As a Development Lead, reporting to the Software Development Manager, you will lead a software development team contributing to the accelerated growth of our Lightspeed Payments product. The teams are currently distributed between Montreal and Ottawa. You will provide technical mentorship and support our teams in accomplishing the impossible! At Lightspeed, we are dedicated to bringing cities and communities to life by powering SMBs. Come and help us build our communities!

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Working alongside some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, you will lead and coach a cross-functional agile team that contributes to building Lightspeed Payments
  • Providing mentoring to your teams and tracking team delivery, while ensuring that highest performance standards are met 
  • Working closely with Product Management to allocate resources to projects and act as a gatekeeper for the team
  • Taking part in daily agile ceremonies, brainstorm on innovative ideas that challenge the status quo and implement solutions
  • Acting as an advocate for ownership & highest code quality, as well as contributions to the health of the infrastructure
  • Raising the bar and elevate your teams by sharing knowledge and best practices, while always seeking improvements and progress

What you’ll be bringing to the team 

  • Experience leading a team or a squad working on a software product
  • Extensive experience developing reliable and highly available software
  • Knowledge of modern cloud infrastructures and tools, such as AWS and/or GCP
  • Proficient in PHP
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Experience with relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases
  • Experience developing robust and scalable microservices
  • Strong understanding of software design patterns
  • Good approach to testing quality of code 
  • Strong understanding of continuous delivery model

Even better if you have, but not necessary:

  • Experience in building APIs
  • Javascript or Golang knowledge 
  • Experience with event based and messaging systems
  • Ability to deploy and maintain software in a production environment
  • Experience with Payment processing, Point of Sale (POS) and/or eCommerce
  • Experience in Domain Driven Development

Who you are:

  • A leader and a coach, someone with strong people skills
  • A teacher and a mentor, who loves to help individuals learn and reach their potential
  • A problem solver who doesn’t shy away from tackling complexity
  • Decisive and able to handle ambiguity
  • Someone with strong will to learn, grow and get out of comfort zone
  • A person with great energy and passion for technology

What’s in it for you:

  • Lots of autonomy, flexible work culture and possibility of remote work
  • Development of very high traffic products, used at the global scale 
  • Exposure to modern and proven technology 
  • Tons of growth opportunities into technical or people leadership roles
  • Full suite of benefits & perks, including equity for all Lightspeeders
  • Opportunity to join a fast-paced, high-growth company
  • Opportunity to learn, expand your skill set, forge wonderful relationships and make your mark within the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed family, a true Canadian tech success story. 

Who we are

Lightspeed (TSX/NYSE: LSPD) powers small and medium-sized businesses with its cloud-based, omni-channel commerce platforms in over 100 countries around the world. With smart, scalable, and dependable point of sale systems, Lightspeed provides all-in-one solutions that help restaurants and retailers sell across channels, manage operations, engage with consumers, accept payments, and grow their business.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Lightspeed is trusted by favourite local businesses, where the community goes to shop and dine. Lightspeed has offices in Canada, USA, Europe, and Australia.

We're passionate about enabling people to do their best work. Come work with us and find out what you can do!