Principal Software Engineer

Posted on 12/14/2022



501-1,000 employees

Smart thermostats and home energy devices

Consumer Goods

Senior, Expert

Canada + 1 more

  • You like to continuously challenge yourself and status quo by finding new and better ways to solve complex problems. Systems design and architecture are in your comfort zone
  • You don't mind learning new technologies if it means getting you there sooner
  • The bigger the challenge, the better. You want to fearlessly dive into issues of scale, concurrency, massive data sets, security, redundancy, fail over, and everything else you imagine a successful IoT company would need to consider
  • You Identify and execute on significant company-wide opportunities by understanding how technical capabilities meet customer needs. You proactively work with business owners to help them understand these new capabilities and work with them to build the right roadmap for the business
  • You execute large projects to a very high standards - e.g. against a tight deadline with significant consequences of failure, or to a standard of quality well exceeding that of the current system
  • You own the health and technical debt backlog for the overseen software assets
  • You master and are a proponent of the craft of software development, automated testing, continuous integration and deployment, design patterns, etc
  • You are not only familiar with how to get your code "live", from getting it reviewed, merged, then deployed on the cloud or in a datacenter, but can see where improvements can be made. You believe in and rely on metrics to continuously assess and improve the services quality and working system efficiency
  • The team is a priority for you, both in terms of your mentorship, support, and guidance but also in helping to ensure our efforts are directed to the places which have the most impact while protecting team well-being
  • Excellent communication skills, especially written. This is how you best bring everyone along a journey together with clear, shared understanding
  • Just so you know: The hired candidate will be required to complete a background check
  • A 30-40 minute phone/video call with a member in Talent Acquisition
  • A 30-minute interview with the VP of Engineering as the hiring manager. This round will focus on understanding your past experience, your motivation, you learning about your potential manager and their leadership style
  • Next is a cross functional team interview where you meet with multiple folks from engineering, product, and analytics. This will be 4 hours but not continuous
  • Finally, you'll present a take home case study to the same folks you met during the earlier interviews. This round will be no longer than 90 minutes
  • 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, 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
  • Celebrate diversity: Be part of a truly welcoming workplace. We offer a mentorship program and bias training

Offering a range of smart thermostats and home devices that bolster energy efficiency and integrate with major smart home ecosystems, this company creates a compelling workplace for those passionate about sustainability and technological advancement. Employees thrive in an environment that values innovation and user-centric design, making it an ideal place for professionals eager to impact the growing smart home technology sector.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Toronto, Canada



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health/Lifestyle Spending Account

75% parental leave top-up

Health benefits starting day 1

25-day paid sabbatical in year 5

$1,500 learning & development budget

Quarterly hackathons

Volunteer Days

Flexible hours & work from home

Your own Ecobee device