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Tech Lead, Dependency Planning



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

We are looking for an empathetic, product-focused Tech Lead (TL) to lead our brand new Dependency Planning team. This team’s vision is to enable teams to plan their work and adapt those plans effortlessly in real-time. The Dependency Planning team will achieve their vision by allowing users to model & visualize the relationships between projects, tasks, and time. As the TL for this team, you will work closely with cross-functional peers to understand the team’s long-term priorities, build a technical roadmap that supports those priorities, and ensure that we’re making smart technical decisions along the way.

The Dependency Planning team will be the fourth team within our Coordinate area, which focuses on core surface areas of the Asana product, namely projects & tasks. Our Product Engineering teams build features end-to-end. From designing our data models to implementing the subtle interaction behaviors that differentiate good software from great software. We work closely with UI designers and are supported by our infrastructure team. We aim to delight users with both large new features and smaller, daily product enhancements—thanks to our continuous deployment architecture. We want to create a superlative user experience, down to the smallest details.

This role is based in our New York City office with an office-centric hybrid schedule. Along with most Asanas, you’ll work from this office in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Most Asanas have the option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you're interviewing for this role, your Talent Acquisition Partner will share more about the in-office requirements.

What you’ll achieve

  • Provide technical leadership to a full stack engineering team of 5 engineers, fostering technical mastery and professional growth.

  • Lead and contribute to the design and architecture of complex technical solutions, ensuring scalability, reliability, and maintainability.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and prioritize technical requirements, ensuring alignment with business objectives.

  • Mentor and up-level both junior and senior engineers on the team, through activities like pairing and code reviews to promote a culture of technical excellence

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices, evaluating their potential applications within the team's scope.

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning, growth, and knowledge sharing within the team.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective collaboration and technical alignment.

About you

  • 5+ years of software development experience with expertise in full stack engineering, including 1+ year of experience as an engineering team technical lead.

  • Technical mastery and proficiency in one or more programming languages, frameworks, and technologies (e.g., JavaScript, TypeScript, Scala, React).

  • Track record of leading and contributing to complex technical designs and architectures.

  • Passion for mentoring engineers of all experience levels and fostering collaboration and psychological safety among team members.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Proven experience working cross-functionally with stakeholders, including Product Management (PM), Design, and Data Science partners, to manage risks, make tradeoffs, and align on long-term plans.

  • Strong commitment to staying up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices.

What we’ll offer

Our comprehensive compensation package plays a big part in how we recognize you for the impact you have on our path to achieving our mission. We believe that compensation should be reflective of the value you create relative to the market value of your role. To ensure pay is fair and not impacted by biases, we're committed to looking at market value which is why we check ourselves and conduct a yearly pay equity audit.

For this role, the estimated base salary range is between $202,000-$258,000. The actual base salary will vary based on various factors, including market and individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process. The listed range above is a guideline, and the base salary range for this role may be modified.

In addition to base salary, your compensation package may include additional components such as equity, sales incentive pay (for most sales roles), and benefits. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

We strive to provide equitable and competitive benefits packages that support our employees worldwide and include:

  • Mental health, wellness & fitness benefits

  • Career coaching & support

  • Inclusive family building benefits

  • Long-term savings or retirement plans

  • In-office culinary options to cater to your dietary preferences

These are just some of the benefits we offer, and benefits may vary based on role, country, and local regulations. If you're interviewing for this role, speak with your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about the total compensation and benefits for this role.

About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong.

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.