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Platform Engineer

Joist - Engineering – Toronto, Ontario
Department Joist - Engineering
Employment Type Full Time

Joist is the #1 platform for contractors worldwide. We have incredible adoption from contractors, and a gritty team that truly cares about what they're working on. We’re looking for a Platform Engineer to join our team responsible for launching new apis and supporting services through our backend API.

 Work on a product that people actually use, and LOVE. Check out our mobile & web apps here:

Joist for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/joist
Joist for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id592163563
Joist for Web: https://my.joistapp.com/login

Here are the kind of skills we’re looking for:

Architecture You have a strong understanding of the building blocks of a robust and scalable system. You are able to dissect business problems into well designed systems. You have the experience to know what to build and the discipline to know what not to.

CS Fundamentals You have an understanding of algorithms, data structures, design patterns and persistence technologies. You are able to select the right tool for the right job.

Distributed Systems You know how to build, debug, and monitor independently scalable and autonomous systems. You understand how to leverage messaging to encourage loosely-coupled coordination between systems.

Leadership You have the ability to lead a team by example. As a senior member of the development team, you are able to be able instil the values of quality and discipline in the people around you and provide feedback on how to improve as a team.

Delivery Focused Code on a laptop doesn’t solve problems. You know that a project is only done once it's delivered and validated. Residential construction is a large problem to tackle. You are driven to complete a project because you know that 5 more problems are waiting to be tackled, and you do it all without sacrificing quality.

Passion Hard problems are not solved overnight. It takes a special kind of attitude and hunger to disrupt an entrenched industry. Your passion is what you share with every teammate at Joist. Passion for technology, passion for change, and passion for building an industry revolutionizing product.


Tools of the Trade

  • Experience with distributed systems. Event-driven architecture / SOA / microservices
  • Worked with messaging technologies such RabbitMQ or similar
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience with a variety of persistence technologies (PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, NoSQL)
  • Experience designing and evolving APIs (Ruby on Rails)
  • Able to program in a variety of languages (Ruby, Java, JavaScript)
  • Experience building mobile applications is a plus
  • Bachelor in Computer Science or related field


  • Healthcare & Dental Benefits
  • Monthly Team Events
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Joist swag to make you feel right at home
  • Free Healthy Snacks & Free Coffee
  • Prime Downtown Toronto Location


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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Joist - Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
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