Backend Engineer

at Unata in Toronto

Who are we?

At Unata, we’re shaping the future of the retail experience. We power digital experiences for some of North America’s most well-respected grocery chains. Our white-label platform powers award-winning e-commerce experiences, digital flyers and digital loyalty programs, allowing the retailer to automatically tailor each shopper’s experience at an individual level so that they can deliver 1-to-1 personalized content and offers.

In other words, we enable customer experiences that make shopping easier and more personal, such as allowing shoppers to order their groceries online and pick up in-store / have them delivered, and allowing shoppers to receive a completely personalized version of the Flyer based on their purchase history.

We are one of Canada's 50 fastest growing companies, and were listed as one of Canada's top 20 most innovative companies. And we have no plans on slowing down! We are absolutely committed to continuous innovation, bringing together a team of Canada’s brightest developers, designers, project managers and marketers.

Want to be part of the future of retail? We’d love to hear from you!

Why This Opportunity is Cool

The Backend Team is responsible for building the backend services that power Unata’s core platform features. Our product roadmap is full of challenging projects that require innovative engineering solutions. Alongside a team of designers, engineers and data scientists, you’ll be building scalable and robust distributed systems that power the best digital grocery experience in the market.

Our Best Backend Engineers

Have a degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, etc.
Are proficient in object-oriented software design, and have strong knowledge of Python (+ for Flask, SQLAlchemy).
Bring a solid grasp of computer science concepts, such as data structures, algorithms, and programming paradigms. We are very keen on implementing red-black trees here at Unata.
Understand and implement engineering best practices, including automated testing, version control systems, documentation, continuous integration, duct tape redundancy, etc.
Are at home in a Unix development environment
Can clearly communicate complex technical concepts
Have built and shipped real software
Demonstrate their willingness to learn new things
Are accomplished, seasoned, battle-scarred engineers with a history of shipped systems under their belts, with an emphasis on designing async messaging systems, big data architecture and web services

What This Opportunity Gives You

The chance to help shape the technical future of our product as we scale to scores of retail partners and millions of users
Learn and work with technologies like Python, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Cassandra, Redis, Memcached and more!
Learn how to grow and lead an engineering team
Time to attend various developer conferences, like PyCon, where our Team is regularly selected to present
A dedicated team filled with people that want to make an impact - this ain’t no “another-day-another-dollar” gig!
A working environment where your opinions are valued
A place within a company that appreciates learning new technologies and implementing them when they make sense
… and more!

What Are You Waiting For?

Send us a note at with a copy of your resume, and let us know why you're a great fit for the position!

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Published at 10 Feb 2017
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