DockYard is hiring a Senior Elixir Engineer with product and technical leadership experience.

Who We Are

DockYard is a remote first, digital product consultancy. Forward-thinking teams come to us to build digital products that scale as their users, features, and complexity grow.

Using a candid approach to partnerships, we help to upskill teams along the way. The result? More flexibility in how our clients take products from idea to impact.

We don’t just use innovative approaches to product development – we lead them. That’s why visionary companies like Netflix and Apple have trusted us to overcome complex product challenges.

We’re honored to have been included on guides ranging from The Startup Weekly’s Exceptional Workplace Award (2021), The BBJ’s Fast 50 (2021, 2020), Inc 5000 (2020, 2019) and Fast Company’s Best Places to Work for Innovators (2020) amongst others.

The Role

DockYard is looking for a US-based Elixir Engineer with a product and consulting mindset, who thrives in a highly collaborative environment and can be called upon to assume a Tech Lead role on cross-functional software delivery projects as needed. In this role, the Engineer will guide the technical execution of a project and act as the Engineering point person throughout the engagement. They will still be expected to code, but at a smaller percentage of time, as they need to prioritize the collective impact and productivity of the team.


  • Work closely with Product Design, Engineering, Product Management, and Client Stakeholders to understand business requirements and priorities, and help translate them into a high level technical plan and roadmap.
  • Break work down into milestones and tasks, and collaborate with the team to ensure tasks are prioritized and sequenced appropriately.
  • Ensure that the Engineering team is in alignment with the technical direction of a project (development practices, processes, architecture, priorities, etc.).
  • Communicate technical concerns and risks, and seek reasonable options to move forward.
  • Facilitate conversations with the team around workflows, CI/CD, testing, release strategy, tech debt strategy, technical approach, etc. partnering with architects and subject matter experts as necessary.
  • Find opportunities to document and share learnings internally and/or externally.
  • Occasionally partake in the business development process; vetting potential clients, discovering requirements and timeframe, and determining technical feasibility.

Must Haves

  • 5+ years of experience working across the stack, from database and backend services, to API design and frontend development using modern technologies and practices
  • Experience leading a project or technical team in an Agile environment
  • Production experience with Elixir, Phoenix, and LiveView
  • Experience interfacing with product leads and business stakeholders
  • Experience collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams (ex. Design, UXD, QA)
  • Excellent written & verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Eagerness to share knowledge as well as learn from others

Nice To Haves

  • Experience working in a remote environment
  • Prior client services, consulting, or freelancing experience

Perks & Benefits

  • We are a distributed company.
  • Company provided Apple laptop
  • 100% company paid Medical plan option for you and your family
  • 100% company paid Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D
  • 401k with employer match
  • Annual stipend for books, conferences, and trainings
  • Generous paid time off
  • Company Retreats

Employment Type

Full-time Exempt




Remote (U.S. based only)

Even if you don’t feel you’re a 100% fit we’d still love to hear from you!

DockYard is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, pregnancy, family responsibilities, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.