Software Engineer

Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) is on a mission to make the Internet better by providing people everywhere with online access to be empowered to make individual contributions. As a company, we embrace a people-first philosophy that is rooted in respect, trust, and understanding to encourage freedom, inspire innovation, and promote inclusivity; creating an environment for everyone to thrive!

Tucows has been working on the Internet since the days when people ironically called it the Information Superhighway. We are a 25-year-old global start-up embracing agility and creativity in order to continually seize opportunity for growth. We have evolved from a start-up domain service provider to becoming the second-largest domain wholesaler in the world while expanding our business with Ting, an Internet services company partnering with towns and cities to change what customers expect from their Internet Service Provider. We are building fiber networks across the US and have already launched Gigabit speed service in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Idaho and California, laying the groundwork for rapid scale.

Our growth has been incredible, smart, and measured, built on a solid technical and financial foundation. We have doubled our workforce in the last 4 years and continue in rapid expansion mode, providing services to millions of customers around the world.

Even though we’re a pretty large company, we strive to limit bureaucracy and get good ideas off the ground quickly. We believe anyone, at any level in the organization, can bring forward ideas, initiatives and creative input.

Hover, our retail domain registration division, is where the Internet’s ideas get domain named. No gimmicks. No up-sells. Just easy domain and email management.

You’ll need to be comfortable working in a small team where you can thrive in a tight, collaborative environment. And you should also be ready and willing to take the ball and run on your own at times.

About the opportunity:

We are seeking to hire a keen and self-motivated individual who loves the Internet, and loves learning, sharing their knowledge and applying new technologies to complex problems.

You have notable experience developing software and are good at using frameworks like Ruby on Rails to implement features and ship code regularly. You are also capable of navigating large codebases and uncovering the complexity in existing systems. You are open to giving and receiving feedback, participating in code reviews and design discussions. In addition to the above, you are nimble and able to remain effective when priorities shift.

This position can be complete remote or you can work from one of our office locations located in Canada or USA. Preferred location for this position is remote or in Toronto head office.

What you’ll be doing:

  • In the first 30 days:
  • Gain deep understanding of our existing platforms
  • Implement small stories and ensure quality through writing automated tests

In the first 3 months:

  • Contribute to technical design and architecture discussions
  • Participate in code reviews and ensure that development standards are adhered to
  • Design and implement features of increasing complexity
  • In the first year:
  • Share knowledge and act as a trusted mentor to junior team members.
  • Own projects or features from conception to release
  • Balance the need to ship code quickly with the need to make sound technical decisions.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years professional experience in a software engineering environment
  • Experience building application in Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Continuous Integration concepts and tools
  • Experience delivering highly available and reliable systems
  • Experience mentoring other developers
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages

 

We believe diversity drives innovation. We are committed to inclusion across race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. We celebrate multiple approaches and diverse points of view.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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