Sr. Full Stack Developer / Senior Software Engineer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2d ago

What is ReturnBear?

Retail returns suck. We all hate packing, printing, and shipping unwanted items only to wait weeks for a refund And retailers have it rough too.

They have to figure out what has to be re-sold, refurbished, or recycled, and if they don't figure it out fast enough, they might as well send everything to a landfill. Nobody wins.

This is why ReturnBear exists. We are Canada's first end-to-end reverse logistics solution. Our nationwide drop-off network means immediate exchanges and returns with no re-packing.

We sort and QA goods to get inventory back to merchants fast, giving retailers 20%+ savings and making consumers happier.

We make returns easy for everyone and better for the planet.

Join us to :

  • Redefine reverse logistics. We are pioneering how reverse logistics should be done in Canada, and are backed by large players like Cadillac Fairview and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
  • Join us to set the standard.

  • Reduce carbon. As much as 30% of retail goods sold are returned. And when retailers can't figure out how to make the process efficient, it becomes easier to just chuck items, creating landfill and waste.
  • By joining ReturnBear, you are not only solving a clear pain point, you're also helping the environment.

  • Wildly improve customer experiences. Returns and exchanges can be better. They can be simple. They can be fast. They can be cost-effective.
  • Help us design a new solution standard where customers can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their returns and exchanges can be handled instantly, while merchants get products back ready to resell faster than ever before.

    The Role

    We are looking for a Senior Full Stack Developer / Senior Software Engineer to join as an early founding member of the ReturnBear engineering team.

    While you will design and develop new product features, you will also be involved in paving the way to our company's growth and scale - from technical architecture to product direction and team building.

  • Contribute as an early founding member of the ReturnBear engineering team, building us into a world-class technology solution and company
  • Design, develop, maintain, and deploy well-tested back-end services
  • Influence and build out our product roadmap with the team
  • Write high quality, well-tested code that meets the needs of our enterprise customers
  • Enable the team to move fast and experiment by applying best practices for API design principles between components and using microservices
  • Qualifications

  • 5+ years of back end development experience with 3+ years working with Python / Django
  • Experience with backend and frontend (web / mobile) development
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Solid knowledge of programming fundamentals including algorithms, data structures, design patterns, and paradigms
  • Good knowledge / experience with :
  • Cloud-based technologies (AWS preferred)
  • Databases (SQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Microservices architecture (AWS or Azure)
  • Other : React (JS) and Redis Cluster
  • Nice to have :
  • Familiarity with Docker / Kubernetes, FastAPI, Typescript, React, GraphQL
  • Expert knowledge of web development, with a deep understanding of the inner workings of major browsers, including how they render HTML / CSS and their Javascript runtime environment
  • Bigger nice to have :
  • Experience migrating from Python versions. Experience upgrading Django versions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for learning, collaborating and sharing knowledge
  • Proven problem-solving skills and a history of fast learning
  • What We Look For

  • Ownership mentality. It's their problem, not mine doesn't have a place here. You own the problems and challenges that you see, and proactively work with your colleagues to turn them into opportunities. We're in it together!
  • Growth mindset. You learn from your mistakes and believe in human potential. It's not that you can't overcome the challenge you're facing, it's just that you haven't overcome it yet.
  • You appreciate the diverse thoughts and perspectives of your colleagues, partners and clients, and you are committed to actively listening and learning.

  • Getting things done. You are keen to do great work, and ship things often. Done is better than perfect might be something you believe in, and while you always strive to deliver what is best for you and your team, you realize that sometimes you'll have to circle back on it to iterate and make improvements.
  • Flexibility and comfort in ambiguity. You embrace the agile nature of design and development, and you are equally comfortable pivoting your plan and process as you are establishing a workback schedule.
  • Try as we might, things won't always go as planned, and you always try to be ready to deal with that as it comes.

  • Passion for the problems we're solving. You understand how ecommerce and retail ecosystems are growing with emerging brands and solution providers, and you're keen to make an impact not just on the lives of customers, but on the businesses of our merchant partners and on the environment as well.
  • Together we can save merchants and their customers time and money, AND we can help keep returns out of landfills.

    Our Commitments

  • Diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their background, sexuality, physical abilities and ways of self-identification.
  • Honing your craft, your way. We provide the opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. We work collaboratively and flexibly, with opportunities to shape a hybrid working style suited to your needs.
  • All-you-can-pop bubble wrap. The popit craze has nothing on good ol' bubble wrap. Pop your way to zen, in true reverse logistics style. ;)
  • We hope you're as excited by ReturnBear as we are, and look forward to chatting!

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