Mission / Position Summary

The Tech Lead / Senior Full Stack AWS Developer is an essential pillar of our development team. Reporting directly to the CTO, this role requires a unique blend of deep technical skills and strategic leadership. You will be at the heart of accelerating the modernization of our Point of Sale (POS) application, a crucial initiative to support the growth of the organization.

Your expertise in refactoring legacy systems to modern web architectures (or equivalent experience) will be a significant asset. You will be responsible for assessing, planning, and executing the transition of our existing code, while maintaining functionality and improving performance and scalability. This role demands a thorough understanding of best practices in software development and an ability to innovate while minimizing risks and maximizing value creation.

Your close collaboration with the product manager and CTO will be essential to ensure that the vision and objectives of the project are clearly understood and achieved. You will play a crucial role in defining the technical roadmap, ensuring that our application remains competitive and meets market expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technically lead the development team in modernizing the POS application, focusing on backend technologies such as Node.js, AWS Lambda, PostgreSQL, EventBridge, and StepFunctions.
  • Possess knowledge of frontend technologies (ReactJS, IndexedDB, Cube.js, Redis) to guide and collaborate on frontend development carried out by other team members.
  • Facilitate the migration of systems in Delphi (or C# as an equivalent skill) to modern solutions, with an emphasis on understanding the existing rather than active development in these languages.
  • Ensure a smooth and efficient transition of systems to new technologies, minimizing disruption and maximizing added value.
  • Work closely with the product manager to transform business requirements into viable technical solutions.
  • Take on a significant share of the architectural responsibility of the project, in collaboration with the CTO.
  • Implement and promote DevOps practices to optimize development and deployment processes.
  • Act as the main driver in Agile development activities, ensuring coordination and communication within the team.
  • Prepare and manage sprints and backlogs, using Agile methods (grooming, prioritization, estimation, sequencing, refinement, acceptance criteria, DoD, etc.).
  • Anticipate needs, opportunities, and potential problems, and support the identification and design of solutions.

Skills and Qualities

  • Exemplary technical leadership, demonstrated by a comprehensive understanding of the key technological challenges of a product in constant evolution and modernization.
  • Understanding of typical challenges of digital commercial solutions transitioning from a client/server architecture to a modern cloud architecture.
  • Refactoring skills: analysis and understanding of an existing client/server architecture and the ability to transpose and rearchitect functions in an AWS architecture.
  • Significant experience as a technical leader or senior developer, with a strong understanding of backend technologies and a good knowledge of frontend technologies.
  • Highly organized/structured, with attention to detail, capable of delivering excellent results with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of related full-stack technologies such as Docker, Jest/Mocha, RESTful APIs, GraphQL, CI/CD tools.
  • Knowledge of best practices in secure development (cybersecurity).
  • (asset) Advanced knowledge surrounding data (structure, SQL, PostgreSQL context).
  • Team player, result-oriented including respect for deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Bilingual (French, English).

Experience & Education

  • University degree in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of experience in similar roles, ideally in an application modernization environment with an emphasis on Full Stack development and cloud environments.
  • Prior experience with AWS and its various services is essential.
  • (asset) Experience or knowledge of common retail solutions (POS, eCommerce platforms, accounting/ERP software).

Working Conditions

  • Permanent full-time position in a dynamic “startup” type work environment, but with a mature product already established in the market.
  • Full remote work flexibility.

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