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Lead, Software Development

Hootsuite

Hootsuite

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

We’re looking for a Lead Software Developer for our Social Selling team. You’ll be working with a team of talented developers to design, build, and ship high-quality products, incorporate feedback to refine and improve beta releases and turn beta releases into production ready, scalable products suitable for new and existing customers. While based in Hootsuite's Vancouver office, you will report to the Senior Manager, Software Development.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Collaborate with and lead your team to design, build, test, and ship high-quality software to Hootsuite’s customers
  • Help shape Hootsuite’s technical roadmap
  • Iterate in an agile fashion creating hypotheses and testing them with incremental code shipments through continuous integration
  • Shape Hootsuite's culture, and your teams, through improved tooling, streamlining processes and working across product boundaries
  • The technologies you will be working with: react.js, as well as Scala, Golang, docker, kubernetes, MySQL, and PHP

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • A degree in Computer Science or Engineering, and at least 5 years of experience in designing, developing and maintaining software or an equivalent level of work experience, and a track record of substantial contributions to software projects with high business impact
  • Experience with mentoring, coaching, and pairing with coworkers
  • Experience writing clean code that performs well at scale; you have experience with react.js, and ideally Java/Scala, Golang, and designing APIs
  • An understanding of SaaS software development practice, previous experience working on a SaaS product will be viewed favorably
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: works with others to deliver results, meaningfully contributing to the team and prioritizing group needs over individual needs
  • Creativity and Innovation: seeks new and better ways of doing things, generating original and imaginative ideas, products, and/or solutions
  • Problem Solving: uses an organized and logical approach to find solutions to complex problems and looks beyond the obvious to understand the root cause of problems and proposes several possible solutions
  • Resilience, Tolerance for Change/Ambiguity: can effectively cope with change, finding ways to advance work and projects

WHO YOU ARE:

  • 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.