Senior Back End Developer

Information Technology
Nova Scotia
Remote In Canada
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Reference # JG-14754


Meridia Recruitment Solutions has partnered with DIG Insights, an innovative and award-winning consumer insights and technology company, to recruit for their Senior Back End Developer.  

Started 10 years ago, Dig continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and has been listed as one of the most innovative insights companies globally for the past four years. DIG Insights innovative platform Upsiide allows companies to take a mobile-first, gamified approach to online research, getting actionable insights from a target audience in minutes, not days.  

Role Description:

As a member of the Upsiide development team, you will work on the newest and most innovative research platform with a growing global client list. You will contribute to cutting-edge features and work with the most modern technologies (mainly React/Node) and infrastructure (mainly AWS). As a senior member of the team, you will be leading feature rollouts, designing inventive solutions, and mentoring junior members of the team.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with design, DevOps, and QA to develop innovative server-side architecture.
  • Work closely with tech leadership to constantly move product forward.
  • Work with junior members of the team to share your experience and help them grow.
  • Participate in daily scrums, identifying challenges, foreseeing issues, and highlighting wins.
  • Work within company standards for testing and documentation.
  • Being fearless in having your own ideas and advocating for them.
  • Train users as required on the use of systems and applications.
  • Perform after-hours on-call support based on the on-call schedule and perform daily health checks when scheduled.

Your Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience (or equivalent) working in a back end or full stack environment.
  • Experience with backend JavaScript frameworks (we use Node/Express).
  • Experience creating scalable data structures in SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience improving database queries and optimizing tables/indexes.
  • Experience building RESTful services and APIs.
  • Solid coding fundamentals, proper styling, commenting, and comfortable with conducting peer code review.
  • Familiar with continuous integration and deployment.
  • Knowledge of OOP, DRY, and MVC principles.
  • Experience with version control, git flow model.
  • Experience with serverless and containers.
  • Willing and able to work within a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Ability to work within and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Understanding of best practices for security (OWASP), software, development and customer service.
  • Demonstration of strong problem-solving skills.
  • Basic infrastructure understanding.


To express interest in this opportunity, please click on the "Apply Now" button below.

For more information contact Jamie Grant, Partner at 902-420-1809 or Brooke Ireland, Senior Consultant at 902-421-1214.   If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Brooke know.


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