Backend Web Developer

Backend Web Developer

If you want to change the world, work on a brand that is growing like mad and is impacting the lives of millions, we want to hear from you!

This is an opportunity to work with the 2014 Canadian Startup of the year! Please check out this great article about VarageSale.

VarageSale is an online marketplace that brings local people together to buy, sell and connect with their neighbours. Our addicted user base of millions is growing rapidly and we're in the midst of a significant growth push.

Do you want to regularly create complex algorithms, scale systems for millions of users or solve complex database optimization issues? As a key member of our engineering team you’ll help develop, shape and evolve the core services of our platform.



  • You are a strong, talented Web Developer with substantial experience building complex, consumer-facing web applications ideally using Ruby on Rails (at a minimum you are willing to jump in head-first and quickly learn Ruby (did we say quickly?).

  • You are passionate about delivering high-quality code.

  • You consider yourself to be test driven and a quick learner - you iterate fast and focus on solving hard problems.

  • Problem solver - you consider your problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to be your strengths and you have the capacity to think creatively under pressure.

  • Team player – (This is a big one here) you work well with a team and are good at giving and receiving feedback - you enjoy celebrating wins with your team.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or an equivalent is preferred



  • *nix friendly - accustomed to developing software in a *nix environment (Mac, Linux, Unix, BSD)

  • Ruby / Rails

  • RSpec

  • MySQL

  • ElasticSearch

  • Memcache

  • Redis

Date Posted:
Aug 1, 2015 1:01 AM PDT

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

VarageSale is high growth online marketplace - our platform allows members to buy and sell items in a trusted, local environment. more