Tucows has been working on the Internet since the days when people unironically called it the Information Superhighway.
Today, we’re the second largest domain wholesaler in the world with 25 million domains under management (OpenSRS / Enom). We’re doing all kinds of interesting things, including running an MVNO cell phone service (Ting) and building true fiber to the premises networks in towns and cities across the US (Ting Internet). We offer individual and small business domains and integration with various popular platforms (Hover/Ascio).
We’re a team of over 600 people serving tens of millions of customers around the world. Our growth has been incredible, smart and measured (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC). Our success is built on a solid technical and financial foundation.
Even though we’re a pretty large company, we strive to limit bureaucracy and get good ideas off the ground quickly. We believe anyone, at any level in the organization, can bring forward ideas, initiatives and creative input.
Hover, our retail domain registration division, is where the Internet’s ideas get domain named. No gimmicks. No up-sells. Just easy domain and email management.
You’ll need to be comfortable working in a small team where you can thrive in a tight, collaborative environment. And you should also be ready and willing to take the ball and run on your own at times.
About the opportunity:
We are seeking to hire a keen and self-motivated individual who loves the Internet, and loves learning, sharing their knowledge and applying new technologies to complex problems.
You have notable experience developing software and are good at using frameworks like Ruby on Rails to implement features and ship code regularly. You are also capable of navigating large codebases and uncovering the complexity in existing systems. You are open to giving and receiving feedback, participating in code reviews and design discussions. In addition to the above, you are nimble and able to remain effective when priorities shift.
What you’ll be doing:
In the first 30 days:
Gain deep understanding of our existing platforms
Implement small stories and ensure quality through writing automated tests
In the first 3 months:
Contribute to technical design and architecture discussions
Participate in code reviews and ensure that development standards are adhered to
Design and implement features of increasing complexity
In the first year:
Share knowledge and act as a trusted mentor to junior team members.
Own projects or features from conception to release
Balance the need to ship code quickly with the need to make sound technical decisions.
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent work experience
7+ years professional experience in a software engineering environment
Experience building application in Ruby on Rails
Experience with Continuous Integration concepts and tools
Experience delivering highly available and reliable systems
Experience mentoring other developers
Good communication skills, both verbal and written
Nice to have:
Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
Experience working in an agile environment
Exposure to multiple programming languages
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