Senior Software Engineer, Scala / Ruby (Ecosystem Team)

Austin Downtown Office

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

Be a member on our Ecosystem Team that powers our billing, partner, & identity platforms. You’ll be working with team members to extend our products and integrate with a broad array of external services. BigCommerce offers a heavily collaborative environment helping you expand your skill set and take ideas from inception to delivery. This role will require a need to balance: driving our aggressive product roadmap, improving the performance and stability of our system, introducing engineering best practices into the organization, and leading/mentoring other engineers.

What you’ll do

  • Use Scala, Ruby, Rails, gRPC, JavaScript, RabbitMQ, Docker, Resque, MySQL, Redis, and a slew of other technology to help power our platform
  • Build highly-available, redundant, and scalable distributed systems.
  • Write code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise.
  • Work closely with operations while building and scaling back-end services.
  • Introduce and support event driven architectures.
  • Collaborate with product and design to support an optimal user experience.
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain and improve quality.
  • Build new features with a focus on extensibility and quality.
  • Help design/architect/execute the building of services for the BigCommerce platform.
  • Build highly-available, distributed systems.
  • Build integrations with 3rd party SOAP/REST APIs that can span multiple codesets/services, fail gracefully, and be highly extensible
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement
  • Foster a culture that is open, positive, energized and innovative

Who You Are

  • At least 4+ years of experience as a Software Engineer in a JVM language.
  • Strong plus to have 2+ years of experience with Scala.
  • Strong plus to have 2+ years of Ruby on Rails experience.
  • Experience building integrations with 3rd party SOAP/REST API providers that can span multiple code sets, fail gracefully and be highly extendable.
  • Knowledge of TDD, BDD, DDD.
  • Nice to Have: Experience with OAuth and/or SAML workflows and permissions.
  • Nice to Have: DevOps experience, Google Cloud Platform experience, and/or Docker or other containerization technologies
  • Knowledge of gRPC/GraphQL, RabbitMQ, and familiarity with caching solutions
  • Knowledge of functional programming paradigm with reactive design patterns.
  • Experience in highly scalable service-oriented architectures.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative, open environment on an Agile team
  • Highly proactive and results-oriented with excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excited to learn new technologies
  • Experience with ecommerce, distributed queuing systems, SaaS platforms, highly desirable

Diversity & Inclusion at BigCommerce

We have the opportunity to build not only a great business, but a great company, with soul.  Our beliefs and commitment to diversity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.


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