Wattpad is hiring a
Platform Engineer in Canada

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Platform Engineer
🏢 Wattpad
💵 $110k-$130k
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a backend engineer in Wattpad's Core Platforms team who will create and maintain systems, design new features, improve performance, write tests, define best practices, and research new technology. The candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in a SaaS engineering role, be skilled in Go or PHP, know how to use Docker, and be an excellent communicator.


  • 3+ years of experience in a prior SaaS engineering role
  • You’ve worked with cloud platforms as a service (AWS, GCP, etc.) for at least 3 years
  • You are skilled in Go or PHP
  • You know how to use Docker


  • Designing, building, and maintaining functionality on a large-scale distributed system serving millions of people per day
  • Building new features, tools and services in PHP and Go
  • Improving reliability and performance of core components and existing systems
  • Writing tests for all your work
  • Defining best practices and providing mentorship and support to other engineers
  • Researching and implementing new technology to solve tomorrow’s scaling issues
  • Advocating for the adoption of best practices, systems and tools across the engineering org

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have worked with AWS
  • You have experience with monitoring distributed systems at scale
  • You have exposure to Infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform & Ansible
  • You have a deep knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes or ECS
  • You have worked with REST APIs and/or gRPC
  • You have worked with Kafka
  • You have worked with CI systems such as TravisCI
  • You have or are currently mentoring other engineers


  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and investing in your learning, supporting you to achieve your goals
  • Health benefits, including vision and dental!
  • RRSP Contributions (Canada), 401K Contributions (USA)
  • Generous vacation and Parental Leave Top-up
  • Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family
  • Winter break shutdown and a whole lot more!
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