Redbrick and Shift are headquartered on the traditional Coast Salish territory, and we respectfully acknowledge the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ People of this region. With gratitude, we live, work, and care for this beautiful land.
One thing that our team members say they value most is our fun and truly ‘people-first’ culture. Ours is a place where you’re given the autonomy to do your best work and are provided with all the tools and support you need to do so. Here are some of the things our team loves most about working at Redbrick:
- Highly competitive salary
- Attractive vacation, healthcare & benefits, including generous RRSP matching (Canada) and 401k (US)
- ‘People-first’ culture that prioritizes fun
- Autonomy and freedom to do your best work on your own terms (you won’t find any micromanagers here!)
- Flexibility to work remotely
- State-of-the-art and centrally located offices (Victoria & Minneapolis)
- Remote work fund to create a successful home working setup
- Opportunities to work on interesting products
- High-end hardware and equipment — in the office and at home
- Opportunities to learn and grow through professional development support, funding, and mentorship
- Internal mobility; opportunity to work with various products and teams across the Redbrick portfolio of companies
- Monthly fitness reimbursements to support a healthy and active lifestyle
- Modern tech stacks (React, Vue, Typescript, Tailwind, Nuxt, NextJS)
- Opportunities to contribute to open-source communities
Redbrick is the parent organization of a portfolio of disruptive digital companies. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, we’ve scaled from local start-up to global name in a few short years, conceptualizing new business ideas, acquiring established companies, and growing them to super-scaled profitability — all thanks to the people we hire.
5 portfolio companies and growing
1 amazing shared service team
One of our 5 portfolio companies, Shift, is a general-purpose browser built to help customers enhance their browsing experience with greater focus and better results. By customizing Chromium’s open-source browser to offer beautifully designed features and integrated apps, we’re redefining the way you use your browser and truly helping you get what you really need on the web. Our Shift team is 45 people strong and works closely with Redbrick’s shared People Operations, Finance, and Creative/Marketing teams.
We are changing the way browsing happens, and building an exceptional team is our top priority. We cheerlead your goals and accomplishments, and are invested in your future. In line with putting your health and safety first, we provide our team with the freedom and flexibility to work where they work best. Most of our team enjoys a blend of remote and in-office work. In-office time brings many perks, and we also place an emphasis on planning events and fun that all can enjoy.
What does a day look like in my role?
We get it: You want to know what you’re signing up for before you apply? You will find yourself doing the following:
- Architecting, designing, and implementing new features.
- Mentoring and leading other developers to improve their skill sets and product quality.
- Problem-solving bugs and implementing fixes.
- Analyzing data to better inform our decision-making process.
- Coordinating initiatives and projects from idea to release.
- Designing and developing web sites and web applications in a range of languages and frameworks with a focus on moving to modern frameworks.
- Troubleshoot, identify, and improve product quality.
- Maintain, improve, and support existing software products.
- Collaborate with team members to integrate new product functionality across the companies portfolio of products.
- Helping the team grow the business in ways we haven’t yet thought of.
After 1 week:
- You have an understanding of the software we build and are starting to familiarize yourself with the development process.
- You will have started or completed a couple of small tasks.
- Merged in code that will be released to our users.
After 1 month:
- You will be breaking down large tasks and building new features into projects.
- Coordinating with design teams on updates and additions, as well as debugging errors and implementing fixes.
After 6 months:
- You will be taking the lead on architecting and building new features into our various websites and web applications, creating new products, and various MVPs.
- You will have all the knowledge necessary to handle releasing updates, and the ability to track the success of new changes from start to finish.
What we would like to see in you.
Everyone at Shift has three things in common: We’re curious, hungry, and good-humoured. We try our best to balance hard work with good, old-fashioned fun. As a Intermediate Web Developer with Shift, here is what we’re on the lookout for:
- Experience developing and architecting Web applications.
- Proven track record of designing and building web applications with both frontend and backend web development.
- Strong experience and knowledge of modern web technologies and frameworks such as:
- Experience with version control systems, code review, and automated testing.
- Experience architecting and deploying services on AWS/Cloudflare/etc..
- Experience with database design and administration as well as experience with DevOps tools.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent entrepreneurial experience in product building.
- Experience with Desktop app development
- Experience with Performance Marketing
- Experience with data tracking systems (Google Analytics, Has Offers, Mixpanel)
- Expert Ping Pong Skills
If you’re picking up what we’re putting down, applying is easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Apply with your cover letter, resume and links to your GitHub or public repos and take this opportunity to tell us your story and why you’d be a good fit on our team. Please apply through this link: https://rdbrck.bamboohr.com/careers/242
- Download Shift (tryshift.com) -- we want to hear what you think!
- Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram for all that is happening at Shift, and Redbrick!
Redbrick and Shift are committed to creating a diverse environment where everyone can be their true authentic selves. We value all differences as they are essential for a thriving, happy, and productive workplace. Join us and help build a disruptive company where we are all proud to belong.