Senior Data Platform Developer - Distributed Computing


Permanent - Full-time

Area of Interest:

Data & Analytics


Toronto, Ontario

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 Geotab 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. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.

Who you are:

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Senior Data Platform Developer who will support the existing big data infrastructure on Google Cloud Platform ensuring data is continuously and promptly available for analysis by the data science team. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!

What you'll do:

Lead the development and scaling of a high-performance distributed Map Server Platform on Google Cloud Platform, capable of handling over 1.5 billion requests per day and delivering critical map-related information to key Geotab systems. Architect and implement enhancements to the platform, optimizing data processing and ensuring high availability and reliability for supporting core features of Geotab’s products. Devise innovative methodologies and infrastructure improvements to enrich and efficiently manage map data at scale, while maintaining continuous data availability for critical analysis and operational needs. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data scientists and internal users, to integrate and leverage the Map Server Platform, enhancing the overall data ecosystem within Geotab. Drive continuous improvement initiatives focused on system performance tuning, cost optimization, and stability enhancements. Serve as a technical lead and mentor for junior developers, promoting best practices in software development, scalable architecture, and data integration. Excel as a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills, exceptional written and verbal communication abilities, and a keen aptitude for grasping complex technical concepts quickly.

How you'll make an impact

  • Develop and maintain new data infrastructure platforms managing the data ingestion, digestion, orchestration and applications.
  • Develop processes to enrich Geotab’s big data with telematics data at scale.
  • Develop processes and implement logging, monitoring, and alerting services to ensure the health of Geotab’s big data infrastructure.
  • Work with data scientists to understand data processing needs and develop infrastructure solutions to support these initiatives.
  • Create and maintain documentation for architecture, requirements, and process flows.
  • Support internal Geotab teams to assist with data integration with newly developed big data platforms.

What you'll bring to the role

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree specialization in Computer Science, Software or Computer Engineering or a related field.
  • 5 - 8 years experience in Software Engineering, Data Engineering or a similar role.
  • Relevant experience in developing production-level systems using C# with .Net framework or Java with Spring.
  • Practical experience with Microservices and API design and implementation.
  • Experience in designing, building and maintaining production-level application containerization, such as Docker, Kubernetes or OpenShift.
  • Knowledge of Cloud based development is a big plus. 
  • Knowledge of OSM data processing is a big plus. 
  • Knowledge of Map and Location based experience is a plus.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role! Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Flex working arrangements
Home office reimbursement program
Baby bonus & parental leave top up program
Online learning and networking opportunities
Electric vehicle purchase incentive program
Competitive medical and dental benefits
Retirement savings program

*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only

How we work

At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible hybrid working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. 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 By submitting a job application to Geotab Inc. or its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Geotab”), you acknowledge Geotab’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.
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