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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Engineering

Ottawa

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About SurveyMonkey

Founded in 1999 and based in San Mateo, California, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading platform for turning people’s voices and opinions into actionable data — People Powered Data. Whether it’s with customers, employees, or a target market, SurveyMonkey helps curious individuals and companies — including 99% of the Fortune 500 — have conversations at scale with the people who matter most. It’s People Powered Data that allows them to understand not only “what” is happening, but “why.” SurveyMonkey’s 700+ employees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are dedicated to powering the curious.

 

Engineering

Does _surveymonkey_ speak to you? Then you’re probably just who we need to help us build interesting, scalable solutions (and create maintainable systems that stand the test of time). See your code go live right away — and have an impact today, tomorrow, and for years to come. More importantly, we’re a friendly bunch looking for a teammate, not a lone wolf. If you're looking to own an integral part of our system, let's chat!

 

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer for the Developer Platform team who has a real passion for solving complex and interesting problems. We help build and maintain the APIs that help grow our platform both internally and throughout our customer base, as well as provide strategic integrations and solutions to deliver value and get feedback where it’s needed most.

 

Some of the things you will do as a Senior Software Engineer at SurveyMonkey include:

  • Architect, build, and maintain high traffic services across multiple data regions
  • Top-to-bottom ownership of new features, including crafting technical specs, writing readable and extensible code, and keeping tabs on post-release metrics
  • Design fault tolerant systems that can scale, and allow us to move quickly without impacting customer access
  • Build observable systems that track important metrics and automatically notifies when something is off
  • Investigate and address issues with performance, scalability, and maintainability
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Mentor and guide engineers on best practices

 

Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum of 8+ years experience in web application development mainly focused on the backend
  • Ability to work in agile environments with frequent deployments
  • Experience building and maintaining a publicly available RESTful API that supports tens of thousands of developers
  • Able to write efficient SQL queries and design schemas for relational databases (MSSQL and MySQL experience is a plus)
  • Culture of code reviews, writing tech specs, and collaborating closely with others (not a solo hacker)
  • Be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic; willing to go the extra mile when it's crunch time
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent

Ideal

  • Experience building high-traffic APIs and websites
  • Experience with modern security and access control practices
  • Experience with continuous integration (frequent deployments)
  • Material contributions to open source projects
  • Linux (Ubuntu) configuration and administration
  • Experience with multi-region data center architecture

Technologies we Use

  • Python
  • SQL Server, MySQL, Memcached
  • React

 

Must be able to obtain and hold government security clearance at the Reliability level.

At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, RRSP matching, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

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