Engineering Tech Lead (Kotlin / React)

  • Germany
  • $112,915 - $146,789


About Fearless Digital

Fearless Digital builds software with a soul. As a division inside Fearless, we’re part of its digital services integrator model to unlock the power of organizations, people and tech. Our division designs, engineers, and delivers digital solutions to solve problems and drive impact. Using iterative development cycles, we minimize risk for our customers and efficiently deliver intuitive and responsive technology. In this way, we help set the stage for tech to work better for people. That’s not our only goal, though. We also strive to create a purple culture that makes our team members excited to come to work every day. We take a holistic approach to our people’s well-being, and our culture and benefits are designed to support our people in working the way they like best. We encourage our people to pursue their passions, both in and out of the office. With flexible schedules, continuing education support, and a family-friendly work environment, we’ve created a culture that allows our team to thrive professionally and personally.

Fearless believes in equal opportunity employment. We won’t discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation. As a company and as individuals, we’re committed to providing an  inclusive and welcoming environment for our team, our family members, our clients, our subcontractors, and our vendors.

Fearless Digital Benefits

Our people make us who we are. We believe that every member of the Fearless team has something to share, and we value the unique viewpoint you’ll bring to our community. But we value your community, too, so we offer fulfilling work that stays in balance with the rest of life. Because everyone has different needs, desires, and goals, our benefits offer the choices and flexibility that our team members need to live well and succeed. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:

  • Life-friendly schedules
  • Family-friendly workplace
  • PTO allowance (not accrued so you get it up front!) We believe in taking time off to be well and thrive. That’s why we offer 14 days of PTO, 8.75 days of sick leave, 11 federal holidays, your birthday (floating day), jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Up 12 weeks of FMLA paid at 100%
  • We cover 100% of your premium for our medical HSA plan + the deductible portion of HSA contributions, 80% of your premium for our HMO or PPO plans, and offer competitive dependent coverage. We cover 100% of dental and vision premiums for you and your dependents and offer medical and dependent care FSA options. We also offer life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and legal planning and support insurance.
  • Tech, education / training, and wellness allowances
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions and immediate vesting
  • Referral bonus: Bring your friends! If someone you refer is hired, you’ll get a bonus of $6–12k!
  • Total Pet Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Our Compensation System is designed to reward remarkable work, grow your impact and support the whole “you” over the course of your career.

We believe in paying people fairly, so we’ve established a compensation model aimed to ensure everyone at Fearless — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills — is given equal pay for equal work. Our approach to compensation is intended to ensure our total package serves all of your needs and includes base pay, medical and other benefits, performance rewards, 401k matching, plus a few perks (tech and wellness reimbursement programs)! Our salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location and provide team members salary growth within a salary grade over time. Team members automatically progress within a salary range through annual increases (given to reward service at Fearless) or merit increases (given to reward and individual’s demonstrated performance and growth within the position). Fearless team members are also eligible for discretionary bonuses based on company performance.

The salary ranges for this position based on location are listed below.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified as a part of our annual salary range review.

Salary Range




  • AL, FL, GA, TN Residents:  $112,915 (min) – $146,789 (mid) –  $180,664 (max)
  • NC Residents: $116,407 (min) – $151,329 (mid) – $186,251 (max)
  • DE, MD, PA, TX, VA Residents: $122,227 (min) – $158,896 (mid) – $195,564 (max)
  • DC Residents: $137,360 (min) –  $178,568 (mid) – $219,776 (max)
  • CA & NY Residents: $142,016 (min) – $184,621 (mid) – $227,226 (max)


  • In-person, hybrid, and remote options are available. Our office is located in Baltimore.



Fearless is looking for an Engineering Tech Lead to add to our diverse team of 250+ employees (and counting!).

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Engineering Technical Leader coordinates the technical aspects of all the development, architectural, operational, security, and testing activities for a team.  They are responsible for bridging the product’s broader goals with the technical implementation.  The Engineering Technical Leader also defines, implements, and inspires adherence to the technical direction, processes, and standards for the team.

