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Senior Backend Developer, Toronto

About OANDA We have come a long way since our first currency feed 23 years ago, we are an award-winning global company offering leading currency solutions for both retail and corporate clients, from a tech start-up to a global corporation. Founded in 1996, we became the first company to share exchange rate information on the internet free of charge and in 2001, we launched a trading platform that helped pioneer the development of online-based trading around the world, enabling forex and CFD investors the ability to trade the financial markets.  Our vision is to transform how our clients can meet all of their currency needs with innovative and award-winning solutions. Under new ownership with significant ambitions to grow the business on the global stage, we are looking for highly motivated, passionate individuals who want to make a mark in a dynamic environment.

As a Back-End Developer, you will:

  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability, and performant APIs
  • Partner with front-end engineers to define API interfaces 
  • Help us deprecate our legacy systems and champion microservices architecture
  • Help us move our back-end systems to the cloud 
  • Integrate with data storage solutions such as DB2, Redis etc.
  • Integrate with third party identity verification (EID) APIs 
  • Review others’ code to ensure all the best standards are met
  • Independently analyze problems and develop creative solutions
  • Create and maintain documentation

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of software development experience in Python
  • Expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework (such as Pyramid, Django, Flask, etc.)
  • Strong Back-End/API development skills
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript and HTML
  • A solid foundation in Computer Science
  • An understanding of fault-tolerant, resilient and highly-available applications 
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes
  • Knowledge of SQL, data normalization, indices, and comfortable with complex joins
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills
  • Experience with Git or other version control systems

Bonus points if you have:

  • Familiarity with NGINX routing, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with cloud preferably GCP
  • Experience bringing legacy software up to date
  • Contributions to an open-source project (of any kind)
  • An account on GitHub.com with samples of your code
  • Understanding of SOAP architecture

We are:

  • A small team of highly-motivated and talented engineers.
  • A friendly and collaborative company with an open office environment.
  • An agile development shop in a growing, profitable company

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.

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