Senior Software Engineer

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HomeStars is Canada’s leading platform connecting homeowners with qualified service professionals. Every month over half a million homeowners visit HomeStars to research and select the best rated home service professionals nearby. Visit us at to learn more!

At HomeStars, we embrace and celebrate uniqueness within our work community. We believe our greatest ideas come from a diverse mix of mindsets, backgrounds, and experiences. We’re committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment where all of our employees feel welcome, comfortable, and have the opportunity to thrive.

The Opportunity:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be an integral member of the team. You will be empowered to lead development capabilities that better match Homeowner’s projects with the right Service Providers for the job, and scale our marketplace services to handle an order of magnitude growth in service requests. You will ship improvements to production weekly, so we can learn from our users, and live and breath our Engineering Values, such as:

  • Seek to Understand and Be Understood
  • Make User Driven, Data Informed Decisions
  • Think Big, Ship Small, to Maximize Learning
  • Champion Belonging and Wellness for Everyone
  • Take Responsibility to Build Sustainably
  • Commit to Continuous Learning

Our stack:

  • Languages / Frameworks: Ruby on Rails, React, NodeJS
  • Datastores: MySQL, Postgres
  • Cloud Provider: AWS
  • Messaging: RabbitMQ


  • You have extensive experience with Ruby on Rails
  • You have designed and built software for a distributed system
  • You write clean code, and you help others improve theirs’
  • You confidently improve legacy applications
  • You clearly explain complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • You are continuously learning and share freely with others
  • You value shipping quality software and constantly test what you build

Nice to have:

  • Experience leading teams
  • Experience with TDD / BDD
  • Experience owning your software in production
  • Experience with continuous deployment


  • Currently offering remote work until further notice. Office equipment supplied!
  • Excellent Benefits Package. We want a healthy and productive team
  • Company wide social events and team building activities
  • December Break. The office is closed the week before New Year’s
  • Personal Growth. We seek to provide employees with constructive feedback to foster their career growth
  • We are growing fast. HomeStars is part of the ANGI Homeservices Inc. family which is public and includes top home service brands like Home Advisor and Angie’s List
  • Beautiful brick & beam office in the heart of the entertainment district in Toronto
  • Rec room with lounge, ping pong, darts and foosball

HomeStars has recently been recognized as:

  • Best Workplaces Managed by Women, Canada 2020
  • Best Workplaces in Technology, Canada 2020
  • Best Workplaces for Today’s Youth, Canada 2020

*We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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