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Backend Software Engineer (Ruby on Rails & Microservices)

Montreal, Canada
Product Development
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WorkAxle is seeking an experienced and motivated Backend Software Engineer with a strong background in Ruby and Ruby on Rails to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. As we aim to continue providing the most modern workforce management software, we need a passionate and dedicated individual to help us grow and maintain our existing applications while simultaneously developing new microservices to support our expanding business needs.


  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and high-performing Ruby on Rails applications.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and propose effective technical solutions.
  • Assist in the transition from a monolithic architecture to a microservice-based architecture by designing and implementing new services.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code while adhering to best practices and established coding standards.
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and resolve software defects and performance bottlenecks.
  • Participate in code reviews, providing and receiving constructive feedback to improve the overall quality of the codebase.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies to ensure our applications remain current and competitive.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of experience as a Backend Software Engineer, preferably with a focus on Ruby and Ruby on Rails development.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming, design patterns, and architectural principles.
  • Proven experience with microservices architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Familiarity with RESTful API design and implementation.
  • Proficient with Git version control and branching strategies.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to break down complex problems into manageable tasks.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a team and with stakeholders across the organization.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker) and orchestration platforms (e.g., Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with other backend programming languages or frameworks (e.g., Python, Java, Node.js).
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms and infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud, Azure).
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

If you are a passionate Backend Software Engineer looking to make an impact with your skills in Ruby and microservices,
we would love to hear from you.

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We'd love for you to join our team!

We're always looking for new talent. If you'd like to join WorkAxle and don't see a position that matches your profile, please email