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Lead Backend Developer (Java)

Rate TBD
Location Toronto, ON Canada (On-site)
Type of project IT & Software, Sales & Marketing Java, Mobile Developer, Sales and lead generation, Software Architecture, System Admin
Duration contract ongoing
Education required High school graduate
Years of experience more than 5
Area of Specialization Computer Sciences
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Toronto ON
Job Description

Our company is looking for a Lead Backend Developer to help us build the future of real estate investing. This position is great for a passionate developer who wants to work with cutting edge technologies, be part of a tight-knit team, and bring new products to life. We’re looking for a talented candidate who can hit the ground running and make an impact on our team from day one.

- Target start date: ASAP
- Location: Toronto
- Due to the volume of applicants, we encourage you to apply on our portal at


- Collaborating with project stakeholders and the dev team to design and build scalable, user-friendly systems for our customers, and in-house integrations.
- Mentoring and coaching other developers
- Evangelizing proper software architecture and development paradigms
- Discussing strategy and outlining tradeoffs of potential software solutions
- Developing an understanding of company goals and initiatives and help the engineering team deliver on them
- Owning infrastructure projects that provide critical support to our platform

Ideal qualifications

- 5+ years building rich, complex web or mobile applications
- 3+ years experience with Java
- Experience architecting and augmenting large software systems
- Ability to move fast and ship often
- A passion for clean, reusable, and structured code
- A drive to find flaws in a system with many moving parts and take whatever steps are necessary to fix them
- Have built a product you’re proud to show off
- Can see yourself growing as a technical leader
- A computer science degree or equivalent experience

Our culture

We are driven to financially empower Canadians and build beautiful products. We’re self-starters who stay flexible to change and strive to bring our best selves to work every day. We embrace a start-up mentality of getting things done and believe we present a career-defining opportunity for all of our employees.

We believe in creating a better world; we have pledged a portion of our equity to the Upside Foundation and we occasionally volunteer at the local food bank. We’re also dedicated to being part of the solution for affordable housing and we understand the importance of maintaining high sustainability standards.

Most importantly, we promise to challenge you, to support you, and to take the time to celebrate the many milestones we cross along the way.

Perks we offer

- Opportunity to work for a fast-growing Canadian fintech start-up
- Flexible work environment with work from home arrangements available to everyone
- A contemporary office in downtown TO (Queen and Spadina). Our office has all the benefits of a co-working space combined with a private office for our team, complete with wooden beams and a fantastic view.
- Casual dress
- TTC accessibility with indoor bike racks and showers
- Unlimited snacks and coffee
- A generous vacation package, including volunteer days and “life days” which can be used for any reason, including mental health days, family days, or sleep-ins etc.
- Being a part of something special, we are confident you won’t find any other company like us :)

If reading all that piqued your interest, drop us a line and let us know why you would be a great fit for us. Send us a resume, and anything else you think will impress us!
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-September 2, 2020