Backend Engineer

Remote or Vancouver, BC
We’re looking for an Backend Engineer to join our ZenHub team who will help us ship outstanding product features, build resilient APIs and services, and suggest new processes to deliver high-quality polished code.

In this role, you will work with other engineers to architect new features and modules, work closely with designers, keep our codebase lean and modern, and help stamp out technical debt.

A little about us:

ZenHub is the leading team collaboration and project management suite built into GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. At ZenHub, every team member is charged with getting to know customers deeply, learning how to solve their toughest problems, and turning them into evangelists.

Our customers are smart cookies: some of the best teams at companies like Imgur, NASA, Microsoft, Docker, and Zenefits use ZenHub to stay in the zone. Ideal team members are technical enough to get their hands dirty and product-focused enough to help translate customer requests into product features.
What we’ll accomplish together:
  • Build out our public and private REST & GraphQL APIs to power our client applications.
  • Integrate with third-party services (specifically via GitHub’s API) to deliver resilient and performant applications.
  • Design and architect complex features, accounting for user permissions and security.
  • Monitor and support our infrastructure systems (databases, cloud services, etc…)
Our Ideal Candidate:
  • Contributes and enforces best practices throughout our development process and is familiar with working in an agile environment.
  • Is proficient with Git and has basic experience with Unix command-line tools.
  • Understands and applies best practices of API development.
  • Identifies sub-optimal processes and communicates alternatives to the team.
  • Is a strong communicator that can work together with design, product, and marketing teams.
  • Is comfortable designing robust database schemas and optimizing queries.
  • Is adamant about test coverage for all backend services.
  • Has professional experience with Ruby (specifically Ruby on Rails)
  • Has professional experience working with PostgreSQL or other SQL databases.
Bonus points if you have the following:
  • Experience with basic infrastructure and ops tools (ie. Docker, Ansible, Terraform).
  • Experience building and configuring CI/CD pipelines via Jenkins or similar.
  • Experience with deep third-party API integrations (eg. GitHub).
More about ZenHub:

At ZenHub we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have everything listed in the above requirements. Our values include continuous improvement and curiosity. If you have some of these qualities and believe that this is the position that will make you excited to work every day, then we want to hear from you! 

Our people are what makes our team special - because of that, we work hard to provide our full-time team members perks that make their lives better by offering:

 Flexible vacation & remote work policy - as we accomplish our goals, time off is more than a must. Most team members take between 15-20 days off per year, but we have no hard limit for our high impact individuals.
 Diverse opportunities for learning and development - we provide resources for conferences, classes, books, and other opportunities to maintain and expand your skill set and professional growth.
 Fitness reimbursements - stay fit with our reimbursements for health-related benefits like gym memberships, fitness apps, and personal training.
 Top-Line equipment - in addition to receiving a company smartphone of your choice with a paid voice/data plan, every team member receives a generous equipment budget to try new gadgets, tools, and platforms.
○ Flexible parental leave policies - We understand the importance and demands of a growing family. In addition to state, provincial, and federal leave allowances, parents on the team have the flexibility to work from home or take days off when family needs to come first.
 When we can safely return to our office, fuel up with healthy snacks and coffee, get fit with an onsite gym, recover with onsite RMT/acupuncturist, and meet the many furry friends of our dog-friendly office!

Check out our careers page to learn more about what other benefits we offer!