Senior Software Architect & Full-Stack Developer

CoPower - Toronto, ON (14 months ago)

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CoPower is a leading fintech company that helps investors of all sizes make a profit while making a difference. Through our online platform, individuals can invest in green bonds and funds that support real renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across Canada.

We’re part of a new wave of tech companies that are rethinking finance: if fintech, impact investing, or clean energy are trends that excite you, this is the best place to be. We’re strongly backed by brand-name investors like RBC Generator Fund, Fondaction CSN and Ferst Capital Partners. CoPower is Canada’s clean energy investing platform, and a proud certified B-Corporation.

Position Summary:
Currently we are looking for a senior full-stack developer / software architect to lead our development team. The successful candidate will be dedicated to building our new system, migrating our PHP/concrete5 based system to a microservices architect, on a React / Django (python) tech-stack.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:
Leading a small agile team to execute the architectural design of our new platform that you've developed with the support of the dev team and management team
Working on backend projects in Django (Python)
Working on frontend projects in Javascript / React
Convert existing (& possibly support our current) PHP systems to Spring Boot / React
Working on database programming in MySQL
Working with third party APIs and implementing them into our platform
Working closely with our investor relations, marketing and legal departments to ensure uniform UX across our web platform

Required experience:
7+ years working on a commercial web platform tech stack
having lead the full software development life cycle, from requirements to implementation as you'll be expected to do so in this role.
Mastery of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Comfortable with Git in a Unix environment
Experience with at least 1 modern front-end framework (Angular, React, Jquery)
Experience with a CSS preprocessors like Sass or Less
Understanding of design patterns like MVC and factory design pattern
Experience with OOP standards
Experience with dependency/package managers like Composer, Maven, Gradle
Experience developing Microservices
Experience with Docker
Understanding concepts and usage of CI/CD practices
Strong communication skills

Nice to have:
Experience with AWS services (EC2, RDS, Lambda)
Projects that showcase your frontend and backend development experience
Experience in refactoring code
Familiarity with financial-services and investment concepts is definitely helpful
Experience using the JHipster platform an asset
Experience with React and Bootstrap an asset
Experience with Ehcache an asset

Our office in located downtown Toronto, with some of the team split between our Toronto and Montreal offices.

What you get:
A job that you can be proud of and that helps the environment
A role in a great team, with a culture of respect for quality engineering
Time and budget support for professional growth: classes, coaching and certification
Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits

Other info:
We are an equal-opportunity employer

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