Senior Back End Engineer
Product & Engineering
Are you excited about making advanced back-end and architecture decisions, mentoring junior engineers, and influencing product decisions that will impact hundreds of thousands of users? Are you excited about being part of a tech startup that's grounded in social cause and early education? Then we want YOU to join our engineering team!
As a Senior Engineer with HiMama, you'll have the opportunity to make a big impact on a growing product with a wide and varied feature set. From feature enhancements to the core product, ground-up engineering on brand-new architecture, data scaling, and system performance on Android, iOS and web-based applications, our small team does it ALL.
Engineering at HiMama requires being an adept problem solver that is hard working and motivated to get stuff done. Hustle is what this company was built on.
HiMama has three main products: Tablet apps for teachers, desktop web application for owners, and mobile apps for parents. We bring all three products together to empower preschool teachers to connect with parents and engage them in children’s learning and development, and help owners streamline running their business. And so you'll also be looking to make an impact on the world beyond dollars and cents– working with a social enterprise you will personally have the opportunity to improve outcomes for tens of thousands of children in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.
What You'll Be Doing
Develop high performance, scalable back-end code
Design and create beautiful data systems to be mapped with our API
Independent research and selection of best tools / methods of implementation to solve problems
Quality assurance and testing of own work
What We're Looking For
Deeply experienced, competent programmer and problem solver
Knowledgeable about newest trends and best practices / plugins
Ambition to work hard in order to make an impact
Evidence of independence and self-starter attitude
Propensity to always want to learn and improve
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited University
Required Technical Skills
8+ years as a back-end engineer
8+ years developing in Ruby or Python; experience with GraphQL is a plus
8+ years working with relational databases
Experience working alongside Reactjs or equivalent front-end framework
Flexible work hours in pet friendly environment
Catered lunch and learns for personal and professional development
Ongoing team success celebrations and social activities, including beer and wine Fridays
Supportive team atmosphere with strong team culture
A Little More About Us
HiMama - www.himama.com - is improving learning outcomes for children aged zero to five. We are a social purpose business that connects families with the early childhood professionals who serve them.
Thousands of child care professionals use HiMama to share learning and development updates to families. Special moments are shared across the globe every second. HiMama is based in Toronto, Canada.