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Software Engineer

Toronto,Ontario -Permanent

Job Description

Our client is a division of one of the worlds largest mobile commerce platforms which produces more than 30 million transactions each month, the majority of these transactions occurring on mobile apps. They started out by offering mobile recharge and utility bill payments, and today they offer a marketplace to consumers on their mobile apps.

Their scale offers a very unique set of challenges and they are innovation around data/capabilities essential to scale even higher. They work with much longer horizons and accept trial and failure as part of building the right solution.

They are about solving problems that have little or no precedent. These challenges require lots creative thinking based upon a very deep understanding of how software works.

The ideal candidate is an ace problem solver and a learner at heart. You should have a very high degree of comfort in a programming language of your choice.

We offer flexible work schedule and you get your choice of tools (both hardware and software) and most importantly the opportunity to work on tough problems with the brightest minds around you.

What you are expected to do:
Work along side Platform Engineers to create an infinitely (yes, no BS we mean this word) scalable processing & data platform
Build back-end system supporting mobile wallet, payment, chat for 500M users (100k events/sec)
Understand concurrency, distributed computing,messaging and algorithm trade-offs at the laws-of-physics level
Explore many new technology options for data processing, storage, and share them with the team
Develop tools and contribute to open source wherever possible
Adopt problem solving as a way of life always go to root cause!

Must Have Skills:

Degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or 3-5 years equivalent experience in SaaS platform development
Learn new technologies and programming paradigms quickly
Proficient in Java and/or Scala
Implement platform components such as RESTful APIs, Pub/Sub Systems, Database Clients
AWS experience a plus

Complete understanding of prior projects including frameworks and underlying technologies
Assembly and deployment of JVM applications
RDBMS experience is essential. NoSQL experience a Plus
Experience with Apache Spark or Akka a plus
Contribute to open source projects a plus

Starting: ASAP
Travel: 0%
Dress Code: Casual
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