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Ruby On Rails Developer (Full-Time)

About This Position

Animikii is a Victoria-based social enterprise (Certified B Corp / Certified Aboriginal Business) that works with leading, Indigenous-focused organizations from all industries to drive positive change for Indigenous Peoples through technology.  Learn more at

We are currently looking to expand our team with an intermediate or senior developer for all of our web-based software projects. While the developer will be adept at software development and contribute primarily to the backend, we are also looking for somebody who is interested in full-stack development as well.


The developer will play a key role in software development and managing complex, multidisciplinary technical projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and develop new software products and user interfaces using front-end and back-end technologies (primarily Ruby on Rails, React.js, jQuery, Bootstrap).
  • Design and create database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems.
  • Help maintain code quality & organization, based on the Animikii coding style guide.
  • Support, maintain & upgrade legacy software projects previously developed by Animikii.
  • Provide direct technical support to existing clients and participate in weekly client support calls.
  • Ensure thorough testing and quality assurance for all website & web software projects.
  • Write technical documentation as necessary.
  • Set up and maintain your own development environment.


  • Support our giving-back program through pro-bono time, volunteering, workshop delivery or other social impact initiatives that are important to the team.
  • Continuous learning to keep ahead of evolving technologies through individual professional development plan.

What We’re Looking For...

  • Degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in idiomatic Ruby and Rails with 3+ years dedicated Ruby on Rails experience in a client service or agency environment.
  • Clear understanding of when to use Rails convenience mechanisms, and when to use more advanced object-oriented techniques.
  • Experience with Rails 3, 4 & 5.
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, ORM, RESTful, JSON APIs, Browser SPAs, App State Management and responsive UI design.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Proficiency in using git and Github in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with development aiding tools such as NPM, Bundler, Rake, Capistrano, RVM, rbenv, Homebrew, Webpack, etc.
  • Motivated self-starter; ability to start, manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Knows project management principles, processes and software.
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills to communicate, consult and build relationships with clients, staff and partners.
  • Excellent communication and creative thinking.
  • Team collaborators who are willing to wear many hats and jump in on many aspects of our projects, even if it’s outside of your core skill set.
  • Experience and/or a demonstrated interest in working with Indigenous communities.
  • Individuals who are interested to implement Animikii’s core values (Humility, Truth, Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love).

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Animikii is diversity in tech in action and we value a diverse workforce. Indigenous people, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. Animikii believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our team culture, challenge business as usual, and bring their whole selves to work. We strive to provide those candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more accessible, please let us know.

How to Apply

Animikii’s headquarters are in Victoria however we’re a remote-friendly organization and would be open to fully remote or a mixed schedule of in-office and remote work. Start date is negotiable. Competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Self-identifying as Indigenous, having first-hand knowledge or experience working with Indigenous communities will be considered an asset. Please email with your resume and cover letter communicating your desire to join our team. In your letter, please address the following four topics in the order described below:

  1. Describe two things that attracted you to this job opportunity at Animikii?
  2. Why do you want to work at an Indigenous-focused organization like ours?
  3. Which of our values are most important to you in the workplace (Humility, Truth, Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love)?
  4. Operating as a social enterprise, giving back is a core foundation at Animkii. How would you use technology, innovation, your energy and company resources to give back to the community?


We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.