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Senior Software Architect
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada


Finding highly skilled people that are passionate about solving meaningful problems is our top priority. We are a Y Combinator (S19) company that is growing rapidly and solving real problems for Fortune 500 companies. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and the opportunity for you to add value directly to the company.


First and foremost, we are looking for someone that is passionate about solving tough problems, and is excited about CoLab’s mission. We are a people-first company that believes culture fit is as important as experience and existing skills. We value a team-first mentality, continuous improvement, hustle, and respect.


CoLab is looking for a Senior Software Architect to help shape the future of our enterprise software product. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be a core decision maker, designing and building key infrastructure from the ground up. The ideal candidate can demonstrate expertise in the areas of web-application architecture, backend development, and application security. Furthermore, they must be people-centric, and display a commitment to getting things done.



  • Define and maintain the long-term target architecture of CoLab’s web application and infrastructure
  • Work with the business development and product teams to architect scalable and performant systems that meet business requirements
  • Construct plans and design documents, and work with the development team to build and ship the systems you architect
  • Conduct research, observe technology trends, and meet with end-users to gain insights that will guide your designs and ensure CoLab’s technology is both leading-edge and effective

Required Skills

  • 5+ years experience as a backend web developer
  • 3+ years experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Demonstrated experience as a web application architect would be considered an asset
  • Experience with Python, Postgres, and/or SQLAlchemy would be considered an asset
  • Experience in API development would be considered an asset


CoLab is a collaborative design review and issue tracking platform for mechanical engineering teams and their supply chains. Users can upload 2D and 3D design documents to CoLab, invite others to provide feedback in real-time and track production issues against the 3D model. Our current focus is helping teams shorten design cycles, eliminate painful manual processes and tools (e.g. spreadsheets and slideshows), and catch issues before they become expensive changes. Our goal is to become the Atlassian for Manufacturing and set a new standard for engineering collaboration.

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