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

  • Bilingual (spoken and written French and English)

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