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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Engineering

Ottawa

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About SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK) is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. The company’s People Powered Data platform empowers over 17 million active users to measure and understand feedback from employees, customers, website and app users, and the market. SurveyMonkey’s products, enterprise solutions and integrations enable 335,000+ organizations to solve daily challenges, from delivering better customer experiences to increasing employee retention. With SurveyMonkey, organizations around the world can transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and innovation.

SurveyMonkey is a place where the curious come to grow. By embedding inclusion into our processes, policies, and culture, we are building a workplace for our 1,000+ employees across North America, Europe, and APAC where people of every background can thrive. We’ve won multiple awards and received recognition for our forward-looking policies, including extended parental and bereavement leave, vendor benefits standards, and Take 4 sabbaticals. 

SurveyMonkey was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE as a top workplace in 2018 and 2019, and the company has also won numerous awards as a leader in global survey software, including being named among CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and the Forbes Cloud 100. 

Over the past two years we’ve become a public company and expanded our platform with enterprise-grade features in privacy, security and compliance, putting SurveyMonkey on the path to rapidly expand our presence within the Fortune 500. We have ambitious goals to grow our international footprint as well, and every member of our troop plays a critical role in driving this growth and transformation. It’s an incredible time to join the company and be a part of our next chapter!

The Role

We are looking for a Software Engineer who has a real passion for solving complex and interesting problems.

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 specifications, 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
  • Promote and champion on best practices

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8+ years experience in web application development mainly focused on the backend
  • Experience with Python
  • Able to write efficient SQL queries and design schemas for relational databases (MSSQL and MySQL experience is a plus)
  • Experience building high-traffic APIs and websites
  • Experience with modern security and access control practices
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Linux configuration and administration
  • Ability to work in agile environments with frequent deployments
  • Be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic; willing to go the extra mile when it's crunch time
  • Culture of code reviews, writing technical specifications and collaborating closely with others (not a solo hacker)
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent

Technologies We Use

  • Python
  • SQL Server, MySQL
  • Memcached
  • Solr

Benefits and Perks

  • We offer competitive salaries , equity compensation, RRSP matching, and all our Canadian employees get 4 weeks of vacation.
  • We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families.
  • Planning on growing your own troop? Both moms and dads qualify for 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Looking for ways to prioritize health? Enjoy free fresh food, commuter subsidies, and well-being programs.
  • We support your career development with online learning subscriptions, workshops, and expenses–paid conferences every year.
  • We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

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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