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Senior Back End Developer

Dev – Toronto, Ontario
Department Dev
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Here’s the deal

We’re at a turning point in retail right now. The wholesale industry is a trillion-dollar market currently divided between 1.2 million retailers. The world is moving from a big box environment to a personalized, curated space where retailers are becoming storytellers and tastemakers rather than providers of plenty. This means that independent retailers need efficient ways of sorting through the clutter and getting the right products to their shelves. It also means that those independent retailers need to find ways of competing with the larger players.

That’s where Hubba comes in. We use a combination of machine learning and personal curation to match retailers with the right brands and products for their stores. We make the sourcing and discovery process easy and facilitate the process of getting the hottest new products onto independent retailer shelves.

Platform Engineering at Hubba

Our platform is Node, Express, and Mongo on AWS. We have many services that back our API with multiple consumers that are built in both Angular and React

The platform team is small and growing fast, and we want you to help us build this thing. We need to build for scale (enough to hold all the world’s product information) and reliability (enough to earn the right to store that information). We want newrelic to feel happy about us, and for our ops bots in slack to become boring and silent.

What we’ll look for

  • That platform description up there gets your attention, and you have opinions about how you’d get it done, or where you’d make changes. You have follow-up questions.

  • You have done big things before. There are junior roles at Hubba but this is not one of them. Do you have scale you can point to? Do you have code we can see?

  • You have screwed up and can talk about what you learned from it.

  • You are looking to act, not direct. This is a senior role, but it is deep in actual production engineering – that should be exciting to you, not a disappointment, or this isn’t a good fit

What we can offer

We’re building a platform and a company with real impact and global scale, and you’re getting in early enough to make it your own. Your work is going to matter a lot. Hubba will invest in you, help you be better and help you go further.  The entire vision for the company is centred on the data we collect, and the platform team are charged with managing it. Your work is going to matter a lot.

We’re using a modern stack, have an intelligent process, test our code, and measure as we build. The team is light on ego and high on curiosity. The senior leadership are grown ups who have built things before and are building a business, not a frat house.

If you’re interested in being a part of revolutionizing retail, let us know why we should talk. We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of this!

Accommodations for people with disabilities are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
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