Software Engineer

at Grow in Vancouver

Does great Java mean more than just a fancy cappuccino to you?

We’re Grow. We’re a data-driven, technology-enabled online lending platform. That’s a fancy way of saying we sell kick-ass loans on the internet. We’re on a mission to help Canadians avoid the traps of predatory lenders and outdated offerings from banks.

We’re improving on traditional underwriting models through high levels of scalable automation, machine learning algorithms, and other “big ­data” analysis to lower the cost of borrowing and improve the user experience for our clients.

Grow is seeking a full-stack Intermediate to Senior level Java Software Engineer. Prior working experience with GWT is highly desirable.

You will be working on the backend and automation team on Google App Engine as well as front­end development in GWT. You will learn the entire Grow technology stack (front­ to­ back) and be able to identify areas where you add the most value to further develop our best-in-class proprietary software.



Design and develop new features, enhancements, and backend/frontend systems in Java, GWT, JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3
Debug and fix product issues where necessary
Mentor and train junior staff and future additions to the engineering team

Required Qualities

BSc, MSc, or PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent
Minimum five years professional work experience with Java
Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts
Project management and leadership skills
A burning passion to improve the financial lives of your fellow Canadians through innovative use of technology and data driven systems

Nice to Have Qualities

Experience with Google Web Toolkit
Experience with Maven, GIT, Eclipse and the Google Cloud platform (Google App Engine, Google Datastore, BigQuery, Cloud Endpoints, and Google Cloud Storage).
Knowledge of new HTML5 APIs (e.g. Canvas, Local Storage, Audio/Video)
Interest or experience in Big Data, AI, or pattern recognition (anomaly/cluster)
Interest or experience in Java Image Processing (focus, blur, edge detection etc)
Experience with 3rd party REST APIs (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Twilio)
Experience with enterprise information system (Finance, CRM, Payments)


Competitive Salary
Generous equity package
Comprehensive Health benefits
Shiny new Apple laptop or desktop of your choice
All the snacks you can eat
All the beer, wine, coffee, tea, diet cran-pineapple-papaya-sparkling nectar juice (or any other refreshments) you can drink
Catered lunches and sponsored team events on a regular basis
Dog-friendly office
Beautiful Vancouver


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Published at 27 Feb 2016
Expires on 10 Aug 2016
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