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Location: Vancouver, Canada
Category: Engineering
Type: Full-Time


About ShareDesk:

ShareDesk is the leading global platform for on-demand workspaces. With over 5,000 venues across 40 countries, the ShareDesk marketplace helps mobile professionals seamlessly discover and access on-demand work and meeting spaces.

With ShareDesk Optix, the company provides cloud-based solutions to help real estate managers and companies create smart and flexible office environments with a beautiful mobile-first experience. ShareDesk is evolving the way people work and the way that companies manage and optimize space.

About the role:

ShareDesk is looking for an experienced Back-End Web Developer to enhance, develop and maintain our web application.

This is an opportunity to work with a small, dedicated team of developers, where you’ll be asked to take a significant amount of personal responsibility for the code you ship. It means you’ll make decisions that have a direct impact on our business, every day.

We need you to contribute technical expertise to all aspects of our software development process. From planning, architecture, through to testing, deployment and maintenance.

We’re looking for enthusiasts. Candidates who can demonstrate passion for what they do, and an interest in what we’re trying accomplish at ShareDesk will win us over.


  • Implement new features, refactor and improve existing code base
  • Support the continuous improvement of our system architecture and server structure
  • Identify and prototype best practices for back-end engineering
  • Actively participate in architecture decisions, complex development tasks and challenging projects
  • Write clean, modular, robust code to implement the desired requirements


  • 5+ years of experience building web applications
  • Expert knowledge of PHP5/OOP, MySQL-databases and data modelling
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes.
  • Linux administration know-how
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (Git)
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Familiarity with OAuth 2.0 protocol
  • Experience integrating 3rd party web APIs
  • Apache configuration basics
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services

 Great to haves

  • Test Driven Development and continuous integration experience
  • Ability to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Mobile development experience (iOS/Android)
  • Basic Bash shell scripting knowledge
  • Experience with Nginx


This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing technology startup. We take care of our team and offer a competitive salary compensation and perks to keep you happy:

  • Competitive salary compensation
  • Employee stock options
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Health and fitness program
  • Awesome Gastown workspace & flexible work options

To Apply:

Please apply to:

Send us your resume, with a focus on what you can bring to the team, and relevant links to projects you’ve worked on.

Please only apply if you are have current, valid working status in Vancouver, BC, Canada