Senior Software Engineer - Ruby

Published on March 18, 2024

We believe small businesses are the heart of our communities. Our mission is to create a future where current and aspiring small business owners feel empowered to manage their finances fearlessly, so more of them can start, survive, and thrive as self-employed pros. To make that happen, we will be the simplest, all-in-one financial management solution small business owners can’t live without.

We believe small businesses are at the heart of our communities, and championing them is worth fighting for. We empower small business owners to manage their finances fearlessly, by offering the simplest, all-in-one financial management solution they can't live without.

About the Engineering Team:

We aim to meaningfully improve the lives of small business owners, who are traditionally under-served and often struggle because of this. At Wave, you won’t just write code—you’ll build high-quality systems at scale. This means being involved in the research, design, and organizational and maintenance practices behind our wide range of applications, which are relied upon by tens of thousands of small business owners. You won’t find many hardcore specialists here. Most Wave engineers are willing and able to dive into different technologies to get the job done. This requires curiosity, openness to new ideas and perspectives, and a genuine interest in what makes software products tick.

About The Role:

As a Software Engineer on the Payroll team, you will join a critical team supporting a key SaaS product in the Wave suite.  Leveraging your background in Ruby on Rails and (ideally) your knowledge of Payroll systems, you will work with some fantastic engineers to solve tough problems in delivering world-class financial products to our customers at scale. You will be exposed to a wide variety of technologies and help investigate new ones as we are constantly striving to keep our technology choices up to date. As an engineering team, we deeply care about being the best in our craft - Performance, Reliability, Reusability, Code Quality, Test Coverage, and Observability. You will help maintain the current bar we have but will hopefully go on to raise it to the next level.

Here’s What You Should Know About Engineering at Wave:

  • Our Technology: Wave is powered by several key technologies. The Payroll team is looking for engineers with full-stack development experience using Ruby on Rails.  We want teammates who are borderline obsessive about testing and quality of workmanship.  Experience with web application and distributed system development is a must.  Background in Payroll or Financial systems would be an asset.  Our APIs are GraphQL and REST powered by services written in Python and Django, as well as Rails. We expect software developers to have enough familiarity with API development to be able to collaborate with back-end developers to devise solutions to product challenges, and to contribute to code on the API layer when needed.
  • Your Work Will Matter: Every engineer at Wave is tasked with solving meaty, meaningful challenges for a really important end-user - our small business owners. The code you write will make a difference, guaranteed.
  • We Are a Community: Wave is about the size of a small neighbourhood. It is possible to get to know everyone on a personal basis. If you’re trying to solve a hard problem that has roots in some other part of the company, odds are pretty good that you’ll find someone close by who can help you out.
  • You Will be Stretched: We’re big on transparency and we know Wave isn’t for everyone. However, if you’re ready to flex your creativity, excel at your craft, fuel your curiosity, and thrive in a dynamic environment, we’re confident you’ll love being a Waver.
At Wave, you’re treated like the incredible human being you are. 

Work From Where You Work Best: We will always have a welcoming, energizing, and world-class office (in Toronto) with a space for you. Or, if you’re more comfortable working from home, the choice is yours.
We Care About Future You: You will stretch yourself and you will grow at Wave. You will also be supported on this journey with diverse learning experiences, educational allowances, mentorship, and so much more.
We Support the Full You: We make a serious investment in your health & wellness. When we think about benefits we think about body, mind, & soul and we take this stuff very seriously. 
We Take Care of the Fundamentals: Fair compensation, all the office perks you’d want, and the various goodies you’d expect from a growing tech company. This is the obvious stuff, but we don’t want you to think we forgot!

We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates the best workplace. We embrace our differences, value individuality, and the broad spectrum of every Waver's skills and abilities. We challenge each other from a place of respect and pursuit of continuous growth. We trust each other and encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, everyday. As Wavers, our voices matter, our opinions are met with an open mind. The best ideas win, no matter whose they are.  Contributing to an inclusive culture is a part of all of our job descriptions. 

We’ve been continuously recognized as one of Canada's Top Ten Most Admired Corporate Cultures and one of Canada’s Great Places to Work in categories including Technology, Millennials, Mental Health, Inclusion and Women.  

Are you ready to be a Waver? Join us!