Senior Ruby on Rails backend developer – Workleap LMS

Published on November 14, 2023

Workleap was born after spending the better part of two decades asking ourselves a simple question: how can we craft software to make work simpler, kinder, and faster? Over the years, we tackled this question by focusing our energy on building great solutions to help businesses improve a crucial part of their organizations: their employee experience.

Born in Montreal, now spread across Canada, our team believes that creating environments where people are set up for success is not only good for employees — it’s good for business. That’s us in a nutshell, and we are just starting.

Company Description

Workleap is an ecosystem of powerfully simple employee and digital experience software that helps modern workplaces have a greater impact— fast. 
Built for today’s leaders and their teams, Workleap products aim to make work really work by fostering engagement, performance, growth, and productivity within organizations. 

Job Description   

We are seeking a Senior Ruby on Rails Backend Developer who is experienced, highly skilled, and passionate about building robust, scalable, and maintainable web applications. As a key member of our development team, you will be responsible for driving the development of our backend systems, maintaining and enhancing our existing codebase, and ensuring the performance and reliability of our application. 
  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and efficient Ruby on Rails applications. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including frontend developers, product managers, and designers, to create exceptional user experiences. 
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code. 
  • Optimize application performance, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
  • Implement best practices in software development.
  • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to team members.
  • Mentor and guide junior developers, sharing your knowledge and expertise.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies.     
A typical week? 
  • Writing good quality code : 70%.
  • Code review & technical feedback : 20%.
  • Team meetings & rituals : 10%.
What does your future team look like?  
it's a dynamic group consisting of six developers, including four Ruby on Rails backend developers and two Ember.js frontend developers. You'll collaborate with a Product Manager who has a strong technical background, a talented Product Designer, and a tech-savvy manager to create innovative solutions.   
What are the newest challenges awaiting your team? 
  • Rewrite generic and supporting services to use company common services.
  • Update permissions granularity with new roles.
  • Extend application capabilities to support SCORM.


  • Ruby on Rails; 
  • PostgreSQL (or any other SQL database);
  • Rspec (or any other testing library).

Additional Information

At Workleap, we build together, we trust each other, and we support each other in success or failure. You will be able to express yourself, evolve and develop your creativity in an environment that will adapt to your daily life and your needs.  
We strive to create a healthy and inclusive work environment. This is everyone’s business. 
Our Candidate Experience Flow at Workleap:
Phone Screen - Virtual Interview using Microsoft Teams - Work Sample - Job Offer
We are looking forward to getting to know you!

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