Principal Software Engineer

Remote Toronto, ON

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer to join us here at ShyftLabs. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing scalable, high-performance software systems that meet robust needs. If you are a seasoned software engineer with a passion for building scalable, high-performance systems and have experience in ad platforms and ad servers, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

ShyftLabs is a growing data product company that was founded in early 2020, and works primarily with Fortune 500 companies. We deliver digital solutions built to help accelerate the growth of businesses in various industries, by focusing on creating value through innovation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop a highly scalable platform and server that can handle high volumes of traffic and with real-time functionality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Lead the technical design and implementation of the platform, ensuring it is designed for reliability, scalability, and maintainability.
  • Mentor, manage, and lead a team of software engineers through the development process.
  • Drive innovation and explore new technologies that can enhance the platform.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development with a focus on backend systems and GraphQL APIs.
  • Experience working in industry with large number of transactions happening on runtime.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Javascript, NodeJS, TypeScript
  • Strong proficiency in SQL queries with MySQL.
  • Worked on low latency system and high performance backend services.
  • Proven experience in leading software development teams.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues in a timely manner.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage growing teams and strict deadlines in a fast paced startup environment

We are proud to offer a competitive salary alongside a strong healthcare insurance and benefits package. The role is preferably hybrid, with 2 days per week spent in office. We pride ourselves on the growth of our employees, offering extensive learning and development resources. 

ShyftLabs is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a safe, diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds including ethnicity, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, age, nationality, and education levels to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

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