Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

Monstercat is looking for a full stack web developer to join our team who is comfortable developing complex web applications in a unix environment.

Monstercat is Canada's largest independent record label and was founded in 2011 by Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, both graduates from the University of Waterloo. Monstercat has grown from 2 to 25 employees in the last four years and is one of the only record labels to leverage technology to scale operations and bring new products into both the label and consumer markets.

Roughly 2000 people engage with one of our platforms every minute! Monstercat has a distinctly ‘start up’ feel and we are located in the heart of Railtown in Vancouver. The office has a distinct charm featuring exposed wood and brick, a studio, and an event space.

A typical day involves creating solutions to fit the needs of complex business problems and application evolution. This means fixing bugs, developing new features, amending and developing new platform architecture, creatively thinking about new useful functions and implementing said functions. You will be required to finesse graphical user interfaces using well known technologies like LESS, Jade, and Backbone. Additionally you will need to be able to write client agnostic server APIs in Node.js using Express and other known components.

Required Skill Set

  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript

  • Up to date knowledge of modern web technologies
  • Ability to create and understand your own unix scripts

  • Able to reflect and refactor your code on the fly. Organization and cleanliness is important

  • A passion for coding your best work

Required Technology Knowledge

  • Bash/GNU Make

  • HTML(Jade)/CSS(LESS)/JS(CoffeeScript)

  • Node.js

What We Like to See

  • Activity in open source communities

  • Code you make your own and can be proud of

  • Ability to come up with creative solutions
  • Ability to critique your own code as well as others

  • Enjoy discussing various and complex concepts (cryptography, bitcoin, the future)
  • Knowledge of YouTube, SoundCloud and streaming store API's
-Self motivated and independent project leader


  • Standing or sitting desk

  • Flexible work hours

  • Work from home 1 day per week (optional)

  • Kitchen stocked with healthy foods

  • 100% health, dental and life insurance

  • Stock options and bonuses

Monstercat will cover reasonable transportation costs to Vancouver (380 Railway Street) from anywhere in Canada. We can also help you find housing in the area. Our team is small and you will be working closely with the founders and other developers. We promote a good work life balance so hours our flexible as we work on a requirements and sprint basis. Our office is quiet and there are lots of office events and social opportunities. The startup environment can be stressful but also very rewarding, your work will be seen by millions!

Date Posted:
Mar 9, 2015 4:33 PM PDT

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Monstercat is North America's largest independent electronic music record label. About 2000 people engage with one of our platforms every minute. We are leverage technology to scale operations and bring new products into both the label and consumer markets. more