WhereTo - Lead Platform Engineer - Remote, Canada

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Brand: Product and Technology
Work type: Full time, Remote
Location: Virtual - Canada
Categories: Information & Technology

WhereTo is a business travel startup from San Francisco that evolved into an agile development and design studio within the Flight Centre family. We build travel solutions used by some of the largest companies on the planet - we have just one goal: making business travel better for everybody.

WhereTo provides an AI-powered travel platform for corporate travel. Their platform uses machine learning algorithms to recommend personalized travel options based on a traveler's preferences, company policies, and budget. WhereTo's technology also allows for real-time travel tracking, reporting, and cost analysis, enabling companies to optimize their travel programs and reduce costs.

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About The Opportunity

We are looking for a Backend focused engineer to be a pivotal member of our platform team. You will be working closely with engineering leadership and developers to design, build, and maintain the foundational infrastructure and software platforms that enable the development, deployment, and operation of applications and services within the WhereTo Organization. A great fit for this role is someone who is always intrigued by new technology, enjoys solving architectural problems, enjoys optimizing workflows and build processes, and is comfortable working in a fast paced remote environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and manage the underlying infrastructure, including servers, networks, storage, and cloud resources in collaboration with the infrastructure team
  • Ensure that the application infrastructure is reliable, secure, and capable of handling the organization's workloads
  • Implement automation tools and practices to streamline the deployment and management of applications
  • Work with containerization technologies such as Docker and container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes to package and manage applications consistently across different environments
  • Work with cloud service providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) to leverage cloud resources for scalability and flexibility
  • Implement and maintain monitoring solutions to track the health and performance of applications and infrastructure components
  • Implement security best practices, access controls, and encryption to protect data and systems
  • Help developers troubleshoot issues
  • Provide guidance to development team on best practices
  • Optimize the development workflow to ensure efficient engineering operations
  • Design for scalability and high availability to ensure that applications can handle increased loads and maintain uptime in the event of failures
  • Develop and test disaster recovery plans to ensure data and application availability in case of unexpected outages or disasters

Experience & Qualifications

  • More than 5 years experience in a software development role
  • Experience with building and architecting high quality software from scratch
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers a plus
  • Experience architecting new solutions a plus
  • Ability to analyze new technologies and weigh their pros and cons
  • Strong ability to understand and analyze new systems
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to articulate complex ideas required
  • Leadership experience a huge plus
  • Strong experience with compilation and bundle technologies required
  • Strong Node.js and TypeScript skills
  • Strong understanding of asynchronous I/O
  • Excellent software architecture skills and a passion for maintainable, organized code
  • Experienced with AWS, EC3, S3, RDS, CloudFront/CDNs
  • Expert with Linux, Ubuntu/Debian (BASH scripting a plus)
  • Experience with CI platforms (Jenkins, CircleCI, Travis, etc)
  • Experience with REST-based Web Service API implementation
  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL (or similar) and understanding of how they work internally
  • Experience with Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Experience with NoSQL databases is desirable (i.e MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • Experience with memory cache systems (Redis, Memcached)
  • Experience with other systems programming languages is a bonus (Go, C/C++,
  • Rust, etc), and/or scripting languages (Python) and/or JVM-based languages (Scala, Java, Groovy)
  • Experience with pure functional programming and/or functional programming libraries and concepts is a bonus (Haskell, Scala, F#, Ramda, Lo-Dash FP etc)
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing highly horizontally-scalable architecture
  • Strong understanding of Git fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of Docker fundamentals

Work Perks! - What’s in it for you:

FCTG is renowned internationally for having amazing perks and an even better culture.  We understand that our people are our most valuable asset. It is the passion and dedication of our teams that keep the company on top of the industry ladder. It’s also why we offer some great employee benefits and perks outside of the norm.

  • Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a hybrid work structure that combines both remote and in-person work.
  • Have fun: At the heart of everything we do at Flight Centre is a desire to have fun.
  • Reward & Recognition: Celebrate the success of yourself and others at our regular Buzz Nights and at the annual Global Gathering - You'll have to experience it to believe it!
  • Use your smarts: Our people use their quick thinking, expertise, and tenacity to always figure things out.
  • Love for travel: We were founded by people who wanted to travel and want others to do the same. That passion is something you can’t miss in our people or service.
  • Personal connections: We are a big business founded on personal relationships.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  •      Diversity Day: paid leave to observe holiday or cultural celebration of your choice 
  •      Employee Resource Groups (Racial Equity, Gender Equity, LGBTQ2IA+, Accessibility, Environmental Justice)
  •      DEI education
  •      Commitment to fair practices such as regular equity assessments and inclusive recruitment protocols
  • A career, not a job: We offer genuine opportunities for people to grow and evolve
  • We back our people all the way: We are strongly committed to supporting every single employee in their professional and personal development.
  • Giving Back: Proud Corporate Social Responsibility program supporting nominated charities through Workplace Giving, volunteering and fundraising
  •      Employee giving program
  •      Office Environmental Program
  •      Many of our offices are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certified buildings
  •      1 Volunteer Day per Calendar Year

Benefits Include:

  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Travel perks/discounts
  • Health & Wellness Programs and Employee Financial Wellness Services
  • National/International Award Nights and Conferences
  • Group benefits including extended health care, dental and vision, gender affirming care, fertility care
  • Insurance including life, AD&D, critical illness, long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • RRSP/RPP with matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Share Plan – Ability to purchase company stock on Australian Stock Exchange with partial company match, subject to terms and conditions
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses

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Location – Remote, Canada

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then APPLY NOW.

The role can be performed onsite, remote or on a hybrid schedule, in compliance with the Company’s Remote and Flexible Work Policy.

This position may be performed remotely anywhere within Canada in accordance with the company’s Remote and Flexible Work Policy except for the province of PEI

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of $121,000 - $145,000. Base salary is dependent on relevant factors, including experience, geographic location, and job requirements.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.

Our number one philosophy? Our people. Flight Centre Travel Group’s promise is to provide an environment with equality of respect, dignity and opportunity for all our employees. We value an inclusive and supportive workplace which truly reflects the diversity of our society.

We are committed to providing a barrier-free pathway throughout our recruitment process. We welcome accommodation requests to make our hiring and onboarding experience as accessible as possible. Please advise us about accommodation needs at any point by contacting our Recruitment Team at fccareers@flightcentre.ca

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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