Lead Backend Engineer/Architect

Lead Backend Engineer/Architect

Development Id: 15677 - Permanent

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters is seeking a Lead Backend Engineer/Architect to join our client in Vancouver, BC.


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • Understand the overall architecture for the InSight SaaS web application, and enhance it over time for quality and scalability, as major new features are added
  • Contribute to sprint planning, providing high-level technical design and effort estimates, and reviewing product specifications and technical designs as necessary
  • Design, implement, and maintain features in the InSight SaaS web application
  • Collaborate with PM, QA, Webapp Development and Data Science teams across our San Francisco, Vancouver, and Eastern European offices, and provide mentorship to junior engineers
  • Ensure production uptime and performance through good software architecture, and resolve production issues with our Support and Operations teams as needed


Top Skills Required

  • BS in Computer Science from a top university.  Additional MS in Computer Science preferred
  • Strong sense of technical design, with ability to keep the customer view in context
  • 10+ years of experience developing software products, preferable in an enterprise market
  • 5+ years of experience developing web-based SaaS applications, and seeing them through multiple releases
  • 2+ years of experience providing technical leadership of a team
  • Deep experience and interest in backend web development 
  • Experience and interest in frontend web development is a plus
  • Proficiency in Python or similar backend web and application development language
  • Proficiency in relational databases and SQL
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and front-end frameworks (React, Angular) is a plus
  • Product and customer orientation
  • Good communication skills - both written and verbal. Quick learner, and a strong team player
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


Why work with us?

  • Build a long-term relationship with an experienced recruitment expert
  • Access to the ‘hidden’ job market – opportunities across Canada that aren’t posted on job boards
  • Get a high-level understanding of market dynamics affecting your industry
  • Gain insight into the culture of the company you’re applying for before submitting your profile


About Us

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters provides contract and permanent IT recruitment services to employers across Canada. We have a specialized approach to recruiting, segmenting our recruitment teams into specialty practice areas focusing on Development, PMO, Infrastructure and BI/CRM/ERP skill sets.

This approach enables our recruiters to become specialists; they know the market and work hard to understand each candidates’ capabilities, goals, career ambitions and quickly present them with the best possible opportunities.  We are committed to helping candidates develop their careers and to helping our clients grow their business and complete important projects successfully.


We create opportunities for IT Professionals to empower business.