Senior Software Developer, Back-End (Retail Analytics) at Lightspeed POS
Montreal, CA

Let’s talk shop: Lightspeed is on the lookout for a passionate full-time Back-End Developer to join our Montreal-based Development team. The primary role for this position is to work on our cloud-based Retail POS product. 


Don’t mistake us for a typical corporation. We are not looking for just a team member, we’re searching for someone to enrich our family. We will let you write the code and bring your ideas. We will believe in you and give you creative freedom to allow you to do the best work of your life. Sounds familiar? Perfect! We’ve got what it takes to keep you feeling challenged and empowered.


Here’s a little song we wrote about you: You have worked on large cloud-based products.You’re a natural-born problem-solver and always game to develop products that solve real-world problems for customers around the globe. You enjoy learning things that you’ve never touched before. This is your chance to intimately collaborate with a small team, to take on big projects that greatly improve our core products. We love critical thinkers who like to question why we do things this way and want to do better. Change agents are everywhere at Lightspeed, are you one of them? That comes with taking ownership of the code you write, coupled with strong architectural skills. If you want to do the best work of your life while being surrounded by talented colleagues, we think we should talk.


About Us


Lightspeed powers small and medium-sized businesses in over 100 countries around the world with its cloud-based commerce platform. Its smart, scalable, and dependable all-in-one Point of Sale software system helps restaurants and retailers sell across channels, manage operations, engage with consumers, accept payments, and grow their business. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, Europe and Australia, Lightspeed recently completed its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do.


Primary Responsibilities


Work as part of a team to deliver product features and functionality

Translate requirements into conceptual and detailed designs with estimates

Help design & architect software for a wide range of services and systems in a large SaaS environment

Develop clean, maintainable code in a continuous integration + continuous deployment environment

Actively provide constructive feedback to other developers through code review

Assist QA and Support staff in troubleshooting software issues as well as implementing bug fixes



Senior level experience developing reliable, highly available and scalable software (preferably in a scalable SaaS setting)

Strong cloud computing and cloud technologies knowledge and experience

Experience with GCP (Google Cloud Platform) or AWS 

Experience with Python

Experience with data modeling and writing optimized SQL

Experience with relational and non-relational databases

Experience with TDD and writing automated unit and functional tests

Proven skills in server side resource profiling, optimization and debugging

Good understanding of Design Patterns

Basic proficiency in a UNIX/Linux environment

Excellent communication skills and ability to mentor teammates 

Experience working in an Agile development environment

Experience with Git/Github



Experience in a continuous delivery model

Experience with Golang 

Experience in building APIs

Experience in Data Engineering  

Experience with event based and messaging systems

Experience deploying and maintaining software in a production environment

Experience with Point of Sale (POS) and/or eCommerce

BS/BA in Computer Science, or equivalent experience

What's in It for You?


In addition to the perks you see on the Careers page, you’ll get access to:


A beautifully renovated office space in a castle; one of the best development centres in Montreal;

An environment that encourages initiative and leadership;

Happy hour every Friday afternoon;

Birthday treats every month to celebrate our employees;

Social events throughout the year including the legendary annual holiday party;

Fun activities with your teammates - be part of the Lightspeed family;

Work with highly talented people who are as passionate about their craft as you are