Jr. Full Stack Developer (Co-op)

Kitchener, ON - Full-Time


Harled is a small, boutique software development team based in Kitchener, Ontario specializing in Ruby on Rails. Since forming in 2017, we have delivered projects for national defence, Indigenous reconciliation and tooling for high-performance teams. We believe in the missions of our partners, and are proud of the work that we do to support them.


Are you looking for a co-op opportunity like no other? If you are a motivated individual that is excited to hone the art of software engineering in a modern SaaS environment then we have a really cool spot for you. We're working with the incredible members of the Royal Canadian Air Force to reimagine how they operate in the digital age.

You will be a key member of a highly capable team committed to the advancement of the tooling used to support a modern and effective air force (think search & rescue, disaster relief etc.).

We're a Ruby on Rails shop and will happily bring you up to speed. We value developer experience (DX) and take pride in writing great software that delivers value every single day.

We offer:

  • An opportunity to work with the coolest partner - our clients
  • Huge opportunity to drive meaningful and immediate change
  • A small, tight-knit company with a great culture
  • An understanding environment that embraces personal and professional growth
  • Sweet office space at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener, ON

Remuneration & benefits:

  • $25-30/hr based on experience
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation (full-time employees)
  • Health Spending Account (full-time employees)
  • This role is eligible for up to 10% performance bonus

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with members of the RCAF on a daily basis to understand their needs
  • Own features and initiatives that deliver big value
  • Write the code that you would love to read
  • Love Ruby on Rails and the associated ecosystem
  • Push code to production every day
  • Mentor Sr. developers (technology gets old quickly!)

Experience required:

  • Great attitude and great team player
  • Working knowledge of cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and container technology (Docker)

Skills required:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Drive culture of speed and quality
  • Ability to thrive in small community environment
  • Solid ability in both written and verbal communication
  • Ability to solve complex issues
  • Ability to multi-task with proven time management skills
  • Upbeat can-do attitude with a high sense of urgency and desire to make things happen
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Possess professional and solid work ethic
  • Ability to meet assigned key performance indicators (KPI) in the timeline expected

Our dream candidate also has:

  • Experience with the Department of National Defence
  • Experience working in a startup
  • An active GitHub profile with lots of Ruby!
  • A passion for a specific technology "hobby" (data science, security, SRE, APIs all amazing)

Hours of work:

  • You are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week, with a bulk of the time during core working hours of 9am to 5pm EST, Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of the role, additional hours and hours outside of core working hours may be required and will be discussed on an as-required basis.
  • On Call - Pager assignments shall mean a specific period of time in which an employee is required to be near their computer with an internet connection to respond in a timely manner to a specific service need.

We're excited to meet you and to start the conversation to evaluate if we're a fit to do great things together!

Please Note: We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Disclaimer: Harled Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by federal, provincial, or local law.

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