Technical Lead, Backend

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: June 18, 2024
  • Job Order ID: 995906
  • Consultant: Jesse Zulak
  • Industry: IT / Telecomm
Our client is hiring a Backend Technical Lead to join their fully Remote team. The primary responsibility will be to work in a client-facing role that involves hands-on development and ownership of technical approaches while leading development pods on Shopify solutions.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design and implement reliable, efficient, and secure PHP/Laravel integrations, optimize databases and queues, and ensure robust testing and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts, negotiate requirements and timelines, provide technical support, and offer insights on Shopify integrations.
  • Communicate project status, manage development timelines, supervise team output, and assist through paired programming and code reviews.
  • Think on your feet to address client needs and protect project success, using various communication methods to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Provide guidance and support to team members, fostering a collaborative problem-solving environment.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Proficiency with PHP/Laravel, PostgreSQL, AWS, Linux, and command-line; experience with Rails, Node, Heroku, and React is a plus.
  • Skilled in data modeling, mapping, and migration between systems.
  • Strong understanding of the Shopify data model and hands-on experience with Shopify APIs (REST and GraphQL); knowledge of other e-commerce services is valued.
  • Collaborative problem-solving and knowledge sharing; people management experience is a plus, though the role has no direct reports.
  • Comfortable with a broad range of development tools and environments, ensuring versatile and effective project execution.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply online.
You can also email Jesse Zulak directly at

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