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Posted February 10, 2023

Advantage Group International is seeking a senior software developer with strong leadership capabilities to help our team members grow their skills while growing our systems.

Who We Are:

Advantage believes that stronger collaboration leads to better business results in any market and any industry. Our relationship benchmarking capabilities have become the gold standard for measuring business-to-business engagement in over 40+ countries for over 30 years.

Who We Are Seeking:

We are looking for a versatile Senior Software Developer who can evolve with the software and the changing business climate. The successful candidate will deliver value to our customers through the creation of new applications and improvements to our existing applications and tools. The candidate should have a deep understanding of the latest patterns in cloud for infrastructure, architecture, tools, and development practices.

In other words, we need someone who:

  • Has 8+ years of experience developing software, with a track record of successful production deployments.
  • Is a developer who can work with full stack and is also excited about exploring other tools such as Tableau, Okta, and survey management tools…our integrations and partnerships are in evolution so the ability to work with several new tools is key.
  • Has the technical skills to work with all aspects of the application: UI, web services, databases, CI, automated testing tools.
  • Thrives in a small multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Is passionate about assisting us in growing our development methodology.
  • Leadership skills – can mentor other team members and promote new ideas and technical solutions.

Your Day-to-Day:

Currently – in production – a variety of internal applications and external systems are used to create surveys, analyse responses, and report the results. We are maintaining current production systems and enhancing their functionality and performance. Your responsibilities will involve:

  • Work as part of an agile team to design and implement solutions for new features and help resolve complex problems.
  • Work not only with full stack applications, but also enhance Tableau reports and surveys with custom scripts and extensions.
  • Work with third-party vendors to ensure they provide functional and stable solutions that are well coded and meet technical and business requirements.
  • Mentor other team members, championing proper software design, defensive programming, code hygiene and critical thinking.
  • Perform application configuration and deployment; improve our CI infrastructure.

Your Skill Set:

You should have experience with most of the following:

  • Java and typical Java libraries such as Spring Boot, JPA/Hibernate, Apache POI, etc. Understanding how the Java layer constructs SQL queries and handles transactions is essential.
  • HMTL, JavaScript and CSS, and typical UI libraries such as Angular, Bootstrap, etc.
  • Analyzing and querying relational databases
  • Linux
  • Common development tools, such as Maven, Git, Jenkins, etc.
  • BI tools like Tableau, Power BI, Birst
  • Any RAD or Agile development methodology

You should understand:

  • Software architecture
  • Software development processes and methodologies
  • How the internet works
  • Software and Internet security, privacy (GDPR)

Your Characteristics:

You must have:

  • Fantastic written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills.
  • Discipline to be productive in an Agile environment.
  • Willingness to learn and work with tools that are outside the traditional stack, such as Tableau, Okta, Forsta, Tableau and others.

You must be:

  • A creative thinker: need to be able to come up with novel solutions to established problems and evaluate their business benefit.
  • Business-savvy: need to be able to interact with both business specs and technical specs
  • Detail-oriented (being able to pay close attention and notice minor details)

Why Should You Work With Us?

The Advantage Group offers an excellent work-life balance, including the following:

  • Stable company, with an established client-base and a continual steady growth.
  • Excellent work-life balance: flexible hours, hybrid working and generous vacation policy
  • Opportunities for growth and professional development
  • Fully remote work environment
  • A paid day off on your birthday
  • One volunteer day off per year
  • Intelligent and passionate team members.
  • Unique business and technical problems, a new challenge around every corner.
  • Strong corporate culture: Monthly company-wide gatherings for global community-building
  • Health benefits including counselling and mental health support
  • Competitive compensation including Group RRSP

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; therefore, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles at Advantage.