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Lead Software Engineer

Company: Purple
Location: Lehi
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Purple is a digitally-native vertical brand with a mission to help people feel and live better through innovative comfort solutions. To us, comfort means more than great products, it means empowering every employee to feel comfortable being themselves. We believe your career at Purple will be a one-of-a-kind "Career in Comfort" because our workforce is one-of-a-kind. We are committed to a culture of collaboration where every voice is heard and understood. As an innovation company at our core, we believe a diversity workforce brings better insights, solutions and products and serves as the backbone to bettering our company. Join with us as we add to our team of exceptional individuals who will help us take over the world - one mattress at a time.

Position Summary

Purple is seeking a Lead Software Engineer professional with competency in architecting, implementing, and managing software applications. The successful candidate will be the primary owner of the company's OMS application and will be involved in the entire lifecycle of the product.


  • Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years professional application development experience.
  • Experience implementing and testing advanced PHP/JavaScript code on a team as part of a production web or mobile application.
  • Practical experience with MVC architecture, unidirectional data flow, and minimal class/object interfaces.
  • Experience writing SQL queries for MySQL or another relational database.
  • Experience in Web Services standards and technologies (e.g. XML, SOAP, WSDL, REST, etc.).
  • Design, develop and implement unit and scenario testing for existing code base and for new projects
  • Ability to quickly understand and work with unfamiliar complex code.
  • Ability to work within scope definition and meet deadlines.
  • Strong documentation skills needed for SOX compliance.


  • Designs software solutions for medium to high complexity requirements without direct guidance leveraging existing standards.
  • Develops/builds the code of high-priority and high complexity systems according to the functional specifications, detailed design, maintainability, and coding and efficiency standards without direct guidance.
  • Accountable for estimating, evaluating risks, and technical task prioritization based on requirements.
  • Actively partners with project manager, Quality Assurance, and/or stakeholders to ensure quality project delivery.
  • Facilitates formal code reviews to ensure standards are being met.
  • Acts as the primary technical subject matter expert for the internal team on areas such as system functionality and approach including solving systems operations issues, performance initiatives.
  • Influences and applies system design, development, and process standards.
  • Writes and executes unit test cases to verify the basic functionality of their or a peer's code without direct guidance.
  • Creates, maintains and publishes system level documentation without direct guidance, including system diagrams.
  • Accountable for ensuring requirements are clear, concise, and complete prior to starting development. Partners with BA and stakeholders to evaluate feasibility. Primary accountability in ensuring the non-functional requirements are met.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) Match
  • Generous PTO
  • Market Money
  • Earn a Mattress
  • Purple Swag
  • Amazing Purple Products


  • Make your mark: We value innovative thinking. At Purple, you will be empowered to bring your ideas to life as we work together to improve people's lives through comfort.

  • Gain unique experience: Be a part of one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah! The contributions you make will matter at Purple as the company continues to grow with you.

  • Awesome culture: Join the tight-knit team at Purple and you can enjoy working alongside industry experts, making close friends, and annual employee appreciation events.

Purple provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Keywords: Purple, Lehi , Lead Software Engineer, Other , Lehi, Utah

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