Wave HQ is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer, Growth

Toronto, Canada
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:
Reporting to the Engineering Manager of the Growth Team, this is a high-impact role. Our team is measured based on outcomes, not just outputs. The role is full-stack but most of the day-to-day work will be in the front-end.

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

  • Our Technology: Wave is powered by several key technologies. Our toolkit is primarily Python and Django on the service layer, with some Ruby and Golang as well. GraphQL and REST power our APIs, and our web/mobile front-ends are React and ReactNative with Typescript. We expect software developers to have proficiency in one or more of these areas. You will be expected to be able to cross technical domains and contribute to both the back-end and front-end as needs arise.
  • 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.

Here's how you will make an impact:

  • Helping to define the processes of our emerging growth team
  • Share your knowledge and mentor more junior members of the team
  • Apply your entrepreneurial mindset to rapid experimentation.
  • Own the entire outcome of an experiment, from ideation to the final results. 
  • Finding the perfect balance between high quality code and getting a project shipped
  • Wave is powered by several key technologies. Our primary toolkit includes React, React-Native and TypeScript, and occasionally Python and Django. We also regularly use Segment, FullStory, and Optimizely.

You Thrive Here By Possessing the Following:

  • Professional experience with some combination of Python, Ruby, JavaScript and/or other computer language.
  • Interest in working on technical projects from inception to delivery.
  • Able to operate and monitor highly available systems in production, or willing to quickly learn how to do so.
  • Pride in writing testable, modular, maintainable, simple, and well-documented code.
  • Experience with web application and/or distributed systems development.
  • Feeling right at home in the terminal.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Occasional requirement to be on-call outside of standard hours.  

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!

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