Director of Server Development


Hi! We’re ecobee. We’re pioneers and innovators in the fast-emerging Connected Home industry. ecobee thermostats are beautifully designed and incredibly smart. They connect to the Internet and help automate your home all while saving energy and money. We’re headquartered in Toronto, and play on an international scale. We’re growing. In fact, we’re growing really fast. And, we’re looking for great people to join our hive.

The Position:

As the leader of six backend engineers, and rapidly growing team, you will direct the development of the core platform that powers the ecobee ecosystem and help develop the expanding team of high performers.

Here, you’ll be solving some of the most difficult challenges in modern software engineering. Our infrastructure connects hundreds of thousands of devices and handles hundreds of millions of requests per day. 4 9's uptime, low latency responses, and security are our mission. We encourage the freedom to investigate and evaluate new technologies to solve these problems.  You will be experienced in low latency, high-performance, fault-tolerant, scalable distributed software system challenges, having built similar systems at scale. You’ll take charge of any required troubleshooting and writing of code that is performant, maintainable, and concise within the full software development lifecycle.

Your strong communication and leadership skills will be used to collaborate with technical and non-technical cross functional teams as well as to attract top-tier talent to join the company. As a result, your input will have a significant impact on society, our company and our products that are used by hundreds of thousands of users daily.

Our Requirements:

  • 8+ years of hands-on application development experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading a team of engineers
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Strong experience architecting and developing backend services
  • Strong experience using modern Java libraries and frameworks
  • Strong experience in recruiting top tier engineering teams 
  • Love of open source and a strong desire to play with new technologies

If you are excited about working in a highly harmonious, multi-disciplinary, fast environment, you will find this role highly rewarding. Here, you can enjoy working from home a couple times a week, a competitive compensation package, health benefits, stock options, casual dress, and the opportunity to work with great people in a fast-growing environment. You’ll have a chance to not only love what you do but change the way the whole world thinks about energy and innovation.

ecobee is committed to workplace diversity and will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.

Are you the one we need?  If so, we would love to hear from you!


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