Myplanet is seeking a Solutions Architect who approaches technology with curiosity, to contribute to our evolving offerings around retail data platform engineering. In this role you'll report to the Head of Product Engineering and you'll work as part of a cross-functional team to help lead the exploration, experimentation, and development of our service offerings around retail data platforms. You'll work alongside other members of the Product function on the design and development of software solution accelerators that are used across our organization as the platform for the services projects we deliver for our customers. You have hands-on experience with data platform engineering, using global cloud providers, in a retail context, with exposure to systems like MDM, OMS, ERP, CRM, POS, and others.
Research and recommend the technologies and architectural patterns that provide for the best trade-offs between platform longevity and the flexibility required to meet diverse customer needs
Plan and execute development features to deliver new capabilities for our retail data platform service accelerators
Provide consultation to other developers, both within our product development and professional services delivery teams
Collaborate with our technology partners to identify the best patterns and approaches to integrate their technologies in to our service accelerators and reference architectures
Deliver technical presentations and demos to our technology partners and prospective customers
Is the Role a Fit for You?
The Solutions Architect, Retail Data Platform Engineering, role emphasizes team collaboration, technical proficiency, and leadership in your area of expertise. You'll find fulfillment in the role if you:
Embrace ambiguity and uncertainty. You appreciate the lean approach to product development and are excited to pivot in response to new research and customer feedback
Delight in making things. You thrill at the concept of going beyond the theoretical and applying your ideas, skills, and expertise to products used by people every day
Find passion in new challenges. Every chance to learn and move things forward with your can-do attitude or to share your entrepreneurship excites you
Thoroughly enjoy collaborative work. Knowledge sharing and the chance to be part of a team who co-own the output, instead of a solo hero who lives and dies by their work alone, is important to you
Skills and Qualifications
7+ years of industry experience as a software engineer, with at least 5 years of hands-on experience with retail commerce data infrastructure (MDM, OMS, ERP, CRM, POS, and others)
Hands-on experience working with one or more global cloud service providers such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
Deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and Software Engineering principles
Experience leading by influence within teams of developers working on research, prototyping, and technical decision making
Experience working with data warehouses and data lakes is ideal
Experience working with customer data platforms (e.g. Segment) and real-time interaction management using event streams is preferred
Experience working with headless / microservices architectures, including digital commerce technologies such as Amplience, Contentful, commerce tools, Contentful, and Elastic Path Commerce Cloud is an asset
Benefits and Perks
Explore ongoing opportunities for professional development: training, conferences, certifications, and in-house peer mentorship
Experiment with new techniques, wear multiple hats, and learn about new disciplines.
Pursue independent projects, explore new ideas, and challenge yourself in your field with dedicated "Awesome time" (self-directed professional development) annually and quarterly training budgets
Enjoy a flexible schedule of full-time hours, health/dental benefits, and private US coverage
Our Toronto HQ office is a modern, ergonomic space complete with standing/sitting desks and an open-concept social atmosphere
Additional perks are available including in-house mindfulness training, an employee stock option plan, remote group get-togethers, and more!
Performance and Growth Expectations
Our environment is not your average, hierarchical software studio: we emphasize accountability for outcomes, but autonomy in activities. Your work will be measured using our 360-degree system (a combination of peer and supervisor feedback) and will also be measured on the basis of client and user satisfaction. Your growth path is in your hands— you'll have ongoing meetings with a mentor and professional guide to help determine your path, but your progress will be based on what you hope to achieve and how you choose to access the resources available to you.
Myplanet is a software studio and certified BCorp. Based in Toronto with global studio presence, we're working with the world's most influential organizations to catalyze change across business silos.
Drawing from a range of talents and perspectives, our team brings together data, systems thinking, and curiosity to build next generation experiences. We're tackling mission-critical digital challenges for businesses by taking the millions of moments of interaction they have with customers every day and surfacing key opportunities to engage and connect within those moments.
We're building deep capabilities in data-driven design, AI implementation, and personalization, while forming strong partnerships with leaders in machine learning, hardware development, and IoT platforms. We're shaping the way organizations use technology to deliver context-aware, multi-interface experiences that equip them to meet their business goals.
While headquartered in Toronto, Canada, we're a remote-first company of over 100 employees.
Committed to an Inclusive Workplace
We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment as we build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. We are dedicated to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
Committed to Social and Environmental Stewardship
Myplanet is committed to promoting and working towards a more socially and environmentally sustainable future. All employees are expected to make decisions and take actions in relation to their role and work that follow through on this commitment.