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Title:  Sr Software Developer


Waterloo, ON, CA, N2V 1C6

About Descartes: 

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at



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 5+ 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.

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/Affirmative Action 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 Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our EEO is the Law , Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, EEO/AA Statement Descartes participates in the E-Verify program. Please click below to learn more about the E-Verify program. Notice of E-Verify Participation Right to Work (English and Spanish).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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