Software Architect

Ruby - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Software Architect

Reporting to the CTO, the Software Architect will be responsible for designing solutions involving relational and non-relational database, data streaming, and data analysis technologies at ruby and can expect to encounter challenges related to implementing new microservices-based applications in a high-throughput, data-driven, distributed environment. The candidate will design, develop, and implement robust and maintainable solutions that will support the needs of ruby’ technology and business needs.

Here’s what you’ll do:
Develop and maintain architecture documents for any assigned software projects
Analyze existing data and develop, using domain-driven design, data models for new microservices
Identify suitable storage technologies for each microservice
Define data persistence requirements and backup and recovery objectives
Work with DevOps and other Engineering teams to implement prototypes based on designed architecture
Define and maintain event message data structures
Develop and implement Big Data storage and analysis solutions to support growing needs of data analysts
Develop and implement a business intelligence strategy incorporating EDW and online reporting tools
Design and develop applications, interfaces, architectures and blueprints such that all business requirements can be met
Develop and maintain coding standards and evangelize to ensure all the developers are adhering to the company’s software coding and quality standards
Document and present design, architecture, interfaces, and technical approaches to kick start critical projects
Evaluate 3rd party vendor or open source solutions and frameworks to recommend for adoption
Mentor less experienced team members in areas relating to web development standards, code reviews, database design, processes, microsrevices, and web technologies
Proactively anticipate roadblocks to accommodate product delivery schedules and collaborate with team members and managers for workarounds
Contribute to best practices, coding standards and code reviews in areas relating to design reuse, security issues, browser compatibility, performance and scalability concerns for enterprise class web applications
Participate in post-implementation reviews and discussions by providing recommendations on process improvements, knowledge sharing, and communication flows for continuous optimizations
Participate in cross-functional teams to complete project deliverables
Work with other internal and third-party team members to resolve incidents and problems

Here’s what you’ll need:
5-7 years experience in a similar role
Extensive experience implementing and managing NoSQL storage technologies like Mongo DB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, and Redis
5+ years of Java/Scala/Groovy backend development experiences with strong emphasis on functional (Lambda expressions, Streams API) and reactive programming techniques
4+ years of experience with Spring Boot
4+ years of experience with Spring Cloud
Experience with Spring Data
Experience with Spring Security
Experience with Streaming Platforms (Apache Kafka, Apache Spark etc.)
Experience with MySQL, Mongo DB and Redis
Experience with AWS Redshift
Experience with Agile methodologies
Strong familiarity with a Linux/UNIX development environment
Graph Databases, GIT, ELK/EFK, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, i18n experiences are considered assets
Experience working in a fast-paced web application environment
Experience with LAMP an asset
Ability to work in a team with developers, QA testers, analysts and systems administrators
Degree or diploma in Technology, Computer Science

Here’s what we provide:
An aggressive compensation package
The opportunity to work with brilliant people in an entrepreneurial, forward thinking environment
Friday mixer every week
Company-provided lunch every 2 weeks and breakfast every Friday
Incredible social events

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to In the e-mail subject line please reference “Software Architect”.

We thank all applicants for their interest in ruby; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ruby Life Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Please note that ruby is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act, 2005, and has policies in place to accommodate candidates with disabilities during the selection process. Should you require accommodation or have a question regarding any of these policies, please contact