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Senior Backend Engineer / Technical Lead

Wise Systems

Wise Systems

Software Engineering, IT
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Who we are:
Wise Systems is a high-growth company building an exceptional team. The key to our business growth is finding the right people to join our global organization. If you are ready to accelerate your career and join a team that is transforming an entire industry, we need you.

Based in Cambridge, MA, Wise Systems was started out of MIT and is transforming the last-mile delivery industry with an AI-driven technology platform that is used by some of the world’s largest fleets. The company is building an incredible, diverse team that shares a deep commitment to our customers’ success.

What we are looking for:

An experienced and passionate senior developer with a history of successfully leading teams of highly talented and motivated Engineers. You know how to run and coach others on agile ceremonies. You are strategic in your technical designs and propose robust solutions for features, taking into account long term future roadmaps and potential requirements and pitfalls.

You are an excellent team player, love challenges, and master building high-quality enterprise-grade applications. You enable the team to succeed, allowing them to learn and tackle new challenges. Collaboratively with the team, you will use your technical expertise to help scope the technical work, design and implement it. You will ensure the work is sequenced properly and you will provide guidance and coaching to less experienced teammates. You have a continuous improvement mindset, and are constantly thinking about performance improvements, high resiliency, security and usability of our applications.

As the technical lead, you will communicate and align your team on plans, deliverables, and solutions with internal stakeholders as well as with large-scale high-profile customers themselves, confirming requirements and expectations. You understand customer needs and can easily translate that to technical descriptions.


  • Help design high-quality, high performance, scalable web solutions
  • Contribute to and lead technical discussions, identify and suggest ideas and solutions to problems at hand
  • Communicate and discuss directly with internal stakeholders and customers
  • Provide technical leadership for your team, and assist in improving your colleagues’ skills through technical mentoring, coaching, and knowledge-sharing
  • Participate in design and code reviews to foster technical innovation in the areas of component reuse, extensibility, maintainability and scalability
  • Monitor your applications in production, and proactively identify and fix issues clients are encountering
  • Help build a strong SRE and DevOps culture.
  • Understand the deployment pipelines and release process
  • Contributing to the product-wide technical roadmap, ensuring the success of technical cross-team initiatives and responsible adoption of new technologies and industry trends


  • 8+ years experience with Javascript
  • 3+ years of experience leading technical teams
  • Strong architectural knowledge of standard system design patterns and anti-patterns
  • Comfortable working on MacOS and constant use of command line terminals
  • Experience in building and deploying microservices and monolithic applications
  • Experience with Jenkins, docker, and AWS lambda
  • Strong experience with Postgres and MongoDB
  • Experience working with REST API
  • Experience with multithreading
  • Experience writing unit testing
  • Strong focus on performance and resiliency of the application
  • Strong English communication skills, verbal and written
  • Assets: Experience with Java/Scala

Please note that only candidates based in or willing to relocate to Quebec, Canada will be considered for this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you require any accommodations during the application process or interview process, please contact us at