Posted May 10

Full-Stack Engineer @ HigherMe - React, PHP, Laravel - Social Cause

Toronto Full Time

Our engineering department is looking for a mid/senior-level full-stack developer, to help us scale the platform, create new features and refactor our API. Lots of challenges ahead of us!

Our codebase consists of React.js and PHP (Laravel) / MySQL.

HigherMe is revolutionizing the way that retail and restaurant employers and employees connect with each other. We're a 43North award winner we're backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Ryan Holmes from HootSuite, and Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank.

We help retail and restaurant employers find, screen, and hire better employees faster. We work with companies like Dunkin' Donuts, Panera Bread, White Castle, McDonald's, and many others. We sell software the makes hiring more efficient, and also have a growing network of candidates to fill these roles.

Our Toronto role is a unique opportunity to work with our social venture partners, Our Children's Medicine, on developing features that help underprivileged communities connect their youth with employment opportunities. We're excited to partner with this group to launch in Canada, and are excited that this new engineering role will work so closely at helping young people advance themselves and find new career opportunities.

We have a strong, small team that we're excited to introduce you to. We're a startup! This means that we put a lot of emphasis on finding people that fit our core values. Here are some things that are really important to us:

LOTS OF WORK: We work hard, and we work long hours - this isn't a 9 to 5 gig. We typically put in at least 50-60 hours/week, with some of those hours occasionally happening during evenings and weekends.

GSD AND FSO: We work best with people that have a high "GSD" and "FSO" quotient - people that can get s--- done and figure s--- out on their own. We operate in an environment that changes rapidly - so someone who operates well under ambiguity is going to do well here.

OPTIMISM: We operate with optimism, and are thankful for the opportunities we've been presented with. We don't have room for negativity.

URGENCY: We operate with a sense of urgency & efficiency in everything we do - there's not enough time to waste time.

AVAILABILITY: We strive to be available to each other 24/7 - being responsive and helping out your co-workers is a big part of being on this team.

APPLICANTS: We care deeply about our job applicants, and will keep their best interests in mind with everything we do.

DIVERSITY: We value the contributions of people from all kinds of different backgrounds, and will continue to strive to be above average in both gender & racial diversity.

MAKE MISTAKES: It's okay to make mistakes in our company! We'd rather make mistakes than waste time by being indecisive - action trumps everything.

EQUITY: We have big dreams and big aspirations - significant equity ownership for employees is a major core value for us.

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