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Ritual // social food ordering app
Engineering, Full Time    Toronto    Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Were looking for experienced Senior Front End Developers to help us design, build, & grow beautifully crafted products to support our growing business. In this role you will build tools for others to use, contributing to Rituals overall efficiency & effectiveness. We are looking for someone with a passion for developing, who creates clean, reusable, & robust systems. This role entails more than just building pages - you will actively work to improve the infrastructure of our system. You will plan projects alongside our Product Management team, write & review code, fix bugs, & collaborate with other teams at Ritual to streamline Engineering processes. If you value simplicity, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, & are excited to learn, wed like to talk to you.

Technical leadership at Ritual requires impact & ownership. A Senior Developer at Ritual is expected to be effective in the following areas:

  • Contribute to architecture:You understand large areas of our system & are able to reuse or add new components to existing architecture
  • Scalability & performance:You are always mindful of scalability & demonstrate a meaningful understanding of scalable design & performance choices
  • From product requirement to feature delivery:You work independently or lead a small team that can quickly turn product requirements into testable experiments & production ready code
  • Code quality & code review:You have passion for quality code & maintain a high standard of style; enforce/update existing patterns

  • Team oriented:You build tools that makes the whole team more productive. Improve tools & processes when needed
  • Knowledge transfer & mentorship:You share the knowledge you've gathered & help the rest of the team grow

We Value

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience delivering high quality software
  • Experience with React/Redux building elegant, robust, & reusable UI components & frameworks
  • Coding skills in Node.js Express
  • Passion for web technologies & improving infrastructure
  • Interest in working on a rapidly changing, ever-evolving systems

Big Plus If

  • You have Java experience
  • You are familiar with Google App Engine
  • You have experience working with DevOps & Microservices
  • You consider yourself to have artistic inclinations
  • You have experience building Content Management Systems

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work on an amazing consumer-facing product that our customers love
  • Competitive compensation package & equity in the business
  • Healthcare coverage & a generous vacation policy
  • A daily credit in-app credit towards lunches & coffees
  • Your choice of the development environment to make you most productive
  • A pantry full of snacks
  • Fun company-sponsored events & off sites

About the Team

The engineering team at Ritual is a small & tight-knit unit. We are driven to deliver high-quality software as quickly as possible to our end users. We are extremely data-driven in our decisions about the product & constantly iterate to provide best customer experience. We are problem solvers, while remaining business-minded & customer-focused.

On the front-end, we use Node.js Express for our service APIs, & React along with Redux for our client web app. Our legacy web systems are served by Java servlets, with Jquery, Bootstrap, & HTML to build the clients.

On the back-end, we are mostly a Java shop hosted on Google Cloud Platform. We are currently in the process of transitioning a monolithic codebase on AppEngine to microservices using Docker/Kubernetes communicating over gRPC. Our data layer is mainly in MySQL, Memcache, & BigQuery. We take a project-based agile approach to software development.

About Ritual

Rituals mission is to digitize local commerce. We are an online marketplace connecting consumers to their local merchants to make the purchasing of goods & services more efficient. Ritual was founded in 2014 in Toronto by a group of serial entrepreneurs & ex-Googlers with the vision of bringing digital efficiency to the local commerce space. Since then, the company has grown to 290+ people & has raised $150 million in venture funding.

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