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Title:  Senior Software Architect


Waterloo, ON, CA, N2V 1C6 CA US

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

In this  position you will work with management and product owners to define software requirements and take the lead on technical projects.  The primary responsibility will be the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of server-side solutions.  In this role, you should be able to work independently, have excellent organization and problem-solving skills, be prepared to work in a fast-paced work environment focused on delivering critical features involving leading-edge web technologies.
Your responsibilities will be situated in the following domains:
•    Develop high-quality software design and architecture.
•    Provide direction/guidance to the junior team members.
•    Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting.
•    Review and debug code
•    Collaborate with QA/E2E QA team to ensure quality of the product.  Provide use cases and other documents for this purpose.
•    Design, test and integrate new software products to control and/or support related products.
•    Create, revise and maintain design/technical documentation.
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels.
•    Provide ongoing support of existing production applications.
•    Maximize productivity and efficiency to meet challenging work goals.

•    University degree in Computer Science/Engineering or Software Engineering.
•    Proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer.
•    Minimum of 3+ years of .NET development experience and understanding of SaaS solutions or minimum of 5+ years of software development experience with .NET with strong exposure towards server-side solutions that includes handling millions of messages per day from the wireless devices.
•    Solid knowledge and proven experience of .Net Core, Docker, Kubernetes is an advantage. 
•    In-depth knowledge of relational databases e.g. SQL (MS SQL), and the ability to optimize schema and queries.
•    Knowledge related to Open API, HTTP application handlers, RESTful service expertise in XML/XSD is mandatory.
•    Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
•    Strong experience in writing functional specifications and design documents from product requirements.
•    Ability to work independently
•    Excellent organizational and leadership skills
•    Must have excellent communication skills.
This is a remote opportunity, open to citizens or permanent residents of Canada.


Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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