Team Lead (Data and Reporting)

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

Your Role:

As a Team Lead, you will lead developers in a small, highly focused, and cross-functional team, fully responsible for delivering services that ingest, store, transform, enrich, and export data from multiple internal raw data sources for consumption by our customers. You will be entrusted to deliver the right quality software as services to meet business and customer requirements.


In your role, you will champion the introduction of new technologies, methodologies, development styles and processes to increase overall efficiency and effectiveness, and will work with architects to make sure that technologies chosen by teams are properly evaluated and vetted. As a senior technical lead, you will be involved in and overseeing the entire SDLC process, including design, code review, implement, test, and deploy applications and services. As a people manager, you will contribute to, and participate in 1:1’s, performance review, and continuous team member mentoring.


Your Job:


  • Lead a team of developers to deliver top-notch SaaS, including personally producing high quality code (a minimum of 50% of the role will include coding)
  • Initiate and produce detailed designs for a highly available distributed system to integrate with other Global Relay’s services
  • Collaborate with the Test Lead and Product Manager to define requirements and work items for the team
  • Oversee the implementation of a proper build, deployment and monitoring pipeline
  • Own the strategies and the implementation of performance testing
  • Manage 2 to 4 developers, including performance management and career development
  • Improve the quality of the products through code reviews, design reviews, documentation, and technical guidance
  • Identify and propose strategies around technical problems affecting the team
  • Work with the test engineers to determine and prioritize the requirements for test automation as well as providing feedback on test plans


About You:


  • 8+ years of Java development experience, building multi-threaded applications and services in an agile environment
  • Thorough understanding of Core Java in a Senior role, with a proven track record of building and operating highly scalable, distributed applications and services in an agile environment
  • Hands-on design and implementation experience in big data solutions based on the Hadoop ecosystem
  • Solid understanding of the Pub/Sub model and hands-on experience with one of the popular stream-processing platforms (e.g. Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, Amazon SQS, IBM MQ)
  • Solid understanding of the MapReduce programming model
  • People management experience, overseeing 2 to 4 Developers
  • Good understanding on SOA (Service-oriented architecture)  
  • Experience with web services technology such as REST, JSON, or Thrift
  • In-depth understanding of network protocols such as HTTP, TLS, TCP
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Passion for Test Driven Development
  • Experience with any of the following is an asset:
    • Big Data technology, such as Hadoop, Spark, HBase
    • Data visualization framework, such as Tableau, PowerBI, Presto, Apache Impala, Snowflake
    • ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) best practices
    • Continuous integration systems, such as Jenkins
    • Containerized and virtualization technologies, such as Linux LXC, Vagrant, or Docker
    • Deployment technology such as Ansible

About Us:

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, information governance, surveillance, and eDiscovery solutions to the global finance sector. 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 eight 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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