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Lead Software Developer, Back End



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023
Who we are:
Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.
Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.
Who you are:
You are a skilled Software Developer with extensive software design and implementation skills. You are skilled in the use of current programming languages and tools and generally act as a team resource on custom development initiatives. You find reward in building robust software that can function 24/7 with no down time. If you love technology, are passionate about creating scaleable software, SDKs and APIs and are keen on contributing to open source projects - we would love to hear from you.
What you'll do:
The Lead Software Developer is primarily responsible for designing, building and maintaining efficient, reusable, reliable code to develop high throughput, performance critical, scalable applications. Part of this role involves collaborating and building relationships with other software developers, engineers, and internal technical teams in a mentorship role, and contributing towards the development of the team’s roadmap.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Identify key areas of architecture improvement and contribute to the team roadmap.
  • Lead and participate in development of prototypes, minimum viable products and PoCs.
  • Take ownership of technical projects and contribute to their implementation and output.
  • Collaborate with other development teams on design and implementation of features spanning multiple products.
  • Conduct comprehensive testing and code reviews to ensure that code quality is maximized and best-practices are followed.
  • Provide expert project-leadership and guidance to the team as a SME.
  • Contributes to defining strategic direction, planning the roadmap, and synthesizing feedback to ensure team success.
  • Cross team and service boundaries to solve problems.
  • Builds relationships with stakeholders including customers, product managers, cross-functional partners, and external partners.
  • Mentor other developers on the team and work with the team leads to set the direction of the team and guide key stakeholders on execution choices and trade-offs, and advise manager with insights and recommendations to improve the team.
  • Appropriately document system design and architecture such that it is easy to understand, maintain and extend.
  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotating schedule (If applicable).

What you'll bring to this role:

  • 10+ years of experience with using Linux, C# and .Net Core and experience with optimization and multithreaded programming.
  • 5+ years in a technical lead role with experience with System Design and Architecture.
  • 5+ years of cloud computing experience with either GCP, AWS, or Azure.
  • Expert knowledge with SQL Server and Postgres database design, optimization and writing queries.
  • Knowledge of multiple general-purpose programming languages (e.g. C#, Java, Python, JavaScript).
  • Experience with writing unit tests and automation tests.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Proficiency in Git (or some other distributed source control tool) and are comfortable with resolving merge conflicts and renaming branches, etc.
  • Proven success with mentorship and development of Software Developers.
  • Strong project management skills; able to identify needs, develop effective solutions and manage projects through to completion.
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Electrical/Software Engineering or other related degrees.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role! Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.
Why job seekers choose Geotab:
Flex working arrangements
Home office reimbursement program
Baby bonus & parental leave top up program
Online learning and networking opportunities
Electric vehicle purchase incentive program
Competitive medical and dental benefits
Retirement savings program
*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only
How we work:
At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!
We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.