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SSENSE: Software Architect


This is a Full-time position in Laval, QC posted July 16, 2021.

Company DescriptionWe are a purpose-driven, creative community who believes challenging convention moves culture forward, so we use our platform to amplify the voices that are changing the way we see the world.

When you join us, you will become a part of an industry-leading fashion platform with a global reach.Founded in 2003, we pace the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

We produce cutting-edge original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch.

Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture.Our team is currently 1000 strong, serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double-digit annual growth since inception.

Our work is varied and ambitious.

We have a roadmap full of rewarding projects to keep you motivated and engaged, with a leadership ethos based on transparency, collaboration and enabling performance.Job DescriptionSSENSE is looking for an experienced Software Architect to join our rapidly growing technology team.

As a Software Architect, you will design and influence the next generation of software solutions at SSENSE.

You will design blueprints and define guidelines that will guide our development teams in building high-quality solutions.

Being a member of the central architecture team, but assigned to a specific business domain, you will build deep expertise in a core competency of SSENSE (e-commerce, payment solutions, supply chain, order management, etc.) and contribute to the modernization and extension of the solutions in place.

The ideal candidate has a strong technical background in AWS cloud-native software development and has successfully delivered complex, scalable, reliable and secure solutions that have stood the test of time.ResponsibilitiesSoftware Architecture (60%)Gain deep knowledge of a business domain and its related software systems.

Craft the target architecture to meet the 2-3 year objectives and the phased implementation plan to achieve it.

Participate in the implementation through proactive collaboration with the development teams by involving them in the design discussions, participating in the sprint ceremonies, conducting code reviews and technical review sessions.

Collaborate with the Product and Business teams on the roadmap definition and business case development.Provide architectural designs (C4 diagrams), Proof Of Concepts, code samples and tools to support the implementation.

Architecture reviews and standard definition (20%)Participate in departmental architectural reviews, validate proposals and provide guidance to peer architects and developers.

Contribute to the definition of standards across the department and evangelize them through effective communicationContinuous learning and knowledge sharing (10%)Develop knowledge and skills through formal training, reading and on the job experience, on subjects of software development as well as business domains of e-commerce and supply chain Raise the bar for software development and help others learn the craft through code reviews, design reviews, whiteboard sessions and presentations.Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, in order to promote continuous learningRecruiting and ambassadorship (10%)Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developersConduct interviews and document the outcomeAct as SSENSE ambassador in the developer community, representing the company in local meetups, conferences, contributing to open-source, publishing on the SSENSE tech blog, etc.QualificationsBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field.

Master’s degree, an assetA minimum of 10 years of experience designing and building software applications.A minimum of 3 recent years of professional AWS experience is required.Experience in AWS cloud-native application development and devops is an asset.Knowledge of micro-service architecture on Kubernetes and AWS Serverless environments are an asset.Programming experience in Typescript/JS and Python are an asset.SkillsHighly analytical and detail-orientedOutstanding communication and presentation abilitiesAbility to coach and mentor junior employeesAbility to influence and drive changeTeam player with a high sense of accountability and ownershipSolution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challengesAbility to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing web technologies and techniquesAdditional InformationWORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY 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.WORLD CLASS TEAMThe 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.WORLD CLASS PLATFORM 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.