Senior Full Stack Engineer

In the public markets, you can buy and sell your shares of companies freely. Interested in owning a bit of Tesla? Log into your favourite brokerage and buy a share. 

But what if you want to own a bit of SpaceX? The company is private and not listed on public markets; therefore, there is no easy way for you to buy a share. What if you worked at SpaceX or another startup, earned shares and wanted to sell them? Unfortunately, you’d run into the same problem and be unable to sell the shares you’ve worked so hard to acquire. 

Until now. Hiive is a fintech/marketplace startup connecting buyers and sellers of stock of pre-IPO companies. Fresh off of a Series A led by one of the most successful investors in the world, growing 50% per quarter and looking for a person like you to join. 

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will be a hands-on contributor to the frontend and backend apps powering our platform. You will learn Elixir on the job from your colleagues and technical leaders. You will collaborate with technical leaders and the founding team to deliver new features to our application. You will work closely with your colleagues to refactor and improve the codebase; create a beautiful, functional, and delightful user experience; and build an excellent and supportive engineering culture.

Please note: Hiive does not use Ruby or Ruby on Rails. We do not have Ruby code in production now nor plan to do so in the future. This job is open to Ruby developers who have a desire to learn and work in Elixir and Phoenix. We will teach you both on the job and expect you to invest in self-learning to grow your skills.

A great candidate would…

  • Consider themselves highly capable at hands-on development of features in both the frontend and backend and be able to ship React/Typescript code on day one.
  • Possess the know how to build customer-facing products across the entire stack, from the data model to the UI.
  • Have a strong desire to learn Elixir and experience picking up new programming languages.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated and comfortable learning on the job in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be comfortable working with a small team including directly with the founders on building a product and a company.
  • Adapt well to a quickly moving environment.

Required Experience

  • Substantial expertise building interfaces with React and working in Typescript.
  • Strong experience building backend API services using Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
  • Have a philosophy in writing automated backend tests.
  • Translating design mockups (e.g. Figma) into frontend implementation.
  • Working closely with product designers on feedback for UI/UX changes.

Preferable Experience

  • Understanding of the ins and outs of data modeling and software architecture for developing performant and maintainable code.
  • Experience building or working with GraphQL APIs.
  • Working closely with product managers on understanding use cases, prioritizing features, and scoping work.
  • Exposure to Elixir or other functional languages.

Compensation, Benefits & Perks

  • Highly competitive salary, commensurate with experience and contribution.
  • Opportunity to participate in ownership of a rapidly growing early-stage startup through our employee stock option plan.
  • Comprehensive 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, and a health spending account.
  • Preference to those willing to work hybrid in our Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver, BC HQ, with a first-class view of the mountains. Open to Canadian and US-based remote candidates.
  • An engaging social calendar, including bi-weekly catered lunches, bi-weekly “Friday bar”, team workouts, annual summer party and holiday party, two “onsite” all-team retreats each year, semi-annual team-building events, and Hiive Womens’ Network events. 
  • Significant opportunities for growth into team leadership and management roles.
  • Entrepreneurial culture, and a small and dynamic team.
  • Sponsorship, immigration and relocation for exceptional candidates.

Hiive is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals have an opportunity to succeed.

The pay range for this role is:

140,000 - 200,000 CAD per year (Vancouver HQ)

140,000 - 180,000 CAD per year (Remote - Canada)

150,000 - 250,000 USD per year (Remote - United States)


Vancouver, Canada

Remote (Canada)

Remote (United States)

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