Development Lead, Messaging Platform (Java)

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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Location : Name (EN)
Vancouver, BC

Your Role:


The Development Lead, Messaging Platform, oversees development resources in a small, highly focused team, responsible for delivery of services for a scalable and robust messaging system utilizing Big Data technology. They ensure that environments are properly managed and monitored in their areas of responsibility, including production systems. They champion the introduction of new technologies, methodologies, development styles and processes to increase overall efficiency. They work with Architects to make sure that technologies chosen by teams are properly evaluated and vetted. The Development Lead contributes to, and participates in, corporate-wide peer learning.


Your Job:


  • Lead and delegate tasks to a team of developers and ensure tasks are completed, including personally producing high quality code
  • People management for 1 to 3 developers, including performance management and career development
  • Initiate and produce design artifacts and spikes
  • Partner with the Test Lead and Product Manager to define requirements and tasks for the team
  • Oversee the implementation of a proper build, deployment and monitoring pipeline
  • Own the strategy and implementation of performance testing
  • Help improve the team through code reviews, documentation, and technical guidance
  • Identify and propose strategies around technical problems affecting the team
  • Work with the Test staff to identify and prioritize the requirements for test automation as well as providing feedback on test plans
  • Monitor and support the operation of production systems
  • Participate in knowledge sharing activities with colleagues


About You:


  • Minimum 8 years of Java development experience in an Agile environment, building scalable, multi-threaded applications and services 
  • People management and leadership experience, overseeing 1 to 3 Developers
  • API development experience in service and resource-oriented architectures
  • Experience with Kafka, including backups and restores of large quantities of data
  • Fluency with Linux
  • Experience building:
    • 3rd generation messaging systems
    • Backends for mobile messaging systems
    • Soft real-time systems
    • Highly available systems
  • Performance tuning
  • Familiarity with SIP or XMPP
  • Passion for Test Driven Development
  • Understanding of network protocols such as HTTP, TLS, TCP
  • Experience with any of the following is an asset:
    • Helix 
    • Hadoop
    • Cassandra
    • Cloud computing, virtualization and containerization
    • Continuous integration systems
    • Deployment technology such as Ansible

About Us:

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, information governancesurveillance, and eDiscovery solutions to the global financsector. We help financial services firms preserve and supervise their communications data for regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and litigation readiness. We deliver our services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, text, market data chat, social media, enterprise social networking, voice, trade data, websites, and more. Recently, we also launched a compliant messaging platform specifically for the finance industry.


Our Global Operations & Development Center is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition, we have offices in six other cities across the world, including major financial centers like New York, Chicago, and London.


Over the years, we have won several major awards, including:

  • Company of the Year from the BC Tech Association
  • Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
  • Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Platinum
  • Technology Fast 50 – Leadership

We provide fantastic opportunities to individuals passionate about business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, we offer invaluable opportunities for doing business with some of the world’s largest, most influential firms. Our company is also perfect for those who want to create cool technology using massively scalable, big-data architecture, with a strong focus on mobile.


To learn more about our business, culture, and community involvement, visit


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