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Tech Lead

Ontario †-†Permanent

Job Description

Our client is a well recognized name and a successful late stage venture with major funding/revenue. They are an app that tons of people use everyday and love, and are continuing to scale quickly while bringing digital efficiency to local commerce spaces. They are owning the space in North America and are currently expanding into Europe and Asia.

They are an agile and collaborative environment, and a culture built on humility, transparency, ownership, and grit; still in a stage where showing ownership and taking initiative can effect a lot of change.

About the Team:

The engineering team is a small and tight-knit unit. They are driven to deliver high-quality software as quickly as possible to end users. They are extremely data-driven in their decisions about the product and constantly iterate to provide best customer experience. They are problem solvers, while remaining business-minded and customer-focused.

On the front-end, they use Node.js Express for their service APIís, and React along with Redux for their client web app. Their legacy web systems are served by Java servlets, with Jquery, Bootstrap, and HTML to build the clients.

On the back-end, they are mostly a Java shop hosted on Google Cloud Platform. They are currently in the process of transitioning a monolithic codebase on AppEngine to microservices using Docker/Kubernetes communicating over gRPC. Their data layer is mainly in MySQL, Memcache, and BigQuery.

About the role:

They're looking for an experienced software engineer to help design and build scalable and reliable search infrastructure to support the growing business. They are looking for someone with a passion for developing mission-critical software that creates simple abstractions for complex infrastructure. This is a greenfield project and you will be responsible for selecting and implementing the architecture to power search across the platform.

You will:
Design, implement, and launch modular scalable search systems.
Work with client engineers to ensure that they deliver an amazing search experience to users.
You will work towards adding more intelligence to search, there is a lot of room for personal initiative and creativity there.
Have a passion for quality code and maintain a high standard of style; enforce/update existing patterns.
Share the knowledge you've gathered and help the rest of the team grow.

Special Perks:

Opportunity to work on an amazing consumer-facing product that customers love
Equity, Bonuses, Full Coverage that kicks in immediately, generous vacation policy, flexible hours, referral bonuses, daily app credits
Your choice of the development environment to make you most productive
Fun company-sponsored events and off sites
Competitive salaries
A pantry full of snacks
Every employee owns equity and becomes a shareholder
Work with truly extraordinary peers in a super-fun office and be a part of one of the fastest growing startups in Toronto

Must Have Skills:

BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
5+ years of experience delivering high-quality software.
Experience with search infrastructure.
Strong OOP & Architecture Design Skills.
Coding skills in Java or C++. C, Python or JavaScript a bonus.
Large systems software design and development experience, with knowledge of Unix/Linux.
Interest in working on a rapidly changing, ever-evolving systems.

Nice to Have Skills:

Technical leadership and team management experience.
Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes.
A Github account with cool projects in it.

Starting: ASAP
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