Lead Software Engineer


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
  • Website: gotruemotion.com
  • Company Address: 186 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA

About TrueMotion

TrueMotion offers auto insurers a mobile telematics platform that enables next-generation digital programs. Powered by mobile technology, machine learning, and data science, its patented smartphone data platform can accurately determine when a person is driving and reveal her behaviors behind the wheel, including distracted driving. This unique data powers usage-based insurance, distracted driving programs, claims services, and fleet management programs.

Job Description

At TrueMotion, we’re making driving safer and insurance smarter. We offer auto insurers a mobile telematics platform that enables next-generation digital programs. Powered by machine learning, our platform can tell when a person is driving, reveals their behaviors behind the wheel, and detects crashes. We’re a team of engineers, entrepreneurs, sales and customer success leaders, data scientists, and more. We take on complex problems, build innovative solutions and have fun while doing it!

TrueMotion is looking for an experienced, data-driven, and humble lead/manager who wants to make an impact at a growing startup, and help save lives on the road. We’re looking for an outstanding Engineer and Lead/Manager to take our team to the next level.  Working together with technical leaders within (and outside) of TrueMotion, you will have an immediate impact by defining and transforming our data platform, from data collection to insights and solution enablement.  This is a chance to truly define the future of TrueMotion’s mobile and backend tech stack.  A great fit for this role will bring a strong technical background, be well-organized, able to prioritize and delegate, and eager to learn.


  • Lead development of high leverage projects and capabilities of the Engineering team
  • Manage and provide team leadership to your assigned Engineering function. This includes providing support on tactical team items and providing guidance to grow individual team members within their own careers
  • Identify, recruit and maintain a top talent team, managing 2+ direct reports
  • Partner with architects and business leaders to design and build robust services using storage layer, streaming and batch data
  • Take ownership for the overall planning, execution, and release of complex technical projects
  • Support the VP, Engineering and drive the technical vision and strategy
  • Work closely with product management and UX teams to ensure we are building the best possible products
  • Review code to ensure it is efficient, well-tested, scalable, documented and optimal
  • Setup monitoring and testing of your APIs and services to better understand real time health of your products
  • Represent a concept, the business area, and the company both in internal and external meetings
  • Provide required assistance and troubleshoot production. As needed, potentially subject to on call responsibilities
  • Follow Companies development and operational standards and processes
  • Complete any additional tasks as they arise


  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering preferred, with 7+ years experience in Software Engineering, or equivalent and 1+ years of lead/management experience
  • A natural penchant for (and demonstrated success in) mentoring and supporting peers and engineering teams
  • Scrappy, “impact-focused” attitude
  • Strong understanding and appreciation for the agile process and methodology
  • Expertise in finding, defining and facilitating the creation and sharing of both low level and high level architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of mobile engineering, both from a software and a tooling perspective
  • Experience leading company-encompassing technical projects
  • A strong foundation in algorithms, data structures, and their real-world use cases
  • A passion for using data to make our streets and highways safer


  • Fair & competitive salary based on experience
  • Comprehensive benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, matching 401k)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off

Additional Perks:

  • Feel great working to solve a serious problem (distracted driving)
  • Touch your toes thanks to our daily post stand-up meeting team stretch
  • Relax, dine out, or take a class with a variety of unique anniversary gifts 
  • Burn some calories during our optional weekly fun-run by the Boston waterfront
  • Get to know your coworkers over drinks & snacks every Thursday 
  • Have fun at our frequent team outings & volunteer at local organizations 

TrueMotion is backed by General Catalyst, Bain Capital Ventures and Lakestar. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment that enriches our employees’ lives in and outside of work. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability state.

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