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Senior Software Developer, Tech Lead



Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Opportunity Snapshot

As a Senior Software Developer, Tech Lead, you’ll lead a team of high-performing developers in delivering best-in-class applications for photographers and creative professionals. You'll oversee every stage of the software development lifecycle, from initial design to implementation, conducting code reviews, testing, and managing deployment. In addition to managing the technical aspects, you'll also take ownership of the team's output and the quality of project deliverables. Beyond guiding the team's technical direction, you'll be the go-to person for resolving any challenges they encounter and supporting their professional growth by enhancing their skills. You’ll thrive in this role with senior-level technical expertise, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to get your hands dirty in the nitty-gritty code when necessary.

Your Impact

  • Lead a team of Software Developers on new projects, from the initial conception and discovery phase to execution and delivery
  • Lead planning sessions, drive stand-ups, incident responses, etc.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching, and technical oversight to team members
  • Participate in the hiring and onboarding process for new developers
  • Play a significant role in analyzing and designing technical solutions
  • Collaborate closely with department stakeholders to prioritize new product features while effectively managing the tech/maintenance backlog
  • Estimate timelines, allocate resources effectively, prioritize tasks for successful project delivery, and take ownership and accountability for executing technical projects
  • Ensure the quality of project technical deliverables and serve as the team's technical visionary and leader
  • Lead DevOps and infrastructure initiatives and ensure security and uptime metrics of applications

Role Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a Full Stack Software Developer building custom web applications
  • 2+ years of experience with PHP and related frameworks (Laravel, Yii, or Symfony)
  • 2+ years of experience with Javascript and preferably jQuery, ES6, Webpack, Vue.js, React
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of 3-5 Software Developers in an agile environment
  • Experience with relational database management (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) and Redis, beyond basic migrations and CRUD operations
  • Experience with system design, architecture, data structures, algorithms, and API integration
  • Solid understanding of web technologies including HTTP, RESTful services, and cloud platforms such as AWS
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and tools
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with a desire to coach and mentor team members, create team member growth opportunities and delegate tasks to support career growth
  • Ability and willingness to both lead in technical discussions and contribute to hands-on development
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, agile environment with a sense of ownership

What We Offer

  • Hybrid work environment (2 in-office days per week)
  • 4 weeks of annual vacation & paid time off for office holiday closure
  • RRSP matching
  • $2,000 annual health & lifestyle spending account
  • $1,000 annual education budget
  • $1,000 annual charitable donation matching
  • Comprehensive benefits: extended health, critical illness, long-term disability & life insurance
  • Company-issued MacBook & home office budget
  • Anniversary rewards & complimentary Pixieset premium account
  • Team-building activities & company-wide events

The typical salary range for this position is CAD $112,100 - $152,250 annually. Salary offered will be based on skills, experience and market data.

Working at Pixieset

We’re dedicated to providing photographers and creative professionals with the tools they need to showcase their talent and grow their business. We offer a unique all-in-one platform that allows users to easily create and share stunning online galleries, sell their finished work, build an online presence, and manage their business.

Our culture is dynamic, collaborative, and encourages continuous learning and growth. Ideas and feedback are always welcomed and employees are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with the team. We value dedication, innovation, and teamwork, and we are passionate about technology and providing simple solutions to complex challenges.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects, collaborate with talented and passionate individuals, and make a real impact on the success of the company as we execute our ambitious product roadmap.

We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work™, Best Workplace in Technology™, and Best Workplace for Inclusion™. We love what we do, and we love the people we work with. Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of our keys for success. We believe that talent is talent and having many different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences makes for a stronger team, product, and company.

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