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Senior Staff Web Software Engineer (Poatek - Brazil applicants)


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Senior Staff-Level Web Software Engineer

São Paulo or Porto Alegre, Brazil

Who We Are

In 2021, Poatek was acquired by WillowTree, an award-winning digital product consultancy recognized as one of the fastest growing and best places to work in the United States. Now a [TELUS International company](https://www.willowtreeapps.com/insights/a-letter-from-willowtree- president-tobias-dengel), with offices across the globe, we continue to partner with the world’s leading brands, such as the NBA, Capital One, HBO, PepsiCo, Domino’s and more, to design, build, and transform their digital products and strategies. We’re looking to grow our Poatek offices in Brazil with top talent excited to collaborate with team members across the globe to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.

Location and Flexibility

This is a hybrid role, which we’ve termed Work from Near (WFN). You’ll work on-site from either our São Paulo or Porto Alegre office at least three days a week and have the flexibility to work remotely for two days a week. Our WFN culture is designed to foster in-person innovation, collaboration, and connection with team members local and visiting from other global offices.

The Opportunity

In this highly influential role, you will act as a subject matter expert in a specific technology, leading the team and our clients in designing applications, tools, and development processes. You will masterfully navigate client tech stacks, integrating and enhancing them over a series of projects. Your expertise in implementing engineering practices and managing large-scale refactors will bring immense value to our software ecosystem.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and optimization of applications, tools, and development processes.
  • Drive the execution of large-scale refactors across the software ecosystem, managing dependencies, and minimizing risk.
  • Advocate for and implement world-class engineering practices.
  • Choose and execute deployment strategies that minimize risk and maximize client ROI.


  • 13+ years of web development experience
  • Proficiency in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and at least one front-end framework (Vue, React, Angular, Next, Web Components).
  • Understanding of backend code, databases, security, and APIs, along with experience implementing web security standards.
  • Recognized expert in a specific technology or project type with experience coaching team members throughout the build cycle.
  • Extensive experience planning and driving execution of large-scale refactors across a software ecosystem.
  • Proven ability to handle high-conflict, high-stress projects and craft effective resolution plans.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, adaptable to different roles and situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and skills rapidly for organizational needs and personal professional growth.

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, etc., and experience setting up deployment pipelines.
  • A strong advocate for accessibility best practices and modern web trends.
  • Experience promoting a culture of ownership, accountability, and psychological safety within the organization.

Why Poatek?

What We Offer:

  • Be part of an innovative consultancy with a human-centered and culture with opportunities for ownership and professional growth
  • Competitive salary and benefits package (annual bonus)
  • Opportunity to work on innovative agile projects with other high-performing, passionate team members from all over the globe (international travel opportunities)
  • Collaborative work environment that encourages continuous learning and professional development (including English classes, support in national and international courses,
  • Flexible work hours and autonomy
  • Voucher for health activities, food allowance, in-office snacks, drinks, and games

If you love IT as much as we do, we look forward to meeting you!

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