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Senior Backend Developer



Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Are you on the lookout for a new career challenge, or simply exploring the market? You might be in the right place!

We are seeking a talented Senior Backend Developer to join one of our energetic teams. In this role, you will help drive the growth and development of our Hospitality product group, aiding our goal to expand into new markets and strengthen our comprehensive commerce platform.

For this role specifically, you will be joining the team focused on the Lightspeed Integrations that allow our customers to expand their business workflows. Our mission is to make sure that our flagship product is perfect for our target audience in EMEA and NOAM markets and provides a variety of integrations with our partners.

You'll be part of a vibrant, collaborative team dedicated to enhancing our engineering practices, implementing advanced technology, and maintaining an engaging work environment. Most importantly, your work will play a pivotal role in redefining hospitality experiences worldwide.

Join us in pioneering the future of hospitality technology!

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Collaborate with some of the industry's most adept minds, enhancing our omnichannel product through the development of innovative features and workflows.
  • Enrich and extend our product capabilities by contributing to our AWS-hosted, microservice-based platform.
  • Juggle responsibilities between crafting new features and maintaining existing integrations with partners, prioritizing new feature development as we continuously venture into new markets.
  • Report to the Development Team Lead, maintaining robust interaction with Product Managers, Product Designers, and Platform Teams.
  • Participate in daily agile ceremonies, ignite innovation that challenges the status quo, and actualize solution-oriented ideas.
  • Advocate for superior code quality and accountability, contributing actively to infrastructure health.
  • Foster growth within your team by disseminating knowledge and best practices, while perpetually striving for advancement and progression.

Feel free to take a look at our Tech Stack here.

What you'll be bringing to the team:

  • Outstanding Java knowledge with 5+ years of production usage experience
  • Expert knowledge of the Spring framework
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming and design patterns
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and microservices architecture.
  • A strong advocate for testing, with experience in automated testing frameworks
  • Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Proficiency in English, exhibiting effective communication skills.

Even better if you have, but not necessary:

  • One additional backend language (Python, Go)
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with cloud environments like GCP, AWS, and cloud solutions like Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
  • Experience with real-time messaging systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ etc.)
  • Experience with both relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases
  • Computer Sciences degree or equivalent

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 every day;
  • 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 and healthy:

  • Lightspeed share scheme (we are all owners)
  • Flexible working policy and unlimited paid time off (yes, you read that right)
  • Mental health online platform and counselling & coaching services
  • ​​Health and wellness benefit
  • LinkedIn Learning license (learning is always ongoing)
  • Volunteer day to be able to give back to society!

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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