Software Architect (Remote) // Work from Ottawa!
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2d ago
Job Description

*This is a remote position within Canada

SSENSE is looking for an experienced Software Architect to join our rapidly growing technology team. As a Software Architect, you will design and influence the next generation of software solutions at SSENSE. You will design blueprints and define guidelines that will guide our development teams in building high-quality solutions. The ideal candidate has a strong technical background in software development and has successfully delivered complex, scalable, reliable and secure solutions that have stood the test of time. 



  • Provide architectural blueprints of our future software solutions that conform to industry best practices (Domain Driven Design, CQRS, event sourcing, etc.)
  • Gain deep knowledge of the existing software systems and business processes, through reverse engineering and discussions with peers, documenting them with appropriate representations
  • Conduct architectural reviews, propose solutions, ensure the designs meet requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, and conform to our development standards. Provide verbal and written technical advice on required modifications.
  • Contribute to the definition of standards across the department and evangelize them through effective communication
  • Collaborate with development teams in all phases of software development including design, development, deployment and operations  

Ownership and accountability

  • Be accountable for the big picture architecture (domains and inter-dependencies) as well as the shared services required to ensure the reliability and security of the system
  • Own the shared components, including their development and continuous support

Continuous learning and knowledge sharing

  • Develop knowledge and skills through formal training, reading and on the job experience, on subjects of software development as well as business domains of e-commerce and supply chain 
  • Raise the bar for professional software development and help others learn the craft through code reviews, design reviews and whiteboard sessions
  • Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, in order to promote continuous learning

Recruiting and ambassadorship

  • Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top developers
  • Conduct interviews and document the outcome
  • Act as SSENSE ambassador in the developer community, representing the company in local meetups, conferences, contributing to open-source, publishing on the SSENSE tech blog, etc. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field 
  • Master’s degree, an asset
  • A minimum of 10 years experience designing and building software applications in various languages (Nodejs, PHP, C#, Java, Python,  etc.)
  • Experience with complex software projects (microservice architectures, e-commerce, ERP, supply chain)
  • Proficiency with Cloud (AWS/GCP/Azure), an asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and French 


  • Highly analytical and detail oriented
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities
  • Ability to coach and mentor junior employees
  • Ability to influence and drive change
  • Team player with a high sense of accountability and ownership
  • Solution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challenges
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing web technologies and techniques

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