Senior Backend Engineer at Taplytics (W14)
Optimize any platform and build better products for your customers!
Toronto, ON, Canada
Full-time
6+ years
About Taplytics

Born at Y Combinator in Silicon Valley and now based in Toronto, Taplytics helps amazing companies like RBC, Zappos, Grubhub, and Chick-fil-A deliver incredible customer experiences with our intelligent suite of experimentation, engagement, and analytics solutions. Our platform runs on over a billion devices around the world and processes over a trillion monthly events. Big numbers, but we’re just getting started – growing our company from here is a complex and compelling challenge for the right person.

Our vision is a world where companies can deliver engaging and highly personalized experiences to all of their users, no matter which device they’re using. Experiences that feel like magic, make their users smile, and turn them into lifelong customers.

And the exciting part? The world is ready. Customers are demanding these experiences and companies are rapidly investing in the technology to make it happen.

But, we need your help. Taplytics is growing fast in Toronto and we are searching for the talent to make our dream a reality. Taplytics has a bright future. Come grow your career with us.

About the role

Born at Y Combinator in Silicon Valley, the incubator that helped develop Airbnb, Dropbox, and DoorDash, Taplytics envisions a world where every digital experience is as unique as you are.

To make that vision a reality, our software helps customers like The NBA, Equinox, Houseparty, and RBC run A/B experiments on their mobile applications and marketing campaigns. Once armed with the results of these experiments, product managers and marketers can orchestrate personalized, incredibly impactful customer journeys—whether that means customizing the text in an email, the design of a mobile app, or the timing of a push notification. This way, each and every customer gets the custom treatment they deserve.

And the exciting part? The world is ready. Customers are demanding these experiences and companies are rapidly investing in the technology to make it happen.

About the Role: Senior Backend Engineer

Taplytics is growing and is looking to increase the team’s experience base by adding a Senior Backend Engineer. This is a chance to both be a leader on our small team as well as tackle the huge challenge of managing our scale. We operate using a microservice architecture with many services built using Node.js and Python. Our microservices are powered by various backend systems, including: MongoDB, Snowflake, Redis, Kafka, PostgreSQL, and ElasticSearch. We run at petabyte scale on AWS delivering experiences to billions of devices, requiring unique scaling solutions. We are consistently iterating and improving our systems and workflows to improve how we develop code with a focus on producing the best product possible.

What we’d like you to do:

  • Collaborate with our team to design, build, and maintain our distributed high availability microservices
  • Write elegant yet strong code that will be at the core of our offering
  • Focus on quality with continuous integration and deployment
  • Embrace the challenges of dealing with building and maintaining servers and applications that power our client's applications
  • Be a core member of a close-knit engineering team that ships code continuously
  • Optimize operations procedures and help get our deployments 100% automated
  • Keep our services running by participating in a rotational on-call schedule

What an incredible candidate looks like:

  • 8+ years software development experience
  • High volume, high availability experience
  • Experience deploying and maintaining continuous integration and deployment
  • A deeply rooted love for testing and a handle on testing strategies
  • Significant experience with server side development and deployment

What you’ll get from us:

At Taplytics, our small (50+ employee) team works with some of the world’s best-known brands on very complex technical challenges. That means that you’ll be doing REAL, high-impact work that’ll add considerable weight to your resume. All while being supported with strong benefits, employee profit sharing, great vacation time-off and much more!

The future at Taplytics is extremely bright, and by joining us at this early stage, you’ll be getting the opportunity to help us build and grow a company that we can all be proud of. Apply now and come join the fun!

Technology

Taplytics is growing and is looking to increase the team’s experience base by adding senior engineers. This is a chance to both be a leader on our small team as well as tackle the huge challenge of managing our user scale.

We operate using a micro-service architecture with many services built using Node.js and Python. Our micro-services are powered by various backend systems, including: MongoDB, Redis, Kafka, PostgreSQL, and ElasticSearch. We run at petabyte scale delivering experiences to billions of devices, requiring unique scaling solutions. Our systems are hosted across AWS / GCP using Docker Containers and Terraform. We are consistently iterating and improving our systems and workflows to improve how we develop code with a focus on producing the best product possible.

Our modern web front-end is built using the latest React.js tools, including Redux and Webpack with server-side rendering. We are continuously building on a very advanced web dashboard with interactive interfaces to modify the layout of mobile applications in visual A/B Test Experiments, develop rich messaging campaigns across many platforms, and new interfaces for seamlessly connecting together all functionality in our platform.

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