Development Lead, Big Data (Java)

Global Relay

Global Relay

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Who we are:

For over 20 years, Global Relay has set the standard in enterprise information archiving with industry-leading cloud archiving, surveillance, eDiscovery, and analytics solutions. We securely capture and preserve the communications data of the world’s most highly regulated firms, giving them greater visibility and control over their information and ensuring compliance with stringent regulations.

Though we offer competitive compensation and benefits and all the other perks one would expect from an established company, we are not your typical technology company. Global Relay is a career-building company. A place for big ideas. New challenges. Groundbreaking innovation. It’s a place where you can genuinely make an impact – and be recognized for it.

We believe great businesses thrive on diversity, inclusion, and the contributions of all employees. To that end, we recruit candidates from different backgrounds and foster a work environment that encourages employees to collaborate and learn from each other, completely free of barriers.

We encourage you to apply if your qualifications and experience are a good fit for any of our openings.

Your Role:

The Development Lead oversees development resources in a small, highly focused team, responsible for delivering components in systems utilizing Big Data technology. They ensure that environments are properly managed and monitored in their areas of responsibility, including production systems. They champion the introduction of new technologies, methodologies, development styles and processes to increase overall efficiency. They work with Architects to make sure that technologies chosen by teams are properly evaluated and vetted. The Development Lead contributes to, and participates in, corporate-wide peer learning.

Your Job:

  • Lead an agile development team to design, implement, deploy and maintain large scale systems
  • People management for 1 to 3 developers, including performance management and career development
  • Initiate and produce design artifacts and spikes
  • Own APIs utilized by components managed by other teams
  • Oversee the implementation of a build, deployment and monitoring pipeline
  • Own the strategy and implementation of performance testing
  • Help improve the team through code reviews, documentation, coaching and technical guidance
  • Identify and propose strategies around technical problems affecting the team
  • Provide feedback on:
    • System architecture relating to features being worked on
    • Feature requirements in collaboration with the Product Manager
    • Defect reports, test plans, and test automation strategy/priorities in collaboration with the Test Lead

About You:

  • 8+ years of Java development experience, building multi-threaded applications and services in an agile environment
  • 3+ years of people management and leadership experience, overseeing 1 to 3 Developers
  • Experience utilizing Big Data technologies, such as Hadoop, Kafka, and Cassandra, to build applications that contain petabytes of data and process millions of transactions per day
  • API development experience in service and resource-oriented architectures
  • Experience with web services technology such as REST, JSON, or Thrift
  • Understanding of network protocols such as HTTP, TLS, TCP
  • Passion for Test Driven Development
  • Experience with any of the following is an asset:
    • Cloud computing, virtualization and containerization
    • Continuous integration systems
    • Deployment technology such as Ansible

What you can expect:

At Global Relay, there’s no ceiling to what you can achieve. It’s the land of opportunity for the energetic, the intelligent, the driven. You’ll receive the mentoring, coaching, and support you need to reach your career goals. You’ll be part of a culture that breeds creativity and rewards perseverance and hard work. And you’ll be working alongside smart, talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with complementary knowledge and skills.

Global Relay is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We seek to ensure reasonable adjustments, accommodations, and personal time are personalized to meet the unique needs of every individual.

We understand flexible work arrangements are important, and we encourage that in our work culture. Whether it’s flexibility around work hours, workstyle, or lifestyle, we want to ensure our employees have a healthy work/life balance. We support and value a hybrid work model that blends collaboration with the team in the office and focus time from the comfort of your home.

To learn more about our business, culture, and community involvement, visit