliable array of transactional websites. You will lead teams who maintain and improve our platforms, landing pages, technical SEO, and shopping cart experiences. As part of the larger Engineering group, you will have the chance to help your peers achieve their development goals, collaborate on cross-department initiatives, and stay on the cutting edge of programming technologies.


  • Lead geographically distributed teams (offsite team members and local team members)
  • Be a contributing partner to the product management and eCommerce/Marketing teams
  • Architect a platform that serves as the foundation for building all other web sites
  • Facilitate project planning through working with product management, backlog refinement, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other scrum related meetings
  • Use cutting edge tools and libraries in production, including static hosting, Vue, Nuxt, ES2018, and headless CMSes
  • Communicate with developers and product managers on user stories as well as level of effort estimation
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects and bugs
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
  • Manage and report team success against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) via regular operations and business reviews
  • Ability to roll up your sleeves and contribute technically to the team, when applicable, to improve our products
  • Take a critical leadership role in our incident management process, ensuring a timely resolution and proper actions are taken in response
  • Report to key stakeholder in our post incident retrospective, contributing to authoring customer incident reports and ensuring the remediation steps are completed on target and on time


  • 7+ years of web development experienceLeadership / management of software development team
  • Comfort building in Vue, React, or other front end Javascript frameworks
  • Experience navigating high-level front end Javascript problems and integrations
  • Relevant history managing Wordpress or other CMSes
  • Mastery of integrating with third party APIs
  • Experience with responsive design, website templating, and style languages
  • Ability to lead and thrive in a collaborative team environment

  • An open and engaged attitude when it comes to learning
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and attention to detail; mission-critical production support experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience in working effectively in leading a team
  • Drive to take initiative and own issues; Planning and coordination in a multi-project environment
  • Passion to stay on the cutting edge of programming technologies
  • Experience leading, motivating, and mentoring fast moving, highly-skilled engineering team; adept at navigating and improving both social and technical systems
  • Comfortable identifying technical and process-related shortcomings, and who can lay out a vision to fix them, and isn’t afraid to institute change by experimentation


  • Prior experience with eCommerce/website
  • Asp.net experience
  • Nod.js and Express
  • SPA/pure JS front ends
  • Stripe/Paypal and other payment providers
  • Modern tooling environments (Webpack, Babel, etc.)


  • One of Austin's Best Places to Work in 2017 and 2018
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • Passionate, high-achieving teammates excited to help you succeed and learn
  • Our own space on the top floor of a downtown building
  • A team meal every week
  • Fully stocked drink fridges and snacks + cold brew coffee on tap
  • Company events & other activities (Holiday parties, Happy hours, quarterly volunteering)
  • Transportation stipend
  • Education stipend

At Aceable we celebrate and support all differences. Aceable is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital, disability, and veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • Node.JSLanguages
    • ExpressLibraries
    • VueLibraries
    • AngularLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS


There’s plenty to do and see around the office, from eating at delicious food trailers to attending an industry event nearby.

What are Aceable Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Aceable provides quarterly volunteer events for our team members. Everything from wrapping books at a local elementary school to volunteering at Austin Pets Alive!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $500 annualy for continuing education.
Customized development tracks
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