Free Association
Free Association

Engineering Lead

Brooklyn, NY / Remote


Free Association is hiring! We are seeking a design-minded Engineering Lead to join our team. In this role, you will work alongside diverse product teams building solutions to complex UI/UX challenges for our customers.

Engineering Leads at FA are highly experienced software developers with a focus in interface development. They are deeply knowledgeable of user-experience design practices, patterns and methodologies and are highly adaptable to both new technologies and project constraints. As a lead, you will serve as the principal hands for the work in collaboration with the Engineering Director.


  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience building products across a variety of languages, frameworks and platforms
  • Expert level ability JS, HTML, CSS, and React (or similar declarative framework)
  • Demonstrated ability to distill complex problems into simple and effective solutions
  • Experience mentoring both fellow developers and non-engineering teammates.
  • Intuitive design instincts with the ability to track into research-driven processes
  • Ability to self-manage, provide feedback and make decisions as-needed
  • Experience building, using and managing design systems
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Thoughtful, systematic and highly organized


  • Hands-on UI/UX prototyping and development
  • Build and maintain websites, design systems and robust frontend applications
  • Present work to client stakeholders, defending and articulating technical rationale
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams on product strategy and requirements
  • Assess constraints, business goals and customer needs to make technical decisions
  • Act as key day-to-day communication layer between internal and external team members
  • Lead workshops and help drive cross-disciplinary initiatives
  • Help manage the product backlog and task prioritization


  • 6+ Weeks PTO + we close between Christmas Eve and New Year’s
  • 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave with flexible return
  • 3% 401k Contribution
  • $ 75+ monthly Divvy fund 
  • $ 750 Remote Set-Up Allowance
  • Premium Apple hardware and customized software set-up
  • Access to Talkspace/virtual therapy for uncertain times or any time

Free Association stands for a culture of inclusion.

We welcome different backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions.

For these reasons and more, Free Association is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our company welcomes everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics.

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