Lead Software Engineer

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Looka (formerly Logojoy) is exploring the intersection of machine learning and design, providing users with a platform to make beautiful designs for any project. Our growth has been accelerating and we’re looking to continue expanding our product to apply our algorithms for logo design to all mediums of design.

At Looka we work on the latest technologies (Typescript, GoLang, Kubernetes, React) and are always balancing learning with production to ensure we are building scalable well-engineered products.

We’re currently looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our engineering team. This will predominantly be a coding role with a side of team mentoring responsibilities and being their go to person for helping them solve technical challenges. Our platform provides a rich and intuitive user interface and performant user experience that allows for rapid real time drawing of designs in the browser. Your work will connect with all members of our product team - Designers, Data Scientists, Developers - to build a tool that helps makes design delightful and accessible to anyone.

The role:

  • Developing and delivering high impact and quality, well tested, scalable code.
  • Provide technical expertise and contribute product ideas (new and existing.)
  • Identify problems and bugs, perform code reviews and solve issues rapidly.
  • Debug, troubleshoot and fix issues across multiple browsers.
  • Creatively and analytically think to introduce ideas into our application.
  • Translates business requirements and designs into technical briefs.
  • Support, mentor, and lead a team of developers.
  • Conduct one on one's and facilitate the growth of individual team members.

Your background:

  • Highly proficient in JavaScript.
  • Strong experience developing applications with ReactJS and Redux.
  • Solid background working in a full stack development role.
  • Experience with API development, preferably experience with Golang.
  • Bonus: Experience with the rest of our technologies: serverless, docker, kubernetes, AWS EC2/RDS/ECR/RedShift.

If you want to learn more about tech at Looka, take a look at our engineering blog

Looka is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a safe workspace that celebrates and respects diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups including visible minorities, members of sexual minority groups, persons with family caregiving responsibilities, first nations persons, persons with disabilities, and women to apply.
If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

We offer a whole range of benefits to make life just that little bit easier, some of our benefits below:

  • Stock Options.
  • A guaranteed end of year bonus.
  • Unlimited vacation.
  • A personal learning and development budget.
  • Health, dental care, vision and employee assistance program.
  • Money every month towards a fitness activity of your choice.
  • Flexible working (Work from home options and no set hours.)
  • For our full list of benefits click here.
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