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Lead Software Engineer, Frontend

Fully Remote

2 months ago
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At Torch, we believe in the power of people. People are the heart of every success story. They collaborate to achieve ambitious things together. And they inspire others to build a better future.

That’s why our mission at Torch is to unlock the potential of people, teams, and organizations. We believe that trusted relationships are the key to helping people realize their full potential. When people experience transformational growth in the context of a trusted relationship, they achieve more, their teams excel, and their organizations thrive.

By combining a community of expert coaches, scalable technology, and the latest behavioral science, Torch helps our customers develop their people, create stronger leaders and managers, and drive business performance.

Backed by top-tier investors, Torch is a fast-growing, mission-driven SaaS startup comprised of people who are passionate about helping leaders, their teams, and their organizations achieve more. If that sounds worthwhile to you, join us. Torch is a remote and distributed team with an office in San Francisco. The rest of the team is scattered around the



All Torch employees are expected to reflect and enhance our company values, GROWS:

Go Deep

We study the science, learn from the best practitioners, and dig in with customers to solve their unique needs.

Relationships Matter

We lean into relationships with empathy to create more meaningful connections and more meaningful impact.

Own It

We take responsibility for our commitments, our contributions, our results and for the success of those around us.

Win Together

We believe that happiness and fulfillment at work comes from shared success and value.

Sprint ForwardWe prioritize, sprint, learn, adjust, and then sprint again.


Torch is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to support our mission of empowering individuals and organizations through enhanced digital experiences. This role will focus on developing and leading our frontend React-based web applications to create engaging and effective user interfaces.

The Lead Software Engineer will have a deep understanding of frontend technologies, particularly React, and modern design patterns essential for creating scalable, responsive, and visually compelling web applications. They will be well-versed in the nuances of web performance, accessibility, and cross-browser compatibility, ensuring that our applications not only meet but also exceed the highest standards of user experience. Additionally, some backend experience with Ruby or Python is expected.

This role requires a leader who can inspire and mentor a team of talented engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, precision, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will bring both technical expertise and strategic insight, driving the team to deliver results that align with Torch's overarching goals of growth and customer satisfaction.

Please note we are only accepting US based applicants at this time.


  • Collaborate with product teams to design and build creative solutions, enabling personal growth for our clients while empowering our coaches.
  • Lead and mentor a team of engineers by establishing and maintaining high technical and professional standards.
  • Help to create scalable, high-performance web applications consumable on various device form factors.
  • Uphold high standards in code quality and system reliability through peer code reviews and advocating for best practices in software development.
  • Consistently ship high-quality features and improvements.

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related STEM field, or equivalent practical knowledge.
  • Expertise in JavaScript (React) and TypeScript.
  • Experience leading teams in delivering multiple highly impactful projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of various testing methodologies, ensuring thorough coverage and high-quality user experiences.
  • Commitment to delivering pixel-perfect UI and upholding accessibility standards.
  • Skilled in building and utilizing RESTful and GraphQL web services.
  • Background in developing and sustaining design systems and design libraries.
  • Understanding of distributed application design patterns and asynchronous programming models.
  • Working familiarity with Python or Ruby, providing a holistic approach to web development.
  • Familiar with both relational and non-relational databases.
  • Proficiency with Git and cloud technologies, preferably AWS.

  • Setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.
  • Devising and executing build and deployment strategies.
  • Optimizing web applications for speed and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of security best practices and adherence to data protection regulations.
  • Advanced understanding of accessibility standards.

  • Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Torch Coaching
  • UP Days
  • Remote Workstation Stipend
  • Additional Information

    Torch ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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