Knak is a mission-driven company

Why? Because our time is limited, our competition is fierce, and our margin for error is small. For us to have the greatest impact on the world, we need to be laser focused on our core mission, which is...

Empowering people to be creative.

That’s why Knak exists.

We are a world-class enterprise email and landing page creation platform with a focus on making successful and happy customers by providing them with an incredibly powerful, yet easy to use creation platform.

Our industry leading SaaS solution is built by Marketers, for Marketers. We know that it’s the small things that make the biggest impact and that emails and landing pages are where the rubber hits the road when it comes to Marketing Automation. We change the way Marketers work by making them more efficient, while improving conversion rate of their campaigns and helping them stay on brand.

Oh, and we have a bit of fun while doing it, too!

 

Our Engineering Team:

At Knak, we build groundbreaking software used by marketers at many of the world’s top companies. As engineers, we foster a transparent, collaborative and blameless culture. We emphasize continuous learning and encourage our engineers to experiment in search of creative ways to solve problems and help our customers.

We have a small but rapidly growing team where you'll be given many opportunities to grow and hone your skills across our entire tech stack. Our belief is that to build great software, we have to equip ourselves with the best tools, technologies, and processes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Senior Full Stack Developer to join our growing engineering team. As a Senior Developer, you will be responsible for developing user-friendly, high-performance web applications using a variety of full stack web technologies. You will work closely with team leaders, product and design teams to create compelling user experiences built upon scalable and reliable systems.

  • Develop, maintain, and optimize Laravel PHP applications ensuring clean, efficient, and maintainable code.
  • Collaborate with product and design teams to create user-friendly interfaces and experiences using VueJS
  • Apply Object-Oriented Programming principles and best practices to design and implement software solutions across the entire technology stack.
  • Utilize design patterns to create efficient and maintainable code, ensuring the scalability and modularity of our systems.
  • Manage and optimize MySQL databases, including query optimization, efficient data modeling and performance tuning via optimal indexing practices.
  • Leverage AWS services to deploy, maintain, and scale web applications while ensuring security and reliability.
  • Participate in code reviews and provide feedback to other developers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement solutions that meet business requirements and technical objectives.
  • Mentor and coach a growing team of intermediate/junior developers

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of software development experience, with a proven track record of building and maintaining web applications
  • Proficiency in Object-Oriented Programming and familiarity with practical use of design patterns.
  • Experience with frameworks such as Laravel, VueJs, React, or Angular
  • Experience with TDD and automated testing frameworks such as Jest, Cypress and PHPUnit
  • Demonstrated ability to design and build scalable and high-performance web applications.
  • A keen eye for observability, monitoring, and performance optimization.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Strong understanding of RESTful APIs, Microservices, Event driven architecture and their implementation and rollout.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to work in an Agile development environment.
  • An understanding of SaaS software development practice, previous experience working on a SaaS product will be viewed favorably.
  • Familiarity with common SaaS architecture/release concepts, such as continuous deployments, multi-tenant architectures and services layered architecture.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Should be familiar with different forms of testing, such as unit testing, integration testing, end-to-end testing, and performance testing, and be able to write automated tests. 
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) practices using GitHub Actions
  • Technical proficiency in AI tooling, LLM's, AI/ML Cloud Deployment and associated libraries
  • Familiarity with different types of machine learning algorithms such as supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning

Goals:

  • Be part of a full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.
  • Be a team player with an eye for visual design and software usability.
  • Maximize code reuse, reduce duplication with a focus on team mentorship
  • Work independently and collaboratively. 

What We Offer

At Knak we have four foundational pillars. Culture, customers, product and growth. Culture is our number one pillar because we know that is at the core of building a strong company that can build amazing products and delight our customers. We do this with a laser focus on hiring the right people who are smart, positive and who want more than the typical nine-to-five offers. 

We offer an extremely rewarding, second to none work environment as acknowledged by Ottawa’s Best Places to Work 2022! We show our investment in our people through our competitive salaries, equity in the company, great benefits, paid vacation, Life leave days (because life happens), team lunches and off-sites, and most importantly our commitment to YOUR career growth.

If this sounds like something you’re looking for, then we’d love to hear from you! 

If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply. Knak believes in creating an inclusive, barrier-free working environment. If you require ANY accommodation to the interview process please contact culture@knak.com.


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