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Platform Developer



Software Engineering
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

Harnessing the Power of Data, Together.

Solace stands at the forefront of technology and innovation, empowering the world's largest enterprises in their journey towards becoming real-time, data-driven organizations. Our cutting-edge technology intelligently, securely and reliably helps our customers by solving use cases like hybrid cloud integration, IoT connectivity, microservices, and big data distribution.

The next time you drive a luxury vehicle, order new furniture online, fly in a plane, or do some online banking, your positive experience could be a direct result of our technology, and your hard work!


This position is for a Platform Developer. You will be responsible for defining, designing, developing, and deploying cloud-native applications and solutions (such as Solace Cloud) in leading cloud providers and platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes.

The Right Person Will

  • Contribute to new products/solutions using agile software development practices.
  • Demonstrate expertise in managing and orchestrating containers using Kubernetes, ensuring scalability and reliability of services.
  • Secure applications by managing secrets, credentials, and other sensitive data using tools like Vault.
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java/Infrastructure code.
  • Implement performance and quality modules to ensure strong optimization and functionality.
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization.
  • Test software through automation and CI/CD integration pipelines
  • Deliver features as a full-stack developer with the ability to switch between the different layers of an application/service.
  • Experience in evaluating designs/solutions using various front-end and back-end architecture patterns.
  • Communicate with the team through meetings, demos, and documentation.

Ideal Skills

  • BS. degree in Software/Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar field OR equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in software development with a focus on microservices.
  • Strong understanding of microservices architecture and its deployment using container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Proficiency in developing infrastructure as code (IaC) with tools such as Terraform.
  • Ability to write various types of automated tests (unit, integration, functional, and performance).
  • Professional experience developing in back-end and front-end stacks.
  • Experience with Java & Spring Boot
  • Experience with REST APIs
  • Experience working in various cloud environments: AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases (MySQL/ElasticSearch)
  • Experience with JavaScript client frameworks (Aurelia/React/Angular)
  • Comfortable with writing various types of automated tests (unit/integration/functional/performance)
  • A self-starter, motivated, and willing to learn.
  • A team player who can collaborate within cross-functional teams.
  • A good communicator who communicates technical ideas clearly and concisely


  • Experience with cloud-native infrastructure and SaaS
  • In-depth experience with managing sensitive data using HashiCorp Vault or similar tools.
  • Experience with event-driven architecture and event brokers such as Solace, Kafka and SNS.
  • Experience with application performance monitoring tools.
  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with microservices and design patterns.
  • Experience with orchestration and configuration management tools (Ansible/Chef/Puppet/Salt)
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines.

Why You’ll Want to Join Us at Solace

  • We have an awesome team! You’ll get to work with some of the smartest individuals in the business
  • We believe in work-life balance and believe it’s important to love what you do
  • We have adopted a hybrid work model to create an inclusive working environment for everyone
  • We live by our values: craftsmanship, trust, courage, freedom, momentum, humility, and human experience. Every. Single. Day.
  • Our training programs are top-notch (LinkedIn Learning, Mentorship program, Solace Academy)
  • We like to brag about our stellar customer lineup!
  • We are social – we like to keep things simple and fun!
  • We are one of the top-ranked employers on Glassdoor
  • We have a sense of humour and make cool videos on cool topics like MITT and this!

We understand that experience takes on various shapes and sizes. Not sure you meet all the requirements? We still want to hear from you! Your unique experience could be exactly what we are looking for.

At Solace, we believe that diversity and inclusion drive innovation and growth, both in business and in life. We strive to create an enriching and safe workplace where you can be who you are. If you want to do the best work of your career and feel supported every step of the way, we encourage you to join us!

Accommodations are available upon request for anyone taking part in the hiring process. Let us know how we can help! We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process will be contacted.