August 27, 2021

Technical Lead

Calgary or Remote

Technical Lead

For over 55 years, H&R Block has prepared taxes for millions of Canadians annually. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, we serve taxpayers in more than 1,000+ offices, through our upload from home service, and online with our DIY tax software. Our dedicated team of Tax Experts use the latest in electronic processing and filing technology to prepare all types of returns, including personal, small business, corporate, farm, trucker, fishing, U.S., rental, and estate.

Becoming an H&R Block Associate it is an opportunity to grow with the strongest brand in the tax preparation industry. We are looking for people who want to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities. 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!

The Opportunity:

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.

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 of H&R Block.

Key areas of Responsibility:

  • Delivery of rich, high-quality software being mindful of performance, reliability, scalability, and security.
  • Lead the application of design patterns within the Microservices team.
  • Establish, promote, review, and refine coding standards within the team.
  • 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.
  • Translate complex technical concepts into non-technical language for consumption by Product Owners and business stakeholders
  • Support and mentor fellow development team members.
  • Ensure timely completion of deliverables and contribute to work effort estimates.
  • Lead technical decision making.
  • Design and document solution architecture in collaboration with other technical leads and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with DevOps/SRE (Site Reliability Engineering).
  • Advocate for and lead the resolution of outstanding technical debt.
  • Collaborate with Offshore team to design solutions, drive tech stack decisions and improve execution.
  • Research about new disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and how they would be applicable to our business model.

Key Qualifications:

  • Postsecondary education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years professional experience as a software developer required.
  • Three years experience with JAVA based technologies required.
  • Three years experience with .NET based technologies preferred.
  • Mastery of object-oriented development principles, design patterns, methodologies, and architectures.
  • Must have experience with either Azure or AWS cloud-based development.
  • Mastery of HTML, jQuery, CSS/SCSS and related technologies.
  • Three years experience with front-end frameworks such as React, or Angular JS preferred.
  • Proficient in Java, Spring/Sprint Boot, Hibernate and building tools like Maven and Gradle.
  • Experience with Docker/Containerization, Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm is an asset.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and agile team environment.
  • Passionate about software development.
  • Strong advocate for DevOps- and Agile-based software development.

Do you have a passion for leadership and development, along with the skills and qualifications required for this GREAT opportunity? If so, we invite you to send your resume to

H&R Block fosters a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated and respected. 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. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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