Senior Software Developer - Operations (Toronto, ON)

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

SSENSE (pronounced [es-uhns]) is a global technology platform operating at the intersection of culture, community, and commerce. Headquartered in Montreal, it features a mix of established and emerging luxury brands across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, and Everything Else. 

SSENSE has garnered critical acclaim as both an e-commerce engine and a producer of cultural content, generating an average of 100 million monthly page views. Approximately 80% of its audience is between the ages of 18 to 40. It is privately held and has achieved high double digit annual growth and profitability since its inception.

Job Description

*This is a remote position within Canada

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 5 years of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) experience
  • 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 written and verbal communication skills in English
     

Additional Information

SKILLS

  • Highly analytical and detail oriented
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior employees to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Team player with a high sense of accountability and ownership
  • Ability to influence and drive change
  • Solution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challenges
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing Web technologies and techniques
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