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.
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 ;)”
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 just 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?
A typical morning begins with “stand-up”. Our team meets to talk about what we are all working on. It’s a good chance to share problems and talk about our progress. Afterwards, you might check your email and sign into GitHub to look at open pull requests. We all review each other’s code, so you respond to feedback on your work as well as give helpful suggestions to your teammates. At lunchtime, lots of people gather in the Great Room to eat and talk about their weekend. It’s a very friendly and casual atmosphere! Once or twice a week you will have a meeting to discuss development strategy, to brainstorm solutions to difficult problems, or to “groom” the backlog. Late afternoon is the perfect time to step out for a coffee and then find a comfortable spot on the couch to focus on the elegant and maintainable code you are writing. If it’s a Friday, the entire company might cut the day short to enjoy some drinks and good company!
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What we would like to see in you.
Every Redbricker has three things in common: We’re curious, hungry and good-humoured. We try our best to balance hard work with good, old-fashioned fun. As an Intermediate Full-Stack Developer with Shift, there are extra superpowers we’re on the lookout for:
If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, applying is easy as 1, 2, 3.