Architect

WineDirect is the only fully integrated Direct-to-Consumer platform purpose-built for wineries. We are the clear leader in software and fulfillment services enabling wineries to create and manage successful DTC programs. With e-commerce, wine club management, point-of-sale, and order fulfillment – we offer everything our clients need to run what has become the most dynamic and profitable sales channel in the industry. Facilitating more than 15 million orders representing over $2 billion in sales for our winery clients annually, we are a dynamic and growing company that fosters a strong culture of innovation and an unwavering focus on delivering the best to our clients.

We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to fill a key position on our Software Engineering team as an Architect at our Vancouver, BC office.

We are seeking experienced Engineers to help develop our next generation All-new WineDirect platform. You’ll be part of a team building all new omni-channel sales, marketing, loyalty, analytics and subscription automation services.  

As an Architect, you will be a thought leader and technical expert for our software solutions. Your deep experience with software design, architecture and development lends itself well to ensure our software solutions are technically sound, secure, scalable, and performant. Working within the engineering team solving tough S/W development problems and working cross-functionally to ensure our solutions meet the technical needs of our clients are of great importance to you and why you would love being in the Solution Architect role.

What you'll be doing:

• Architecting and designing scalable cloud-native services and infrastructure deployed in AWS and technology stacks in Aurora, PostgreSQL, and SQS.

• Implementing event-driven architecture using technologies such as SideKiq, Kafka, and/or RabbitMQ.

• Architecting headless shopping experiences using platforms like Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, or comparable solutions.

• Implementing payment APIs and platforms like Stripe.

• Working with Ruby on Rails and comprehensive full-stack architecture.

• Strong background in architecting API-driven orchestration microservices to support mobile, POS, and eCommerce platforms.

• Prior experience in transforming legacy platforms into modern architectures.

• Proficiency in Open Telemetry and performance monitoring.

• Ability to deliver across the entire software app development lifecycle—design, build, deploy, test, and release. 

• Prior experience with OWASP-compliant design, implementation, and maintenance

• Ability to write clean, well designed, unit-tested, and efficient code. 

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to conduct meetings with vendors (e.g. payment processors, development vendors, etc.) and coordinate priorities effectively.

• Ability to map vendor documentation to internal documentation seamlessly.

• Experience in cross-mobile development and architecture.

• Capability to architect OLTP to OLAP data models for efficient multi-tenant reporting.

• Other duties as assigned.

Who you are:

Candidates must possess a highly developed sense of empathy, with a focus on ensuring the best experience for our partners, clients, and the end-consumer.

• 8+ years of software developer experience in distributed systems or cloud-based solutions.

• Proficient in Ruby on Rails, Go, Java, C++, React JS or NodeJS.

• Strong knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes.

• Guru of micro-services architecture, domain modelling and RESTful APIs.

• Experience with SQL, NoSQL databases, event streaming and Data Warehouse and/or Data Lakes.

• Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

• Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, EE or equivalent experience.

Why WineDirect:

• You will have the ability to transform the wine industry by facilitating wineries’ ability to sell their products in the highly-profitable and important direct-to-consumer channel.

• You’ll get to work with and support a stellar group of people in Vancouver, Napa, and working remotely who work together to care for our clients and their customers.

• You’ll be empowered to make decisions, both to get the job done and to further your career.

• We have a competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as Life, Long Term Disability and AD&D at no cost to the employee and an RRSP match plan.

• WineDirect is an Equal Opportunity Employer.