Software Developer

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Engineering Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

We’re currently looking for a Software Developer to join the team.

The Software Developer is responsible for the design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of software and web services applications to meet the business requirements.


  • Executes full software development life cycle (SDLC) and integrates software components into a fully functional software system.
  • Designs and implements functionality to meet the business requirements.
  • Prepares software packages and documentation for deployment that adheres to defined standard policies and protocols. Facilitates ongoing updates and maintains documentation on software and systems.
  • Researches innovative technology and tools to improve our product and processes.
  • Executes production support activities including troubleshooting, resolving problems, detecting defects and/or bugs and hardware failures.
  • Analyzes code and functionality for defects using test scripts and tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field is required.
  • Programming Language certification is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development is required. Agile methodology is an asset.
  • Strong competence with object-oriented programming and proficiency in more than one programming language.
  • Experience in database concepts is required.
  • Working knowledge in software development, and software systems development working on a variety of platforms.
  • Basic QA & Testing background including modern unit and TDD driven methods; experience with automated testing and Continuous Integration.
  • Working knowledge of Java, search technologies, SOA, big data systems and distributed computing strongly desired
  • Software development tools including but not limited to; Eclipse, Java, Linux, Windows, Python, Bash/sh, Vi/Emacs, Python is required. Experience with full software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodology, tools and techniques is required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with experience in object oriented analysis and design with the ability to identify, propose and implement changes and improvements.
  • Advanced listening and verbal communication skills to understand stakeholder needs or problems and responding clearly and concisely, including probing for further information.
  • Ability to adapt to recent technologies and work independently and as a member of a team.
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.

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