Be a part of it. Join the #AccelFamily

Team Lead, Software Development



Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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!

Lightspeed is seeking a Software Development Team Lead to join our Ecwid (E-Series) team in North America. In this role, you will support in leading the development of software solutions that empower merchants with the essential tools they need to thrive in the market. You will be part of a dynamic product development team dedicated to continuous value delivery. We are passionate about upholding software engineering best practices and building resilient, scalable solutions for our valued customers. Additionally, you will provide technical mentorship and support our teams in achieving the extraordinary.

Lightspeed's Ecwid team is a function within our eCommerce business unit and our goal is to enable merchants to grow their businesses. As Lightspeed grows, we are bringing and integrating the Lightspeed ecosystem including payments, shipping, and other services to help our merchants build the most unique experience for their customers.

Please note that fluency in Russian + English is a mandatory requirement for this role.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Be the trusted lead and partner of a growing development team of 4-5 members, guiding, motivating, and developing your team to solve complex business problems.
  • Enhance team growth through effective mentoring, coaching, and constructive feedback, while fostering a mutually supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment.
  • You model lead-by-example excellence, provide high-quality code reviews and design feedback, and work to drive technical alignment in challenging areas.
  • Lead the way to develop performant, scalable, and maintainable applications and microservices, ensuring high technical quality and operational excellence in your area.
  • Collaborate closely with other teams, architects, product managers, and engineering leaders to align approaches and priorities.
  • Continuously improve our software delivery processes and practices, staying updated with industry trends to influence our strategic direction and foster innovation.
  • Provide technical and process guidance to your team, and participate in recruiting top talent for the organization.
  • Helping us all celebrate our achievements and have fun together along the way!

Who you are:

  • Proactive in removing roadblocks and driving best practices in a team
  • Detail-oriented and committed to quality.
  • Collaborative with high emotional intelligence.
  • Accountable and take ownership of the success of your partners.
  • Proactive with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Customer-focused with a deep understanding of the importance of empathy in business.

What you’ll be bringing to the team:

  • Proven experience leading a team of developers through successful software projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to convey technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Experience with Golang.
  • Proficiency with the Spring Framework.
  • Experience with Postgress and NoSQL Databases.
  • Familiarity with programming patterns and microservices architecture.
  • Exposure to modern and mainstream technologies.
  • A product-oriented mindset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ownership, openness, and commitment.
  • Full professional proficiency in English + Russian languages

Even better if you have, but not necessary:

  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and AWS.
  • Mentorship skills to help others grow.
  • Industry knowledge of eCommerce or POS systems.

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 let’s have a chat!

What’s in it for you?

Come live the Lightspeed experience...

  • Lots of autonomy, flexible work culture and the option of fully remote work
  • Genuine career opportunities in a company that’s creating new jobs every day
  • Opportunity to make a difference; help merchants grow their businesses and become more successful by creating or improving products and addressing customer feedback
  • Work in a team big enough for growth but lean enough to make a real impact
  • Development of very high traffic products, used at the global scale
  • Opportunities to learn and expand your skill set
  • Become a valued part of the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed family

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

  • Lightspeed equity scheme (we are all owners)
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Extended Healthcare benefits
  • Health and wellness benefit of $500 per year
  • Paid leave and assistance for new parents
  • Mental health online platform and counseling & coaching services
  • Volunteer day

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.
Lightspeed handles your information in accordance with our Applicant Privacy Statement.