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Senior Backend SW Engineer

Hybrid, Toronto · Computer/Software

Who We Are

We are the leading AI-powered employee experience platform. Organizations use our forward-looking, adaptable products to deliver personalized experiences that inspire and engage their employees. Wherever people work, we enable them to flourish.

Trusted by more than 500+ leading brands, including Zoom, Snowflake, Moderna, Eurostar, and AAA, our customers are achieving measurable productivity gains, increased employee engagement, and accelerated business performance.

The Opportunity

Headquartered in California, US and other engineering offices in UK and India, we are expanding to build an engineering hub in Canada. Come and join our team in Canada and help us establish the engineering team culture and build the future of employee experience.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with expertise on Back-End with Node.js (TypeScript) with 7+ years of experience to help us build the foundation of and deliver a new product line.

We’ll be leaning on your experience in building scalable back-end microservices and if you want to do full-stack development with our React front-end, that would be great too.

The products we build have a direct impact on our user's happiness, success and satisfaction at work. Successful candidates will be working closely in a cross-functional team with other senior engineers, product managers and our UI/UX designers. They will be responsible for owning development projects from start to completion; this includes helping plan features, build services and deploy infrastructure.

The products we're building are all brand new so we have a modern tech stack implementing lots of best practices. Our apps are React Micro Front-Ends (MFE) with a multitude of backend services in Node.js all deployed through GitOps. We're fans of infrastructure-as-code, automating toil and spending time refactoring if we need to.

Your Job Responsibilities

What you will be doing:

  • Work in a talented cross-functional team to develop scalable microservices in Node with TypeScript (and front-end React if you want to be involved in full-stack development)
  • Build and maintain applications running on AWS
  • Write automated unit tests and end-to-end tests for your code and services. Quality is incredibly important to us and everybody is responsible for it
  • Participate in agile ceremonies; regularly and sustainably delivering value in two-week sprints
  • Work with our existing AWS platform team to deploy infrastructure using Kubernetes
  • Help influence the overall architecture and direction of the application
  • Help establish best practices, guidelines, and processes to allow the team focus on what they do best - building the application
  • Mentor and guide other team members to help them grow in their career

Your Skillset

What makes you a great fit for the team:

  • You think about scalability and system performance
  • You are user focused – we solve our customer’s problems together; everybody has a say in planning, design & execution
  • 7+ years of overall experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Node.js, ideally with TypeScript
  • You love identifying new technologies, patterns, and techniques and planning out how we can apply them to improve productivity, code quality and user experience
  • Affinity for profiling and analyzing code to identify areas for improvement. You should have a high level understanding of how both React and browser internals work to ensure our frontend stays performant and doesn't leak memory
  • Good understanding of CI/CD, unit testing (with Jest), and automated end-to-end testing using a framework like Cypress
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of functional programming patterns
  • Excited by working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Able to occasionally travel to our other offices in UK, New Delhi, and San Francisco

We’d especially love to hear from you if:

  • You have proven excellence in writing readable and efficient TypeScript code
  • You have a good track record of project leadership and mentorship of software engineers
  • You have experience working with micro-frontends in production
  • You are familiar with feature flag tools such as Harness
  • You have worked with frameworks / libraries such as fastify, Prisma

Canada specific benefits

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefit (100% coverage)
  • Cell phone & home internet reimbursement
  • Unlimited vacation (really, your manager will be encouraging you to take time off & recharge)
  • We are just getting started with our Canadian office, our people ops team are working hard to evaluate and improve the benefit offerings.

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