PHP Back-end Developer (Launch Engineering)

Kitchener
Launch Services – Launch Engineering
Full-time
It's our time to scale. It's your time to be part of something big.

Tulip's mission is bold. We're a team of experts who have worked with and for retailers over the past 20 years. We are driven to disrupt an entire industry and enable one of the world's largest job markets.

By placing Tulip-enabled iPhones into the hands of associates - at leading retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Coach, and Chanel - our goal is to provide them with instant and reliable access to product and customer information while also being able to transact and collaborate in an omnichannel world.

Tulip is a place you come to make an impact, working with like-minded people to build something meaningful using the best technology. We are growing, and while lean is great, we need more people, energy, innovation, and talent.

Right now, we are adding a PHP Back-end Developer to the team. As a member of the Launch Engineering team you will have an exciting opportunity to develop and maintain apps to deliver Tulip’s associate-to-customer capabilities for a select group of elite Tulip customers. You will build things quickly, iteratively, and get solutions in-front of real users within timelines meaningful to our demanding customers.

Our team works to produce engaging, mobile-first features, using a healthy mix of PHP, Javascript, Swift, and Go. You’d be working in a collaborative environment, brainstorming ideas, solving technical issues, and striving to create a balance between the speed of delivery and feature-richness.

The team is distributed between Kitchener and Toronto; the role is available at either office

We believe:
When you join Tulip, you’ll be part of a fast-growing group of people who come from different backgrounds, countries, and experience. We believe in investing in our people, building positive relationships with our customers, and treating our work like craft. We prioritize diversity, inclusion and building a community, and we stay humble and hungry.

As part of the Launch Engineering team, you will:

    • Scope and deliver core product features and unique customer-specific solutions, working in close partnership with a solution engineer, dev team, and project manager.
    • Write quality code, test it & document it.
    • Perform code review and help to improve our coding processes.
    • Enjoy learning new tools and investigate existing solutions for best fit.
    • Take ownership of key aspects of the project and help ensure a successful delivery.
    • Identify problems early and communicate them to the relevant stakeholders.
    • Contribute to design/architectural decisions.
    • Champion product and architectural improvements for future releases

What you bring:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
    • Minimum 3+ years professional experience in software development.
    • Minimum 3+ years of experience delivering SaaS solutions
    • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.
    • Experience with common web technologies, such as: PHP, MySQL, Nginx, Redis, Python, Javascript
    • Experience building complex, large scale, distributed software systems successfully delivered for B2B or B2C consumption
    • Knowledge of software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing

Bonus Skills!

    • Experience building complex, large scale, distributed software systems successfully delivered for B2B or B2C consumption
    • Knowledge of software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, technical designs and describe product features
    • Experience building and shipping iOS applications is a plus
    • Experience working with ETL tools and building a pipeline
    • Working knowledge of Apache Solr
    • AWS experience

Tulip has perks, career progress, and an intimate culture. We have:

    • A fantastic office space in downtown Toronto and downtown Kitchener with a flexible work environment that includes a wellness/prayer room.
    • An excellent healthcare plan with no wait time, paid parental leave, and corporate gym rates.
    • A culture of openness and idea generation. We have weekly all-hands and quarterly town halls. We pride ourselves on our transparency and keeping it real. From the most senior to the newest team member, we give you access to decision makers and career building work.
    • The opportunity to grow and apply new skills be it hands-on or leadership. We prioritize diversity, inclusion, and building a community. We're a little weird but in a good way.
    • A plethora of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, coffees and teas. Social events, ping pong tables, and free lunch once a week
Tulip is hungry and humble. When you join Tulip, you'll be part of a strong, thriving, diverse group of people who come from different disciplines, countries, and experiences. We do what we love and it shows in our unrelenting pursuit of affecting real change. We believe in investing in our people, building positive relationships with our customers, and treating our work like our craft.

Tulip is at the cutting edge of technology. We work with big-name retailers. It's a chance to step up to solving complex technical problems and develop a deeper understanding of the retail world while being part of a niche startup style company. We don't fear failure; we embrace challenges. We're excited about taking the lesser known paths, using the open source tools and keeping up with the pace of evolving tech solutions. It's fun, it's fast, and it's future-focused.

Tulip gives back. Inspired, passionate, and committed people helped make us the successful company we are today. We challenge norms and put people before profits. Our CEO, Ali Asaria, created The Tulip Foundation, a charity controlled by all of us, the employees. We believe we can build a great company that changes the technical space while simultaneously giving back to society and the community.

Join us.

Feel like you can't tick all the boxes? If you have some of the skills and experience that we're looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply.

Tulip Retail is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Tulip Retail. Tulip Retail welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.