Staff Software Engineer (Product Engineering, Hybrid)



Software Engineering, Product
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Hi, Future Homie!

As a Homie, you'll be part of an unstoppable team that puts customers first, embraces each day with excitement, and strives for excellence in everything you do. We’re revolutionizing the way small businesses manage their teams and grow their business. What this means for you is a shared passion for innovation and making a difference for the people we serve. So what do you say, will you join us on our mission to empower small businesses?

At Homebase, you will make an impact by

Homebase Engineering values technical leaders who are passionate about building great products and platforms, delivering customer impact, and empowering engineering teams to be successful.

Partnering with Engineering Leadership, you will play a key role in defining how our engineering practice operates and how our engineers grow their skill sets. You will use your technical experience and your influence to develop technical approaches that will improve Hombase’s ability to deliver a resilient platform and world-class product for our Homebase customers.

The successful candidate is a Staff Engineer who has excellent judgment and helps balance short-term needs with long-term organizational impact.

  • Partner with product and engineering teams to define long-term strategy, prioritize, and execute based on impact
  • Influence and inspire technical teams by setting an example of engineering excellence in design, architecture, code, and engineering practices
  • Design and code systems that are testable, maintainable, reliable, secure, and scalable while taking Engineering Technical Strategy into context
  • Partner with engineering leadership and across engineering teams to take on domain-wide projects
  • Guide the team in the adoption of sound engineering practices, and serve as a mentor for engineers

You are a bar raiser, which means you come with

  • 7+ years of experience in software design and development
  • Experience in Ruby on Rails or similar object oriented programming languages
  • Experience developing web applications using React and related technologies
  • Experience in aws or other similar cloud providers
  • Proven ability to diagnose, understand, and resolve technical problems that span teams and technologies
  • Ability to use influence to develop and promote effective engineering practices

What We Offer

  • Stock Options - Everyone is an Owner!
  • Competitive group health benefits coverage for you and your eligible dependents
  • Group Investments, TFSA as well as an RRSP plan which offers a 4% company match
  • Employer supplemented Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Company-paid holidays and 20 days accrued PTO per year
  • Continued learning and development stipend
  • Paid parental leave after 1-year of service
  • Top-of-the-line equipment and stipend for workspace setup
  • Work from home days, Monday, Thursday, & Friday
  • Meals provided at our vibrant workspaces
  • Team offsites and monthly opportunities to engage with fellow Homies

What to Expect During the Interview Process

  • Meet the Talent Acquisition team
  • Meet the Hiring Manager
  • Participate in a Technical Interview
  • Meet the Leadership team
  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Background Check + Offer Stage
  • Welcome to the team, Homie💜🎉

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Homebase

At Homebase, we take pride in fostering a welcoming space where every Homie of every gender, age, orientation, culture and walk of life can be their full selves. Diverse perspectives empower us to build the best-in-class platform for small businesses and hourly shift workers. We recognize that experience comes in many forms, so if you think you’re close to what we’re looking for (even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications), we encourage you to apply!

About Us

Our mission is to make small business teams unstoppable.

Homebase is the everything app for hourly teams, with employee scheduling, time clocks, payroll, team communication, HR, and more. More than 100,000 small (but mighty) businesses rely on Homebase to make work radically easy and give their teams superpowers. As the leader in small business team management, Homebase tracked 1+ billion hours for 2.5+ million workers last year.

Homebase is based in San Francisco, Houston, Denver, and Toronto. We are backed by leading venture investors L Catterton Growth, Emerson Collective, Notable Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Bedrock Capital, and PLUS Capital.

**Interview Recording Notice

By participating in interviews with Homebase, you consent to the use of Metaview, a recording and transcription tool, during the interview process. Please be aware that all interviews may be recorded and transcribed for the purpose of evaluating candidates and ensuring the quality of our recruitment process. If you do not consent to being recorded, please inform the Talent Team at the beginning of the call, and appropriate arrangements will be made to accommodate your preference. Your privacy is important to us, and the recorded interviews will only be used for internal evaluation and assessment of candidates.