Monstercat Full Time Support Engineer Full Time in Vancouver, BC


Branch Vancouver BC CA

Full Time Support Engineer
Vancouver, BC

Our goal is to allow musicians to earn a living so they can focus exclusively on their art. Full Time Support Engineer….

Full Time Support Engineer

Monstercat is looking for a full time support engineer to join our team who is able to test, maintain, and debug large web applications.

Monstercat is Canada’s largest independent record label and was founded in 2011 by Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, both graduates of the University of Waterloo. The company has grown from 2 to 27 employees in the last four years and is one of the only record labels to leverage proprietary technology to pay artists every month and create new revenue streams for them. Our goal is to allow musicians to earn a living so they can focus exclusively on their art.

The Monstercat community is extremely engaged with roughly 2000 people viewing our content every minute! Monstercat has a distinct ‘start up’ feel and the office features exposed wood and brick, a studio, and a quiet working space called ‘the library’. We supply free breakfast foods, sandwiches, snacks and espresso to keep your energy up. Monstercat is a dynamic workplace where you will have an opportunity to learn from and meet new people working on interesting and complicated projects.

As a support engineer your daily responsibilities will involve addressing user problems and feedback, writing tests, debugging, and refactoring code. You will be required to work through server client architectures using modern web technologies such as Express, CoffeeScript, Backbone, and Jade to address problems. Additionally you will begin writing abstractions and refactoring code to be more robust and efficient.

Required Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript
  • Knowledge of the Unix system and writing your own shell scripts
  • Knowledge of modern web APIs including HTTP, Jade, CSS, and CoffeeScript
  • Fluency in English and able to communicate with clients on a daily basis

Perk & Benefits:

  • Choice of standing or sitting desk
  • Flexible work hours
  • Work from home 1 day per week (optional)
  • Kitchen stocked with healthy foods + espresso!
  • Comprehensive group benefits plan (vision, dental, life etc.)
  • Potential to obtain stock options and bonuses

Monstercat will cover reasonable transportation costs to Vancouver (380 Railway Street) from anywhere in Canada. We can also help you find housing in the area.

Our team is tight-knit (but growing) and you will be working closely with the founders and other employees. We promote a good work-life-balance so hours are flexible and cater to the artistically inclined. Our office culture includes activities like Trivia Night, Mario Tennis/Kart Tournaments, Paintball, and Table Tennis Tournaments. The surrounding neighbourhood is fun to explore with plenty of great cafes, restaurants, and other prospering tech businesses.

This is truly a position for original thinkers who want to be a part of one of the most unique electronic music record labels in the world. For a look at our online impact, simply check Monstercat out on YouTube. The start up environment can be intense but also very rewarding, your work will be seen and heard by millions!

Monstercat thanks all applicants, and those who strike the right chord will be contacted for an interview. We look forward to welcoming you into the family!

Company Description:

Monstercat is Canada’s largest independent electronic music record label. Founders Mike Darlington (CEO) and Ari Paunonen (CEO) started the label in 2011, and since moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, have built a roster of world-renowned artists. The company’s mission is to connect these artists with fans in a way that nurtures the spirit of sharing and family.

Monstercat is a label finely in-tune with an audience that communicates primarily in the online realm. Notable achievements include: over 3 million YouTube subscribers, over 1 million record sales, and eleven number one chart-toppers on iTunes. And with major markets including the United States, the UK, and Australia, Monstercat has highly successful branches of merchandising, live event promotion, and technological innovation.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-01
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