Tech Lead Full Stack Engineer
Digital – Digital /
TRADER Corporation is a trusted Canadian leader in online media, dealer and lender services. The company is comprised of AutoTrader.ca, AutoSync and Dealertrack Canada. AutoTrader.ca (AutoHebdo.net in Quebec) offers the largest inventory of new cars and used cars in Canada, receiving over 25 million monthly visits to its marketplace. With over 3,500 subscribers and counting, AutoSync is the largest and fastest growing dealer and OEM software provider in Canada. The platform's suite of connected automotive software solutions brings advertising, conversion and operational support together, synchronizing the entire retail process. AutoSync's diverse range of offerings includes: vAuto, EasyDeal, xtime, Motoinsight, Activix, TAdvantage and TRFFK. Dealertrack is Canada’s largest automotive financing portal, enhancing efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, motorcycle and powersport retail industries. Over 6.5 million credit applications are submitted via the Dealertrack Canada portal each year. Visit tradercorporation.com to learn more..
Key Areas of Responsibility
You will be the technical lead for an agile development team.
-This means you will work closely with the Product leads, Delivery leads, and Engineering Managers within a team of developers and SDETs to groom, estimate, and solution world class products - while acting as a hands-on developer yourself!
-Promote a positive engineering culture by embodying Trader’s values of Curiosity, Integrity, Authenticity, Collaboration, and Pursuit of Excellence.
-Help guide new product ideas by assessing feasibility and providing creative technical solutions which address business, scalability, performance, quality, and security concerns.
-Mentor colleagues of all skill levels to advance their technical abilities through code reviews, tech shares, pair programming, and onboarding of new hires. Own and lead agile engineering ceremonies such as stand-ups, retrospectives, architecture/design reviews, and grooming as required. Own best practices including but not limited to coding standards, branching strategies, code coverage metrics, code review policies, and release management, and review them regularly with the team.
-Act as a bridge between developers and SDET’s within and across teams to facilitate alignment of work with a quality-first approach.
-Act as an enthusiastic representative for Trader when working with external partners to design, build, and resolve issues with third party integrations. Participate in paid on-call rotation schedule to respond to alerts, as well as prioritize system improvements identified as part of monitoring.
-Maintain and prioritize a backlog of Technical Debt items to enhance stability, performance, and extensibility.
-Fantastic communication skills: able to conceptualize a technical solution and relay it to both technical and non-technical teammates and stakeholders.
-Passion for coaching and owning best practices within the team in order to foster a culture of engineering excellence.
-Experience using .NET Web API and .NET Core to build cloud-based distributed applications, as well as a strong understanding of scalability, performance optimization, security considerations, and monitoring of such apps.
-Experience with CQRS and/or event-based architectures, and domain driven design.
-Experience with enterprise scale high-velocity queues such as Microsoft Azure Service Bus.
-Expert level experience developing in a microservice-oriented architecture utilizing RESTful APIs and tools such as Azure API Management and Azure Key Vault.
-Strong knowledge of both relational and non-relational data stores such as Azure Table Storage, Blobs, Cosmos, SQL, and Redis.
-Experience using React.js to build component-based frontend web apps.
-Experience in building unit, component, and integration tests, and knowledge of how to use them as a system contract within internal services and across third-party integration boundaries.
-Ability to work with source code management and delivery platforms such as Azure DevOps, JIRA, and SonarQube in a distributed team environment.
-University Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related subject
-5+ years of engineering experience in the online software industry; strong knowledge of web-based application architectures using C# and .NET, Microsoft Azure cloud solutions and serverless technologies such as Function Apps, Web Apps, and Service Bus
-At least 1 year of proven experience in a technical leadership role
-Agile methodologies, Kanban preferable
What’s in it for you…
-We understand that there is life at work and life outside of work. Here are a few benefits we all benefit from that support us to be our creative best.
Fitness and wellness
-We provide discounts to nation-wide gyms, onsite gyms (when we’re in the office), an Employee and Family Assistance Program, as well as a virtual wellness program.
Benefits from Day 1
-Local in-office free gyms
-Employee and Family Assistance program
-Weekly virtual wellness events
-In addition to in-house training, we provide an annual lifestyle allowance of $1500 so you can grow your skills.
-Conferences & training budget
-Regular internal training programs
-Let us help you invest in your future with 3% matching towards your pension and multiple forms of income protection.
-Annual bonus structure
-3% CPP matching