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Full Stack Developer At AppColony


Calgary, Ab

Job Description

AppColony is looking for a talented, experienced, full stack developer to help build and enhance our development team. We need a senior person who is able to adapt and grow with us. Our ever-expanding portfolio of mobile applications depend on stable, scalable and intuitive services to bring them to life. We need someone who:

  • Gets excited about making great web apps with thoughtfully designed APIs & services.
  • Demonstrates excellent problem solving with a desire to dig in when facing a challenge.
  • Enjoys development incorporating software best practices (TDD, CI, MVPs, Pairing, Code Review).
  • Is self-motivated, and is able to clearly communicate with various groups and individuals.
  • Comfortable designing databases, optimizing queries and exploring new tools/techniques.
  • Has a passion for building user interfaces that push the boundaries of the web.

We are looking for someone keen to expand their own knowledge, and to participate in the learning of the entire team by providing ideas, feedback, input on architecture and coding style, reviewing pull requests, and helping to deploy and monitor our production services.

As a hybrid product/agency company, we research, develop and bring to market software products & tools for ourselves and external clients. We already have several active, marketed products and are currently working with a number of great organizations, including Hockey Canada, to develop new products, and improve our existing suite.

As a small startup, we are always looking for tools and tech that will improve our productivity and solve problems gracefully. Ruby/Rails is what we usually reach for, but we are developing production apps in Elixir/Phoenix, React/Electron and are keen to explore other stacks & languages as appropriate. Let us know what you are excited about!

At AppColony, we are a tight-knit group of passionate developers, designers and analysts. Join us if you want to work at a small, dynamic company where everyone contributes to the production of beautiful, ground-breaking applications. We have offices in both downtown Calgary and Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour. We are open to applications for either location.

We want to work with developers who believe in the power of mobile, have an eye for design and enjoy learning new technologies. If you like working on a variety of projects, with an awesome team, and you really care about the software you build from start to finish, let’s get started!

Skills & Requirements:

  • Engineering or Computer Science degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 4 or more years experience developing web apps (Rails experience a big plus)
  • Experience creating RESTful JSON APIs for mobile clients
  • Knowledge of front end technologies like HTML5, JS/ES6, CSS/Sass
  • Experience deploying and maintaining backend web services, ideally with Heroku
  • Database design and optimization skills
  • Great oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with Git and GitHub

Bonus points:

  • DevOps skills or passion
  • Interest or experience in front end Javascript frameworks like React, Backbone & Ember
  • You’re active on GitHub or Stack Overflow. Send us your username.
  • iOS or Android development experience
  • Passion for UI/UX

We are building a great culture with great perks:

  • No pure managers – everyone contributes
  • Everyone is responsible for coming up with great ideas and everyone’s input is heard
  • Continual learning, including conferences like WWDC and Google I/O
  • Full benefits package
  • Retina MacBook Pros and 27″ monitors for all developers

Our office in Victoria, BC features:

  • Amazing view of the harbour
  • Lounge area with snacks and local microbrew
  • Pool table & Foosball table
  • Free gym, showers, and bike lockup area

Our office in downtown Calgary features:

  • Lounge area with snacks and Mariokart
  • Beer & wine fridge
  • Shower
  • Bike lockup area

AppColony Inc. is located in Victoria at:

1019 Wharf Street, Suite 500
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 2Y9

Our office in downtown Calgary is in the Biscuit Block building, located at:

438 11 Ave SE, Suite 202
Calgary, AB T2G 0Y4


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