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MakeSpace // on-demand self-storage
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto, ON    Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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MakeSpace is looking for a Staff Engineer to help us scale our products & lead our Operations & Warehouse team. We just raised $55 million in Series E funding to help make space more accessible to everyone with our full-service customer experience & full-featured technology products. Join us as we help people live more spacious lives in 31 cities across North America (and counting). 

The opportunity:

As a staff engineer youll be creating & designing our core products, mentoring our engineers & helping setup the next iteration of our technical vision. At MakeSpace, a staff engineer will be at the nucleus of our engineering teams & work across teams & products. You help make the tradeoffs between our current products & our future vision. As a contributing IC, youll work with other engineers, product & test engineers to solve product challenges which includes our move to (micro) services. 

You can expect to:

  • Write, test, document & deploy high quality code, including work on stand-alone services, including microservices, as we develop the next generation of our codebase & products. 
  • Evolve our platform via architectural, design & code reviews. 
  • Steer & lead our design reviews, architectural & infrastructure choices.  
  • Help teams in thinking about design, patterns, frameworks in helping to meet quarterly objectives or cross team projects. 
  • Collaborate on the technical vision for future products. 
  • Develop your leadership skills by mentoring engineers, pairing & leading workshops. 
  • Drive technical decisions on agile, cross-functional teams including marketing, product management & engineering. 
  • Experiment on new technologies with an open mind. 
  • Lead architecture decisions at a multi-system level. 

About you:

  • You either have a bachelors degree or professional software engineering experience.
  • You have worked as a tech lead or senior engineer for several companies, including work related to building service oriented architecture & CI/CD. 
  • Youve experience in two or more of the following - Site Reliability & DevOps, Backend engineering & API definition, Data Engineering, SOA, Web Engineering
  • You have experience with one of, preferably both, migrating to a Service-oriented architecture from a monolith & with event-based or distributed architectures. 
  • You continually learn & strive towards being the best software engineer you can be.
  • You have a record of mentorship. Experience instilling technical excellence across teams. 
  • With unwavering attention to detail, you write clean, pragmatic, & reusable code.
  • You have proven experience building platform applications with Python/Kotlin-JVM/Javascript.
  • You have a willingness to learn, teach & step outside of your comfort zone.
  • Nice to haves: Experience with logistics or warehouse management systems

The culture:

MakeSpace culture is built on collaboration & innovation. Theres tons of room to grow & opportunities to take initiative. You will partner with sharp, motivated teammates looking to disrupt a massive industryand have fun while doing it.

If this sounds like you, then let us knowand join a tech company that makes a concrete impact on the physical world every day! 

We are an equal opportunity employer & value a diversity of perspectives & backgrounds at our company. We are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

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