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Staff Software Engineer - Workstream

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Job Title
Staff Software Engineer
Job Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Job Description
Workstream is a mission-driven company that believes in building premium, modern software solutions for local businesses. There are 2.7 billion hourly workers, who make up 80% of the global workforce, but they've been heavily underserved by technology and deserve better. We help local businesses around you hire, manage, and retain qualified workers.
Our customers include leading brands from multiple sectors, including Burger King, Carl's Jr./Hardee's, IHOP, KFC, and Culvers. At series B, we are quickly expanding our product portfolio. We are backed by legendary VCs and industry experts like Founders Fund, BOND, and Coatue.

As a Staff Software Engineer (full-stack), you will join our Onboarding team and work on an exceptional onboarding tool. This tool aims to enhance the onboarding experience for deskless workers, allowing HR to improve their onboarding processes. In this role, you will report to the Engineering Manager for Onboarding.

Day in the Life: 

  • As a Staff Engineer, you will work with your squad team members (local + remote) to ensure that implementations are consistent with the overall Engineering team strategy.
  • You will work closely with the Engineering Manager on communicating tasks, challenges, and workflows across a globally distributed team.
  • You will contribute to the design and architecting of cutting-edge tools and technologies while maintaining the existing stack.
  • You will guide team development efforts toward successful sprint delivery.
  • You will maintain high software quality standards within the team by establishing good habits and practices.
  • You will provide technical leadership to team members through mentoring and coaching.

Who You Are:

  • 8+ years of industry experience as an individual contributor in full-stack web development
  • Advanced skills in Ruby with 5+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience with Node.js is a nice to have.
  • Mobile and Flutter experience is a nice to have.
  • 3+ years of experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL.
  • 5+ years of experience building and maintaining RESTful APIs.
  • Experience developing and maintaining microservice-based systems is a bonus.
  • 2+ years of experience working in Agile software engineering methods and tools: Scrum, Jira, GitHub, DevOps, and software architectures that allow rapid iterations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of requirement management and roadmap development with product managers
  • Possess a passion for effective collaboration within and between cross-functional teams, with a history of building influence with Product and Design
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies (AWS) and architectural patterns and their trade-offs
  • Experience working with globally distributed engineering teams is an asset
  • Passionate to learn, understand, and dissect new technology stacks quickly on your own
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education, and experience in information / cyber security, computer systems, IT, etc

Our tech stacks are:

  • Backend: Ruby on Rails  / Nodejs
  • Frontend: React / Typescript
  • Database: PostgreSQL / Redis / DynamoDB / MongoDB
  • Infra: AWS / Terraform / Kubernetes / Protobuf / Kafka / Elasticsearch

What We Offer:

  • A mission-driven and value-based company dedicated to empower deskless workers and local businesses
  • An early employee opportunity at a Series B hyper-growth startup; work with the founding team and industry veterans to accelerate your career
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision
  • WeWork Office - Amenities and Perks 
  • Learning/development stipend
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Hybrid Office/WFH schedule

In compliance with the British Columbia Pay Transparency Act, the base salary range for this role is between $150,000-$200,000 CAD in British Columbia. This range is not inclusive of our equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

Additional Information 

Workstream provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.

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Workstream Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Workstream Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Workstream Founded Year


Workstream Total Amount Raised


Workstream Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $60,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $48,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD