Invoice Simple's mission is to build the world's simplest way for freelancers and contractors to run and grow their businesses. Today we help over 150,000 paying customers run their businesses simply, invoicing for over $12 billion per year. We're profitable, and we're continuing to grow rapidly as we expand past invoicing into payments, financing, jobs and more. With your help we'll help a million+ small businesses succeed and grow!
As Invoice Simple’s Head of Engineering (reporting to the CEO), your mission is to recruit, manage and lead our engineering team, enabling us to hit tough business goals while iterating quickly, ensuring we are constantly improving.
Our engineering team is currently made up of 11 engineers across mobile, web, growth and backend, and we are looking to expand. We build almost exclusively in Typescript, across NodeJS, React and React Native, and leverage cloud services including Heroku, CloudFlare, AWS and more.
Your objective is to enable the team to build incredible software, so we can deliver the best product to our customers and dominate the market.
Your mandate is constant improvement in these areas:
- Personal and professional development of our team, ensuring everyone on the team knows where they’re at and has a plan to grow in in their career
- Releasing software to production frequently with low overhead and an incredibly low regression rate
- Achieving high reliability through automated testing, with less and less reliance on manual testing
- Developing and fostering a culture of measuring and optimizing for impact in production as measured by metrics and analytics
You should have extensive experience:
- Identifying, recruiting, selling and hiring talented engineers
- Performance management within engineering teams
- Testing and experimenting with different team processes to facilitate the best results
- Leading teams to achieve things they didn’t think were possible
- Optimizing engineering processes based on needs of the business
- Working in a fast paced environment
- Building software for SMB and/or consumer markets
You should be:
- Excited about working in a data driven environment
- You’re committed to working as a team to deliver quality results
- Honest, direct, and pragmatic
- Can use first principles thinking to achieve whats possible, not constraining yourself to what has been done before
You'll receive a confirmation email from us after applying, if you want to add anything to your application please reply to that email. If you have any questions you can reach us at [email protected].
Here's what we offer
We've been profitable every quarter since the beginning of 2015, and we've been growing significantly non stop. While we're not planning to be acquired, everyone has stock options so that if and when that happens we can all benefit!
High end hardware
Need something to make your work more productive or enjoyable? Just let us know. Macbook Pros with 16gb RAM and 512GB SSD drives are standard. Most of use use dual 24" widescreen monitors, and wireless keyboard & mouse. Our test devices include the iPhone X and Pixel 2.
Health is important! our chairs are all Herman Miller, all of our desks are motorized sit stand desks, so you can sit, or stand, or a bit of both!
Once a week we order in from various tasty restaurants in Downtown using local startup Food.ee, and often head out in Gastown, Nuba, Sushi Den & Dirty Apron are some of our favourites.
We're a stone's throw from the skytrain, and on several bus routes. Our office is right downtown in Gastown, we have six great coffee spots within a block, countless lunch options, bars etc.
We schedule getaways for a couple of days during the week, to spend time as a team outside the office, and to brainstorm and discuss future plans! Our next retreat is in Tofino by the ocean! In the spring we escaped to Whistler at a beautiful chalet by the mountain.
Everyone gets the week between Christmas and New Year's off paid on top of their vacation
We're small focused team, each of us are good at what we do. We don't spend a lot of time in meetings. If you need access to something, just ask. If you have some ideas about how to improve something, we'd love to make that happen!
We believe in personal growth and continuous improvement. At Invoice Simple team members get a $2k budget each year towards conferences of their choice, to cover entrance, travel and accomodations.
Training and courses
Our corporate Udemy membership means anyone looking to brush up or level up skills has free access to thousands of great courses across topics including Marketing, Engineering, Business and more.
Invoice Simple has a comprehensive benefits plan covering the bases such as healthcare, dental, vision, insurance and more.
Invoice Simple Team
We love building great software products and solving challenging problems
Alex Black Founder and CEO Previously Alex was co-founder of sortable.com (a product recommendation engine) where he helped grow the business from 0 to 2MM monthly organic visits before it was acquired. Soroush Khodaii Head of Growth Soroush has a passion for building and growing businesses. He's co-founded companies in the mobile and data analytics space. Adam Maddox Founding engineer, Web Adam enjoys making users happy by building simple easy apps. Previously he founded and ran Gastown Labs, which for 8 years helped small startups and large companies capture new opportunities available from the App Store and web. On the rare occasion he's not coding, you can find him fixing up a century old house or surfing. Stephen Loughton Mobile Engineer Steve is a recording engineer turned software developer loves building intuitive UI/UX, writing clean code, and exploring new technology. He makes loud music with friends and hangs out with a cool dog. Nikita Kolmogorov iOS Engineer Built over 30 iOS apps for various companies and brands using a wide spread of technologies. If not present at the Invoice Simple office, can be found doing airsoft, ballroom dancing or coding for fun making other people's lives better. Saulo Tauil Backend Engineer Saulo has been working with software development for quite a bit and has a diverse experience in the industry, always pushing himself out of the comfort zone. He also enjoys cooking for friends, wine tasting, and outdoor activities Johnathan Harms Android Engineer Johnathan has spent the last few years building Android apps, with a particular focus on great UX. When not programming Johnathan can be found watching movies, playing video games, or just hanging out with friends. Andrew Goldis Web Engineer Andrew is an always-learning software development professional, he's passionate about web technologies, open source software and great software products. He likes to see products evolving from drafts to exciting and useful experiences. He spends his free time by contributing to open-source and learning from the community. Andrew enjoys traveling, going outdoors, running, biking and photography.
About Invoice Simple
Growing and Profitable
Invoice Simple was recognized as one of the fastest growing Canadian startups in 2018 by Rogers/Macleans, and unlike most startups we're growing on revenue, not investment.
Operating at Scale
Working at Invoice Simple means when we deploy code it gets used instantly by hundreds of thousands of people. Our growth and usability ab tests run quickly. Our infrastructure runs people's businesses, and needs to stay up
Software for individuals
Working at Invoice Simple you can have a direct and immediate impact on people's lives. Our customers are typically sole proprietors, and rely on us to build software that just works.
We're aiming high. We're aggressive in pursuing our goals including growth, usability and customer satisfaction. We're going to out-market, out-design and out-execute the competition.
What our customers say
We spend a lot of time talking to our customers.
I love this app. It has made my business grow and given me the confidence to be paid what I am worth. It’s a tool for those serious about making a good impression and being professional…starstarstarstarstar
By far the best app for invoicing & keeping track of my clients. I’ve tried several but the ease of this one is top notch and has all the features any service or small business would want. Thank you!starstarstarstarstar
Absolutely amazing app! Makes invoicing so much easier, more organized, efficient, and quick! Certainly makes documenting palatable. Look no further. This app does it all. Must have!starstarstarstarstar
Fast and easy way to send a professional looking invoice from my customer’s front yard!starstarstarstarstar