Software Engineer

Toronto, ON
Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time /
Our mission is to increase the success rate of small businesses. Traditional banking has been a growth limiter rather than a growth enabler for business owners, and we’re changing that. Relay is the all-in-one, collaborative money management platform. We’re building for employer SMBs and their finance function, internal and external, and are focused on delivering a human-centric customer experience. Ultimately, we help SMBs be ‘on the money'.

We’re looking for a Full Stack Engineer, who loves delivering robust code and shipping frequently. You'll make high-impact decisions daily and have a dedicated interest to help shape the future of Relay and build a product our customers love. This is an opportunity to work across our full product suite and drive new and existing product features from start to finish. If you're looking for an opportunity to build a best-in-class banking product that is changing the way SMBs succeed, apply now!

*Please note that we are a hybrid environment and choose to collaborate in the office twice a week.*

What You'll Be Doing:

    • Be involved in the full development lifecycle - design, development, testing, and operating in products that meaningfully improve our customers’ lives
    • Manage infrastructure development and operations and support the availability and performance of production systems
    • Develop testing strategies to ensure product quality is up to standard
    • Participate in agile project planning and work with product management to plan features and estimate their complexity and timelines
    • Proactively identify and prioritize improvements to the team’s processes, codebases, and best practices
    • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure we're creating the right solutions that meet customer and business needs

Who You Are:

    • You have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a full-stack software engineering or developer position, preferably in the tech start-up universe
    • You have experience with Javascript - we’re a Node.js, Typescript, and React shop
    • You have working knowledge of AWS services (ECS, S3, RDS, Dynamo, Lambda) and continuous deployment pipelines
    • You're perpetually curious and always learning - whether about the latest languages, frameworks, best practices, or the tech industry in general
    • You can rise to a challenge and handle change and uncertainty at times - we are a startup after all!
    • You're a team player - our team is small and mighty, and we collaborate constantly - we want someone who is always willing to pitch in and isn’t afraid to ask for help
    • You're a self-starter, a problem-solver, a creative thinker, and you're not afraid to share your ideas and provide and receive feedback

Our Tech Stack:

    • Front-end: React, Typescript, Redux, Redux-Saga, React Native
    • Back-end: Node.js, Typescript, Terraform, AWS (DynamoDB, RDS Postgres, Lambda, S3, SQS, SNS, SES, ElasticSearch, ECS)
    • Tools: GitHub, GitHub Actions, Docker, Jira, Datadog, Metabase, VS Code
    • Integrations: Plaid, QuickBooks, Xero, Gusto, Yodlee, Finicity, Castle, Sardine, Middesk, Vero

Our Commitment To You:

    • Competitive salary and meaningful equity: Relay employees are Relay owners, complete with equity and a competitive salary. 
    • Comprehensive health benefits: enjoy full health benefits from day one. We offer flexible Health or Wellness Spending Accounts and medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents.
    • Flexible vacation and time off: every team member starts with 15 vacation days and 5 flex days to use as needed, plus an extra week of office closure during the end-of-year holidays so you can take time off to recharge and come back better for our customers.
    • Parental leave with top-up: we offer 12 weeks off with a 100% salary top-up for all full-time employees, regardless of location, and accessible for all parents: birthing, non-birthing, and adoptive.
    • Hybrid work environment: we value meaningful collaboration and connection at our Toronto office twice a week, with lunch, snacks, and beverages on us.
    • Dog-friendly space: can dogs really make you happy and healthy? We don’t know for sure, but since we don’t want to chance it, our office is 100% floof-friendly.
    • Personal and professional growth: through ongoing feedback, mentorship, and coaching, work with peers and leaders who are invested in your growth and success. 
    • Top-tier equipment: as a Mac-first company, our Toronto offices have everything you need to produce your best work comfortably, from multiple screens to ergonomic seating.
    • Social connection: we believe in celebrating our wins with two annual company-wide get-togethers, quarterly team events, happy hours, and special events and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

    • We’re driving real change for small business owners, powered by truly remarkable people. At Relay, you’ll find the confidence to take changes, trust to take initiative, and the support you need to build a career you love. Here, we make sure every team member feels empowered to make big decisions, encourage to ask tough questions, and challenged to take risks that result in work we’re all proud of. We give you the baton–you run the Relay.
The Interview Process:
Stage 1: A 30-minute Google Meet video call with a member of the Talent Team 
Stage 2: A 60-minute Experience Deep Dive with two members of the Engineering Team
Stage 3: A 75-minute Technical Assessment with two members of the Engineering Team
Stage 4: A 30-minute meeting with the Head of Engineering, followed by a 30-minute culture interview with a member of the Leadership Team 

Research shows that women-identifying and other marginalized individuals tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. If you don't have all the listed qualifications, we encourage you to apply anyway, and together we'll figure out if this is the best role for you!

What’s Important to Us:
At Relay, we believe that diversity is key to building high-performing teams, and creating an inclusive work environment is our priority. We are an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

We will work with applicants to provide accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please email your People Team contact, and we will work with you to meet your needs.