Intermediate Full Stack Engineer (Distributed - Canada)

Published on April 21, 2024

Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses. Our mission is no less than to revolutionize the way people learn and earn online by giving them the tools they need to turn their expertise into a sustainable business that impacts both them and their audience.

Thinkific is a software platform that gives anyone the ability to easily create and sell online courses, build vibrant communities, and monetize memberships. We believe in impactful and innovative work: our team of 260+ Thinkers is building and expanding an incredible product that empowers Creator Educators and businesses around the globe while working collaboratively to learn, grow, and succeed together. Join us to see how we’re building one of the best workplaces in Canadian tech!

We believe every candidate should have a fair, inclusive, and overall great experience when exploring a new role with Thinkific. That starts with outlining our hiring process so you know what to expect every step of the way—click here to learn more:

Are you an Intermediate  Full Stack Engineer looking for an opportunity to contribute to an impactful product in a collaborative environment?  We’re looking for an Intermediate Full Stack Engineer to join us at Thinkific. 

As an Intermediate Full Stack Engineer, you will work closely with product managers, designers, and fellow engineers to help translate business requirements and specifications into delivered features. You’ll work across the application stack to ensure business milestones are met while also investigating, assessing, and fixing bugs within the platform. Reporting to an Engineering Manager, you’ll stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in software on a team that follows the best practices for quality software development and testing methodologies.

Your goal will be to help shape a product that has a top-line impact on our company goals. Here’s how you’ll accomplish this: 

  • Lead small-medium feature projects from conception to completion, working with stakeholders to identify project risks and recommend mitigating solutions
  • Participate in effort and complexity estimation for new/proposed product features and tasks
  • Contribute to architecture decisions to build features at scale
  • Contribute to effectively diagnosing and troubleshooting problems with the product
  • Participate in architectural design, review, and implementation of production-quality features
The person we have in mind likely:

  • Have 3+ years of experience working in a Full Stack development role, and at least 1+ years of experience working in a SaaS environment
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of REST and GraphQL APIs – ideally by having designed, implemented, and consumed them
  • Showcase working experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications, or similar MVC frameworks
  • Has experience with unit/integration tests, TDD is a plus
  • Be comfortable using Git and related tools like GitHub, GitLab, etc. 
  • Be knowledgeable in relational databases, SQL and engines like PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Loves to learn and grow. They’ve found (and keep looking for) ways to level up their skills in this field, whether that’s through formal education, gaining professional experience, or maybe even building their own business 
These things would also be nice, but we think you could learn them on the job: 

  • Has experience with cloud hosting (such as AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Showcases working experience building single-page applications, preferably using React and Typescript
The recruitment compensation range for this position is $89,000 - $111,000 CAD

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging & Accessibility

This is just our initial idea of who we’re looking for! At Thinkific, we know that people have unique career journeys. If your experience is close to what we’ve described but you feel that you might be missing a few of the requirements, please still apply! We believe in equal opportunity and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across every facet of our business.

We’re also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview experience for every candidate. If there are any accommodations our team can make throughout our hiring process (big or small), please let us know.