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Full-time Software Engineer (Node.js, GraphQL)

at Viral Nation in Kitchener

Hours: 9AM - 5PM Mon-Fri (On-Site/Hybrid)

Fri9 AM - 5 PM Mon-Fri (On- Site/Hybrid)

Rate of Pay: TBD

Responsibilities (daily tasks):

  • Design and implement flexible, robust, and scalable GraphQL APIs including the infrastructure and developer tooling to support them.
  • Lead a team: task delegation, organization, motivation and feedback.
  • Conduct code reviews and deployment upon task completion.
  • Work closely with our partners at Apollo to build a best-in-class GraphQL Federation platform.
  • Design component and module architecture and write code for VN’s new digital platform and innovative web and mobile products, related components, and partner integrated applications.
  • Integrate user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic and design and integrate data schemas and data storage solutions such as relational databases, key-value stores, blob stores on distributed architectures.
  • Design, develop and implement scalable, low-latency, high-availability and performant web and mobile applications. Write reusable, testable, robust and efficient code at high quality levels, with clear identification of security and data protection measure implementation.
  • Leverage TDD and use automated testing and unit tests.
  • Provide end-to-end support of software systems from design through development to deployments and maintenance.
  • Work closely with Product, Engineering, DevOps and Ai/Data Science teams.
  • Collaborate with the product team, share feedback from project implementations and influence the product roadmap and future microservice/monolithic architectures.
  • Ensure designs and code are well documented and suitable for use by customers and influencers and are ready to scale.
  • Be comfortable in a highly dynamic, agile environment without sacrificing the quality of work products.
  • Stay current with emerging web and mobile technologies and trends.


  • Exceptional skills developing GraphQL APIs and GraphQL schema design.
  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience as a back-end or full stack React.js/Node.js developer.
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience of Node.js and frameworks available for itÍž such as Express, StrongLoop etc.
  • Strong understanding of service-side CSS preprocessors, templating languages (such as Jade, EJS) and excellent knowledge of building data experiences using reusable components/libraries/frameworks such as Node.js, React.js, Typescript, Angular, JavaScript, Flux or Redux, Secure REST API, SOAP, JSON, Serverless AWS framework, Java Spring. Knowledge of Python is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of user authentication and authorization between multiple products and distributed tech environments. Knowledge of TLS, OAuth2, OIDC, SSO, JWT is desired.
  • Strong knowledge of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds.
  • Experience building scalable infrastructure software and distributed systems for SaaS products.
  • Expert in web, mobile and desktop application architectures and best practices in tenancy, microservice and monolithic deployments, understanding multiple delivery platforms and optimizing usage to match the roadmap of that platform.
  • Experience with AWS services EC2, ECS, serverless computing, EBS, RDS, S3, IAM, ElastiCache, AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and CloudFormation.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools, CI/CD tools and processesÍž Git, Jenkins, Docker, CircleCI.
  • Experience with building mobile apps in React Native. iOS and Android native development experience is a plus.
  • Experience in Machine Learning and/or Data Mining is a strong plus.

How to Apply: Apply through the following link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/viralnation/jobs/4014079007

***When applying, please state you saw this opportunity on the Region of Waterloo, Employment Ontario Job Board


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