Principal Backend Engineer

Principal Backend Engineer

Remote/Telecommute JobREMOTE / Toronto, Ontario, Canada  - Permanent
This job allows you to work remotely 

Job Description

Led by funding from Y Combinator and other notable VC funding, this company is leveraging satellite imagery to disrupt an entire industry by streamlining their entire process in one easy to use platform, to enable homeowners to save money and stay well informed throughout the process. This platform will not only help streamline the entire process by saving time and money, but will be available industry wide for others to white label the product. Building a powerful user experience is what sets this platform apart from other products on the market. As a Backend Engineer with an early stage and high growth company, you will have a large impact on both technical implementation and help steer the technology roadmap.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

● Be a driver of backend architecture to the next stage of the platform
● Set organizational standards on software patterns patterns & methodologies
● Lead development and maintenance of backend services
● Work in an early stage company with engineering first culture

Must Have Skills:

● Understands micro service architecture, and creating scalable platforms
● Building Restful APIs
● Experience with PHP Language & Laravel framework
● Knowledgeable on database technologies and domain design
● Experience building frontend testing and automation systems for unit tests, integration tests, regression tests, and user acceptance tests

They’re looking for someone who:

● Has 7+ years of software development experience and 3+ years in a leadership role
● Is a champion of agile methodologies, and enjoys shipping code often and confidently
● Has a track record on breaking down complex problems as incremental solutions
● Proactively recommends initiatives to improve our engineering technologies and culture
● Enjoys working in a collaborative environment where everyone helps each other grow
● Takes ownership of the product and is proud of the quality of their work
● Has excellent communication skills, and appreciates the value of good documentation
● Understands the challenges of early stage company priorities
● Likes being an individual contributor, but also wants to focus on the bigger picture
● Understands challenges and strategy of rebuilding legacy systems

Nice to Have Skills:

● DevOps
● Big Data / Data Science
● Machine learning

Your responsibilities will consist of:

● Evaluate existing engineering tools & processes and recommend improvements
● Recommend and prototype new technologies to improve system performance and reliability
● Mentoring the engineering team and help grow their skills
● Ensuring we are meeting our high quality deliverables and testing standards
● Analyze requirements and provide technical and functional recommendations

Special Perks:

● Competitive Compensation
● Health Benefits from day 1
● Flexible PTO
● Home office set-up
● Equity options

Location / Remote work:
● The engineering office is based out of Toronto, Canada
● They are a remote first company, but still like the idea of getting together for key milestones


Starting: ASAP

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