Back-End Web Developer

MetaLab Design Ltd.

July 31, 2015

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Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

A bit more about MetaLab

We design and build interfaces that millions of people click, tap, pinch, and zoom every day. You may not have known it at the time, but you’ve probably used something that we designed.

Established in 2006, Canada, we’ve helped some of the world’s coolest companies build products and services that are attractive, thoughtful, and enjoyable to use.

Joining MetaLab means working with our world-class team on incredible projects, enjoying flexible work hours, competitive benefits, and unlimited vacation. Our base in downtown Victoria is just steps from the inner harbour among some of Western Canada's most popular eateries, coffee houses, and breweries; but if that's not for you we're remote friendly!

Job Summary: 

We’re looking for a team member with proven back-end development skills, ability to think through technical challenges, define easy to use APIs, and create robust services.


  • You need to love what you do, have opinions, and get excited about software.
  • Strong skills in Ruby on Rails or comparable MVC framework.
  • You’re excited to expand into other languages and frameworks, such as Elixir and Clojure.
  • Comfortable in a Unix environment (you know your way around a terminal).
  • Experience with deployment and other dev-ops configurations with technologies like Heroku and/or AWS services (S3, EC2, ECS).
  • Bonus for proficiency in front-end technology such as Ember, Backbone, and/or React.