Senior Software Developer, Back-End

Let’s talk shop: Lightspeed is on the lookout for a passionate full-time Senior Back-End Developer to join our Amsterdam-based Development team. The primary role for this position is to work on our cloud-based software, Lightspeed Retail and eCom.

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 projects and your background is in PHP, nodeJS, Go or any other object-oriented language. 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.

Now we get to brag about us: Lightspeed provides retailers and restaurateurs the simplest way to build, manage, and grow their business while crafting a better customer experience. Lightspeed empowers small business owners with a complete overview of their business in one place - more than 50,000 businesses processing over $15 billion in transactions annually use Lightspeed’s mobile Point of Sale software and eCommerce platform to manage inventory, customer preferences, sales, and analytics to get a complete overview of their business in one place. Founded in 2005 with offices in Canada, USA, and Europe, Lightspeed has received one of the largest funding for a Canadian tech company which has us well positioned to become Canada's next great technology success story. 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

Requirements:

  • 7+ years experience developing reliable, highly available and scalable software (preferably in a scalable SaaS setting)
  • Experience with object oriented languages such as PHP, nodeJS, Go or other languages
  • Experience writing automated unit and functional tests
  • Experience with relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases
  • 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
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with Git/Github
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in English

Assets:

  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Experience with Laravel
  • Experience in a continuous delivery model
  • Experience in building APIs
  • Experience with event based and messaging systems
  • Experience deploying and maintaining software in a production environment
  • Experience with Payment processing, Point of Sale (POS) and/or eCommerce
  • Fluency in Dutch

And when you’re not programming?

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

  • Ability to work with highly skilled people and grow within the global Lightspeed Development team
  • Even if we became bigger everyone has an impact on the company as a whole
  • We encourage initiatives and leadership
  • Dedicated innovation time built in to your sprint
  • Tech talks - Sharing is caring :)
  • Happy hour every Friday afternoon
  • Fun activities with your teammates - Be part of the Lightspeed Family!