Senior Software Developer - High Value Customer



Montréal, Canada
Full Time
3y 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

*This is a remote position within Canada

SSENSE is looking for a Senior Software Developer to join our rapidly growing technology team. The Senior Developer will be joining the High Value Customer team within the Customer Engagement domain. The team is responsible for managing customer data and extracting insights from it for better engagement. He/She will also build custom tools to be used by the personal stylists who cater to our high value customers.


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

Ownership and accountability

  • Be accountable for code quality, with the assistance of a Quality Analyst (QA), 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 


  • 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


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree an asset
  • A minimum of 7 years of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) experience
  • Expertise in a microservices architecture
  • Strong knowledge of TypeScript/JavaScript and Vue.js/React
  • Python/PHP along with mobile development experience is an added advantage
  • Expertise with NoSQL databases at scale
  • Experienced with modern test practices (Unit, Contract, Integration, E2E)
  • Proficiency with cloud resources (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure)
  • Confident with Event-driven architecture, distributed transactions, pub/sub pattern
  • Familiar with modern development practices (CI/CD, Trunk Based Development, Feature Flagging)
  • Ability to use containers and orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Helm, etc)


  • Highly analytical and detail oriented
  • Team player with a high sense of accountability and ownership
  • Ability to influence and drive change
  • Solution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challenges
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing technologies and techniques
  • Ability to handle large volumes of data to extract insights and assist personal stylists in personalizing the customer experience

Additional Information


Technology is at the core of everything we do at SSENSE. Driven by an engineering mindset and a problem-solving attitude, we blend fashion with technology to deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers as we build seamless, custom solutions to deliver the SSENSE offering. 

The SSENSE tech team is responsible for an international headless commerce platform. Working in an agile environment, our squads are made up of experienced innovators in Product Management, QA, Design, DevOps, Software Development, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Security. Headquartered in Montreal, our technology organization has been growing at a rate of 2X year-over-year and is doubling once again in 2021 as we expand across Canada, US, and Europe.  


The SSENSE platform runs on Amazon Web Services making use of serverless microservices across web, mobile and app. Our event-source architecture already achieves over 10,000 requests / second and growing at an unmatched pace, currently unseen across the industry.  Our data-driven culture of innovation empowers every product team across the tech organization to explore building, testing and learning with the latest in Machine Learning techniques. Our automated continuous improvement DevOps model (making use of both blue / green and canary deployments) results in an average of 50 production releases every day.  

Read more about us on our SSENSE Tech Blog.

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