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Senior Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023

About PartnerStack

Do you thrive off collaboration and impact? Love to light up your brain and pick up new skills? We’re a team of trailblazers in tech who run on heart and humility, and maybe a little bit too much caffeine, too. But who’s judging? If this sounds like you, you may be the perfect fit for PartnerStack.

PartnerStack is the only ecosystem platform built for B2B SaaS. We’re the connection point between today’s fastest-growing SaaS companies and top-performing partners. Our mission? To change the way the world sells software — and with your help, we can get there faster!

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About you and the role

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Staff Platform Engineer with extensive experience to grow our team. As a Staff Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for architecting, designing, and implementing scalable and reliable platform solutions that will underpin the growth of our partner network. As a technical leader, you’ll work cross-functionally to establish mature patterns, increase adoption, share knowledge, and demonstrate the value of platform engineering practices.

What you’ll do

  • Platform Architecture and Design: Design and develop robust, scalable, and secure platform solutions that support high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability requirements
  • Technology Evaluation: Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, tools, and industry trends related to SaaS platforms. Evaluate and recommend suitable technologies to enhance the performance, reliability, and efficiency of our platform
  • Platform Development: Lead the development and implementation of new features and functionality on our SaaS platform. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, product managers, designers, and go-to-market teams, to ensure seamless integration and efficient delivery of new features
  • Developer Experience: Advocate for developer experience and productivity by designing and implementing developer-friendly tools, frameworks, and APIs. Streamline the development process, improve code quality, and promote best practices within the engineering team
  • Network Dynamics: Possess a deep understanding of network market dynamics and their impact on SaaS platforms
  • Performance Optimization: Identify and address performance bottlenecks and scalability challenges within the platform. Optimize platform components, database schemas, and infrastructure configurations to achieve optimal performance and resource utilization
  • Security and Compliance: Implement robust security measures and best practices to protect customer data and ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations and standards (i.e. SOC 2 Type 2)
  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Create comprehensive documentation, including architectural designs, technical specifications, and operational guidelines. Share knowledge and mentor junior team members to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth
  • Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to investigate and resolve complex platform issues. Provide timely and effective resolutions to maintain the platform's reliability and uptime

You’re a great candidate if…

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a Platform Engineer or similar role, preferably in a SaaS environment
  • Strong understanding of SaaS principles, architectures, and best practices
  • Expertise in designing and implementing highly scalable and reliable platform solutions using modern technologies and frameworks
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python or JavaScript
  • Hands-on experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.
  • Solid understanding of containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) and infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g., Terraform)
  • Experience with relational databases and data modeling
  • Knowledge of security best practices and experience implementing security controls in a SaaS environment
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical issues and provide effective solutions
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams

Why you’ll love working here

PartnerStack is a fast-growing startup revolutionizing how SaaS companies go to market and scale revenue with partnerships. Beyond challenging the status quo and innovating great products, our goal is to build a kickass company.

We set every member of our team up for success so they can feel energized about their work, be passionate about excellence, and have the room to learn every day. That means you can experiment with creative tactics, have the freedom to fail and bounce back stronger — and make a career of a lifetime.

Plus, PartnerStack is certified by Great Place to Work® Canada as one of the country’s best startups to work at based on their independent analysis of employee feedback.

Perks of working at PartnerStack

  • A digital-first environment, so you can do your best work anywhere in Canada
    • A MacBook shipped to you and a budget for peripherals of your choice
    • Flexible working hours (in coordination with your team)
    • Flexibility to work abroad for up to 8 weeks at a time
    • Regular social events, even while working remotely
    • Annual peripheral refresh
  • Competitive salary and opportunities for promotion
  • High-quality health insurance, active from your first day
  • HSA and Wellness Accounts
  • Generous vacation and time off plan
  • Employee Stock Option Plan for everyone (ESOP)
  • RRSP with an employer matching component

Our HQ

Although we’re digital-first, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your best work with us at our downtown office in Toronto — if you want.

Our office space (111 Peter Street, Toronto, ON) is open to all employees. Whether you join us in person or virtually, we’re committed to ensuring every new employee has a great onboarding experience and feels part of a tight-knit team.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, able­bodiedness or gender identity.

PartnerStack celebrates what makes every member of our team unique, and strives to create a workplace that is safe and inclusive where everyone can be their truest selves. If you require any accommodations to succeed in your role and feel supported in the workplace, please feel free to let us know. If you require accommodation for any reason, please let us know as we are more than happy to accommodate all.