We need your Engineering Leadership skills! What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We’re excited about candidates who can accomplish the following:

Responsibilities and Contributions 

Organizational and Leadership Role 

  • Mentors Engineers in building software development, infrastructure, data, and testing skills.
  • Reviews other Engineers’ work and code for effectiveness and alignment to team technical standards.
  • Grows the technical understanding of the stakeholders in and around the team.
  • Grows community, eminence, and/or strategy of practice area.
  • Sets the team’s technical direction.
  • Takes initiative for their own growth through personal leadership.

Functional Role 

  • Sets the direction for development, operations, testing, security, and maintenance of software solutions.
  • Defines implementation strategy that creates robust, scalable, well-designed software built for long-term maintainability.
  • Designs technology solutions from a deep understanding and analysis of the business needs.
  • Leads the team in making decisions about technology and infrastructure.
  • Navigates regulatory landscape and creates solutions and plans that address key risks and controls.
  • Collaborates with Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers to plan and build new features efficiently that align with the product vision.
  • Aligns team members, customers, and external stakeholders on technical information, plans, and roadmaps.
  • Builds strategic relationships with peers, leaders, customers, users, and stakeholders.
  • Orchestrates all phases of the development lifecycle from task creation to production deployment of new code.
  • Defines and inspires adherence to code and process standards.
  • Supports the Agile process and helps customers understand Agile.
Essential Skills, Experience, or Competencies  

Must-Have Skills

  • Ability to obtain required security clearance for this project: Public Trust
  • A minimum of 7 years of demonstrated working Full Stack Development experience with Kotlin and React.
    • 50% hands-on development; 50% Engineering Lead responsibilities.
    • Demonstrated API development experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years as a Technical Lead of a project.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a distributed enterprise environment.
  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated working experience in a cloud environment (Azure is preferred).
  • Prior experience working as part of an Agile/Scrum team.
  • Deeply experienced in at least one engineering domain (software, site reliability, data, testing, etc) with a foundational knowledge in the others.
  • Understanding of application architecture, system architecture, and enterprise integration patterns.
  • Experience leading teams of Software Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, Test Engineers and Data Engineers.
  • Experience with the entire development process from conception to production operations.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating harmony among all elements of software creation.
  • Ability to discuss abstract software development concepts like single-responsibility, cohesion, data immutability, and other paradigm appropriate design patterns.
  • Deep understanding of DevOps principles and experience integrating them into team processes.
  • Ability to inspire Engineers and build cohesion on a team.
  • Ability to understand and respond to customer needs and collaborate as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language like Node.js, Python, Go, Java 8+, Ruby, Bash.
  • Proficient with building applications in containerized development environments.
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, and build relationships and influence others.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills 

  • Prior government experience is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated working experience with Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of HL7 (Health Level Seven) / FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources).
  • BS/MS/MEng in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar technology-related degree.rior government experience is highly preferred but not a must haverior government experience is highly preferred but not a must have
  • Experience with design-thinking and human centered design.
  • Understanding of Enterprise Integration Patterns.
  • Experience working with government or large industry clients.
  • Holds a current AWS Certified Developer Associate, Solutions Architecture Associate, or Solutions Architect Professional or similar certification in another cloud platform.
  • Holds a current CISSP, Security+, or other information security certification.
  • Holds a current Certified Scrum Master certification.
So, what’s next?

Over the years, we’ve honed our interview process to help ensure that every employee we hire is the right fit for us and that we’re the right fit for them. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll get in touch and start scheduling your interviews! Depending on the role’s/project’s requirements, the interview process may include some differences. At the minimum

  • Introductory Interview: This is where you and your recruiter will build rapport, explore your career and educational background, discuss salary expectations, role requirements, and set expectations for the interview process, specific to the position of interest. 
  • Technical Interview (Skills Fit): This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the project. During the Technical Interview, you’ll be interviewed by the technical team to dig more into your background and technical capabilities. 
  • Business Interview: At this point, you’ve made it to the final frontier! The Business Interview is when you’ll meet with Fearless leadership to dot the i’s, cross the t’s, and determine whether or not we’ll be moving forward with the hiring process.



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