Technical Expert

Software Development

Los Angeles

  • Eligibility Requirements

    You must have the legal right to work in the United States or be a United States citizen if applying to one of our United States locations. Similarly, you must have the right to work in the United Kingdom if applying to our London location.

    Persons hired must present acceptable proof of identity and proof of their legal right to work. The authenticity of the documents will be verified before employment begins.

About this position

Share your expertise with a community of software crafters.

At 8th Light we consider software development a craft. Our team of expert developers and designers hold the title of "Crafter" to reflect our dedication to quality, our emphasis on continual learning, and our belief that software is truly a craft - something that we take pride in, and value highly.


A Technical Expert is a recognized specialist in a specific domain of software development, in addition to their generalist skill set that allows them to quickly ramp up on any project. This individual typically possesses the following skills and traits:

  • Has shared their technical specialty publicly via articles and blog posts, books, and/or speaking engagements.
  • Has provided mentorship and demonstrated expertise through leadership roles.
  • Strong communication skills.

Expectations of a Technical Expert

In this role, expectations include:

  • Advise project leaders on technical approaches to problems, while mentoring Lead Crafters in their area of expertise.
  • Speak and write in their area of expertise, and contribute to related open-source projects.
  • Participate in highly technical sales calls and identify new business opportunities.

About 8th Light

We hold each other to the highest standards; and when we join a project, clients know what they're getting with 8th Light. It's not just our excellent team of dedicated professionals that sets us apart, but also our approach to delivering software and our roles as technical consultants.

We enjoy working with people who are empathetic, who are passionate about teaching and learning, and who value the work they do. If this approach to software development resonates with you, we'd love to talk.

8th Light is an equal opportunity employer.