Lead Engineer

  • Full Time Position
  • Location: USA

Job Description

At Elanation we work to make a significant positive impact on society. Our mission is to democratise sports education and empower physical development globally.

Since Elanation was founded in 2016, we have had one mission – to build the world’s healthiest social network for kids. Today, 1 in 3 Internet users is a child with 170,000 new kids coming onto the Internet every single day. Sadly, 70% of kids have stopped playing youth sport by age 13, 1 in 3 is suffering from obesity and 1 in 10 from anxiety.

At Elanation we are pioneering the next generation of online social networking. Our focus on intelligent software engineering, user-centered design and data analysis transpires into a world-class product stack that fuels the positive development of mental and physical health for kids globally.

But, we need you! Elanation is gaining recognition from international brands, athletes and clubs spanning the USA, Australia, and Europe and our core team is seeking a versatile Software Development Engineer to join us. We have a special and unique opportunity for a senior software engineer to lead the technical design, development, and deployment of our products.

We’re looking for a motivated, highly-collaborative, self-starter and team player who is comfortable owning and driving the development of new features and services. You need to own the product and act as head of technology while still writing the code yourself and be hands-on on all technology. As you grow the team, your path to get the role of the CTO or VPE is wide open.

About Elanation

Our north star is to give 1 billion kids access to 1 million skills – and we’re already on our way  🚀

Recent Awards we have won

🏆No 1 EdTech startup, Silicon Valley, GSVLabs 2020, 🏆No 1 Founder in Asia Pacific, StarCon, 2018, Winner,🏆 People’s Choice Wild Card TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco 2017, USA,🏆Winner, People’s Choice, National Internet of Things Summit, October 2016, Australia,🏆Winner, StarUP, National Internet of Things Summit, October 2016, Australia,🏆Winner, Best Lifestyle Consumer Technology, Overseas Talent and Entrepreneurship, Beijing 2016,🏆Winner, Australian Best Startup, Overseas Talent and Entrepreneurship Conference, APAC, July 2016, 🏆Winner, Start Up China, Winner of Chengdu Innovate, Chengdu China, 2016

Being part of something truly magical

As a member of the Elanation team you will be collaborating with an A-class network of Olympians, athletes, corporate brands, technical advisors and more, all united by the goal of leading the world’s sports technology industry.

Culture Fit

Takes ownership. Team player. Independent learner. Hands on. Still writes code (and loves it).

Must have experience

  • Leading and scaling development teams from 2 to 10
  • Driving a startup from startup to scale-up,  4+ years experience 
  • In-depth knowledge of Unity and excited about its future development
  • Experience with video transcoding and optimisation for large scale projects 
  • Released and maintained a mobile app globally with 200K+ users
  • Hired and recruited fellow tech staff and contractors 10+

Experienced navigating technologies such as  

  • Objective C or Swift
  • Java or Native C++
  • AWS Amazon Web Services 
  • Serverless framework using Typescript for Lambda functions
  • MySQL databases
  • TypeORM for Lambda to Database mapping
  • Serverless frameworks 
  • Cloudformation Templates (most embedded into Serverless services)
  • API Endpoints
  • Database Models/Tables
  • Video Transcoding Service


Equity + Salary 

Interested in learning more?

Send us project links, website, bitbucket link, CV. Whatever helps tell your story. 

If you and a friend want to continue working together, lets meet you both!

Email: Founder and CEO, Katherine Pace, kmp@elanation.com

To apply, please click below and complete our technical leadership questionnaire. We look forward to learning more about you.