SSENSE, is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach. Founded in 2003, we offer 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.

SSENSE

Ottawa, CA

Full-Stack Technical Lead

Reporting to the Application Development Manager, the Technical Lead guides a team of Software Developers dedicated to developing applications from initial inception of ideas to roll-out, ensuring they meet quality targets and are delivered on time. The Technical Lead will provide technical expertise and act as a technical liaison consulting with upstream and downstream stakeholders on priorities and requirements. The ideal candidate will be involved in building a platform that is currently used by millions of end users around the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and inspire a team of world class Software Developers
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through coaching and mentorship on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with team members to develop high-volume low-latency applications while delivering high-availability and performance
  • Build, optimize, and scale the SOA platform and infrastructure
  • Evangelize best software development practices (OOD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery)
  • Perform code reviews and design reviews to ensure compliance with development standards
  • Collaborate with engineers across the organization to identify patterns of problems and implement solutions that can be shared across clients
  • Draft and review architectural diagrams, interface specifications, class structures, and other design documents
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing best practices and habits
  • Partner with the Human Resources team to attract and retain high quality and diverse talent to scale the Company’s development team(s)

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, Master’s degree an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in software and Web development
  • A minimum of 3 years professional front-end and back-end development experience
  • A minimum of 3 years leading, coaching and training a team of software developers

TECHNOLOGY

  • Experience with SQL, relational databases, multi-tiered software development, and Web-based software development is a must
  • Advanced understanding of design, implementation and operation of distributed Web-based services and APIs
  • Expert-level knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience designing and consuming REST APIs
  • Software development experience in one of the following languages: JavaScript, Node.js (Typescript), Python, Angular.Js, React.Js and/or Vue.Js
  • Strong knowledge and experience in design patterns (such as SOLID Principals) and architecture
    Expertise in a microservices architecture
  • Understanding of the full Web technology stack (HTML, CSS, HTTP, cookies, headers, sessions asset loading/caching, etc.) and a broad knowledge of the JavaScript ecosystem
  • Experience testing code using one of the following: Mocha, Karma, Chai and Sinon, Jasmine
  • Experience with implementing software in a variety of operating environments (UNIX, Linux and Windows)
  • Experience with AWS, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with PHP, an asset
  • Experience with Shell Scripting Python/Bash, an asset

SKILLS

  • Strong experience in training and coaching more junior developers
  • Strong leadership, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under strict deadlines
  • Team player with solid interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to present, synthesize and influence change
  • Good business acumen