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We’re reimagining HR and the employee experience. Are you the kind of trailblazer who can help us lead the change?

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Senior Backend Software Developer

  • Open Until: Ongoing
  • Location: Vancouver, BC

Managing people is core to every business, but the companies that have dominated the people-management software market for decades have produced products that are clumsy and unloved. Rise provides an experience that is unique in our market by focusing on modern, intuitive software and a superlative client experience. We’re taking away big clients from the market giants everyday and growing fast.

We’re seeking expert Rails backend engineers to build elegant RESTful APIs. Rise believes in organizing small, cross-functional teams around discrete areas of functionality, which means you’ll be working closely with front-end developers and designers to get things done.

As an engineering organization, we will always choose getting things done right over getting them done fast. We strongly believe that research and experimentation are fundamental to producing high-quality software. We are not satisfied with the status quo and are not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom when we doubt its value. We are looking for people who believe these values are strongly consistent with their own.

About you:

  • 5+ years of experience shipping software
  • Highly experienced with Rails
  • Passionate about continually learning and developing
  • Adamant in your commitment to shipping high-quality, well-structured and maintainable code
  • Opinionated and constantly seeking to improve the team and its processes
  • Enjoy mentoring and providing feedback to teammates

Things we use and like:

  • Rails
  • Microservices
  • Docker
  • PostgreSQL
  • Lean development practices
  • OOD, SOLID, GRASP, design patterns
  • Testing and automation
  • AWS (EC2, ECS, SNS, SQS, RDS, etc.)
  • Immutable, declarative infrastructure

Why you would like working here:

  • Highly autonomous environment
  • Speed does not preempt quality
  • Freedom to experiment and learn
  • Cutting-edge technology stack
  • Great Coal Harbour office with an unbeatable view and a ping-pong table

Apply Now

If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, email us at Tell us what about the position interests you and why you think you would be a good fit for the role. Links to your Github, Twitter, blog, or interesting projects you have worked on would also be very helpful. Feel free to also include a copy of your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

Join Our Team

Rise’s progressive, team-spirited culture rewards hard work and initiative. We offer a collective approach to building a leading company and the freedom to contribute to our success in creative and meaningful ways.

We’re a client-centric company and offer incredible client experiences at every touch point. Being part of our team, in any capacity, means always keeping this at the forefront.

We hire impressive and forward-thinking people who dream of revolutionizing the industry and have a genuine interest in contributing to the greater good of our company. To ensure everyone is well taken care of, we offer well-paying jobs with thoughtful benefits and plenty of perks.


"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We’re big on celebrating at Rise. Whether it’s someone’s birthday, work anniversary, or a teammate has hit a major work milestone, we’re planning something special in the background.

Innovative Working Environment

We’re working to continually foster a culture of transparency, collaboration and empowerment. We want everyone to start each day excited, and end each day feeling proud.

Generous Vacation

In our books, two weeks just isn’t enough. We offer three weeks of paid vacation, as well as paid personal days and paid birthdays off — because no one likes working on their birthday.

Health Benefits

Rise offers a thoughtful extended health, dental, life and vision plan. As an additional perk, we also offer subsidized transit passes.

Opportunities for Growth

We believe people are the most important part of every business. We help our own people grow through extensive onboarding, training and development, and opportunities for continuous career growth.

Continuous Learning

It’s important to keep up to date and improve your skills. We host monthly Lunch and Learns, educational talks with local tech companies, and pay for conferences, classes and certifications. We’ve also got an in-house library and a number of internal book clubs.

Fuel for Productivity

We keep our office completely stocked with a healthy snack bar, charcuterie supplies, coffee, tea, juice, and beer and wine for Fridays.

Work Life Balance

Feeling sharp keeps you sharp. Our internal wellness program includes subsidized fitness and wellness (gym pass, yoga classes — whatever you’re into), team-led stretch breaks throughout the week, and monthly health challenges with great prizes. We also bring in a certified yoga instructor to lead a class in the office once a week.

Fun & Friendship

As much as we love our work, we love spending time with each other. We host monthly team building activities such as go-karting, bowling, and karaoke. And there’s no shortage of things to do during the week, whether you’re catching up over lunch, playing a game of ping pong, or going for drinks after work.

Amazing Clients

Why do we love our clients so much? Because we get to work with forward-thinking companies that share the common mission of doing amazing things in their industries.

A Few Stats about Rise

Some interesting facts about our company

  • languages
    14 Languages Spoken
  • average-age
    32 Average Age
  • departments
    7 Company Departments
  • ping-pong
    2027 Ping Pong Games
  • karaoke
    26 Karaoke Sessions
  • glasses
    23 Glasses Worn

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