We are looking for energetic and innovative Software Developers to help us re-invent the category we invented! We know that the ability to deliver outstanding client service starts with having the best talent on our team, and if you want to be part of our success story then we want to hear from you!

We have proudly served clients in Canada for over 50 years, constantly evolving to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs. From our digital solutions to our offices, we constantly seek new ways to create frictionless and memorable client experiences.

The Opportunity:

This is a rare opportunity to join an international brand during a transformative period. Reporting to the Software Development Manager, the Technical Lead will be part of a collaborative, Agile team responsible for the end-to-end design, development, implementation and maintenance of new and existing applications.

Using the recent and latest web technology, you’ll lead our development team in a hands-on way, providing technical direction, driving technical design for new features, conducting code reviews, and mentoring developers to help them level up. Plus, you’ll still get to write code.

You will work directly with product managers, user experience (UX) designers, and subject matter experts to build world-class, amazing, delightful web applications, and powerful, flexible platforms.

You will drive software architecture design decisions in our Digital Solutions group, and contribute to data design decisions across multiple development teams and business units. Your contributions in this role will pave the path forward and shape the future for the Digital Solutions group and the company.

 

Requirements:

Enjoy working in a collaborative, agile team environment

Experience building software from the ground-up

Passionate about software development and take pride in your work; ensuring it is testable, reusable, scalable, resilient and maintainable

Enjoy learning new technologies and pick them up quickly

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Creative problem-solving skills

Proven ability to demonstrate innovative solutions to complex business problems

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Seek to understand business stakeholders vision and, in turn, delight stakeholders and customers with the delivery of feature rich, high quality software being mindful of performance, reliability, and scalability

Apply your understanding of software development methodologies, processes, practices (OO, SOLID, TDD, etc.) and design patterns to provide technical direction and to establish, promote, review and refine coding standards within the team

Research and evaluate advances in digital technology in anticipation of evolving business needs

Collaborate with user-experience designers, technical writers, business domain experts, database administrators and quality assurance to build new products and features which will help take our business to the next level

Support and mentor other development team members to continuously grow the team strength

Communicate to peers and leadership with efficiency and accuracy on progress and/or delays

Work closely with leadership and members of the team to ensure timely completion of deliverables and to provide insight on work effort estimates

Key Qualifications:

 

Post-Secondary education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Programming, and/or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training and professional experience

10+ years progressive experience as a full-stack Java developer designing and building consumer-facing web applications and web services (API design principles, REST)

Mastery of Object Oriented development principles, patterns and methodologies

Proficient in Java and web development frameworks including Spring/Spring Boot, Hibernate, AngularJS, HTML, CSS/SCSS and JavaScript as well as web server software technologies like Apache and Tomcat

Experience using NPM and some commonly used packages such as Grunt, Bower and Karma

Strong knowledge of Continuous Integration with tools like TeamCity and build tools such as Maven

Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into non-technical language and the ability to convert business specifications into technical designs and models

Proficient with SQL concepts and syntax and ideally experience with PostgreSQL

Experience working with version control systems, preferably GIT

Working knowledge of Agile with a SCRUM focus

 

If you meet the skills and qualifications required for this great opportunity, and are truly passionate about software development, we invite you to send your cover letter and resume to employment.opportunities@hrblock.ca.   

Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.