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Scala Developer (On Contract), Toronto

Scala Developer - Contract - OANDA Corporate Services


Founded in 1996, OANDA became the first company to share exchange rate information on the internet free of charge. Since then we have been actively developing and expanding our data and payment services globally. Today OANDA is a recognised leader in FX services.


We’re looking for a Scala Developer- 1 year contract - with experience of building APIs and microservices. You’ll be joining an engineering team tasked with developing and maintaining our high-visibility Exchange Rate API services as well as a payments platform that offers some of the most competitive foreign exchange services in the market, focused on providing corporate clients with a high service level and fast transactions.


  • Work closely with the stakeholder and frontend developers to architect, develop, test and deliver new features
  • Participate in a Kanban-style agile process with close communication between the business and engineers
  • Ensure high product quality through code reviews and automated tests to increase confidence in releases
  • Be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the health of our apps running in production (bugs, crashes, performance, etc)


  • 3+ years experience developing backend services
  • Solid knowledge of software engineering best practices and design patterns
  • Understanding of resilient, highly-available applications
  • Solid understanding of SQL databases, Redis, HTTP(S), RPC (e.g. Thrift/Protobuf), Linux service management
  • Experience with Scala is required, Play Framework, Twitter/Finagle experience beneficial
  • Experience with Go, Python (Django, Flask, etc.) is beneficial
  • Highly organized, with good written and oral communication skills in English

Familiarity and comfort with modern cloud technologies like Kubernetes, Terraform, is beneficial. We work with an end-to-end stack of technologies because we own our services from development to production monitoring. You will bring a learning mindset to the job and pick up skills as needed, with appropriate training and mentoring.

OANDA Global Corporation is a diverse and global team with offices around the world. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to OANDA. We are committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.