About FreshBooks

FreshBooks is a leading cloud-based SaaS accounting software designed with one goal: to help small business owners grow. We reached unicorn status after raising our valuation to more than $1 billion and continue to scale our business to serve business owners, their clients, and accountants in more than 160 countries worldwide. FreshBookers are found all over the globe, and our goal is to create connection as a human-first workplace. Our teams have adopted different working environments based on how they collaborate best. Some are fully remote and others are truly hybrid - it all comes down to what's best for the team and for everyone FreshBooks builds for.

NOTE: This role can be worked remotely from the above location.

The Opportunity - Software Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer for our team who will play a hands-on role in driving our mission to build a world-class technology company with a global footprint. You will be instrumental in playing a vital role that impacts the lives of millions of small business owners around the world and directly impacts customer experiences and businesses. We are looking for people who thrive in a creative, collaborative and agile development environment.

If this appeals to you, please come and chat with us to learn more about how you can become a part of the intrinsically motivated teams of engineers!

What You'll Do as a Senior Engineer

  • Build, maintain, and improve real-world applications that have a meaningful impact on customers 
  • Make sound decisions even in the absence of complete information, and recognize when to over-engineer and when not to
  • Collaborate with full-stack web and mobile developers on cross-functional Agile teams working on features for our customers
  • Work closely with UX designers and Product owners to ensure the best web experience for our customers
  • Contribute to a large codebase that contains a multitude of customer features
  • Participate and share your ideas in technical design and architecture discussions
  • Ensure quality through automated and exploratory testing
  • Ship your code with our continuous integration process
  • Develop your craft and build your expertise in web full-stack development
  • Able to make an effective technical or business case for code changes
  • Demonstrate a passion for building high-quality software that addresses customer needs

What You'll Bring to the Role

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a full-stack engineer in web application development (Agile or Lean environment) 
  • Experience in back-end technologies (our language of choice is Python)
  • Front-end development experience, knowledge of Javascript modern frameworks (Vue.js, Ember, React or Angular) and client-side performance optimization 
  • Experience with databases and SQL – our database is MySQL
  • Step up to handle tough issues and display a can-do attitude
  • Learn quickly and experiment to find new solutions
  • Take on unfamiliar problems and extract lessons and learn from mistakes
  • The ability to balance the desire to ship code quickly to our customers with the responsibility of making good technical decisions
  • A long-standing habit of continuous learning and applying new technologies, architectures, and methodologies to improve the code and Engineering organization

You'll Stand Out If You Bring Experience In

  • Experience writing and working with REST APIs -- and by “REST,” we really do mean actual resource-oriented REST, and not RPC using HTTP mechanisms 
  • Experience working in SAAS industry

Our Commitments to You

At FreshBooks each person knows their opinion is valued, and can see their impact on the lives of over 10 million small business owners around the world. Accelerate your career, work on projects you're passionate about, and work as a part of a collaborative team without ego! Here are some of the ways FreshBooks recognises and rewards our employees:

  • 🩺 Comprehensive Health and Wellness Benefits. Including retirement savings programs matched to your local office, stock options for every full time employee, generous time off, parental leave and new parent support, annual healthy living credit, comprehensive medical and dental benefits dependent on your region, and more.
  • 📚 Perks that Matter. Including a Peer Recognition Program, an Employee Assistance Program, headphone credit, meaningful in-person gatherings to bring onsite and remote employees together, and more perks matched to your locale.
  • 🌱Working Environments to Help You Thrive. Beautiful office spaces welcome you in Canada and Mexico, and remote FreshBookers receive a home office credit to set up your home office.
  • 🤗 Supportive Peer Group, Mentors, and Leaders. We care about each other across the organization and have programs to support this so everyone feels a strong sense of belonging, and believes in collective impact. 
  • 🚀 Accelerated growth. 3 week dedicated company onboarding, career development through continuous coaching, training, and learning on the job, and a bi-annual review process.

Closing

Even if your experience doesn't meet every bullet on the above lists, we'd love to learn more about you and why you think FreshBooks is the next step in your career.

FreshBooks is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, religion, race, mental disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other status. All applicants are considered based on their qualifications and merits. At FreshBooks, we inspire an environment of mutual respect and we believe diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success.

FreshBooks provides employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at phone 416-780-2700 and/or accessibility@freshbooks.com.



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