Senior Web Developer / Software Engineer

Posted on Mar 16, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🇨🇦 Canada

About MaxMind

Founded in 2002, MaxMind is an industry-leading provider of IP intelligence and online fraud detection tools.

Working at MaxMind

In a recent survey, employees listed having a supportive work culture, good co-workers, autonomy, and feeling trusted, valued, and respected as some of the things they like most about working here.

MaxMind has a social mission. MaxMind donates over 60% of profits to charities.

MaxMind’s compensation strives to reward getting stuff done, quality of work, and working well with others.

Our culture is very important to us. We’re friendly, collaborative, and work-focused. We don’t like office politics and unnecessary stress. We like to have productive workdays and don’t like work to chase us when we’re done for the day. We maintain a set of core, overlapping hours, but are flexible with specific start and end times and are understanding about appointments and life events. We care about helping each other succeed.

We are a fully remote company so communication centers around video chat, group chat, and Agile planning tools.

Diversity and Inclusion

We're committed to diversity and inclusion and are mindful of incorporating them into all aspects of our company.

We encourage and sincerely welcome applications from candidates of color, women, queer candidates, candidates with family caregiving responsibilities, transgender candidates, and from other communities not well represented in the tech world.

The Position

MaxMind is looking for a talented, experienced, and highly motivated Senior Web Developer / Software Engineer to help us develop and improve our products. We help protect thousands of companies worldwide from fraud, screening over a billion online transactions each year, and we provide IP intelligence data to thousands more. As a Senior Web Developer / Software Engineer, you will play an important role in improving our existing websites and applications.

This is a full time remote position, and we welcome candidates to apply from anywhere in Canada.

You must be eligible/authorized to work in Canada.

You will be responsible for developing websites and applications. This includes creating new web applications to help our clients better detect fraud while also working to improve our existing applications and websites. In doing this, you will work closely with our product team as well as other engineers.

The starting salary for our Senior Web Developer / Software Engineer role is $165k CAD. See more about benefits and compensation below.

Our Development Practices

We prefer Bootstrap and vanilla JS for most of our website work, but we selectively use TypeScript and React when we need to create web applications. We use Mojolicious on Perl and Go for server side rendering. We also have REST APIs written in Go. We use PostgreSQL as our database. Our servers run Linux on Google Cloud Platform.

We maintain high standards for our development practices. All new code is expected to include automated tests run by TeamCity, and all work goes through internal code review on GitHub Enterprise.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with backend web development. Although we use Mojolicious on Perl as well as Go, we are happy to hear from people with Ruby, Python, modern PHP, or similar experience.
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript. You should have extensive knowledge of vanilla JS.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests for both frontend and backend code.
  • Strong knowledge of modern CSS, including using CSS frameworks like Bootstrap as well as CSS preprocessors such as Sass or Less.
  • Experience with responsive web design.
  • Experience writing SQL queries.
  • Experience with revision control, preferably Git.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • The ability to work with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Capable with the command line.

Desired, But Not Required:

  • Experience with TypeScript.
  • Experience with at least one modern framework such as React (preferred) or Vue.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • User interface and experience design skills.
  • Interest in performance and security.
  • Open source contributions.
  • Experience doing code reviews.

Our Hiring Process

The first step is to complete a homework assignment. We ask for this so that we can gain insight into your work, and to make sure it aligns with what we are looking for. The next step would be a first round interview with our hiring manager and another engineer. This will be a technical interview combined with a pairing session. Next, there would be a final interview with two other team members. That interview would be a more general / behavioral interview. The final step of our hiring process is reference checking.


In addition to competitive compensation, our US benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability insurance, a Safe Harbor 401(k) with employer contribution, Health Savings Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account, and paid parental leave.

Our Canadian benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, critical Illness, short and long term disability insurance, Employee and Family Assistance Program, and paid parental leave. You also have access to a group Retirement Savings Plan. In lieu of a Canadian RRSP contribution we provide a bonus payout at the end of each year that employees may decide to use toward retirement savings.

Everyone participates in a company performance-based bonus plan. MaxMind offers a $2,000 professional development budget and five days for professional development annually.

Senior Web Developer / Software Engineerat MaxMind