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Senior Software Engineer, Cameras

ecobee introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi thermostat to help millions of consumers save money, conserve energy, and bring home automation into their lives. That was just the beginning. We continue our pursuit to create technology that brings peace of mind into the home and allows people to focus on the moments that matter most. We take pride in making a meaningful difference to the environment, all while being part of the exciting, connected home revolution. 

Why we love to do what we do: 

We’re helping build the world of tomorrow with solutions that improve everyday life while making a positive impact on the planet. Our products and services work in harmony to provide comfort, efficiency, and peace of mind for millions of homes and businesses. While we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, there’s still a lot we can do—and you can be part of it.  

Join our extraordinary team. 

We’re a rapidly growing global tech company headquartered in the heart of downtown Toronto with offices in Toronto, Canada and Leeds, UK (and remote ecopeeps in the US). We get to work with some of North America and UK’s leading professionals. Our colleagues are proud to bring their authentic selves to work, confident that what we do is grounded in a greater purpose. We’re always looking for curious, talented, and passionate people to join our team.

Who’ll You Be Joining:  

The ecobee Smart Camera, launched in 2020 to rave reviews, is your eyes and ears in ecobee’s helpful home. The beautiful exterior design is matched by powerful features inside. We have successfully shipped person detection, baby monitor support, smart focus, and integrations with Homekit and Alexa. This is just the beginning! Join us to make the best connected camera products in the world. 

The Camera backend team develops web services (hosted in GCP and AWS) and on-device code written in Python and Go (Golang). We utilize modern best practices and tools, including GitHub, Docker/Kubernetes, terraform and CircleCI – driving automated builds, testing and regular deployment. 

Our riverside Leeds office is centrally and conveniently located on the Calls, 10 minutes’ walk from the train station.  

How You’ll Make an Impact:  

  • Ensure our customers are delighted by a wonderful camera experience, supported by technically well designed and maintainable systems 
  • Develop and maintain secure, reliable and scalable systems for our growing camera user base 
  • Help deliver innovative features that set our camera products apart from the competition 
  • Coach and mentor junior and intermediate developers 
  • Help define and improve the team’s best practice and internal standards, and contribute to our technical choices

What You’ll Bring to the Table:   

  • Experienced with either Python or Go in a production environment for 3+ years. 
  • Understanding and experience of cloud architecture patterns 
  • Aptitude in programming for reliability and testability  
  • strong track record producing secure, reliable, and scalable systems  
  • Ability to communicate collaboratively and effectively in technical and non-technical domains, with local and remote teams. 

You may also have:  

  • Experience with container technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)  
  • Experience of relational databases (e.g., PostgreSQL) 
  • Experience of cloud deployment and technologies (AWS or GCP).  
  • Knowledge of observability tools (Grafana, Prometheus etc.) 
  • Some knowledge of audio and/or video (WebRTC, HLS, OpenGL, gstreamer, etc.)  
  • Some knowledge of machine learning and data science 

We’ve built the following list as a guideline for some of the skills and interests of our development team – but we strive to build our team with members from a diverse background and skill set, so if any combination of these apply to you, we’d love to chat! 

What happens after you apply: 

Application review. It will happen. By an actual person in Talent Acquisition. As we sometimes get upwards of 100+ applications for some roles, it can take a few days, but every applicant can expect a note regarding their application status. 

Interview Process.  

  • A 30-minute phone/video call with a member in Talent Acquisition 
  • A take home technical test (this is said to take about 4-6 hours to complete). We tend to give anywhere between 2-4 days to submit the take home.  
  • The interview itself! A 2.5-hour virtual interview is the next and last step. The first 1.5-hours will be a technical discussion followed by an hour with management.  

With ecobee, you’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • Be part of something big: Get to work in a fresh, dynamic, and ever-growing industry.  
  • Make an environmental difference: Make a sustainable impact while on your daily job, and after it through programs like ecobee acts. 
  • Expand your career: Learn with our in-house learning enablement team, grow with our quarterly hackathons, and enjoy our generous professional learning budget. 
  • Put people first: Benefit from competitive salaries, health benefits, and a progressive Parental Top-Up Program (75% top-up or five bonus days off). 
  • Play a part on an exceptional culture: Enjoy a fun and casual workplace with an open concept office, located at Corus Quay. ecobee Leeds is based at our riverside office on the Calls. We’re a remote-first workplace until April 2022
  • Celebrate diversity: Be part of a truly welcoming workplace. We offer a mentorship program and bias training.  

Are you interested? Let’s make it work. 

Our people are empowered to take ownership of their schedules with workflows that allow for flexible hours and are working exclusively from home until April  2022. After that, based on your job, you have an option of office, hybrid or fully remote work. We will be conducting our interviews and onboarding sessions through video until then. New team members will be starting remotely, with all necessary equipment provided and shipped to them.  

Ontario Only: At ecobee, it is our top priority to keep employees safe. As we continue to take measures to keep employees safe in our offices, we have adopted a mandatory vaccine policy to be present in the physical Toronto office or other ecobee sponsored events in Ontario as of November 1, 2021. As such, to be in our office, it is required to acknowledge a formal attestation and submit accompanying proof of vaccination status.

We’re committed to inclusion and accommodation. 

ecobee believes that openness and diversity make us better. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Accommodations can be made upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Our recruitment team is happy to answer any questions candidates may have about virtual interviewing, onboarding, and future work locations.  

We’re up to incredible things. Come and be part of them. 

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