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Redbrick Technologies Inc.

Server Software Engineer

Shift – Victoria, British Columbia
Department Shift
Employment Type Full-Time Employee
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Redbrick is the parent organization of a portfolio of disruptive digital companies. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, we’ve scaled from local start-up to global name in a few short years, conceptualizing new business ideas, acquiring established businesses, and growing them to super-scaled profitability all thanks to the people we hire.

  • 60+ employees with a growth plan to 100
  • 3 portfolio companies and more to come
  • 1 amazing shared services team

One of our 3 portfolio companies, Shift is our desktop productivity app. Tired of logging in and out of accounts and toggling between tabs, we created Shift to manage your accounts, streamline your workflows, and blow up your productivity. Our Shift team is 10 people strong and borrows from Redbrick’s shared HR, finance and marketing services.

“Shift is like a small family. It’s full of talented, fun people working their hardest to build a product that they can proudly show to the world. It’s hard to build great stuff - having such a wonderful and close-knit team is what makes the difference in the long haul. If you’re looking for a place to work where you and your expertise is valued every day (by every *one*), you need not look further than Shift ;)”

—Lucas, Shift

We think of the office as a second home and believe you should enjoy your work and the people you work with. We cheerlead your goals and accomplishments and feel invested in your future. Flexible work hours and health and wellness funding (so you can get your gym membership or race registration paid for, no excuses) are a few of the perks of working at Redbrick. Plus, with regular team events, from ping-pong tournaments to Beer Fridays, work feels a little more like family.

What does a day look like in my role?

We get it: You need to understand what you’re signing up for before you know if you are interested, right? As a Server Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

After 1 week:

  • Completed onboarding/documentation.
  • Familiar with the development process.
  • Local development environment for main codebase setup.
  • Work on first PR started.

After 1 month:

  • 1 EPIC in progress.
  • 1 SPIKE in progress.
  • Reviewing PRs. 
  • Access to AWS and introduced to infrastructure.
  • Successfully deployed to staging environment. 

After 2 months:

  • Successfully deployed to the production environment.
  • Completed 1 OPS ticket.
  • Several OPS tickets in progress.
  • 1 or more EPICs complete.
  • 1 or more SPIKEs complete.

After 6 months:

  • Comfortable with our codebases.
  • Continual work on PRs against several codebases.
  • Continual work on OPs tasks.
  • Understanding of auxiliary infrastructure.

What we would like to see in you.

Every Redbricker has 3 things in common: We’re curious, hungry and good-humoured. We try our best to balance hard work with good, old-fashioned fun. As a Server Software Engineer with Shift, there are extra superpowers we’re on the lookout for:

  • 3+ years of professional experience as a back-end or full-stack developer.
  • Deep knowledge of web services and RESTful design.
  • Comfortable with server-side frameworks such as Django, Express, Rails.
  • Familiar with database design and administration and experience with DevOps tools and AWS.
  • Experience with version control systems, code review, and automated testing.
  • Passion for writing quality code that is maintainable coupled with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of design patterns and best practices.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience.

What next?

 If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, applying is easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Apply with your cover letter and resume and links to your GitHub or public repos and take this opportunity to tell us your story and why you’d be a good fit on our team.
  2. Download Shift (tryshift.com) -- we want to know what you think!
  3. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram for all that is happening at Shift, and Redbrick!

 

 

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
    Shift
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Employee
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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