We’re Left, a technology company based in the Vancouver suburb of Maple Ridge. A certified B Corp, Left is committed to “doing things right”: making our mark on the world in a positive way with technology and innovation. Our top-notch culture and award-winning Community Engagement Program have led us to be awarded “Best Workplace BC”, recognized by the BC Tech Association as the best in BC for “work, life, and play” and winner of the 2018 BambooHR Hero Award.
At the heart of our business we’re building RightMesh, a platform to connect the next billion people without infrastructure using a fully-distributed mobile mesh network for Android, iOS, IoT hardware, and other mobile devices. Our platform will enable affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure access to the internet and connectivity to all users. Since the goal of the platform is to be used far and wide beyond our office walls, our job is to ensure developers find it simple, intuitive, and easy to work with, and that end users have a smooth and autonomous experience wherever possible.
Where does all this cool stuff happen? Our space is a physical representation of our core values. With an open concept built to encourage community, including a large communal kitchen, fully equipped games room and plenty of chill spots to relax, our Lefties feel as comfy here as at home. Family is important to us, and our office provides an inclusive environment for all on our team no matter what age or stage of life. Being in Maple Ridge, we are perfectly located for both city dwellers - only a 40 minute drive from downtown - and for those who prefer the 'burbs.
Speaking of sky-high real estate prices, you have room to breathe out here and can afford to exhale. Not only do you get greater balance in your life, but you get to keep way more of what you earn. The difference is substantial (Hint: for a family of 4, it could be more than $50,000 in your pocket every year!). Calculate how much you would save by living and working in Maple Ridge here: http://www.costofliving.welcomebc.ca/
Are you ready to join us and change the world yet?
About the team: what will you be doing?
You will be working with our RightMesh team, who are developing the mesh networking library and platform that will connect the next billion people without Internet. Our team develops the core networking library that powers our platform, as well as the platform-specific implementations and libraries that will enable developers to use it. This work results in a large number of tools and systems required to support development and continuous integration, from orchestrating the build and release of several artifacts for multiple platforms, benchmarking and evaluating the performance of our network protocols in realistic scenarios, and providing stable and consistent delivery of our customer-facing services such as our developer portal.
About you: what do you need to get here?
You have an eye for viewing systems as a whole, and seeing how they can fit together in an organized, automated fashion. You keep up to date with modern software infrastructure practices and have experience building and maintaining continuous integration and IaaS for a large software project. You pay strict attention to security, and understand what is needed to keep networks, servers, and software airtight and secure. You hate a mess - you value reproducible systems and can communicate how tools are configured and work together, even to developers. You know how to make systems scalable and efficient, from web services to test runners, and how to monitor the health of a codebase through testing, logging, profiling, and other metrics. While an expert with the configuration of tools and software, you are still comfortable with programming and can guide the team in integrating new tools or develop missing pieces yourself. You have a strong understanding of the build and release process of code and ways to make every step along the way a little better.
These are some of the technologies and techniques that we make use of or are looking to start using. If you have experience with any of them, please highlight in your application.
Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins)
Containerization. (Docker, Docker Swarm)
Automated provisioning. (Ansible, Terraform, AWS tools)
Java build process (Gradle, Maven, Javadoc)
Deploying to app stores/package repositories (Google Play, Artifactory)
Key/secret management tools (Hashicorp Vault, Ansible Vault, Certificate Authority management)
Maintaining clusters of physical devices (Raspberry Pi, Android ADB)
Source code modification tools/practices (Feature flags, optimization, obfuscation, security, etc)
Logging, monitoring, and profiling tools. (DataDog, Nagios)
Automated test frameworks (Junit, Mockito, PHPUnit)
Implementation test frameworks (Monkeyrunner, PhantomJS, Casper)
Extra bonus points if you have supported the build/release of multi-platform libraries before!
Compensation & Next Steps
In 2017, to remove any unconscious bias out of our salary process, we revamped our salary structure to be transparent in who we are and what we pay. We offer a highly competitive compensation based on an annual external salary report to ensure pay equality.
We also offer many perks (including a comprehensive benefits plan, RRSP matching program, lower cost of living, etc.) and a culture and work/life balance that other companies simply can’t match, creating a total package that is hard to beat.
If you are interested in working in a world-class business, then please apply below. No phone calls or unexpected visits please - we have developers here and they are easily startled!
Left is a small, but growing company. Fit and a willingness to learn is more important than experience. Thanks in advance for considering us.
Learn more about RightMesh a project of Left at www.rightmesh.io.
We are an equal opportunity employer and love diversity at our company! We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
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