Senior Software Developer – Shipping (Remote)

Job Overview

Job Number: 42560

Job title: Senior Software Developer – Shipping (Remote)

Job description: Company Description

This is a remote role, employees are welcome to work from anywhere in Canada.

SSENSE (pronounced [es-uhns]) is a global technology platform operating at the intersection of culture, community, and commerce. Headquartered in Montreal, it features a mix of established and emerging luxury brands across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, and Everything Else.

SSENSE has garnered critical acclaim as both an e-commerce engine and a producer of cultural content, generating an average of 100 million monthly page views. Approximately 80% of its audience is between the ages of 18 to 40. It is privately held and has achieved high double digit annual growth and profitability since its inception.

Job Description

SSENSE is looking for a Senior Developer to join our rapidly growing technology team. The Senior Developer will take complex features of the product roadmap, break them down into their required technical components, and develop them independently.

They will own at least one component of the SSENSE technical stack and holds accountability for its SLAs. The ideal candidate will actively contribute to knowledge dissemination within the organization, participate in the recruiting and onboarding of new employees, and mentor Junior Developers on the team.


Product delivery

Develop a deep understanding of the product roadmap for the squad, including future features to be developed

Contribute to high-level estimation and participate in laying out the development sequences, challenging the product roadmap and identifying areas where technical debt can be reduced or avoided

Complete independently complex development tasks and actively contribute to pushing code to production

Write testable, efficient, and reusable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, respecting best practices and SSENSE development standards

Review Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams and technical documentation

Ownership and accountability

Be accountable for code quality, with the assistance of a QA Analyst, by conducting adequate testing

Be accountable for performance, reliability, scalability and resilience of at least one technical component owned by the squad through SLAs and monitoring

Contribute to cross-squad initiatives, acting as a change agent amongst peers to foster adoption of new processes or technical solutions

Knowledge sharing and coaching

Review Pull Requests with the objective to guide and upskill junior developers on various technical topics

Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, to promote continuous learning

Participate in the onboarding of new developers


Contribute to solution designs, challenging other members on technical decisions and explaining the technical design to junior developers so they can write documentation for the rest of the team


Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developers


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree an asset

A minimum of 5 years of software development experience

Able to code complex features with Typescript/VueJs/NodeJS

Experience with Kubernetes

Experience with microservices

Understand event-driven architecture & pub/sub pattern

Experience developing backend services

Experience with PostgreSQL databases at scale

Confident with the development of REST APIs

Able to write different levels of tests (Unit, Contract, Integration, E2E)

Proficiency in Git

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

Experience with high-volume cloud-based e-commerce is an asset

Familiarity with with Domain Driven Design is an advantage

Familiarity with AWS is an asset


Ability to adapt quickly within the existing technical environment

Highly analytical and detail oriented

Ability to coach and mentor junior developers to grow their technical skills, motivate and influence a team

Team player with a high sense of accountability and ownership

Solution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challenges

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing Web technologies and techniques

Additional Information


Technology is at the core of everything we do at SSENSE. Driven by an engineering mindset and a problem-solving attitude, we blend fashion with technology to deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers as we build seamless, custom solutions to deliver the SSENSE offering.


The SSENSE tech team is responsible for an international headless commerce platform. Working in an agile environment, our squads are made up of experienced innovators in Product Management, QA, Design, DevOps, Software Development, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Security. Headquartered in Montreal, our technology organization has been growing at a rate of 2X year-over-year and is doubling once again in 2021 as we expand across Canada, US, and Europe.


The SSENSE platform runs on Amazon Web Services making use of serverless microservices across web, mobile and app. Our event-source architecture already achieves over 10,000 requests / second and growing at an unmatched pace, currently unseen across the industry. Our data-driven culture of innovation empowers every product team across the tech organization to explore building, testing and learning with the latest in Machine Learning techniques. Our automated continuous improvement DevOps model (making use of both blue / green and canary deployments) results in an average of 50 production releases every day.

Read more about us on our SSENSE .

Company: Ssense

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Location: Montreal, QC

Job date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 06:31:18 GMT

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