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Senior Software Developer (Content Discovery)

Loopio

Loopio

Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024
Loopio is a workplace that unleashes learning & growth opportunities for our Loopers. We provide autonomous, challenging work that allows each employee to master their craft. We attract and retain people who are naturally curious, have grit and are eager to grow and build their careers. At Loopio, we genuinely support each other, because true success comes from working as #oneteam.
Loopio is looking for a passionate and endlessly curious Senior Software Developer to join one of our growing teams. You will work cross-functionally across a team of innovative Engineers, Product Managers and Designers to deliver a world-class product to our users. In terms of how we work, we put a strong focus on collaboration and working together to support each other in everything that we do.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Leading and rapidly building end-to-end features from scratch for Loopio’s web platform
  • Proactively build technology to prevent bugs as they come up because you can’t stand crappy software
  • Interact with and gather detailed feedback from our customers because you understand that creating a user-centric experience comes first
  • Collaborate closely with our Product Managers and Product Designers in an agile environment to bring features to life and iterate on them based on our customers' feedback
  • Mentor and coach others, providing technical guidance and helping build an environment of knowledge-sharing and encouraged feedback
  • Comfortable leading technical design discussions and facilitating technical decision-making. Experience as a technical lead is a bonus!

What You'll Bring to the Team

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Strong experience in backend/API background of either PHP, Python, or Java
  • Experience in frontend development, with a solid understanding of React and Javascript
  • Strong understanding of database design and RDBMS such as MySQL
  • Experience working with search technologies/libraries such as Elasticsearch or OpenSearch
  • Proficient in using and designing RESTful APIs
  • Mentorship to other engineers through coaching, design, code reviews
  • Comfortable guiding technical design discussions and facilitating technical decision-making
  • A growing passion for driving processes and improving software development productivity for your team
  • Experience in the following is a plus: AWS, Monolithic and Microservice Architecture, Cypress, and integration with third-party applications

Where You'll Work

  • Loopio is a remote-first workplace because we recognize the advantages of working flexibly. We have two Hub Regions, which means that employees live and work within a 300 KM radius of Toronto (within Ontario) or Vancouver (within British Columbia) and work within regular business hours in their timezone.
  • Loopio’s office headquarters are located in Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market. All Loopers have the option to work from home. Ontario Loopers have the option to work in the Toronto HQ and BC Loopers may work from our co-working office in Gastown Vancouver. It is whatever works best for you!
  • You’ll collaborate with your teams virtually (we’re just a Zoom call away!) and have established core sync hours and focus time during the workday to enable us to work smarter together

Why You'll Love Working at Loopio

  • Your manager supports your development by providing ongoing feedback and regular 1-on-1s
  • You have tons of autonomy and responsibility: this role provides an opportunity to try new things and push creative boundaries
  • You’ll learn more than you thought was possible; our team is obsessed with personal and professional growth (every Looper receives a professional mastery allowance each year)
  • You’ll be set up to work remotely with a MacBook laptop, a monthly phone and internet allowance, and a work-from-home budget to help get your home office all set up!
  • Join us in regular company socials, AMA (Ask-Me-Anything), and quarterly kick-off to celebrate the big wins and milestones as #oneteam!
  • You’ll be joining a culture that has thoughtfully built out opportunities for connections in a remote first environment.
  • We have Employee Resource Groups, House Teams (curious? ask us about it!), virtual yoga, cooking classes and many more moments for us to have fun and learn together!
  • You’ll be a part of an award-winning workplace and one of Canada’s fastest growing companies with ample opportunity to make a big impact here!
We recognize that all too often, potential candidates don’t apply for a position simply because they don’t hit every single criteria included in the job description—particularly members of underrepresented groups.
Whether or not your experience checks off all the boxes on a job posting, we still encourage you to apply to ensure that your application receives a review from our team. We understand that a resume can only showcase so much during the applicant stage, so we've created prompts in the application for you to share more about yourself. If you've made a career transition (or a few!), you’re self taught in a new role, or you have skills/experience you’d like to highlight, we want to hear more about what you could bring to the table.
Loopio is an equal opportunity employer that is deeply committed to building equitable workplaces that are diverse and inclusive. We actively encourage candidates from all backgrounds and lifestyles to consider us as a future employer. Please contact a member of our Talent Experience team (work@loopio.com) should you require accommodations at any point during our virtual interview processes.