Full Stack Software Engineer (Level 4 Autonomous Vehicle Startup)

Toronto, ON M8Z 2R4

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Python Developer Job Number: 1842

Job Description

We're recruiting a Full Stack Engineer for a Silicon Valley-founded Autonomous Vehicle tech company that has a significant Toronto product development site. This opportunity is a unique chance to join an AV startup that is taking off. We have a strong partnership with our client having placed their Head of Software Engineering and Head of Hardware in Toronto. 



  • Real opportunity to commercialize AV - they solve real problems and have real customers, contracts, and revenues with some of the biggest global enterprises. 

  • Industry-leading team in robotics and AI that have worked successfully together in a distributed team model.

  • Become one of the key Toronto-based leaders & help establish the company as a leader in the Toronto AV community.

  • Collaborate with leading research teams @ U of Waterloo and U of Toronto.


  • Develop vehicle software and backend infrastructure systems

  • Build innovative tools and applications, whether web or native, for our fleet management application

  • Build tools to help with the visualization, monitoring, debugging, testing, and optimization of various systems. Demonstrate the vehicle's view of the state of the world and the output of our self-driving algorithms

  • Build 3D visualization applications on the frontier of web technologies, to Architect, build and lead the end-to-end experience for user web applications

  • Architect, build and lead the end-to-end experience for user web applications



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS or related field

  • Strong experience writing modern C++ and Python

  • 2+ years of software development experience

  • Experience building modern web applications and UIs in JavaScript

  • Experience designing and building backend systems

  • Experience with web frameworks such as Node.js, Flask, Django etc.

  • Experience with databases and cloud infrastructure

  • Experience with React / Redux

  • Deep understanding of REST principles and experience working with and implementing backend APIs


Bonus Points

  • Experience developing scalable APIs, frameworks and web apps with ability to build, launch, and iterate quickly

  • Experience with network optimization, especially WebSockets, data compression and latency reduction

  • Experience with WebGL or JavaScript 3D libraries

  • Background in networking and real-time communication

  • Experience (and lots of opinions about) constructing front-end applications from scratch


Apply today or contact Brandon Shim-Ping, Director of Talent, at brandon AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.



About gdR

Founded in 2007, gdR’s mission is to grow the leadership capacity and capabilities of people and companies in the Canadian tech ecosystem through executive search, team recruiting and leadership development. We’re actively involved in the community by creating opportunities for people to connect and learn from one another e.g. Canadian Tech at Scale (in partnership with Shopify & Friends), which brings 200+ engineering leaders together. gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey. Follow gdR on LinkedIn and Twitter updates on new roles in tech.

Meet Your Recruiter

Brandon Shim-Ping
Director, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping joined the gdR team in 2013 and leads executive and IC searches in engineering, data science and security. 

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