Senior Software Developer


Permanent - Full Time

Area of Interest:

Data & Analytics


Oakville, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Who you are:

Geotab is seeking a self-starter and solutions-oriented individual who is passionate about data infrastructures for large scale and fast-growing datasets, including data ingestion, data consumption and processing, to join our Data and Analytics team as a Senior Software Engineer specialized in Big Data Platform. The successful candidate will work within the Data Engineer Team of Geotab's Data and Analytics department. This team is responsible for the delivery of data ingestion pipeline, consumption API and stream analytics infrastructure for over 5 billion raw and 50 billion processed records by over 2 million vehicles across 7 continents on a daily basis. If you love working with big data, are excited about working in a team-driven environment, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll do:

To be successful in this role, you will be an individual who is passionate about software designing and developing, with a willingness to develop your analytical skills related to the implementation of Big Data solutions. In addition, the successful candidate will have a keen attention to detail and perfection, and have a strong understanding around the importance of system reliability and performance and how to tune it to the better.

How you’ll make an impact
  • Design and implement data infrastructure platforms (data ingestion, data consumption and stream processing) using cloud-based platforms.

  • Perform software development in a variety of programming languages and environments (e.g., JavaScript, SQL).

  • Understand the performance impact of the code, API use, and scalability.

  • Actively participate in design discussions and document requirements and technical design.

  • Perform quality assurance analysis by performing peer review, ensuring coding standards are followed, looking for logic errors, and other bugs.

  • Analyze call stacks, trace files, and performance data to troubleshoot and identify root cause of bugs.

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of data engineering guidelines, policies, standards and processes.

  • Mentor team members toward technical expertise.

What you’ll bring to this role
  • Post-secondary Degree specialization in Computer Science, Software or Computer Engineering or a related field.

  • 5-8 years experience in Data Engineering or a similar role.

  • 3-5 years experience in developing production-level systems using Java frameworks.

  • 3-5 years experience in designing, building and maintaining production-level application containerization.

  • Knowledge of data management fundamentals and data storage principles.

  • Knowledge of batch and streaming data architectures.

  • Experience with API design and implementation.

  • Solid understanding and experience with any of the relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, SQLServer etc).

  • Experience with database design and writing queries.

  • Familiar with Big Data environments (e.g. Google BigQuery).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve to well-judged decisions.

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

  • Strong team player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

  • Technical competence using software programs, including but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Work from home and flex work arrangements

Baby bonus

Home office reimbursement program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits (full-time employees only)

Retirement savings program (full-time employees only)

How we work

At Geotab, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Geotab has adopted a hybrid model for working, including a flexible work from home program, with the opportunity to work in our safe, clean offices. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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