Data Server Developer

  • Kinaxis
  • Jan 07, 2018
Full time Information Technology Software

Job Description

Kinaxis® is a leading edge software company located in Ottawa, Canada. Our RapidResponse® on demand software enables manufacturers and brand owners to drive supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) from a single system. Some of our preeminent customers include Cisco, Ford, Qualcomm, and Alcatel-Lucent to name just a few. For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at .

If you are looking to make a difference, enjoy challenging work, and want to contribute to next-generation world class technology, then Kinaxis is the place for you! With the stability of an established company, combined with the passion and innovation of a start-up, Kinaxis is a GREAT place to work. Our success and growth means we are expanding.

We are currently looking for:

Data Server Developer

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

The Data Server team puts the Rapid into RapidResponse®. This is especially relevant in today’s world of big data. But ever-increasing volumes of data involve more than just size. Speed is an equally important aspect of big data – the speed at which data is generated, selected, stored, and retrieved. The Query Engine is responsible for selecting and moving that data to where it can be visualized, analyzed, and updated in RapidResponse. Effectively harnessing today’s multi-core CPUs is a key aspect of delivering scalable, high-performance query results.

So we continue to improve the proprietary in-memory database and query engine – fast, efficient, able to handle large amounts of data, and optimized to outperform numerous ERP systems on the market.

These are exciting times for our team as we are working on the next generation architecture for the Data Server, and we are growing our team to achieve our goals faster.

Our team is based out of our head office in Ottawa but we will consider candidates located anywhere within Canada. We offer relocation assistance or a possibility of working remotely. 

What you’ll do

  • Shape features of the next generation architecture for greater scalability
  • Balance complexity, execution time, and memory footprint to deliver performant solutions
  • Design algorithms and data structures that minimize memory footprint and perform efficiently
  • Enable smooth continuous operations of the Data Server in a multi-threading environment
  • Advance your knowledge and application of C++  to optimize the code to achieve the above goals
  • Collaborate closely with your Agile team members and other Stakeholders

Technologies We Use

  • C++ for core development
  • C# for some infrastructure and testing
  • Visual Studio, JIRA, Confluence, Git
  • Sophisticated internal testing and automation tools to validate correctness and performance
  • Virtual and cloud infrastructure for development, support and testing
  • Ridiculously powerful workstations for development (quad-core, 64GB RAM, SSDs, dual monitors)

Things You Should Have

  • Experience writing efficient C++ for optimal memory/CPU usage
  • Experience working in multi-threaded environment on Windows
  • Ability to create and communicate high level designs, then implement them with attention to details
  • Understanding of what’s going on “behind the scenes” at the RAM and system level for algorithms you write
  • Drive to find best solutions – via innovation, collaboration, and/or use of existing proven to work frameworks/ algorithms/patterns
  • Good communication and teaming skills
  • A desire for your work to make a difference in the world

Things That Would Definitely Help

  • Experience using C++ STL containers and algorithms
  • Experience with Design Patterns
  • Background in, or understanding of, supply chain management

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference, work in a very positive collaborative environment, and be part of our success – let’s talk.

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