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Senior Software Developer (Platform)



Software Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by 👋

Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

We’re looking for a Senior Software Developer (Platform) to join our team in Auckland. In this role, you will use your technical knowledge and software/systems engineering skills to create innovative solutions and help elevate our performance. The Platform Team's work greatly boosts our merchants' business efficiency and makes it easier for engineers to reach their goals with minimal hassle. You will be responsible for helping keep Lightspeed's infrastructure reliable and always available and ensuring developers have a smooth and satisfying experience, enabling them to work efficiently and deliver excellent products quickly.

Engineering at Lightspeed:

Lightspeed's retail platform runs on advanced, dockerised cloud infrastructure, handling 120,000 requests per minute and serving customers worldwide. We've been using microservices for a long time, creating over 140 of them. Unlike many companies that only talk about Continuous Delivery, we actually practice it every day, deploying updates around 130 times daily without any human intervention.

What you’ll be doing:

Technical Delivery:

  • Write and review code, fix bugs, and respond to incidents.
  • Troubleshoot and analyse root causes of production issues.
  • Contribute to enhancing cloud infrastructure and provide technical documentation.

Planning and Architecture:

  • Estimate and collaborate on plans with Platform Engineers.
  • Automate tasks to reduce manual work and improve CI/CD reliability.
  • Identify and eliminate inefficiencies to enable developers to ship code faster.

Learning and Helping Others:

  • Assist engineering teams with service provisioning and requests.
  • Facilitate training sessions and create documentation.
  • Share technical knowledge and offer support to fellow engineers.

And a little bit of…

  • Contributing as part of the wider team to achieve organisational objectives even if this means doing things that aren’t strictly within the scope of your role!

Please note that you will take part in our On-Call rotation roster.

What you need to bring:

We're looking for a candidate who has experience with the following:

  • Extensive development experience using various languages, preferably a mix of scripting (e.g., Python) and compiled languages (e.g., Go).
  • Some exposure to public Cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, Azure, or OpenStack.
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible, and familiarity with Infrastructure as Code tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.
  • Proficiency in managing Linux systems and Bash scripting.
  • Strong grasp of modern development strategies like CI/CD and DevOps principles, along with proficiency in managing RDBMS databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL) and working with git-based projects.
  • Demonstrated track record of successes and failures contributing to better decision-making.
  • Good understanding of Docker or container orchestration techniques.

We know that people are more than what’s on their CV. If you’re unsure that you have the right profile for the role... hit the ‘Apply’ button and give it a try!

What’s in it for you?

Come live the Lightspeed experience...

  • Ability to do your job in a truly flexible environment;
  • Genuine career opportunities in a company that’s creating new jobs everyday;
  • Work in a team big enough for growth but lean enough to make a real impact.

… and enjoy a range of benefits that’ll keep you happy, healthy and (not) hungry:

  • Lightspeed share scheme (we are all owners)
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the world for up to 60 days per year
  • Flexible working policy
  • Health and wellness benefit of $500 per year
  • Mental health online platform and counselling & coaching services
  • Paid leave and assistance for new parents
  • Free LinkedIn Learning license
  • Paid Volunteer day
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch options, along with fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages stocked in the office
  • Exciting events hosted regularly by our Auckland Culture Club
  • Secure, full-time parking facilities
  • Brand new office space located in Newmarket (Auckland)
  • Dog friendly environment

Do you need additional support during an interview?

At Lightspeed, we acknowledge that we face the unique challenge of engaging with and hiring diverse talent from marginalised communities with different personal or cultural norms. For many candidates from these underrepresented groups, a job interview can be an extra stressful or challenging experience. Taking this nuanced perspective into consideration, Lightspeed is pleased to offer Supported Interviews! This means you’re welcome to bring whānau or a support person along with you during any Lightspeed interview (excluding initial recruiter phone call). This ensures you have the best opportunity to display your full range of strengths.

Please note that we ask applicants to disclose any criminal convictions, and we conduct criminal record checks as part of our hiring process for this role.

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lightspeed is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. Lightspeed welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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