Senior Backend Engineer (MTS 1)

Senior Backend Engineer (MTS 1)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  - Permanent

Job Description

Do you want to make an impact on the world’s largest e-commerce website? Are you interested in building performance-efficient, high-volume and highly scalable distributed systems? Our client has a place for you!

The role is on their Product, Item and Transactions Experience Team. The team owns the Item details pages, Product pages, Transaction flows - such as Auctions, Best offers flows, SEO optimized landing experiences, and all their services.

In other words, this team is responsible for the core systems and applications. They drive billions of dollars in revenue via 100’s of millions of page views delivered daily across the globe, across all devices & browsers. Performance, Accuracy, real-time systems (e.g. winning bid), Scalability and availability are paramount. Team and experience have a great financial impact and customer impact and the role is highly visible in the organization.

In addition, being the core experience, it has to delight the diverse customer base across the world. They are a data-driven agile team. Developers have the liberty to come up with new feature ideas and work closely with product managers & user experience designers to make an impact on millions of users in the community. They ship often, get immediate user feedback and use experimentation to make decisions. Developers have end-to-end product ownership from design to implementation. They are seeking a highly motivated, talented and passionate application architect to build and innovate on backend services, applications and science-based systems to power commerce experiences, and lead junior engineers. Join them and invent the next generation of eCommerce.

About The Job:

They are looking for a strong Engineer to work in the product development team, who is responsible for handling Buyer experience in the marketplace. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of their team, you will work with extremely hardworking peers in a fun environment. You will work in an agile environment with a focus on problem-solving and engineering perfection.

- Build solutions using your strong background in distributed systems, and large-scale database systems

- Research, analyze, design, develop and test the solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies

- Lead end to end technical designs and teams

- Participate in design discussions, code reviews, and project-related team meetings

- Work with other engineers, Architects, Product Management, QA, and Operations teams to develop innovative solutions that meet business needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules and consistency to development principles and product goals

- Develop technical & domain expertise and apply it to solving product challenges

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science plus 7+ years of experience

- Self-motivation and A strong sense of ownership

- Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures and algorithms

- Define, design, and implement complex, multi-tier distributed software systems scaling beyond 1B requests/day and focused on improving the buyer experience

- Advanced knowledge of model-view-controller (MVC) and object-oriented design paradigms

- Experience in Java/Scala/Kotlin

- Experience Oracle/MongoDB (or other NoSQL DB’s), REST, Event Source, Web Sockets is highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the web.

- You are able to propose and implement working prototypes for testing new ideas

- You are able to drive architecture discussions, produce well-documented design docs, and participate in design and code reviews.

- Ensure code quality and maintainability by evolving architecture and tech stack, refactoring, standards and improving build and test systems

- Experienced with estimating engineering effort, plan execution cycles, and rollout system changes

- You are able to partner effectively and influence peers, juniors and seniors both within and across the organization


Starting: ASAP

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