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Cloud Backend Software Engineer (Large scale distributed system)


Toronto, ON, CA

About Avaya

Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya offers a complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.

Job Information

Job Code: 00194008

Job Family: Research and Development

Job Function: Software Engineering

Short Description

Cloud Backend Software Engineer (large scale distributed system)

Are you interested in building hugely scalable cloud applications that will shape the future of how we all communicate? Are you tired of commuting into the city or just looking to plan your escape away from Toronto? If so, read on about this opportunity to join the Cloud team within Avaya and get paid what you’d expect from working in the city, without having to live there. 

We’re looking for a few self-motivated and experienced software engineers, who specializes in developing and operating highly available, horizontally massive scalable cloud-based web applications using Node.js /Express/MongoDB and/or Python/Django/Google Datastore. You must have a solid understanding and hands on experience in backend REST API, use CI/CD tools to deploy and maintain it on modern public cloud infrastructure such as Google Kubernetes engine, Google App Engine, AWS Lambda, API Gateway etc.

If you share project code samples (on Github or privately) before or during the interview, then you’re well on your way to being hired!

Long Description


· Have done and have clearly concept and experience on building huge scalable cloud applications ranging from scaling computing cluster, database, redis, queueing systems

· Collaborate with other development teams

· Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables

· Implementation of a robust set of services and APIs to power the web application

· Integration of the front-end and back-end aspects of the web application

· Building reusable code and libraries for future use

Back End Skills Required

· Proficient in Node.JS including async programming, promise, event loop...etc.

· Familiar with at least one web framework: Node.js Express, Django/Flask, asp.net, go net/http (or others), etc.

· Proficient in MongoDB/Mongoose. Knowing other NoSQL and SQL databases is also a plus

· Hands-on experience on any of the big cloud providers: Google Cloud, AWS, Azure

· Conceptually understand the following: Load balancer, Auto Scaler, Kubernetes, Docker. Know how to build very large horizontal scalable web solutions.

· Log analyzing, debugging and troubleshooting

· Knowledge of popular authentication mechanisms: OAuth2/OpenID Connect/JWT/Session

· Know how to horizontally scale web applications to increase concurrency level to multi-million end users

Why work with us?

· Competitive salary + benefits

· Open and transparent management structure – collaboration is how we make decisions happen

· Career growth within this role, including product innovation opportunities

3 years experience at the Engineer Two level or 5 – 8 years total experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
Master degree or equivalent experience
Preferred Certifications
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