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Backend Engineeer

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

Working as part of a development team in an agile environment, you’ll collaborate with
coworkers to solve problems for external clients and internal stakeholders. You will develop new
features and support existing systems using cutting-edge technologies. You will build
data-intensive applications, where every millisecond counts, to create some of the most
engaging and innovative products in the education market. You are eager to contribute to the team
culture of innovation, excellence, and accountability.

The ideal candidate will...
● Have the ability to write readable and reusable code, following SOLID principles and
other guidelines
● Focus on understanding long-term goals and minimizing technical debt
● Be proficient in using processes such as test-driven development, continuous integration,
and continuous deployment to ensure code is released quickly and with confidence
● Use systems thinking and mindfulness to develop a deep understanding of how individual
modules align with the entire product
● Commit to building quality products, and a willingness to take ownership for performance
and security
● Be eager to learn from mistakes and embrace the fail fast philosophy
● Be an energizing and positive contributor to the team culture
● Continuously learn, grow, and share knowledge with teammates

What you’ll do…
● Develop new features and support our existing applications
● Write highly performant and scalable code, focusing on multithreaded programming, load
balancing, and caching
● Research and utilize new technologies in the education space
● Improve unit testing and build processes
● Work with local and remote development teams, offering proactive feedback to keep
projects on budget and on schedule
● Provide recommendations on implementation strategies
● Actively participate in scrum ceremonies
● Participate in code reviews and mentoring, based on your unique strengths
● Self-manage assigned work within given timelines in an agile environment

Must Have Skills:

● 3+ years of experience developing full-stack solutions for large-scale software
applications, including at least 2 years of intensive SQL and backend coding
● Knowledge of data modelling, normalization, interface-based development, design
patterns, and dependency injection
● Experience with .NET core, C#, and SQL Server, developing web applications and
REST/Web Services
● Proficiency in SQL profiler, execution plans, C# code profiler, and other
performance-based tools
● Thorough understanding of unit and integration testing, as well as test-driven
development (TDD)
● Experience with TFS and GIT version control
● Self-directed and organized, with the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple
projects and tasks of varying complexity
● Methodical, with a keen eye for detail
● Experience with AngularJS/Angular is an asset
● If you have an online portfolio or GitHub repository, please include a link in your application

Starting: ASAP
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