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SSENSE: Technical Lead – Pricing


This is a Full-time position in Laval, QC posted July 18, 2021.

Company DescriptionSSENSE, pronounced [es-uhns], is a Montreal-based fashion platform with global reach.

Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

We produce industry-leading 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.Currently serving 150 countries, generating an average of 88 million monthly page views, and achieving high double digit annual growth since inception, SSENSE is becoming a cultural protagonist in its own right.Job DescriptionThis is a remote position within CanadaAs a member of the growing Pricing team of the Buying & Sell-through domain, we’re looking for a Technical Lead to help in accelerating innovation by building AI-infused solutions for selecting the optimal selling price for our merchandise.

We are passionate about AWS cloud-centric solutions, Domain Driven Design (DDD), Event-Driven architecture, Serverless, and Kubernetes.The Technical Lead will guide a team of Software Developers dedicated to developing applications from initial inception of ideas to roll-out, ensuring they meet quality targets and are delivered on time.

The Technical Lead will provide technical expertise and act as a technical liaison consulting with upstream and downstream stakeholders on priorities and requirements.

The ideal candidate will be involved in building a platform that is currently used by millions of end users around the world.ResponsibilitiesProduct deliveryAnticipate the technical challenges the squad will face when delivering the Product roadmap and come up with technical solutions to those issuesWrite testable, efficient, and reusable code suitable for continuous integration and deployment, that respect best practices and SSENSE development standardsRaise the bar for professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft through rigorous code reviews and coachingOwnership and accountabilityBe responsible for the overarching code quality of the components owned by the squad Be accountable for performance, reliability, scalability and resilience of all technical components owned by the squad through SLAs and monitoringTeam leadershipDrive an effective and efficient scrum process where all team members work in the same directionGuide developers when needed to break down user stories into manageable componentsDevelop a deep understanding of the Product roadmap for the squad and influence it with fact-based technical argumentsEnsure proper documentation of development activitiesEnsure the demo of features developed are well-prepared and presented to business stakeholdersReview Pull Requests with the objective to guide and upskill junior developers on various technical topicsProvide fact-based technical feedback on each squad member to managers as part of the evaluation cycleArchitectureEnsure soundness of design and technical choices at the squad level (scalability, resilience)Coordinate actively with the Architect and ensure appropriate level of validationRecruitingParticipate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developersQualificationsBachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field, Master’s degree an assetA minimum of 10 years of software development experienceAble to actively code complex features with PythonExperience developing solutions in a microservices architectureExperience in the development of REST APIsExperience in RDBMS and NoSQL databases at scale (DynamoDB, Mongo, DocumentDB, ElasticSearch, …)Experience with the management of Kubernetes (Helm) & Serverless (AWS Lamda) applicationsExperience with modern test practices (Unit, Contract, Integration, E2E)Proficiency with Event-driven architecture, distributed transactions, pub/sub patternProficiency with AWS (Amazon Web Services) solutions and toolings.

Certification preferredProficiency with modern development practices (CI/CD, Trunk Based Development, Feature Flagging)Familiarity with front-end development in React is an assetKnowledge of Domain Driven Design is an assetSkillsStrong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to adapt quickly within the existing technical environmentHighly analytical and detail orientedAbility 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 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.Read more about us on our SSENSE Tech Blog.