Platform Developer

Platform Developer

Wattpad is a growing consumer technology startup based in Toronto. We are the world’s largest community for reading and writing, and we aim to enable the future of storytelling through a new experience that enables the creation of personal connections through millions of new stories.

We’ve also been nominated startup Employer of the Year for 2014 by Techvibes and recognized as the most successful start up in the city by Toronto Life magazine.

Wattpad is seeking a Software Developer to join the Platform team. At Wattpad our exceptional development team works closely together, while championing individual accountability and autonomy. If you seek technical challenges, love to build things and thrive in a product focused, dynamic environment this is the place for you.

What you will be doing:

  • Build and maintain large scale systems serving millions of users a day
  • Improve reliability and performance of core platforms
  • Identify and solve tough problems quickly
  • Design and code solutions for complex problems

What we're looking for:

  • At least 3+ years experience developing large scale web architecture in Golang, PHP, Python, Ruby, or other web services development languages
  • Experience with various data stores such as: MySQL, Redis, Memcached and Cassandra
  • Experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems and performance analysis
  • Experience working with AWS is highly preferred
  • Familiar with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)
  • A desire to contribute to the broader development community
  • Strive for perfection and know how to achieve that iteratively
  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Every member of the Wattpad team should embody and aspire to our core values - User Obsessed, High Performance, Trailblazer, Sense of Ownership, Resourceful, Positivity, and Team player.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary & career growth
  • Meaningful equity (stock options)
  • Health benefits, fully covered on us!
  • Transit pass, choice of technology, flexible hours
  • A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
  • And a whole lot more!

Date Posted:
Jan 31, 2015 1:02 AM PST

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great stories bring people together! Wattpad is the world's largest community for discovering and sharing stories. It's a new form of entertainment connecting readers and writers through storytelling, and best of all, it's entirely free. With thousands of new stories added every day, an incredibly active community of readers, and the ability to read on your computer, phone, or tablet, Wattpad... more