Axiom Zen is hiring a

ZenHub Backend Engineer

Vancouver, Canada

To build amazing software, you need to be where the software lives. That’s the philosophy behind ZenHub, the only project management tool integrated natively in GitHub.

At ZenHub, every team member is charged with getting to know customers deeply, learning how to solve their toughest problems, and turning them into evangelists. Our customers are smart cookies: some of the best teams at Imgur, NASA, Docker, and VMware use ZenHub to stay in the zone.

Should you join ZenHub, your team-members will be world class. We have built two of the world’s most sophisticated browser extensions (on Chrome and Firefox). We ship often and move rapidly, providing more than enough freedom to make your own mistakes and breakthroughs. We have a great code review culture to share knowledge. And we use the right tools for the job: ZenHub’s current stack includes Node, Backbone, Virtual DOM, MongoDB, Redis and RabbitMQ.


Position Description

ZenHub is a best practices-driven engineering team committed to continuous deployment, continuous integration, and automated testing. We’re looking for talented, startup-minded backend engineers to power our growing team in Vancouver, BC or Santiago, Chile.

The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of web and mobile technology, software design patterns, and best practices – and an obsession with crafting user-centric products that set new standards in usability and performance.


About You

  • Experience shipping high-quality code in a mission-critical environment
  • Demonstrated interest in working with new technologies and thinking outside the box
  • Burning desire to be the “gatekeeper” for ZenHub’s backend architecture, prioritizing performance and scalability
  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals, algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Commitment to best practices in software development including TDD, continuous integration, Agile, and continuous delivery
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience

Bonus Points:

  • Expertise with Node.js and/or Go
  • Experience with Functional Programming and Functional Reactive Programming
  • Prior experience with top-tier, rapid-growth startups
  • Familiarity and comfort with git and GitHub
  • Knowledge/experience with Redis, MongoDB and Express


How to Apply

Apply via the form below and introduce yourself! Please include any information that will help us get to know you better, such as your resume, links to GitHub or recent side projects. Also, please briefly (50 words or less) tell us about the most impressive thing you have built or achieved.


About Us

ZenHub is a development workflow that moves as fast as your team. Through a lightweight extension, it adds a collection of collaboration-enhancing features – like Epics, Task Boards, Burndown Charts, personal task management, and more – directly into GitHub’s UI, creating a single source of truth for the entire company.

With ZenHub, software teams can focus on what they do best: shipping amazing products.


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary plus bonus, top-tier benefits, and generous stock / equity. 

We provide exceptional benefits:

  • Expanded Insurance. Axiom Zen provides full health, life and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health benefits.
  • Active Professional Development. We actively participate in the development of our team. You have access to a Professional Development budget of $1200 per quarter allocated, separate from your compensation, to be spent on conferences, classes, books, and any other resources to maintain and expand your skill set, industry knowledge, and professional growth. Or take someone interesting to coffee for in-person learning.
  • Speaker Travel Budget. We believe strongly that all our team members should have the opportunity to become thought leaders in their fields. To support this, we have a standard policy to cover travel + accommodations for speaking engagements anywhere in the Americas, and are very willing to support speaking engagements elsewhere around the world as well.
  • Mandatory 15 Off Days Per Year and Flexible Remote Work Policy. We have a high standard for impact but we insist on work-life harmony and believe in balance. Minimum of 15 off days every year, with no hard limit.
  • “Live the Brand” Products. We also believe that using great products helps us build them better. Every team member receives a generous equipment budget to try new gadgets, tools, platforms, and products. This includes new wearables, internet-of-things gadgets, etc.
  • “Live the Brand” Experiences. Several times per week, the team engages in fun and exciting products & experiences sponsored by the company. Everyone has the opportunity to submit ideas. We believe time outside of the office helps us think outside the box.
  • Top-Line Equipment. Apple laptop, large 2nd monitor, personal gadget budget, company smartphone of your choice in addition to fully paid voice and data plan. Models dependent upon needs and department function.
  • Maternity / Paternity Leave. Flexible leave in addition to existing leave allowance in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Transport Reimbursement. We cover public transport to work and back. If you bike to work instead, we set aside $1000/year for bike maintenance. If you walk to work, we’ll bonus you the same amount as a rental subsidy.
  • Quarterly Alignment Check-ins. You will receive quarterly ‘alignment’ check-ins focused on making sure you are achieving your own goals.


Zen Den Vancouver

B1 - 788 Beatty St.
Vancouver BC V6B 2M1 


Zen Den Santiago

Cerro Colorado 5030, Unit # 703
Las Condes