Overview

We believe in having a transparent hiring process to provide a fair and inclusive experience to all our candidates. 

Our team is dedicated to ensuring you have a great candidate experience, and that starts with outlining our hiring process from start to finish so you know what to expect every step of the way (no surprises!)—click here to learn more!


Are you excited about the chance to experiment and iterate across an entire platform? Do you measure success by the impact your work has on users rather than how much code you’ve written? You bring lots of experience to a team and are motivated to mentor others to help them grow. You’re looking for an opportunity to contribute to an impactful product while being able to work on big ideas—and you’ll find that at Thinkific! 

As an Intermediate Full Stack Engineer on the Growth team, you will work closely with your team lead, fellow Growth Engineers, and a Product Designer to find new solutions that accelerate how course creators find value. You will deploy experimental features across our platform and work on new features that accomplish business milestones. You will also investigate, assess and fix bugs or defects within the Thinkific product.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop MVP-style experiments that test specific hypotheses on what causes creator success and growth across the application
  • Work closely with other Growth developers, designers, and analysts to estimate effort and complexity for proposed experiments and tasks
  • Lead projects from conception to completion with a focus on backend development, working with stakeholders to identify project risks and recommend mitigating solutions
  • Proactively identify and mitigate bugs by conducting unit, integration, and regression testing
  • Mentor junior engineers while performing design and code reviews
  • Conduct new technology research, bringing fresh ideas and concepts to bear on product development
  • Do what needs to be done. You’ll spend most of the time building MVPs, but you’ll also have the opportunity to flex your other skills (from writing copy to synthesizing cohort data to implementing third-party apps) in order to deliver insights and results
  • Share the results of and learnings from your experiments with team members across the company

To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Have 3+ years of experience in a full stack engineering role
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of Web APIs, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Have experience with CSS processors such as PostCSS, Sass, or Less
  • Exhibit experience with ES6 and at least one modern JavaScript library/framework such as React, Ember, Angular, Vue, etc.
  • Possess advanced knowledge of one or more modern server-side programming languages (Ruby, Python, Node, etc.)
  • Showcase the ability to design and implement RESTful services
  • Believe that writing tests as a part of a feature is not just nice to have, but a necessity
  • Be knowledgeable in using Git and related tools like GitHub, GitLab, etc
  • Have practical experience with relational databases, SQL and engines like PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Take on tasks and see them through to completion, all without missing a beat
  • Have strategic decision making abilities—you think problems through and make smart choices with the best outcome

You might be the person we’re looking for if you:

  • Previously worked with Ruby on Rails applications in a production environment.
  • Have advanced knowledge of modern server-side programming languages (Ruby, Python, Node, etc.)
  • Can demonstrate intermediate to advanced knowledge of front-end languages and frameworks (Javascript, React, Svelte, Ember.js, etc.)
  • Showcase advanced knowledge and experience with modern web frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Django, ASP.NET MVC, etc.)
  • Are experienced with web application architecture and web server technologies like Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc.
  • Have worked with a team that built MVPs quickly and iterated through experiments

Bonus points if you:

  • Can demonstrate intermediate to advanced knowledge of relational and/or NoSQL databases
  • Possess advanced knowledge of and experience in data modeling
  • Have intermediate to advanced knowledge and experience with cloud-based server infrastructure, particularly AWS
  • Previously worked for a fast-growing SAAS-based startup

About us:

We’re about the results of online learning and the people along the way! Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses.

Our mission is no less than to revolutionize the way people learn and earn online by giving them the tools they need to turn their expertise into a sustainable business that impacts both them and their audience. We believe in meaningful, innovative work: we’re building and expanding an incredible product that empowers course creators around the globe while working collaboratively to learn and succeed together. Together, we’ve served over 50,000 course creators and more than 25 million students, and these numbers are growing each day!


Why we think you’ll like working with us:

  • Be part of a team of incredibly talented, passionate, and driven people focused on building and innovating on a best-in-class learning platform
  • Make an impact with your work—each person has an equal opportunity to contribute to our goals and every day, we get to see how Thinkific is empowering both course creators and their students
  • Join one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada and find opportunities to grow in your own career—offering advancement opportunities for our team members is important to us!
  • Contribute to Thinkific’s award-winning culture—we’re one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and a certified Great Place to Work!
  • We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, and mental health coverage, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program to support the wellbeing of you and your family
  • Whether you’re at our Vancouver HQ or working from home, you’ll have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with Thinkers on your team and across the company through team-wide events, meet and greets with new team members, and regular social events
  • Have fun with our team, even while we’re working remotely—join us for an online games session, virtual trivia and paint nights, at-home fitness challenges, or even an online coffee brewing demo!
  • Get additional health and wellness support through a lifestyle or health spending account to put your dollars where you need it most, whether that’s subsidizing your gym membership, covering out-of-pocket expenses, or getting new gear
  • Enjoy our open vacation policy and flexible work environment, because we know the importance of having a great work-life balance (and sometimes, you do your best work in slippers)
  • Learn and Grow is one of our values and we take it seriously, providing opportunities through lunch and learns, training, workshops, mentorship, and our $1500 education allowance
  • Grow your career AND your family at Thinkific—you’ll be taken care of with our parental leave top-ups as you add to your family
  • Meet the many @dogsofthinkific (and yes, they’re as cute and cuddly as they look)
  • Work with the hardware you’re most comfortable with, and upgrade or replace your system when you need to with our technology bonus
  • Get set up for success, whether that’s at the office or at home. Whether you need a monitor, laptop stand, keyboard, mouse, or even a desk, we’ll work to ensure you have what you need to do your best work
  • Be confident bringing your whole self to work—we’re proud to be an inclusive company with a diverse team and values grounded in ethics and equality
  • Here at Thinkific, we know that the different perspectives on our team have led to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. Our team welcomes applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can’t wait to meet you!