Work In Tech

Find your next role at Canada's fastest-growing tech companies

Software Developer, Backend

Hootsuite

Hootsuite

Software Engineering
Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy · Bucharest, Romania · Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

We’re looking for a Software Developer who can design, build, test, and ship high quality software that delivers value to our customers. You’ll work on a small and agile team that continuously incorporates feedback to refine and improve the products and features you deliver. Your team will own the entire delivery lifecycle from beta releases to production ready, scalable products suitable for new and existing customers. While working in a hybrid work arrangement, a blend of virtual (in accordance with Hootsuite’s distributed workforce strategy), and in Hootsuite’s Rome, Milan, or Bucharest office, you will report to Manager, Software Development.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Work within a cross-functional team (including designers, product managers, architects and other developers) to deliver compelling products and services to our customers
  • Design, write, test, and deploy high quality scalable code
  • Implement our technical roadmap as we scale our services and build new products
  • Maintain standards of security, reliability, performance, and quality
  • Work out loud by sharing your experiences and expertise, helping to improve and enhance processes
  • Take ownership of your work and work autonomously when necessary
  • Participate in code reviews, and apply software development best practices
  • Write production code for our search and analytics engine running on more than 1000 servers, and processing petabytes of data each day. We currently index multiple million unique new posts per day. Our search archive has over 1 PB of data and we add each day over 1 TB of new data.
  • Work with the following technologies: mainly with Java, Elasticsearch, Docker, Jenkins, Kafka, Cassandra, Domain Driven Design, Event Sourcing, Test Driven Design and Agile

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • A degree in Computer Science or Engineering, and some practical or relevant experience in developing and maintaining software or an equivalent level of education or work experience, and a track record of substantial contributions to software projects with high business impact
  • You are proficient in Java or a similar language and have a desire to learn other languages
  • You have a deep understanding of language dependent search, statistics, ranking, categorization, faceted search, live updates of metadata, complex query analysers, query plan optimisation and caching.
  • You understand distributed systems and how to work in clustered high throughput / high availability environments
  • You have experience in software design: you know how to analyze and design features, drive discussions, and propose technical solutions.
  • You have been a solid contributor in teams that have worked on medium-to-large sized projects that had an impact on business; an understanding of SaaS software development practice is considered an asset.
  • You know how to apply best practices to ensure high-quality code (i.e. automated tests; code reviews).
  • Open Communication: clearly conveys thoughts, both written and verbally, listening attentively and asking questions for clarification and understanding
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: works with others to deliver results, meaningfully contributing to the team and prioritizing group needs over individual needs
  • Self Development: is personally committed to, and actively works to continuously improve
  • Problem Solving: uses an organized and logical approach to find solutions to complex problems and looks beyond the obvious to understand the root cause of problems and proposes several possible solutions
  • Resilience, Tolerance for Change/Ambiguity: can effectively cope with change, finding ways to advance work and projects

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Tenacious. You are determined to succeed, and you are motivated by the success of customers, colleagues and the community.
  • Curious. You are always learning and seeking ways to make things better.
  • Conscientious. You keep your promises, taking your commitments to others seriously, and you have strong integrity.
  • Humble. You lead with humility and empathy, respecting and learning from the perspectives of others.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

#LI-ZT1