Junior Software Developer (Remote)

Remote, Latin America


Zymewire is growing rapidly, and we’re searching for a Junior Software Developer to join us for the journey! The ideal Zymewire Junior Developer candidate is smart as a whip, curious like a cat, and is eager to be a part of the evolution of a growing Canadian SaaS startup. 

All about Zymewire:

Zymewire is a Canadian SaaS company that has built game-changing technology to help sales teams accelerate revenue growth. Today we’re leaders in the life sciences space, but tomorrow we envision becoming the de facto service that sales professionals across all industries rely on to help them make the most informed decisions, take the most immediate action and be the most awesome at their unique jobs.

We carry out our mission through (1) keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do (2) maintaining an unrelenting curiosity about their challenges and work flows (3) constantly innovating (4) learning from each other, supporting each other and having fun while doing it. We’re currently a distributed team of 40 (you’d be lucky Zymer #41!), scattered across Canada, the UK, and South America.

Today more than 250 pharmaceutical and biotechnology service providers around the world trust Zymewire for their sales research. Our users are located in over 50 countries around the world and their companies range in size from start-ups to billion-dollar multinationals.

In the wake of the pandemic, we’re very grateful to say that we’ve seen continued growth and that we’ve been successful in delivering sustained value to our clients. We are well-positioned to add a Junior Software Developer to Zymewire’s engineering team. 

As a Zymewire Junior Developer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Expand and maintain the frontend user-facing Zymewire product
  • Expand and maintain the backend data infrastructure used by the Zymewire product
  • Receive mentoring from the engineering team, and collaborate to create innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Ensure the appropriate degree of rigour in testing is maintained
  • As new problems are identified, investigate new technological approaches, then propose pragmatic solutions that will scale to the requirements of the business

Our tech stack includes (but is not limited to):

  • Ruby on Rails 
  • Javascript
  • ReactJS
  • Scala
  • Linux (Ubuntu)
  • ElasticSearch
  • Docker
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Python for ML
What we’d love to see in your history:
  • You have experience with Ruby on Rails or other MVC frameworks
  • You know your way around a Linux machine
  • You have a firm grasp of Object-Oriented Programming principles and common application designs
  • You have a comfortable understanding of software best practices
  • You’ve got a strong aptitude in technology and the interest and drive to expand your technical skill set
  • You can acquire and use new knowledge quickly
  • You thrive as part of a team, but you’re also comfortable with self-directed learning 
  • You love solving interesting challenges
  • You’ve worked as part of a professional development team for at least one year
  • You have a degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or you have completed a software development bootcamp (with a portfolio of projects to share)
  • You are fluent in English

Bonus points for:

  • ReactJS 
  • Experience working in Agile development and/or at a startup
  • Interest in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Interest in Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence

Why Zymewire? Fancy perks etc:

- Help shape the future of a bootstrapped and profitable Canadian tech company

- Earn yourself some equity (employee options make up 20% of the value of the company at all times)

- Be a part of a tightly-knit team with a thriving remote culture

- Three weeks paid vacation + all local statutory holidays (paid)

- Quarterly all-expenses paid visits to Toronto to connect with teammates in person (when it’s safe to travel again)

- Join us for our annual all-company retreat when we reach our goals (past destinations include Bermuda, Iceland, and Costa Rica)

- Earn additional paid vacation days with continued learning ($1000 annual stipend for courses and classes )

- Attend optional weekly virtual social events

- Take part in our Employee Giving Program (you choose the causes and the company provides the funds)

- Basic and extended health and dental benefits

- Paid and topped-up maternal and parental leave


This is a remote position, with preference given to candidates based in Latin America.

‍Start Date:

The start date for this position will be October 1, 2021.

Already picturing your first day as our next Junior Software Developer? Apply now with your resumé! We look forward to hearing from you.

Zymewire is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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