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Title:  Lead Engineer Full Stack


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  53253
Category:  Information Technology



Position Summary

The Lead Engineer Full Stack leads development teams in designing, testing, and implementing responsive web applications. In addition to leading and delegating work to other developers, the lead engineer will be responsible for standardization of documentation, code reviews, promoting industry standard best practices, performing detailed estimates and completing finalized solution designs/diagrams.  The Lead Engineer role requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex technology related terminology and capabilities to business and non-technical professionals. The Lead Full Stack Engineer will maintain innovative, scalable solutions that provide value to JetBlue business initiatives.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop, design, code, debug and document high traffic web applications and services running from cloud platforms.
  • Provide technical leadership around the delivery of component designs and development.
  • Evaluate new technologies and determine viability per solution.
  • Analyze requirements and solution architecture and provide task specific estimates.
  • Mentor junior engineers with regards to coding practices and design decisions.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure high quality and consistent coding practices.
  • Lead scrum teams in agile methodology, sprint planning, backlog grooming.
  • Break down architecture solutions into tasks for team members.
  • Collaborate closely with other IT teams globally from Product Management, Architecture, DevOps, Quality Assurance (QA), Infrastructure.
  • Other duties as assigned.​​​​​​​


Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related; OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of previous relevant work experience
  • Four (4) years of software engineering experience, building responsive web applications and Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
  • Four (4) years of professional full stack development using NodeJs, Java, Angular
  • Four (4) years of experience in agile practices in Scrum teams
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline and tools like Jenkins, Sonarqube
  • Experience with developing software applications in at least one of the major Cloud platforms – Azure, GCP or AWS
  • Available for moderate overnight travel (up to 15%)
  • In possession of valid travel documents and the ability to travel in and out of the United States  
  • Able to work flexible hours and be available for emergency response on short notice
  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Authorization to work in the US is required. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship


Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience leading/mentoring team of software engineers
  • Experience with high traffic, consumer-facing websites
  • Experience with Magnolia Content Management Systems (CMS) and Fastly Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Knowledge of modern software architecture, microservices, micro-frontends, serverless applications and frameworks
  • Keen interest in application security and knowledge of security best practices
  • Knowledge of DevOps practices
  • Experience with Yarn, Gradle, WebPack, CSS
  • Azure certifications (Developer associate or Solutions Architect)


Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report (SAR)) 



  • Computer and other office equipment


Work Environment:

  • Traditional office environment


Physical Effort: 

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)



  • The base pay range for this position is between $105,600.00 and $150,400.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, crewmember stock purchase plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, free space available travel on JetBlue, and more.




JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City