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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 an Intermediate Backend Engineer to help us build scalable & reliable services to support our growing business. In this role, you will help develop & deliver next-generation services that will help increase the efficiency, reliability, performance, & agility of Rituals infrastructure. You will work in close collaboration with our product, design, & engineering teams to deliver delightful features to continue to grow & expand the reach of Rituals product line.

We Value

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 2-4+ years of experience delivering high-quality software
  • Enthusiasm for solving interesting problems & a willingness to take on new product features
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, & software design
  • Coding skills in Java or C++/C
  • Large systems software design & development experience, with knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Interest in working on a rapidly changing, ever-evolving systems

Big Plus If

  • You have experience building microservices
  • You are familiar with Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes
  • You are also strong in Python & Javascript
  • You have experience with database design & SQL

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
  • Daily 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.

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. Our customers interact with the application through native iOS & Android apps as well as a web (React) interface. 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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