Senior Developer/Technical Lead - Backend

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Experienced

Are you passionate about building reliable and scalable systems?  We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer who has the big picture thinking, can effectively manage tradeoffs, and with the aptitude to collaborate.  If you’re someone who wants to not only build systems but also help us iterate on improving how we deliver every step of the way, while having fun, then read on!

What impact will you have on Unbounce?  You will tackle some of our most complex backend systems and architecture.  You will work with our Chapter of Backend Developers, fostering the growth of technical capabilities and standardizing best practices. You will also collaborate with other leaders to help refine our technical roadmap and leverage your expertise in how we can effectively design solutions and tackle our technical challenges. 

What you’ll be doing:

  • First and foremost, you will be a mentor and teacher to your team, ensuring that all members, regardless of experience, have the knowledge to excel at their job. You will default to collaborating and pair-programming with teammates, in order to solve problems at hand.
  • You will design and own the technical roadmap of the Conversions team, while keeping product goals in mind. You will work in collaboration with Design and Product and reconcile Backend and Frontend priorities to deliver software in a sustainable manner.
  • You will be responsible for keeping awareness of other team’s technical roadmaps, to minimize conflicting priorities.
  • You will champion Unbounce’s Engineering Virtues and will be an advocate for Unbounce’s engineering standards.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining system SLOs and maintaining security needs within your team.
  • You will be responsible for identifying carrying costs of new systems prior to implementation, as well identifying opportunities to reduce system cost of ownership.
  • You will be leading the design, building and shipping distributed systems on managed services on AWS. We primarily use Typescript/NodeJs , Kinesis and DynamoDB as our core technologies. We maintain We have a few legacy systems in the JVM and Rails, in AWS’s EC2.
  • You will be participating in kind, and thoughtful code reviews to encourage better software, while supporting your team’s knowledge growth. 
  • You will ensure that your team strikes a good balance between testing coverage and development speed, and will be advocating, test-driven development, and a good balance between speedy and test-proof delivery. 
  • You will be a spokesperson of best practices and industry standards, and applying them at Unbounce to improve how we build and ship software


A little bit about you:

  • You have extensive experience (5+) with the full software development lifecycle - from ideation through to operating backend production services, with an understanding of how applications are deployed across environments
  • You are a proven technical leader with foundations of big-picture thinking who can effectively manage trade-offs, balancing technical complexities with functional requirements, and clearly articulate them to a wider audience
  • You have a successful track record to drive technical excellence from those around them, mentoring and coaching to foster the growth of others
  • You have experience using NodeJs with Typescript, or Javascript, to build scalable and maintainable backend services. You can fine-tune and debug NodeJS applications effectively. Experience with debugging JVM-based applications is a plus.
  • You have a passion for teamwork and collaboration knowing that the best success are ones accomplished as a team
  • You are able to quickly identify trade-offs and compromises to facilitate technical solutions.


What’s in it for you:

  • A remote friendly office with flexible hours - for this role we will consider all applications from those based in Canada with the option to work from our Vancouver office  
  • 4 weeks vacation plus Christmas Holiday Closure - you're entitled to the week of Christmas off with pay through to and including Jan 1st 
  • Vacation bonus - $1,000.00
  • 12 Personal Wellness Days (This includes: Personal day, Moving day, Sick day, etc)
  • Health and Wellness budget  - $500.00
  • WFH Allowance - $500.00
  • A paid day off for your birthday
  • One paid Volunteer day per year
  • All Unbouncers are encouraged to dedicate 10% of their time to Pro-D time


Unbounce Welcomes Everyone to Apply

At Unbounce, we want every employee to be excited to bring their full, authentic self to work. When you do this – when you bring your unique experiences, background, knowledge, perspective, and self-expression while embracing the same from others – we learn from each other, we innovate, and we co-create an environment where Unbouncers can do the best work of their careers. We’re bolder and more brilliant together.


We’re dedicated to ensuring each Unbouncers feels a sense of belonging, feels safe, cared for, respected and valued for who they are, and trusts that their unique voice is heard, embraced, and meaningfully contributes to decision-making. We’re committed to equitable employee experience, opportunity, pay and support for every employee regardless of gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, family or marital status, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, education, disability, or any other characteristic that makes you unique. We have no tolerance for sexism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, or any other forms of hateful/harmful discrimination.


Please let us know if you require any accommodations or support during the recruitment process.

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