Technical Lead

Engineering Team | San Francisco

We are looking for highly motivated and talented technical individuals to join our team as a Technical Lead. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background, has worked in software development, has led scrum sessions or sprints, and can effectively communicate and manage engineering resources.


  • Lead and guide engineers through plan, scope, develop, and launch projects
  • Direct and coordinate launch, testing, maintenance, scope setting, task transitioning
  • Mentor and train other engineers and support staff
  • Analyze engineering efforts, resource allocations, and implementation plans
  • Lay out project specifications for sprints and milestones
  • Develop build time estimates and resource requirements
  • Manage the team's performance and track record
  • Coordinate with product team to plan out objectives and deliverables


  • Bachelor or Masters in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 4+ years as a software development engineer
  • 2+ years as a lead engineer within a team or a pod
  • Expert in LAMP environment
  • Expert with scrum process
  • Expert with issue tracking software
  • Ability to command the respect of the engineers from a technical standpoint; you are up-to-date with technology and constantly sharpen your own individual skill
  • Must be willing to code; you are not expected to code much as a manager, but you need to be able to.
  • Ability to assess project impact and complexity
  • Keen sense of resource and staffing requirements


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, and Commuter benefits
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Free lunches 4x/week
  • Pet friendly environment

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website, Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers direct to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast.  The company was founded in 2006 and now has over 700,000 paid subscribers and is a Top 10 SVOD service.

About Ellation, Inc.

Ellation evolved from the words constellation and elation. Inspired by constellation, we align groups of great content brands and programmers with passionate superfan communities. From elation, we endeavor to delight users. We believe deeply in premium video and see opportunities to create a more sustainable direct-to-consumer business model for content creators and programmers.  Ellation currently operates Crunchyroll and Creativebug, and will be launching a new offering in the near future.

Ellation is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is funded by Otter Media, a Joint Venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T.