Senior Software Developer

Vancouver, BC
Engineering /
Remote /
Improving is a 15+ year technology management and consulting services firm deeply rooted in our commitment to establishing trust. We live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement by providing each of our 1500 members across 16 locations on two continents a variety of opportunities and programs to grow in a way that's befitting their unique talents and interests, while supporting each one's unique path in life.

Improving Vancouver’s data and cloud team has been building strong relationships and expert technical knowledge with clients such as start-ups and established multi-nationals since 2017. From architecture to infrastructure to low level connector, we innovate and build out the world's data ecosystems. We value kindness, engagement, a resourceful perspective, and fresh ideas. We thrive on crafting technical excellence.

LEARN WHAT Improving Vancouver (Formerly Bit Quill) DOES through this video primer!:

Our interview process for Senior Software Developers respects the growth you’ve experienced while training and strengthening your craft, while also becoming a more valued member of your team as a specialist, innovator and leader. You can expect curated, not trick, questions to help you showcase your skills and abilities. Your interviewers are smart and caring people who want to help you clarify your strengths in as close to a real-world context as we can make within the larger interview experience. Furthermore we value your opinions, insights and questions and encourage you to share them both in anonymous surveys or within the direct discussions. 
Culture is huge for us so expect an exceptional onboarding experience where you'll get to know everybody in the company, get paired up with a buddy, matched with your peer group for sharing and learning, introduced to our various internal programs for refreshing and strengthening your engineering and customer facing skills, and work with your manager to make sure you are supported in your way of work and in your personalized career Growth Plan. We grow when our members grow, therefore your insights, your learning, your growth are critically important to us and we look forward to growing together! 
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As a Senior Software Developer you'll be given autonomy and trust to: 
• Scope and author designs, then drive development through SDLC to final release 
• Collaborate, coordinate and delegate within project team members 
• Drive one or more features within the team 
• Be a subject matter expert that inspires learning and growth 
• Advise those who look to you as a subject matter expert 
• Reach out to customers to discuss topics or answer questions 
• Become proficient in authoring designs to ensure they are approved by our customer 

Technical Acumen Responsibilities

    • Lead designs with minimal guidance
    • Actively participate in code reviews and be a gatekeeper to high code standards
    • Write complete and correct tests including setting up test frameworks as needed
    • Write code that is maintainable, readable, testable, and documented
    • Write code that is maintainable, readable, testable, and documented
    • Live out high programming, leadership and customer service standards

Delivery & Execution

    • Ability to operate independently to efficiently deliver results.
    • Gather specifications from clients, scoping work to reflect client demands and ensure clear expectations
    • Own the success of your project by prioritizing and managing schedules, as well as delegating tasks and seeking help from others
    • Accurately plan and estimate projects according to specifications
    • Foster highly productive collaboration within your team
    • Use clear and timely communication to ensure the team and clients are well informed

Leadership Responsibilities

    • Mentor other developers
    • Be a subject matter expert in multiple areas for your team
    • Help to improve company best practices, knowledge base, policies and processes
    • Lead by example in pursuing projects that require learning new technologies, skills, languages
    • Offer proposals and solutions to challenges and issues.
    • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition on to find awesome folks like yourself!
    • Participate in the development of an inclusive, helpful, fun environment.


    • B. Sc. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent relevant experience
    • 5+ years of industry experience with programming object-oriented Java and/or C++
    • Excited to learn and solve challenging technology problems
    • Experience estimating software development requirements
    • An ability to present and discuss ideas in a collaborative way
    • Development experience on Window and macOS, Linux a plus

Nice to Haves

    • Memory management and performance analysis tools experience
    • Big Data and/or NoSQL experience
    • Experience building database connectivity
    • Exposure to authentication and access technologies such as SSO, OAuth, SAML, LDAP
    • Experience programming with other backend languages
Strong employee relationships are key to delivering to our partners as well as to creating a foundation for a truly welcoming and nurturing company culture.  We have worked together to shape our work environment from the ground up, and value the culture that has resulted from it. 

We are honoured to live and work on the traditional and unceded territories of the qiqéyt (Qayqayt) First Nation as well as all Coastal Salish Peoples including the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh).