Overview

FreshBooks has an ambitious vision. We launched in 2003 but we’re just getting started and there’s a lot left to do. We’re a high-performing team working towards a common goal: building an elite online accounting application to help small businesses better handle their finances. Known for extraordinary product and customer service experiences and based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves to pay customers in over 160 countries. In Europe, we are just getting started!

The Opportunity – Software Engineer

FreshBooks is looking for a Software Engineer 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 in your first twelve months at FreshBooks:

  • Build 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
  • Design and develop application technologies that optimize solution operation and minimize maintenance overhead
  • Collaborate with full-stack 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
  • Mentor others, versus just answering questions – Pairing and mentoring others is an integral part of this level
  • Able to make an effective technical or business case for code changes
  • Motivates team members towards high-quality work
  • Demonstrate passion for building high-quality software that addresses customer needs
  • Be a proactive communicator who enjoys working closely with creative and technical peers
  • Work in a dynamic Agile based environment

What you have:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in web application development (Agile or Lean environment)
  • Experience in Python (our core back-end technologies)
  • 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
  • Anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and make adjustments
  • Front-end development experience, knowledge of Javascript modern frameworks and client-side performance optimization
  • Experience with databases and SQL – our database is MySQL
  • 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 with Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, or other similar tools
  • Familiarity with continuous integration (or better, continuous delivery) and automated build pipelines
  • 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 of applying new technologies, architectures, and methodologies to improve the code and Engineering organization

About FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the second largest, cloud-based accounting software company for small businesses. Our philosophy is to Execute Extraordinary Experiences every day. This permeates into everything we do, from our award-winning customer support to how we design our product and the values we live every day as FreshBookers.