Software Engineer (Platform)

Toronto, Ontario /
Engineering – Platform /
Full-time (Remote)
/ Remote
Who We Are

Mercatus helps leading grocers get Back in Charge of their eCommerce experience, empowering them to deliver exceptional retailer-branded, end-to-end online shopping, from store to door. Our expansive network of more than 50 integration partners allows grocers to work with their partners of choice, on their terms. Together, we enable clients to create authentic digital shopping experiences with solutions to drive shopper engagement, grow share of wallet and achieve profitability, while quickly adapting to changes in customer behavior. The Mercatus Digital Commerce platform is used by leading North American retailers, including Weis Markets, Save Mart brands, Brookshire’s Grocery Company, Kowalski’s Markets, WinCo Foods, Smart & Final, Stater Bros. Markets and others.

The Opportunity

Your primary responsibility will be to build industrial-strength, scalable PHP applications (both client-side and RESTful API). This will also mean contributing to application improvement and optimization through code audits, refactoring, and caching. You’ll implement new features, develop schema and unit tests, and maintain user interfaces. Most importantly, you’ll contribute to our innovation.

Additionally, we are committing to rebuilding some legacy applications using the latest and greatest technologies available. You will be able to contribute to a completely new stack of tools and applications built on open-source libraries.

Who Should Apply

You’re excited to combine your technical skills and understanding of the principles of quality and reliable software development. You are familiar with using continuous delivery/integration methodologies and have demonstrated success in transforming feature requirements into clean, maintainable code. You are creative, forward-thinking, and have the desire and insight to challenge the status quo and contribute to making software as stable, as fast, and as high performing as they can be. Oh, and you’re great at interacting with fellow humans.

What You'll Do

    • Work closely with other engineers to ensure performance targets are being met
    • Work within agile development life cycles and workflow for new product developments
    • Develop, implement and maintain object-oriented backend applications with PHP, MySQL, focusing on high-availability and performance
    • Write, review, document, and integrate efficient, compliant, tested, modular code
    • Analyze call stacks, trace files, debug logs or performance data to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of bugs, fix defects and identify areas for improvement
    • Participate in code reviews and provide feedback to team members 
    • Analyze functional requirements (Stories) for new features and provide estimates for the level of development effort required using JIRA
    • Document solutions and participate in handoff meetings with QA and Implementation teams
    • Collaborate effectively with other developers, technical leadership, product managers, testers and internal and external business stakeholders to understand and gather requirements

What You Bring

    • 3+ year(s) of hands-on development experience
    • Experience with PHP as well as SQL based databases like MySQL
    • Experience building scalable and high-performance Rest APIs
    • Basic knowledge of integrations with 3rd party APIs (using SOAP or Rest API)
    • Strong knowledge of HTTP protocol: authorization, cache control, proxy
    • Strong interest in the security of web applications
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline, or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent

Nice To Haves

    • Experience with performance monitoring tools (e.g. New Relic)
    • Experience with open-source PHP libraries (such as Symfony, Doctrine)
    • Experience with Bash commandsUsed some form of queuing system to schedule tasks

What We Provide

    • Competitive compensation & employee stock option plans
    • 100% company-paid benefits plan
    • Yearly professional development budget
    • Team Udemy account
    • Lifestyle & wellness spending account
    • Home internet and cell phone reimbursement
    • Employee Referral program
The Team
We’re not just helping grocery retailers grow, we’re helping more than 100 team members grow personally and professionally. The best thing about working at Mercatus is the people. We solve challenging problems every day. We’re scaling a company where people can build their work around their life, and not the other way around.
Flexibility and full autonomy mean you’re in the driver’s seat to create a schedule that works for you and your passions. We’re looking for people who will make our culture even better, people who have a desire to collaborate and bring their unique creativity to the table. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Mercatus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. Please consider applying even if you don't meet all of the qualifications listed above but are excited to contribute to our dynamic team. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
No unsolicited agency referrals, please.