Software Developer - Operations



Waterloo, Canada
Full Time
2y 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

Our world class team of 100+ Engineers builds leading-edge web, back-end and mobile applications from scratch, continuously upgrading and refining our proprietary systems. We employ the latest technologies to deliver a robust and scalable technology stack that will support our global reach and provide a seamless user experience. Always at the forefront of innovation, we help each other develop through knowledge sharing and continuous learning, which we refer to as SSENSE University. We encourage our engineers to give back to the tech community by contributing to open-source, publishing articles on our Tech blog and joining meetups. We deploy to production multiple times a day so be ready to have an immediate impact and learn fast!

Whether you are seeking your next challenge, or want to share your subject matter expertise, join us for a unique personal and professional experience that will accelerate your growth. 

At SSENSE, you will have the opportunity to work on complex software engineering problems, develop scalable distributed software systems and collaborate on a multitude of smaller projects. You will put your analytical and technical skills to the test, rolling up your sleeves to complete a project that will contribute to improving the functionality and level of service provided to both our internal teams and customers. 

This could include:

  • Developing our next-generation e-commerce platform, as we grow our international presence
  • Taking part in the design of effective services to manage our next-generation global supply chain management system
  • Contributing ideas and participating in solution design, implementation and testing
  • Partnering with the Product Management team to learn about business-side requirements


  • Utilize your expertise to engage in and enhance the lifecycle of services to design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution for effectively solving challenges
  • Participate in the development of best-of-breed next-generation systems
  • Join and support a productive and innovative team, working alongside peers, managers and collaborating teams


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a relevant technical field
  • 4+ years of full time software development experience in one of the following languages: JavaScript, Node.Js (Typescript), Python, React.Js and/or Vue.Js.
  • Experience working with two or more of the following: web application development, Unix/Linux environments, distributed and parallel systems, machine learning, information retrieval, developing large software systems, and/or security software development
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM environment
  • Demonstrated ability to share knowledge via formal mentoring, reviewing code, reviewing design documents, giving technical talks or teaching classes
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience building microservices is an asset
  • Experience working with AWS is an asset
  • Master’s degree, further education or experience in engineering, computer science or other technical related field, an asset

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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