Senior Backend Engineer

Senior Backend Engineer

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

Job Description

For the past 15 years this company has been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to gain global recognition in their industry. Every month 90 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on their platform. They’re proudly based in Toronto, but their reach is truly global.

The company’s Engineering & Data Squads are growing and are hiring for Senior Backend Engineers. There are opportunities to build new features and improve scalability of the core systems written primarily in Go and PHP. If you have a passion for building solutions at a massive scale and acting as a mentor for engineers, this is the role for you!

You’ll be an integral part of not only implementing solutions to those challenges but designing them as well. This company wants to support you in your career and help you level up your skills.

Must Have Skills:

⟾ Designing, building, and maintaining a large scale distributed system serving millions of people per day
⟾ Providing mentorship and paving the way for engineers
⟾ Building new product features in Go, PHP, Python and other languages
⟾ Improving reliability and performance of core components and existing systems
⟾ Configuring and maintaining the infrastructure that runs those systems
⟾ Implementing A/B tests and other experiments
⟾ Writing unit and service tests for all your code
⟾ Researching new technology to solve tomorrow’s scaling issues

⟾ 5+ years of experience in a prior software development role
⟾ You enjoy both building and maintaining complex back-end systems that operate 24/7 at high scale
⟾ You write clean, readable code that communicates its intents and methods clearly to future engineers (but you can also deal with code that isn’t and doesn’t)
⟾ You are comfortable in both static and dynamic languages and don’t mind switching between them
⟾ You enjoy working with a team and providing mentorship, but have no problem working independently

Nice to Have Skills:

⟾ You have experience with monitoring distributed systems at scale
⟾ You have a deep knowledge of Docker and exposure to container orchestration tools like Kubernetes or ECS
⟾ You have exposure to Infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform & Ansible
⟾ You are skilled in Go or PHP (or Python, Ruby, or Java)

Special Perks:

⟾ Competitive salary
⟾ Health benefits, fully covered
⟾ RRSP Contributions
⟾ Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
⟾ Career development; they believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
⟾ $200/month Transit and Home Office Allowance, choice of hardware, flexible hours, hybrid office and remote work options
⟾ Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family


Starting: ASAP

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