Senior Backend Developer at Inspectify (S20)
Home Inspections, Simplified
Montreal, Quebec
3+ years
About Inspectify

At Inspectify, we are a Y Combinator (S20) and Seed funded start-up focused on helping transition eager homebuyers into empowered homeowners through our home ownership platform. We do so through leveraging proprietary home inspection data. Our vision is to make home ownership simple by empowering homeowners with data and software.

About the role
Skills: GraphQL, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL

At Inspectify, we are the world’s only vertically integrated property inspection platform. We are backed by some of the most prominent venture firms including Nine Four VC, Foundation VC and YCombinator (S20). Our platform streamlines inspections through our network of over 2,000 inspector partners in the US and Canada and proprietary inspection software that generates the “API of the Home”.

We are building a development team based in Montreal who will collaborate closely with the rest of the product and engineering teams in Seattle and around the USA. You will report directly to the VP of engineering also based in Montreal and collaborate closely with the company CTO originally from Quebec.

We are looking for a Backend developer to come help design and build our platform. You will be part of the team responsible for building our backend system (Ruby on Rails and Postgresql) and integrate with our frontend technology using GraphQL. You’ll help build the marketplace used by Home buyers to find Home inspectors and our Homeowner site to help them manage and keep their house in perfect condition.

You will be invited to travel to Seattle multiple times a year.

You Will:

  • Work in Ruby on Rails to build API, background jobs, email and text messages systems.
  • Own all parts of the development process, including design, development, testing, and code review.
  • Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology, always on a look out for new technologies that would help Inspectify be more successful.
  • Work closely with members of the Product, Operations, Sales and Customer Success team to find answers and solutions for our users and to make our team more efficient.
  • Training and mentoring of future hires of the development team.

You Have:

  • Good experience with backend technologies, particularly Ruby on Rails or other similar backend technologies.
  • Good understanding of web technology stacks, including browser caching, cookies, http request, security, and response mechanism, etc.
  • Good experience designing, build and optimize APIGood experience designing relational database schemas.
  • Experience with front-end and mobile technology like Javascript, React, React Native is a plusComfortable with ambiguity and ability to adjust quickly in a dynamic environment.5+ years software development experience.

Currently using Ruby on rails for backend and some frontend. React is used for any new frontend projects and we use React Native for our new Inspection Software application.

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