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Lead Software Engineer (Scala) - Storefront

Job description

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been  recognized numerous times  for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

BigCommerce is looking for a Lead Software Engineer for our Storefront team. This growing team is looking for an engineer with strong technical experience who will focus on improving the performance, reliability, and features of our Storefront. We use technologies like Scala, Node.js, Ruby, gRPC, Linkerd, Docker and Nomad to build one of the fastest and most reliable ecommerce platforms in the world.

We offer a dynamic, collaborative environment, helping you expand your skills and take ideas from inception to delivery.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build highly-available, high-performance, redundant, and scalable distributed systems in a polyglot environment
  • Write code that is high-performance, maintainable, clear, and concise
  • Work closely with operations and infrastructure to improve the architecture while building and scaling back-end services
  • Build new features with a focus on testability, extensibility, and maintainability

Who You Are:

  • 6+ years of professional experience as a Software Engineer
  • 3+ years of Scala in a high traffic production environment, including performance monitoring and tuning
  • Drive our technical roadmap and direction of our stack
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, pod leaders and other teams to promote communication and collaboration.
  • Participate in code reviews and coach the team to enforce best practices.
  • Write code that is performant, fault-tolerant, maintainable, testable and concise
  • Help design/architect/execute on building new microservices
  • Professional experience with PHP, Ruby, NodeJS a strong plus
  • Knowledge of object-oriented and functional programming techniques
  • Experience monitoring and operating microservices
  • Knowledge of highly scalable architectures
  • Strong desire to learn new languages, frameworks, and design patterns
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and ticketing systems such as JIRA
  • Experience with SaaS platforms or Cloud Computing
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
 
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

Learn more about the BigCommerce team, culture and benefits at  https://careers.bigcommerce.com .

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