Backend Software Engineer

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Product Engineering Full-time
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.

If you love writing code to solve complex, big data problems, then Cision Engineering is the place for you. We seek engineers who are passionate about building complete, production-quality software services, with a scalable and sustainable architecture and implementation, with high performance over large data sets, and with low latency and high availability.  
We have a diverse organization with engineers across the globe. We are solving challenging and interesting problems offer to innovate, influence, transform, inspire and grow! 

What you will be doing:

  • Delivering web experiences that are highly crafted and rewarding to the Public Relations and Marketing community. 
  • Collaborating with web, design, and product teams to ensure the goals of the product are aligned with the delivered feature or service. 
  • Deliver experiences that are user-focused and adhere to accessibility standards. 
  • Work with the product development team in driving innovative approaches to solving complex problems. 
  • Maintain code standards regarding quality, privacy, accessibility, security, documentation, etc. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. 3+ years professional software experience. Experience developing web or mobile applications. Technologies We Use: Java, Python, C# Git, Jenkins Java, Grails, Spring, Vert.x PostgreSQL, RedShift, MySQL Elastic, Kinesis   

Skills and Experience:

  • Proficiency in high level languages such as Java, Python 
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills. 
  • Good knowledge of fundamental engineering concepts, understanding good software architecture/design, algorithms, data structures, writing modular and testable code. 
  • Understanding of the full web stack, from databases to server-side code to the quirks of cross-browser compatibility. 
  • Experience with system architecture and design. 
  • Experience with highly scalable systems. 
  • Good knowledge of large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures. 
  • Good knowledge and experience with messaging, eventing technologies, pub/sub services. 
  • Understanding of SQL, especially Postgres or MySQL, is a plus. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. 
  • 3+ years professional software experience. 
  • Experience developing web or mobile applications.

Technologies We Use:

  •  Java, Python, C# 
  • Git, Jenkins 
  • Java, Grails, Spring, Vert.x 
  • PostgreSQL, RedShift, MySQL 
  • Elastic, Kinesis   
As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit and follow @Cision on Twitter.
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