Principal Engineer, Tech Lead

Toronto, Canada-Wide

Our client is a cross-border marketplace that curates unique products directly from factories overseas. In other words, they bring you the products you want at fair prices, with minimal shipping costs, because they're sending them direct from the factory.  They have been growing consistently 2x year over year. 


We're looking for a senior software engineer who can operate at a tech lead, principal or architect level. We don't like using the term architect internally as we believe every engineer should be thinking about architecture and own their designs end-to-end vs it being a single person's responsibility. We are a small team of senior engineers (most of us have 10+ years exp) who build with modern software techniques like DDD, continuous delivery, TDD, distributed architecture patterns, amongst others. We focus on outcome driven vs feature driven engineering, work cross functionally and run on a continuous kanban cycle vs strict scrum practices.


As a Technical Lead you will be helping us deliver products & customer value, not features, by determining architecture patterns. You will be an advisor cross-functionally to champion approaches that will solve our short term needs while setting us up for rapid growth in our long term vision. You will have a tangible, visible impact on the business and our ability to scale rapidly and a seat at the table to make big decisions.


As we develop the next generation of e-commerce marketplaces, you'll have a hand in defining our headless service-oriented approach (React frontend, Django backend, GraphQL APIs) that will power our seller portals, consumer buyer APIs, and data structures & pipelines to feed our data science team to allow for scale. A successful candidate will be hands-on and motivated to work from DDD to implementation, documentation, tooling and test automation. You will help ensure that we have well defined short-term delivery and strategic engineering goals for the future. You will also mentor other engineers and help guide close stakeholders from other disciplines such as Product and Design. 

Tech Stack

  • CommerceTools as our backend eCommerce platform

  • Python / Django

  • React + Material UI

  • GraphQL

  • Postgres

  • Redis

  • AWS Lambda

  • Ansible & Terraform

  • Stitch, Airflow, BigQuery for Datawarehousing

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