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SSENSE: Senior Software Developer (Remote)

SSENSE

This is a Full-time position in Laval, QC posted July 10, 2021.

Company DescriptionSSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach.

Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

We produce industry-leading original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch.

Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.Job DescriptionThis is a remote position within CanadaSSENSE is looking for a Senior Developer to join our rapidly growing technology team.

The Senior Developer will take complex features of the product roadmap, break them down into their required technical components, and develop them independently.They own at least one component of the SSENSE technical stack and holds accountability for its SLAs.

The ideal candidate 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.ResponsibilitiesProduct deliveryDevelop a deep understanding of the product roadmap for the squad, including future features to be developedContribute 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 avoidedComplete independently complex development tasks and actively contribute to pushing code to productionWrite testable, efficient, and reusable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, respecting best practices and SSENSE development standardsReview Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams and technical documentationOwnership and accountabilityBe 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 monitoringContribute to cross-squad initiatives, acting as a change agent amongst peers to foster adoption of new processes or technical solutionsKnowledge sharing and coachingReview Pull Requests with the objective to guide and upskill junior developers on various technical topicsActively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, to promote continuous learningParticipate in the onboarding of new developers ArchitectureContribute 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 teamRecruitingParticipate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developers QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree an assetA minimum of 5 years of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) experienceExpertise in a microservices architectureStrong knowledge of caching technologies (Fastly, Redis, Varnish) with the ability to identify opportunities for improvementExpertise with RDBMS and NoSQL databases at scaleProficiency with cloud resources (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure) with the ability to operate them for the components owned, Certification preferredAbility to use containers and orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Giant Swarm, etc.)Proficiency in GitStrong written and verbal communication skills in both English and FrenchSkillsHighly analytical and detail orientedAbility to coach and mentor junior employees to achieve personal and professional goalsTeam player with a high sense of accountability and ownershipAbility to influence and drive changeSolution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challengesAbility to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing Web technologies and techniquesAdditional InformationWORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY 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.WORLD CLASS TEAMThe 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.WORLD CLASS PLATFORM 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.