Principal Backend Engineer - Platform Engineering

Vancouver, BC /
Product – Engineering /
Full time
/ Hybrid
About Highspot
Highspot helps sales teams improve customer conversations and achieve their revenue goals. From content optimization and performance analytics to in-context training, guided selling, and more, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready features in a modern design that sales reps and marketers love. Using Highspot, marketing leaders have deep insights and analytics into the performance and influenced revenue of content, campaigns, and marketing assets.  What makes the solution special? It’s loved by sales reps globally, and is the #1 rated sales enablement platform on G2 Crowd. 

We are committed to diversity as both a moral and business imperative. 

About the Role

We’re very proud of our customer loyalty and our rapid growth. Concurrent with this growth is the need to scale our platform and deliver high-quality features in a fast-paced environment with the challenge to solve complex technical problems. We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to grow our Platform team.  Our ideal candidate should have strong technical skills as an engineer and architect; understands how to build high quality customer-facing software; is a team player who enjoys working collaboratively with Designers, Product Managers, and Engineers; loves building / scaling a team; is values-driven and cares deeply about culture self-managed, curious, and resourceful.

What You'll Do:

    • Build multiple web applications and platforms that is used by sales leaders and sales enablement professionals
    • Focus on web frontend programming while also understanding how features work end-to-end in the Highspot RESTful API and in other backend services
    • Rapidly create software that customers love by partnering cross-functionally with a talented team of Engineers, Designers, QA, and Product Managers 
    • Use your communication skills to represent highly technical concepts to your counterparts on the Backend, Product Management, and Design teams
    • Architect, implement and sustain clean, reusable, quality web system

Your Background:

    • 8+ years of relevant professional software engineering experience, not including internships/co-ops
    • Extensive experience architecting SaaS software products at scale. 
    • Proficiency in multiple front-end technologies - e.g. Javascript, react, CSS, etc. Familiarity with industry trends. 
    • Proficiency in cloud computing, containerization, and high-scale distributed systems
    • Docker/CI/K8s experience is not required but relevant to this role
    • An entrepreneurial spirit: you’re agile, creative, resourceful, and tenacious as you solve problems and achieve team and company goals
    • Comfortable with modern open source technologies and tools
    • B.S./M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
Benefits Section
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, and life benefits
Group Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and matching employer contributions (DPSP) with immediate vesting
3 Weeks of Paid Vacation
Generous Holiday Schedule + 5 Days for Annual Holiday Week
Recharge Fridays (company wide mental health days)
Flexible work schedules
Professional development opportunities through BetterUp and LinkedIn Learning
Discounted ClassPass membership
Access to Coaches and Therapists through Modern Health
2 Volunteer days per year


Equal Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any grounds protected by applicable human rights legislation, which may include age, ancestry, citizenship, color, ethnicity, family status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or invisible disabilities, political belief, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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