Back-End Developer

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

Company Description

Snow Software is the global leader in technology intelligence solutions, ensuring the trillions spent on all forms of technology is optimized to drive maximum value. More than 4,000 organizations around the world rely on Snow's platform to provide complete visibility, optimize usage and spend, and minimize regulatory risk. Headquartered in Stockholm, Snow has more local offices and regional support centers than any other software asset and cloud management provider, delivering unparalleled results to our customers and partners.

Job Description

We are expanding our team to aggressively broaden Snow Commander’s leading-edge cloud computing technology and are looking for an exceptional Software Engineer to join our development team. This role can be based from the Ottawa office, or can based remotely in Eastern Ontario with occasional travel to the office for collaboration purposes.

You will be developing in Java, so if you have Java skills then great! Otherwise, we are seeking strong developers in related technologies such as .Net, C++, or Python who are interested in getting into Java and have great transferable skills.

Why would you want to join our team?

  • You’ll exercise considerable freedom to help the product scale to the degree that is needed to delight our largest customers.
  • The problem domain that we work on is interesting and always evolving.  We integrate with and utilize modern hybrid cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, Terraform, and containers.
  • Customers use our product every day to solve real problems.  The product is a critical part of the Snow portfolio, and our work feels relevant and important.
  • We have a commitment to always improve.  Problems are actioned, not ignored.  We encourage the team to question what we do and how we do it.
  • Colleagues are smart, helpful, and kind.  Cross functional teams ensure that there are no silos.
  • We believe that work/life balance is important.  We provide flexibility in work hours and the ability to work from home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Focus on improving the performance and reliability of our solutions
  • Optimize the ingestion and analysis of data for large hybrid cloud environments
    • Millions of dollars of monthly public cloud spend
    • Tens of thousands of workloads in the hybrid cloud
  • Ensure the system performance remains stable during peak usage scenarios
  • Contribute to system architecture design
  • Find simple ways to solve complex problems that provide high customer value



As the successful candidate, you will be a backend Developer with strong development capabilities and will revel in achieving orders of magnitude of performance improvements.  You will have strong back end focus but are able and willing to make changes at the UI layer when needed.

  • Experience building modern Java-based web applications preferred
  • Demonstrable history of tackling tough performance issues
  • Experience with Spring and Hibernate
  • Experience refactoring existing code into simple, well-structured solutions
  • Experience with some of the following would definitely be an asset:
    • JVM and JDBC optimization
    • Performance testing and large data set simulation
    • Data modelling and DB query optimization
    • Front end technologies: Angular, JSF
    • Public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google)


  • A great balance of confidence and humility
  • Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re not
  • Craves openness and feedback
  • A self-starter who thrives in a self-organizing team
  • Seeks out area of improvement and contribute to growth of the team
  • A willingness to express opinions, make mistakes, and learn quickly 

Additional Information

This is a chance for you succeed in an environment where you will have the possibility to make a daily impact. Every day you will get to work alongside helpful and down-to-earth colleagues who are dedicated and ambitious. We fully recognize that it is our employees that make Snow a success and the global leader in the development and delivery of dedicated SAM solutions. If you are the right person for the role, we will offer you exciting and developing assignments and you will get to be part of a fantastic journey within a dynamic high-growth business.

We look forward to your application.


This is a chance for you succeed in an environment where you will have the ability to make a daily impact. Every day you will get to work alongside collaborative and approachable colleagues who are dedicated and ambitious. We fully recognize that it is our employees that make Snow a success - the world's largest enterprises and most trusted institutions use Snow to optimize their software, applications, hardware and cloud investments.  Here at Snow, our entire team is focused on the success of our customers. We believe that a single platform, built from the most innovative products, can revolutionize our industry. Today, IT leaders have a unique opportunity to transform and protect their organizations, and we are here to help.  Ready to work at the edge of innovation.  If so, we are hiring future-focused and customer-centric team players all over the world.

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