Senior Backend Developer - Platform

  • Province of Quebec (Canada)
  • Research and Development
  • Full-time
  • Hybrid
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Have an impact on all our core services

As a Senior Backend Developer in R&D’s Platform Foundation team, you will be working at the core of the Coveo Platform™. The Platform Foundation team’s mission is to enable seamless and simple software delivery by providing foundational tools, standards, and pathways to ensure consistency, compliance, and innovation across services.

As teams own their services and infrastructure, you will face challenges that span software development to cloud infrastructure management in AWS. The Platform Foundation Team acts as a reference for microservice development in the company. As such, you will be collaborating closely with a variety of development teams to provide expertise and guidance as they build the strategic pillars of our technology.


  • Maintain and develop the microservices’ reference libraries and tools, used across the whole R&D department.
  • Maintain one of Coveo's most critical services: the Internet-facing entry point of our APIs.
  • Provide support and guidance to service teams.
  • Be the bridge between our cloud infrastructure teams and developers to bring ideas and feedback on how to improve our platform and the developer experience.
  • Monitor the health and performance of our systems.
  • Be hands on with every part of the development lifecycle, from design to operation in production.

Exciting initiatives:

  • Golden path initiative: improving and unifying our software development practices.
  • Service discovery revamp: investigating service mesh with the infrastructure team.


  • A minimum of 5 years experience in backend development within a cloud environment (Java / Spring Boot preferred, AWS an asset).
  • Demonstrated experience in producing reusable code & work for large systems, with a complex infrastructure and/or with a large user base.
  • Exceptional resourcefulness and growth mindset.

Nice to have or be ready to learn:

  • Familiarity with Terraform, Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with CI systems such as Github Actions or equivalent.
  • Experience with open source libraries.
  • Have a pet who insists on taking over your Zoom meetings.

Want to know more? Check out this blog post from our colleague, Kevin, that has a great example of our work:

Do you think you can bring this role to life? Or add your own color? You don’t need to check every single box; passion goes a long way and we appreciate that skillsets are transferable.

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