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Senior Back-End Engineer

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Product

Job Description

Role: Senior Back-End Engineer (NOC: 2173)

Salary offered: $80,000 - $100,000/year + benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)

Hours: 40 hours/week

Location of work: Mobify Research & Development Inc. (#300 - 948 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2W7)

Mobify is looking for a Senior Back-End Engineer to join our Product Team. You'll be designing and building core components of our next-generation platform serving billions of page views for some of the most recognized brands in the world.    

As a part of the Product team, a group of talented engineers and designers building innovative new products, you'll be investigating and implementing experimental technologies and new approaches. From prototyping to deployment, you'll have input into each step of our agile development process. You will work with other engineering team members to build our back-end as well as with designers to develop the user experience.

The responsibilities of the Senior Back-End Engineer will include the following:

  • Provide technical leadership to junior engineers on the Product team
  • Gather and curate product requirements
  • Evaluate technology choices and rapidly prototype solutions
  • Mentor the team in solving architectural challenges
  • Develop scalable systems using our core stack: Django, Flask, Node.js, Postgres
  • Lead the team in best practice in a DevOps & scrum (agile) software development environment

The Senior Back-End Engineer will possess the following qualifications:

  • A degree or diploma in Computer Science or Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years experience developing with web technologies
  • Expertise in Python
  • A deep understanding of e-commerce and, or, experience building e-commerce solutions
  • Experience as the senior engineer on a team developing complex web applications
  • An established record of shipping web products either independently or as part of a small team
  • Knowledge about the latest trends in web gathered through industry research and conference attendance
  • A history of contributing to the engineering community through open source contributions or scholarly publications
  • Experience working in a start-up environment

About Us:

Mobify ( is the mobile commerce platform of choice for leading Fortune 500 companies and drives hundreds of millions of dollars in mobile revenue. Over 75,000 developers use Mobify products to adapt their website for mobile and tablets devices. We empower customers and developers at companies like Starbucks, ideeli, Threadless, BT, Expedia, Beyond the Rack, and NBC to deliver over $100-million in mobile commerce this year, and that's just the beginning.

Our platform uses a unique adaptive approach called 'client-side adaptation' to remix HTML, CSS and JavaScript and deliver a better web experience on all devices - this means no scraping, proxying or application servers required. Today, we focus on adapting the web for mobile phones and tablets. Tomorrow, adaption will include SmartTVs, cameras and new devices not yet invented.

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