Staff Developer, Backend - eCommerce Platform

  • Loblaw Digital
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Mar 13, 2023
Full time Technology

Job Description

At Loblaw Digital, we know that our customers expect the best from us. Whether that means building the best, most innovative online shopping experiences, or designing an app that will impact the lives of people across the country, we’re up for the challenge. Loblaw Digital is the team responsible for building and operating the online businesses of Canada’s largest and most successful retailer. Based in downtown Toronto, we are an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and collaborative team working towards transforming the way Canadians shop by creating leading eCommerce experiences in the online grocery shopping, beauty, pharmacy, loyalty, and apparel spaces, and we’re only just getting started! To achieve these goals, we are looking for talented and passionate individuals who want to collaborate and solve challenging problems and make significant and lasting impact on Canadians. 

As a Staff Developer, you will be working closely with the Software Development Managers to help oversee the technology vision, software quality and operational excellence. Partnering with the Engineering leads, you will define the technical metrics and outcomes for the teams to strive towards. Using your extensive knowledge and experience with technology, you will work with the other developers on those applications to further their growth and abilities.


What you'll do

  • Take ownership of the technological vision, software quality, and operational excellence for the eCommerce platform teams, including architecture, metrics and practices.
  • Lead by example in building great software. Get hands-on with the code, such as building a proof of concept, tackling a gnarly bug or feature. Participate in the design and delivery of new features in a collaborative agile/scrum environment
  • Responsible for designing and implementing scalable and resilient systems that meet the needs of our rapidly growing business
  • Find ways to coach and level-up the technical skills of multiple pods of developers using your knowledge and expertise. Provide mentoring, especially to Senior Developers. Drive reviews of technical artifacts.
  • Look out and advocate for opportunities to improve our technical processes to enable the best performance out of our teams as possible 
  • Build strong relationships with developers and peer technologists across the organization. Work collaboratively across practices, levels, and organizational structure to find the right solution. The solution of choice may be to reuse an existing enterprise standard, but it could also be to innovate our processes and technology
  • Foster a culture of continuous inclusivity and improvement.


Does this sound like you?

  • Extensive experience with Java, Kotlin or similar backend programming languages and cloud native microservices architecture
  • Proven track record of working on large and complex software systems that span across teams
  • Hands-on experience working with event-driven architecture and implementing solutions using this paradigm.
  • Experience working with RDMS, Streaming and NoSQL databases at scale
  • Professional experience with GCP, AWS or Azure
  • You have built observable systems that track important metrics, investigated and addressed issues with performance, scalability and maintainability
  • You are a self-starter with a passion for building high-quality software, and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • You are skilled at asking the right questions to understand new technology, and proficient at communicating the implications of high-level constraints and stakeholder decisions both verbally and in writing
  • You are comfortable making decisions in the face of ambiguity. Your technology choices, designs, and architectures use as much data as is practical from a variety of sources.  
  • You communicate clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences alike. You can present complicated solutions in a simple and logical way. Your diagrams are crisp and clean. Your documents are organized, clear, and concise. 
  • You are a thought leader for innovation and will champion the optimization and maturing of technology practices in collaboration with key stakeholders.

How you’ll succeed

At Loblaw Digital, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. We’re able to keep innovating because our colleagues are passionate about their work and excited about the future of eCommerce. You will get to work with some of the best digital minds and will have the support of world class technologies to craft products our customers will love!

Loblaw Digital recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired. In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.  Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.