Junior Backend Engineer

Remote or Vancouver, BC
We’re looking for a 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:

Don’t sweat it if you don’t have everything listed in the role description. One of our values is “Growth Mindset”. If you have some of the qualities listed above, and are excited about the role and motivated to learn – we want to hear from you!  

At ZenHub our people are the priority. We believe the more perspectives we embrace, the stronger our team. We recruit the best, and welcome people of all backgrounds regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or ability. With a focus on respect and a commitment to continuous learning, we’re building an inclusive culture that supports our team in doing their best work. We work hard to provide our full-time team members perks that make their lives better by offering: 

Boundaryless working style. We want our team to work from wherever is best for them. Whether you prefer to work from the comfort of your home office or from our bright, spacious, and dog-friendly collaboration space, we support you. For those opting to wfh, we offer a generous monthly stipend to cover ongoing remote work expenses. If you opt to join us in-office, we’ll contribute to your commute expenses or bike maintenance.
A flexible vacation policy. We work hard and it’s important we take time to recharge. We have a flexible time off policy with no hard limit and encourage our team members to take a minimum of 3 weeks off per year. 
A commitment to continued learning and development. We provide an annual professional development budget to use towards conferences, classes, books, and other opportunities to maintain and expand your skill set.
Fitness reimbursements. Stay fit with our monthly reimbursements for health-related benefits like gym memberships, fitness apps, and personal training.
Top-of-the-line equipment. In addition to receiving a company smartphone of your choice with a paid voice/data plan, every team member receives a generous annual new tech 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 our team have the ability to create flexible schedules or take days off when family needs to come first.
Social connection. When it’s safe to gather again our team will have access to a shared collaboration space in Vancouver, but our team is focused on fostering strong relationships and an equitable experience no matter where in the world you’re working.  Check out our careers page to learn more about what other benefits we offer!