Software Developer - Remote

Tucows has been working on the Internet since the days when people unironically called it the Information Superhighway.

Today, we’re the second-largest domain wholesaler in the world with tens of millions of domains under management (OpenSRS / Enom). We’re doing all kinds of interesting things, including running an MVNO cell phone service (Ting Mobile) and building true fiber to the premises networks in towns and cities across the US (Ting Internet). We offer individual and small business domains and integration with various popular platforms (Hover/Ascio).

We’re a team of over 600 people serving tens of millions of customers around the world. Our growth has been incredible, smart and measured (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC). Our success is built on a solid technical and financial foundation.

Even though we’re a pretty large company, we strive to limit bureaucracy and get good ideas off the ground quickly. We believe anyone, at any level in the organization, can bring forward ideas, initiatives and creative input.

That’s where you come in. As a Software Engineer, you’ll play a major role in reinventing our core platform, development processes and tools.


Description:

We are seeking to hire a keen and self-motivated individual who loves the Internet, and loves learning and applying new technologies to exciting problems.

You have notable experience developing software and are good at using languages like Python to implement features in distributed systems. You are comfortable working at scale on dozens of interdependent components across multiple environments. You are also capable of navigating large codebases and uncovering the complexity in existing systems. You are open to giving and receiving feedback, participating in collaborative design discussions. In addition to the above, you are flexible and able to remain effective when priorities shift.


What you'll be doing: 

First 30 days: 

  • Join a team that is working on an event driven system, replacing a monolithic application.
  • Gain deep understanding of our existing platforms
  • Implement small stories and ensure quality through writing automated tests

First 3 months: 

  • Contribute to technical design and architecture discussions
  • Participate in code reviews and ensure that development standards are adhered to
  • Design and implement features of increasing complexity

First year: 

  • Share knowledge and act as a trusted mentor to junior team members and coops.
  • Implement projects and features from conception to release
  • Balance the need to ship code quickly with the need to make sound technical decisions.

Key skills and experience: 

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years professional experience in software development
  • Experience building microservices in Python 
  • Experience working with Kafka or similar technologies
  • Experience with Continuous Integration concepts and tools
  • Experience delivering highly available and reliable systems
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

Nice to have skills and experience: 

  • Understanding of Perl is a huge plus
  • Experience building software iteratively using feature flags
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages


We believe diversity drives innovation. We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches and diverse points of view.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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