Senior Software Developer

  • 333 Rue Chabanel O, Montréal, QC H2N 2G1, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

SSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach. Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels. We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch. Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture. Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right. SSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach. Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels. We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch. Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture. Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 76 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.

Job Description

SSENSE is looking for a Senior Developer to join our rapidly growing technology team. The Senior Developer will take complex features of the product roadmap, break them down into their required technical components, and develop them independently.

He/She owns at least one component of the SSENSE technical stack and holds accountability for its SLAs. The ideal candidate will actively contribute to knowledge dissemination within the organization, participate in the recruiting and onboarding of new employees, and mentor Junior Developers on the team.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Product delivery

  • Develop a deep understanding of the product roadmap for the squad, including future features to be developed
  • Contribute to high-level estimation and participate in laying out the development sequences, challenging the product roadmap and identifying areas where technical debt can be reduced or avoided
  • Complete independently complex development tasks and actively contribute to pushing code to production
  • Write testable, efficient, and reusable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, respecting best practices and SSENSE development standards
  • Review Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams and technical documentation


Ownership and accountability

  • Be accountable for code quality, with the assistance of a QA Analyst, by conducting adequate testing 
  • Be accountable for performance, reliability, scalability and resilience of at least one technical component owned by the squad through SLAs and monitoring
  • Contribute to cross-squad initiatives, acting as a change agent amongst peers to foster adoption of new processes or technical solutions


Knowledge sharing and coaching

  • Review Pull Requests with the objective to guide and upskill junior developers on various technical topics
  • Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, to promote continuous learning
  • Participate in the onboarding of new developers 


Architecture

  • Contribute to solution designs, challenging other members on technical decisions and explaining the technical design to junior developers so they can write documentation for the rest of the team


Recruiting

  • Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master's degree an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) experience
  • (Asset) Software development experience in one of the following languages: JavaScript, Node.js (Typescript), Python, Angular.Js, React.Js and/or Vue.Js
  • Strong knowledge and experience in design patterns (such as SOLID Principals) and architecture
  • Expertise in a microservices architecture
  • Strong knowledge of caching technologies (Fastly, Redis, Varnish) with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Expertise with RDBMS and NoSQL databases at scale
  • Proficiency with cloud resources (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure) with the ability to operate them for the components owned, Certification preferred
  • Ability to use containers and orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Giant Swarm, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Git
  • Strong experience in training and coaching more junior developers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and French 
     
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