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The workplace is being disrupted and we're leading the change towards a flexible and hybrid future. Are you interested in being a part of this evolution and passionate about shaping the future of work?

Optix is a technology platform that enables clients to manage, measure, and optimize their flexible workplaces. Our vision is to change the way the world works. With clients in 25+ countries, we craft beautiful apps that put workers at the centre of the workplace experience. Our customers are hybrid and flexible space operators, and we empower them with tech that simplifies the day-to-day operations of their businesses.

We're searching for an entrepreneurial-minded individual who is excited about our mission of powering the world with a seamless workplace experience. Our ideal candidate likes to move quickly, is ambitious yet humble, and has a great sense of humour.

Note: This is a hybrid opportunity for someone based in Vancouver, BC (three days in-office, two days from home).

Requirements

Who you are

  • You have a minimum of 3+ years of professional experience
  • You're empathetic and can work both independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • You're able to clearly articulate your knowledge and reasoning to technical and non-technical team members
  • You're comfortable jumping between the frontend and backend
  • You insist on using great tools - you're excited to work in an open environment where you and your colleagues embrace change and new resources in order to achieve the ultimate goal
  • You test your code
  • You have excellent back-end or systems programming knowledge, we use the latest versions of PHP and MySQL but we'd love to also hear about your skills in other languages too
  • You've worked with many of 3rd party libraries, open source projects and API's in the past and you understand the benefits and consequences of what they provide
  • HTML, CSS and vanilla Javascript skills, preferably with some experience on large SPA's especially AngularJS and Vue, as well as scaling complex responsive layouts
  • You have experience with front-end state management and build tools such as Webpack and SASS
  • You have experience with back-end tools like Git, unit testing, continuous integration and Linux command line skills
  • You obsess about the details and getting them right
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work independently
  • You question the status quo, take ownership of your work, and proactively identify and address issues and opportunities

Bonus points for

  • An academic background in computer science or related
  • DevOps experience - particularly AWS and deployments using Docker
  • Experience with Laravel
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (BitBucket, Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience developing APIs using REST and/or GraphQL
  • Experience dealing with backward compatibility for mobile app APIs
  • Understanding of the Agile process

What you'll do

  • Drive and help shape the technical direction of our core product features and functionality
  • Work closely with our team of designers and developers to build beautiful, powerful features and experiences
  • Document APIs and software you help build
  • Perform scalability and performance enhancements
  • Work with our support team to resolve customer issues and make product improvement

Benefits

We take care of our teammates

This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing technology startup. Taking care of our team on this journey is a priority. We offer:

  • Competitive salary compensation
  • Strong Employee Stock Option Plan offering
  • Excellent health and dental coverage program provided by Sunlife
  • Mission-driven workplace experience with a positive, collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Personal and professional growth opportunities
  • Healthy snacks and locally roasted coffee - slow pour is our jam
  • Weekly team lunches and socials
  • Annual health and fitness credit
  • Fun offsite activities that allow us to reconnect as a team
  • A beautiful, waterfront Gastown office and a flexible hybrid workplace plan

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