Intermediate Software Developer, Backend

Company:  Hootsuite Inc.
Location: Ottawa
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Intermediate Software Developer, Backend

We’re looking for an Intermediate Software Developer, Backend who can design, build, test, and ship high quality software that delivers value to our customers. You’ll work on a small and agile team that continuously incorporates feedback to refine and improve the products and features you deliver. Your team will own the entire delivery lifecycle from beta releases to production ready, scalable products suitable for new and existing customers. While working remotely or in a hybrid work arrangement, a blend of virtual (in accordance with Hootsuite’s distributed workforce strategy), and in Hootsuite’s Vancouver or Toronto office, you will report to Senior Manager, Software Development.


  • Work within a cross-functional team (including product managers, architects and other developers) to deliver compelling products and services to our customers
  • Design, write, test, and deploy high quality scalable code
  • Implement our technical roadmap as we scale our services and build new products
  • Maintain standards of security, reliability, performance, and quality
  • Work out loud by sharing your experiences and expertise, helping to improve and enhance processes
  • Take ownership of your work and work autonomously when necessary
  • Participate in code reviews, and apply software development best practices
  • You’ll be working on services built in Scala and operating in a distributed Kubernetes environment


  • A degree in Computer Science or Engineering, and at least 3 years of experience in developing and maintaining software or an equivalent level of education or work experience, and a track record of substantial contributions to software projects with high business impact
  • You are proficient in at least two programming languages, and have a desire to learn other languages. You understand scalability, observability, reliability. 
  • You have experience in software design: you know how to analyze and design features, drive discussions, and propose technical solutions. 
  • You have been a solid contributor in teams that have worked on medium-to-large sized projects that had an impact on business; an understanding of SaaS software development practice is considered an asset. 
  • You know how to apply best practices to ensure high-quality code (i.e. automated tests; code reviews).
  • Open Communication: clearly conveys thoughts, both written and verbally, listening attentively and asking questions for clarification and understanding 
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: works with others to deliver results, meaningfully contributing to the team and prioritizing group needs over individual needs
  • Self Development: is personally committed to, and actively works to continuously improve
  • Problem Solving: uses an organized and logical approach to find solutions to complex problems. Looks beyond the obvious to understand the root cause of problems
  • Resilience, Tolerance for Change/Ambiguity: can effectively cope with change, finding ways to advance work and projects
  • Tenacious. You are determined to succeed, and you are motivated by the success of customers, colleagues and the community.
  • Curious. You are always learning and seeking ways to make things better.
  • Conscientious. You keep your promises, taking your commitments to others seriously, and you have strong integrity.
  • Humble. You lead with humility and empathy, respecting and learning from the perspectives of others.

In all we do, our six guiding principles light the way:

Step Up: Show the world what it looks like to live and work by these guiding principles. #StepUp

One Team: Make Hootsuite a place where everyone feels safe, welcome, valued, and empowered to do their best work without compromising who they are. #OneTeam #FreeToBeMe

Customer Obsessed: Focus relentlessly on helping our customers succeed. #CustomerObsessed

Go Fast, Be Agile: Widen our competitive advantage by committing to speed and simplicity over perfection and complexity. #GoFastBeAgile

Play to Win: Commit to building an incredible, profitable company for our customers, our employees, and our stakeholders. #PlayToWin #NoExcuses

Neighbours & Allies: Give back to our communities and be an ally. #SocialForGood #Allies

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

At Hootsuite, we design our compensation packages based on internal equity and external competitiveness. Every role at Hootsuite is analyzed, evaluated and mapped to a salary range. As a general guideline, the salary for new hires and promoted employees is determined based on an individual's skills & capabilities required for the role and their ability to contribute as per the expectations outlined in the job description.

Our salary structures are built on trends projected and published by independent and trusted survey companies. Hootsuite analyzes market data and adjusts salary structures, if required, on an annual basis. Salary ranges reflect what we expect to pay for this position at the time of posting. Our total compensation packages summarize our current offerings and are subject to change without notice.

Hootsuite is committed to fair and equitable compensation for every employee. Through an annual Pay Equity Analysis, Hootsuite ensures that all employees are paid fair and equitably.

Canadian Benefits. Hootsuite offers comprehensive benefits to support the health and wellbeing of our owls and their families. The benefits cover health insurance including medical, dental, vision, life/disability insurances, an Employee and Family Assistance Program and more! Hootsuite provides a group RRSP plan with a company match of up to 4% of base salary. Benefits are available to permanent employees who meet minimum hours requirements without a waiting period. THIS resource will provide additional information.

US Benefits. Hootsuite offers comprehensive benefits to support the health and wellbeing of our owls and their families. The benefits cover health insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life/disability insurances. Hootsuite also offers a 401k Plan with a company match (up to 4% of base salary), an Employee and Family Assistance Program and more! Benefits are available to employees who meet minimum hours requirements without a waiting period. THIS resource will provide additional information.

Global Parental Leave. All permanent employees, including birthing, non-birthing and adoptive parents, who have been employed by Hootsuite for a minimum of12 months are eligible for 26 weeks of full and partially paid leave in accordance with local government regulations.

Paid Time Off. Hootsuite offers 20 days of paid time off from day one of employment.

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