FreshBooks has a big vision. We launched in 2003 but we’re just getting started and there’s a lot left to do. We're a high performing team working towards a common goal : building a world class online accounting application to help small businesses better manage their finances.
Known for extraordinary customer service and based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in over 120 countries.
What you'll do :
Collaborate on cross-functional Agile teams working on features for our customers
Help set technical and architectural direction for our entire Engineering department
Work closely with UX designers and product owners to ensure the best user experience for our customers
Learn in-depth details of the current codebase, and map long term improvements
Research, design and share your ideas in technical design and architecture discussions
Be an advocate for clean code, good testing practices, and quality software
Ship your code and enhance our delivery process
Develop your craft, improve your expertise in software development, and raise the level of the teams around you
What you bring :
At least 7-10 years of experience in web application development, in an Agile or Lean environment
Deep experience with client side performance optimization
Experience writing and working with REST APIs and by REST, we really do mean actual resource-oriented REST, and not RPC using HTTP mechanisms
A deep understanding of test-driven (and behavioural test driven) development, and of building substantially complete test code and not just for the happy path
Demonstrated experience coaching and mentoring technical teams, and increasing the overall technical maturity of your engineering organization
Familiarity with continuous integration (or better, continuous delivery) and automated build pipelines
The ability to balance desire to ship code quickly to our customers with the responsibility of making good technical decisions
A long-standing habit of continuous learning, and of applying new technologies, architectures, and methodologies to improve the code and Engineering organization
What you might bring :
We're looking for a variety of talented technical leadership and know that a mix of skills and experience is useful. Even having only a couple of the skills from the list below would be a strong asset.
Expertise in the core areas of business of FreshBooks (accounting, payments, small business solutions)
A background in DevOps and service ownership, and a clear understanding of bounded contexts and how they map onto microservices
Strong pair programming (or mob programming skills), both as a mechanism for producing better code, and for teaching skills
Back-end development experience, preferably with Python or Ruby on Rails, and relational databases
Deep experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, or other similar tools
Experience with Google Cloud Platform, or another major cloud provider such as AWS
Experience with data pipelines, ETL, streaming data engines, and related technologies
Why Join Us
We're an ambitious bunch, with our eyes laser-focused on shipping extraordinary experiences to small business owners. You'll be surrounded by talented team members who share a common vision for what an amazing software company could be, and have the opportunity to help build a world-
class one, right here in downtown Toronto.