Senior Software Engineer

Toronto /
Engineering /
Full-time
Joining the Engineering Team at Street Contxt means having a direct and profound impact on our business, the team surrounding you, and the customers who depend on our technology as a cornerstone of their daily workflow. Our team is tight-knit, mighty, and growing; with a track record of outsized tenures and overcoming challenges. We place a premium on our teams' understanding of where we're going, why we're going there, and how the work impacts our mission.

We take a pragmatic approach to agile. Our developers are involved at every stage of the SDLC, from inception to prioritization, design and coding, automating builds and tests, release management, feature flagging and ongoing site reliability engineering. We take ownership, initiative and pride in our work and support one another’s professional growth and pursuit of technical excellence.

Our system is composed of a retreating monolith surrounded by a growing collection of microservices. We use Java, Scala, Akka Streams, jOOQ, React, NodeJS, PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, AWS, Github, and CircleCI. We’re less fussed about how long you’ve been working with these particular technologies and more interested in your knowledge and perspective about them. If tech is more of a passion than a pastime, we are confident you’ll quickly learn what you don’t know about our stack.

What’s most important is that you love your work, respect the team and don’t lose your sense of humour along the way.

Your know-how

    • You have a strong technical base, though not necessarily in our stack
    • You have experience delivering reliable, high-performance REST APIs and can speak to salient design and implementation challenges in depth
    • You have a strong interest in database & query performance tuning, and have an affinity to becoming an expert in the field
    • You have experience working in an agile development environment and are experienced with code reviews, service ownership, fully automated testing, microservices, and rapid/continuous releases
    • You have a pragmatic, data-driven mindset and are not dogmatic or overly idealistic about technology choices and trade-offs
    • You have an aptitude for learning new things quickly and have the confidence and humility to ask clarifying questions

It’s a bonus if

    • You are intimately familiar with our tech stack
    • You have worked directly in the finance industry and/or at a SaaS startup

You can expect

    • To be included, encouraged, engaged, heard, and recognized for your effort
    • To make a constant and direct impact on: our platform, our processes, our users, and our team
    • To love your work and its challenges, but also know the company respects your downtime too
    • To always be clear on where the company is headed and how it’s going to get there
    • The truth in everything you read in this posting and on our website; because we do what we say we do
Street Contxt is on a mission to build more efficient capital markets. We're developing technology that provides highly scalable sources of customer insights for investment banks, brokerages, and independent research providers. We provide our customers with insights that enable them to pinpoint revenue opportunities, build client intel, and anticipate the needs of the market. 

We take ownership of our projects and work together to foster a fun and transparent environment. Our days are spent thinking through complex scenarios and tackling major challenges using innovative technology. We’re agile in our process and responsive to the market, seeking to fundamentally improve an institutional industry. We are a team of experts, joined by outstanding advisors and world-class investors, on a quest to build a superior product and a top-notch company. We work, play, and win as a team. We enjoy spending time with one another and celebrate our accomplishments together.

If you see an opportunity for yourself with us, apply now to continue the conversation and learn more about how you can become part of Street Contxt.

Street Contxt is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity and gender expression, receipt of public assistance, record of offences, sex or sexual orientation.

To that end, Street Contxt is committed to making our recruitment processes as accessible as possible including providing accommodations during the recruitment and hiring process as required. Upon request, Street Contxt will consult with applicants to provide or arrange for suitable accommodation.