System Development Team Lead

Engineering Vancouver, British Columbia


Description

System Development Team Lead

Job Summary

 

Reporting to the Software Development Manager, the candidate will lead a team responsible for designing and developing mail application software in a hosted cloud environment. The focus is on back-end technologies that will lend support to anti-spam, anti-virus, mail delivery, encryption and large data storage. We are looking for a highly  skilled engineer who has a solid understanding of modern hosted service, and a successful track record of leading a team of software developers in an Agile development environment.

 

The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator and have demonstrated strong leadership in both team lead and technical capacities. You will be working in a fast paced, rewarding environment and be given the opportunity to contribute to various products that are used daily by millions of users.

 

 We're looking for candidates with experience in the following:

 

  • Team and technical leader
  • Agile development, TTD methodology
  • Mail hosting, routing and related technologies, common protocols (IMAP, SMTP)
  • Web and spam filtering systems
  • Large distributed cloud systems
  • Micro-services based architecture
  • Git, Linux
  • Go and/or C and C++
  • Scripting languages: Unix, Python and Perl
  • SQL, Database Management, database schema design, performance tuning
  • Build systems (Bamboo, Jenkins) with Continuous integration (deployment and test automation)
  • Packaging (Debian) and deployment (Ansible) systems

Job Duties

  • Lead team of system developers (supervise, mentor, coach, work planning).
  • Lead team in implementing new services for email security (anti-spam, anti-virus, etc).
  • Perform research work to improve email filtering effectiveness.
  • Drive adoption of Continuous Integration.
  • Develop software in Go, C, Python and Perl to support the email and storage platforms.
  • Provide software programming expertise.
  • Lead design and code reviews.
  • Work closely with operations to troubleshoot production issues and address scalability and performance concerns.

 

Job Requirements and Experience

  • BSc or MSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years of work experience in a development role, and at least 2 years in a team leading role.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven track record in leading effective teams
  • Proven ability to work effectively with management and other stakeholders
  • Strong ability to comprehend, analyze, and make alterations to existing systems
  • Solid practitioner of software craftmanship
  • Highly disciplined in OO design and coding, and unit testing
  • Firm understanding of Service based architecture and implementation
  • Attention to detail and a passion for quality
  • Willingness and flexibility to use the programming language or tool most appropriate to the task at hand

 

Additionally, strong skills or experience with the following will be advantageous:

  • Systems programming
  • Database schema design
  • MySQL, NSQ, and REDIS
  • Full text search engine (Sphinx, Lucene)
  • Big Data
  • Docker
  • DevOps

j2 Cloud Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About FuseMail:

Founded in 1994, FuseMail was one of the world's first hosted messaging specialists. With over 15 years of experience in providing hosted email services to businesses, we have the expertise to ensure that your valuable corporate messages are always delivered safely and securely. FuseMail offers a variety of email services that can be tailored to the needs of SMB and SME sized businesses (20 to 2,000 seats), including email hosting, security, archiving and encryption. FuseMail's award-winning outsourced email services protect more than a million email boxes every day and can ensure that your valuable corporate messages are delivered safely and securely—while remaining more cost-effective than self-managed in-house systems.

FuseMail (a j2 Cloud Services Company) offers a variety of email services that can be tailored to the needs of SMB and SME sized businesses (20 to 2,000 seats), including email hosting, security, archiving and encryption. FuseMail's award-winning outsourced email services protect more than a million email boxes every day and can ensure that your valuable corporate messages are delivered safely and securely—while remaining more cost-effective than self-managed in-house systems.


For more information about j2, please visit www.j2global.com

About j2 Global

Founded in 1995, j2 Global® (NASDAQ:JCOM) is an award winning, leading provider of Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media.

The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents.

The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Cloud Services’ November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

As of December 31, 2016, j2 Cloud Services had achieved 21 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth.

For more information about j2, please visit www.j2global.com

Our Culture:

At j2 Global®, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for an environment that rewards your best work.

J2 Global offers competitive salaries, health benefits, a 401k, and company-sponsored events. If you’re seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then j2 is the place for you.

J2 Global® is an Equal Opportunity Employer.