Hala Systems, Inc. is hiring a
Web3 Tech Lead- Platform

Compensation: $120k - $130k

Location: PA Philadelphia US

Hala is a social enterprise working to transform the nature of protection and accountability in the world's toughest places by democratizing advanced defense, sensing, and artificial intelligence technology. Hala is saving lives, reducing trauma, and improving resilience for millions of people.

Our team works across the globe and hails from over 15 countries. We speak over 20 languages and have studied and worked in leading educational, business, research, and government institutions. We are mission-driven thinkers and share a deep respect for each other and the communities that partner with us.

We believe in innovation with purpose, focusing on developing real and applicable technology solutions to the planet's challenges. We believe in working ethically and collaboratively and making decisions with transparency. We value flexibility, adaptability, and a good sense of humor.

We are looking for a senior Tech Lead for our platform team with experience designing and implementing serverless applications in AWS and collaborating in the software architecture of Microservices. This role will ensure proper coordination between other technical teams as necessary as it relates to the technical success of the project/products. We are looking for a motivated leader who has a strong desire to work hard and mentor. The Tech Lead reports directly to the VP of Technology. Additional responsibilities include working closely with individual engineers to drive technological innovation, maintain the teams' efficacy, and manage people, processes, and technical tasks.

This is a full-time, permanent position located in Europe, with a yearly base salary range of 78.780€ - 88.780€. This position is also located in the US East Coast, with a yearly base salary range of $120,175 - $130,175.

We’ll trust you to:

These are the position's responsibilities

  • Ensuring the Platform team provides timely delivery of tasks through management (prioritization and delegation of work, removing or escalating blockers, ensuring adequate communication, managing PTO, policy adherence, etc.)
  • Providing professional and career coaching and mentorship to the individuals of the Platform team.
  • Participating in organizational strategy tasks.
  • Communicate with the internal team, including the VP of Engineering and Product Leads, on the status of team initiatives and health.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, like technology vendors, tech partners, and team augmentation agencies.
  • Participating in hiring and onboarding engineers.
  • Ensure products and systems adhere to established patterns and best practices.
  • Manage PR reviews, technical design reviews, etc.
  • Ensure proper coordination between other technical teams as necessary as it relates to the technical success of the project/products (Ex: UI/UX, DevOps, MechE, Firmware, etc.)
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers.
  • Participate heavily in discovery tasks.
  • Communicate heavily with Product Managers.
  • Participate heavily in discovery tasks and delivery planning.
  • Provide technical documentation.

Who you are:

  • An empathetic leader who cares about their team's development and leads through example.
  • Someone who actively codes and stays cognizant of current technologies.
  • Someone who engages in respectful conversations with all voices, and can give constructive feedback to peers, and challenges the status quo when needed.
  • Autodidactic, especially with regard to new technologies.
  • Patient and resilient, with the ability to effectively deal with setbacks.
  • A collaborative team player with experience working in a self-directed, autonomous fashion.
  • A problem-solver who will continually look for a way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes.
  • Proactive and willing to provide feedback on process improvement.
  • Someone who is interested in shaping team culture, development processes, strategies, and the long-term growth of our company.

We’d love to see the following:

These Are The Technical Skills And Qualifications


  • Experience designing and interpreting software architecture of data streaming and event-driven architectures.
  • Understanding of agile processes and planning using tools like Asana.
  • Strong capability for Serverless framework development with AWS: API Gateway, Lambda, DynamoDB, Kinesis, RDS, IAM, etc.
  • Expertise in using Javascript & NodeJS.
  • Experience using GraphQL (Apollo Server).
  • Proficiency in automated deployment (GitHub Actions).
  • Experience in automated testing (Mocha, Chai, Sinon).
  • Skilled at using the GitHub environment.


  • Comprehension of machine learning & artificial intelligence.
  • Experience with Web3 technologies, particularly blockchain.
  • Experience with embedded systems & IoT.
  • Knowledge of mapping tools (Mapbox, Google Maps, GIS).
  • Understanding of Google Material Design.
  • Python, and other programming languages.
  • Familiarity with React native & development of smartphone apps.

What Hala offers you:

  • Life-saving social impact.
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Unlimited vacation policy and flexible holidays so you can take time off when needed. All staff takes at least 22 days off plus holidays, including a mandatory 2-week vacation.
  • Comprehensive, worldwide healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family at no cost.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Flexible working policy, including the ability to work from home.
  • Computer and other office equipment to help you get your job done.
  • A diverse, international community of dedicated, hardworking team players committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and thriving workplace culture.
  • Opportunities for international travel, including program locations and satellite offices.

If something important to you isn’t on this list, please ask!

What happens next:

We will review and reach out to candidates advancing to the interview stage as we receive applications. You should expect a phone screen, followed by two interviews with engineering team members, including reviewing a sample of your code. The process will conclude with the opportunity to speak with one of our co-founders. Before the final interview, we will also request references that can attest to your previous experience, work ethic, and values.

You will receive confirmation that your application was received, and you’ll also hear back from us whether you’re selected for an interview or not. Please note that we cannot offer individualized feedback before the first interview round due to the volume of applications we receive.

Apply Now:

Compensation: $120k - $130k

Location: PA Philadelphia US

Benefits: Pto, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Unlimited Vacation

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