Principle Backend Engineer

Principle Backend Engineer

Development Id: 15383 - Permanent

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters is seeking a Principle Backend Engineer to join our client in Richmond, BC.


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • Own system level architecture and software design for features and services spanning multiple engineering teams. Help define system components, entities and service interfaces, with consideration for scalability, complexity, availability, security, performance, cost, and other criteria.
  • Help make the right technology choices for implementing solutions. Conduct alternative analysis for technology selection or build vs buy decisions and present to stakeholders.
  • Build high quality and highly scalable services leveraging advanced machine learning and predictive analytic models.
  • Design and operationalize data pipelines using advanced data architectures deployed on Amazon Web Services.
  • Work with product managers and tech leaders early on to shape product definition so that it can be built in a flexible, extensible, and robust way. Work collaboratively across engineering teams to plan and execute at high velocity.
  • Define and drive adoption of design patterns, coding and quality standards and software development processes.
  • Help improve software quality and data quality by coming up with better ways of measuring and testing.
  • Collaborate with technical leads and architects to define a technical roadmap and long-term architecture vision. Drive and support innovation by acting as a sounding board for ideas and help bring them to life. Actively engage in tracking and reducing technical debt.
  • Share ideas, insights, and technology trends to the broader technical audience within the company. Provide coaching and mentoring to technical staff.
  • Play a key role in hiring, retention, and growth of talent: attract, evaluate, coach and mentor senior engineers.


Top Skills Required

  • 8+ years of experience in full-stack software architecture, design, and development.
  • Experience with designing and developing complex, robust, and highly scalable production services and applications using modern frameworks, tools, and systems.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, connecting directly and effectively with cross-functional stakeholders at various levels.
  • Ability to decompose complex business problems and communicate solutions succinctly
  • Experience with cloud-based architectures, development, and deployment
  • A data-driven approach with a strong results and outcome-oriented focus, understanding the value derived from rapidly shipping code and learning/iterating on the results
  • Strong empathy for our customers and a passion for exceeding their expectations, always!
  • A passion for learning, continuous improvement, sharing, and working in a team environment
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science / Engineering or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 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.