Returns - Senior Software Developer

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SSENSE

Montréal, Canada
Full Time
9mo ago

Company Description

SSENSE (pronounced [es-uhns]) is a global technology platform operating at the intersection of culture, community, and commerce. Headquartered in Montreal, it features a mix of established and emerging luxury brands across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, and Everything Else. 

SSENSE has garnered critical acclaim as both an e-commerce engine and a producer of cultural content, generating an average of 100 million monthly page views. Approximately 80% of its audience is between the ages of 18 to 40. It is privately held and has achieved high double digit annual growth and profitability since its inception.

Job Description

SSENSE is looking for a Senior Developer to join our buying intelligence team. The Senior Developer will take complex features of the product roadmap, break them down into their required technical components, and develop them independently.

The ideal candidate will own at least one component of the SSENSE technical stack and holds accountability for its SLAs. They will actively contribute to knowledge dissemination within the organization, participate in the recruiting and onboarding of new employees, and mentor Junior Developers on the team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Product delivery

  • Develop a deep understanding of the product roadmap for the squad, including future features to be developed
  • Contribute to high-level estimation and participate in laying out the development sequences, challenging the product roadmap and identifying areas where technical debt can be reduced or avoided
  • Complete independently complex development tasks and actively contribute to pushing code to production
  • Write testable, efficient, and reusable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, respecting best practices and SSENSE development standards
  • Review Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams and technical documentation

Ownership and accountability

  • Be accountable for code quality, with the assistance of a QA Analyst, by conducting adequate testing 
  • Be accountable for performance, reliability, scalability and resilience of at least one technical component owned by the squad through SLAs and monitoring
  • Contribute to cross-squad initiatives, acting as a change agent amongst peers to foster adoption of new processes or technical solutions

Knowledge sharing and coaching

  • Review Pull Requests with the objective to guide and upskill junior developers on various technical topics
  • Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, to promote continuous learning
  • Participate in the onboarding of new developers 

Architecture

  • Contribute to solution designs, challenging other members on technical decisions and explaining the technical design to junior developers so they can write documentation for the rest of the team

Recruiting

  • Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree an asset

  • 7+ years of software development experience

  • Able to code complex features with Typescript/React

  • Experience with Kubernetes

  • Experience with microservices

  • Understand event-driven architecture & pub/sub pattern

  • Experience developing backend services

  • Experience with PostgreSQL databases at scale

  • Confident with the development of REST APIs

  • Able to write different levels of tests (Unit, Contract, Integration, E2E)

  • Proficiency in Git

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, French an asset

  • Familiarity with AWS is an asset

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