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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 Lead Software Engineer, Backend to join our NuORDER by Lightspeed Team in North America. With NuORDER by Lightspeed, you’ll build software solutions that help merchants grow the size and the profitability of their business. You’ll join a product development team that believes in continuously delivering value, while following software engineering best practices and building robust, scalable solutions for our customers.

For this role, you should be located in Canada or the US. We offer a choice of fully remote, partially remote or fully office-based work environments (in cities with local offices).

At Lightspeed, we are dedicated to bringing cities and communities to life by empowering small and medium businesses. Come help us build our communities!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborating with product managers, developers and other stakeholders as part of a cross-functional team to deliver product features and functionality for merchants
  • Developing clean, well designed, highly maintainable, horizontally scaling services and code to create or extend functionality of our products
  • Drafting, discussing & implementing technical designs that solve business problems for our customers
  • Extending your own skills by learning from and growing with the team
  • Be part of defining the product evolution as Lightspeed evolves it’s offerings to merchants & consumers globally
  • Helping us all celebrate our achievements and have fun together along the way!

What you need to bring

We’re looking for a Lead Software Developer who has experience with the following:

  • Go/Golang or Java
  • You should have a solid understanding of software engineering principles and best practices, and be prepared to help your team use those principles in practice
  • Experience developing, shipping and monitoring SaaS-based software in the public cloud (AWS, GCP or similar)
  • Comfortable leading technical design discussions. Able to help make technical decisions, organize & mentor teammates to achieve common goals and to help estimate delivery effectively
  • A strong sense of ownership for your features throughout the SDLC and beyond
  • Ability to analyze production environments, incidents and performance characteristics
  • Eagerness to improve existing features & systems and plan new ones
  • Ability to organize projects and communicate effectively

Even better if you have hands-on experience with (but not necessary):

  • Continuous integration and deployment of SaaS applications
  • Building high availability, scalable microservices
  • Writing automated unit and integration tests
  • Frontend/full-stack web development – preferably using React with TypeScript
  • AWS or GCP as well as Docker & Kubernetes
  • Real time messaging systems (Pub/Sub, Kafka, RabbitMQ) to drive asynchronous event-driven architecture
  • Relational (SQL) and NoSQL database experience
  • Interest or experience in API-first design (REST)
  • Instrumentation and metrics for production service observability
  • Technical leadership

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 everyday
  • 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)
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Health insurance
  • 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.

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.