Senior Software Developer (Data Platform)

Published on June 19, 2024

Helping businesses deliver exceptional buyer experiences.
Vidyard is the leading video messaging and asynchronous communications platform for go-to-market teams. Millions of sales professionals and more than 250,000 go-to-market teams use Vidyard’s AI-powered video messaging, video hosting, and digital sales rooms to connect with more prospects and generate more revenue.

At Vidyard, we make life easier for sellers, marketers and corporate communicators. Our video messaging tools, digital sales room platform, and other products are used by Microsoft, LinkedIn, and thousands of other companies. We're passionate about elevating our customers, our teammates, our communities, and ourselves.

About the Role

Vidyard is looking for a Senior Data Developer to join our Data Platform team. Reporting to the Manager, Software Development, you'll play a key role in advancing our Company Data System, enhancing data pipelines, and optimizing tools. You'll work with technologies like Druid, Redshift, DBT, Cube, and Metabase, focusing on data collection, modelling, and activation. Collaborating closely with a dynamic team of developers, a data architect, and a product manager, you'll also engage with various stakeholder teams including R&D, Marketing & Growth, and RevOps. This position offers also the chance to use your expertise and collaborative skills to significantly impact product features such as Analytics, Notifications, GDPR Compliance, and Integrations, fostering a platform and builder experience approach.
This is a remote role open to candidates located in Canada.

About the Team

The Data Platform team’s mission is to improve the lives of Vidyardian contributors so that they can easily build and deliver customer value. We do this by building, enhancing, maintaining and supporting platform capabilities within data, tracking, and analytics based infrastructure and features.
While our primary focus is on the builder experience of Vidyardian contributors, we always have Vidyard customers top of mind too. We strive to deliver user value quickly and iteratively, and in a way that drives business health and growth.
Recent projects include migrating our Notifications system to the Knock Platform and re-architecting the Insights Dashboard with a modern analytics back-end using Druid.

 What You’ll Work On

  • Leading key projects enhancing our data pipeline and roadmap while assessing cutting-edge technologies.
  • Promoting the adoption of internally developed tools through engaging with users, creating comprehensive guides, and ensuring the tool integrates well with existing systems.
  • Ensuring code development and review meet our high standards.
  • Participating in our incident management process. This includes addressing incidents, ensuring swift resolutions, and conducting thorough root cause analyses. You will also share key learnings and outcomes during incident reviews to help identify and implement action items that prevent future occurrences.
  • Integrating cost-effectiveness and security considerations into our data practices, ensuring our infrastructure is not only scalable and efficient but also secure and economically viable.

What You’ll Bring to this Role and Your New Team

  • Data Engineering Expertise: Dive deep into Data Systems (Collect, Ingest, Store, Process and Analyze). If these are your passions, we're looking for you.
  • User Experience Advocate: You're all about crafting tools that resonate with internal users (such as developers). Your focus? Simplicity, supportability, ease-of-use. Plus, you're a pro at gathering feedback and enhancing the developer experience.
  • Pragmatic Visionary: You're not just chasing cool tech. You understand what drives business impact and make smart, balanced choices. You're flexible with tech and languages, and ready to pick up new skills as needed.
  • Decisive in Ambiguity: You're comfortable making decisions in uncertain situations, knowing that action often leads to answers.
  • Communication Champion: You're adept at articulating complex data concepts to non-technical stakeholders and collaborating effectively across different teams. Your role will require exceptional clarity in communication, a keen ability to understand and manage risks, and skill in discussing technical trade-offs to meet data needs and project objectives.
  • Collaboration Across Teams: Work closely with R&D and RevOps teams (and beyond) to build a robust Company Data System that aligns with business needs and internal users requirements.
  • Quality Leader: You're driven to uplift our standards in quality, reliability, and performance.
  • Lean & Experimental: You have an iterative and value-driven approach and love to experiment.
  • Mentor & Guide: Sharing knowledge and mentoring team members is second nature to you.

Technical Skills We’re Targeting

  • Data System tools such as AWS RDS, Kinesis, Fivetran, Redshift, Druid, AWS S3, DBT, Cube, Census, BI Tools (Looker, Metabase)
  • Debugging expertise and familiarity with monitoring tools like Rollbar, Datadog, Prometheus, and Grafana
  • Infrastructure as Code tooling - e.g. Terraform
  • Some experience of modern front-end stacks - e.g. Webpack, Babel, Vue.js, React.js
  • Server technologies such as Node.js and Ruby on Rails
  • Relational Databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL
Job descriptions can be overwhelming. At Vidyard we are motivated to drive change together and deeply value the unique experiences, abilities and opinions you possess, so if this role sounds like your next adventure, but you don’t feel entirely qualified, apply! We value candidates who own it, and if you’re relentlessly resourceful too, you might be exactly who we are looking for. 
As we also value user obsession, we prioritize our users, customers and community so you can expect to hear from our team even if you are not selected to move forward.

What You’ll Love about Vidyard:

  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive, flexible benefits on day one*
  • Wellness allowance to spend on what's important to you 
  • Flexible hours + unlimited vacation + programs to support travel while working, enabling you to live your best life
  • Access to Inkblot, a digital mental health platform + $1,500/person/year for mental health coverage*
  • Allowance to support your ongoing growth and development
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Employee resource groups to empower and drive change at Vidyard and in our communities
  • RRSP match*
  • Stock options
  • Flexible holiday program
  • Home office stipend 
  • Flexibility to work in the place that brings out your best: whether you thrive in the comfort of your home office, or are local to, and prefer the energy of our collaboration space in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, there is flexibility for all.  Although we default to remote-first there will be occasional in-person meetings/events purposefully designed for connection and collaboration.
We thank all applicants for your interest in Vidyard. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from Agencies will not be accepted.
Vidyard is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify us at