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Backend Application Developer


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted December 24, 2020.

What is the opportunity?

As an Application Developer within Innovation and Technology at RBC, you bring the ability to effectively provide development, testing, release and support activities on strategic initiatives to various business functions within our Blockchain & Containerization Centre of Excellences (CoEs). We are looking for a Backend Developer proficient with either Java, Go and/or Node.js.


What will you do? 

  • Involved with development, testing, release, and support and maintenance activities of internal/external applications using Java, Go, Node.js, Express
  • Work on a small agile team with startup mentality to write high quality code in a fast paced environment
  • Use various techniques and tools to deliver strategic technical solutions to match business requirements and project deliverables.
  • Focus on component reusability, data sharing and security while complying with the standards and processes set within the Enterprise
  • Provide structure to development activities following proper Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (mostly Agile).
  • Recommend system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of different approaches
  • Collaborate with the Development team, Project Managers, Production Support team and Business on day to day development requests
  • Integration and regression testing of code builds and merges

What do you need to succeed?


  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of backend development experience Java, Go, Node.js, API/Microservices
  • Experience in  application design, development,  integration, performance measurement and tuning
  • Experience with distributed computing particularly Unix/Linux
  • Experience with Java, and/or Go and/or Node.js

Nice to haves:

  • Exposure to Agile preferred
  • Angular 2+, Node JS
  • Peer-to-Peer Distributed Computing
  • Experience with DevOps tools and techniques, containers and management of containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with NoSQL (CouchDB and/or MongoDB)

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual. 

  • You will work directly on the exciting technologies enabling blockchain
  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact 
  • Work on a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team 
  • Opportunities to do challenging work
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities  
  • 4 weeks vacation 



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City:  Toronto
Address:  88 Queens Quay West
Work Hours/Week:  37.5
Work Environment:  Office
Employment Type:  Permanent
Career Level:  Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type:  Salaried
Required Travel(%):  0-25
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  N/A
People Manager:  No
Application Deadline:  11/30/2020
Platform:  Technology and Operations 
Req ID:  287939
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