Invoice Simple's mission is to build the world's simplest way to run and grow a small business. Today we help over 100,000 paying customers run their businesses simply — with your help we'll help a million+ small businesses succeed and grow!
- More than 100K paying customers
- Loved product with +1.5M installs, average rating of 4.7 (25K reviews)
- +70% year on year revenue growth over the past 3 years
- Useful product with impact on customer’s business and lives
Want to join one of Canada’s fastest growing startups?
Want to help the average independent Joe (plumbers, painters, cleaners, photographers, freelancers…) become more successful?
Want to see your work in the hands of thousands of customers in a mater of days?
What we offer
Unmatched learning. Invoice Simple is extremely data oriented and few companies match our level of sophistication when it comes to experimentation, measurement and data analysis.
You’ll learn the skills to be able to systematically unlock the growth of any product.
We hope you’re excited to feel challenged every day here. As you develop mastery, we’ll make sure you’re constantly exposed to new opportunities to push yourself.
The challenge for you to solve is maximizing the value customers get from Invoice Simple with your technical ingenuity.
In more concrete terms, this means improving percentage of people subscribing to Invoice Simple.
You’ll operate in an open-minded and autonomous environment; product improvements, customer communication and conversion optimization tests are all within your purview.
- Brainstorm ideas around increasing growth
- Dig through existing data to evaluate potential of ideas and maybe come up with new ones
- Design ab-tests to evaluate ideas
- Write mobile (iOS or Android) code as necessary to implement ab-tests.
- Measure impact of various ab-tests using analytics
To enjoy this role, you’re probably inventive, curious, and comfortable digging into data. You have great technical ability and have deployed production code before.
You’re disciplined on working on the most impactful things. When looking to evaluate success, you turn to data and outcomes.
When things don’t work out, you take accountability. You thrive on feedback, take ownership for your work, and operate with a small ego. You don’t mind ambiguity and enjoy discovering solutions independently.
At the same time, you’re tenacious. You understand that big goals require persistence and hard work. You aren’t afraid to do some less-glamorous work in pursuit of a larger accomplishment.
You are not disheartened by short term set backs. You keep your eye on the ball and learn from what doesn’t work as well as what does.
You may or may not have experience as a ‘growth engineer’, but you frequently research and learn new things without someone else prompting you.
Picking up new technologies sounds enjoyable to you.
You are willing to challenge your own ideas and preconceptions with experiments and data.
What are we looking for?
- Ability to turn ideas into reality quickly across various code bases
- You can wrangle and analyze numbers in spreadsheets
- A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or a related field) OR equivalent experience.
- A couple years experience programming with native Android
- As a bonus, eager to work across some of these technologies: backend (NodeJS), front end (React, JS, HTML), and mobile (Android, iOS, React Native)
Our existing tech stack
- Mobile apps build in Java, Objective-C and React Native
- NodeJS backend in Typescript
- Google BigQuery for data warehousing
- PeriscopeData for SQL dashboards
How to apply
We get dozens of applications each week. In order to find the best of the best we’ve designed a coding challenge.
If your core expertise is iOS, try this: https://share.nuclino.com/p/iOS-coding-challenge-JT5ZG6RqBECe7Qd8xqwn2g
Otherwise try the Android challenge: https://share.nuclino.com/p/Android-coding-challenge-ObwRz1a7rJqepCpqnjeK7F
Read the briefs carefully and feel free to ask any clarification questions. Be sure to set aside at least 4 hours for the challenge.
Alternatively, use the form bellow to submit your info and we’ll get back to you, though we prioritize people who have their challenge submission ready.
We'd love to be impressed! Please show us what you can do by completing challenge and including it with your application
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, if you want to stand (or sit/stand) that works too.
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 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 Engineering 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 Elijah Bucher Growth Engineer Found a passion for programming early and began developing Android apps from a young age. When not writing code Eli is either climbing up cliffs or skiing off them 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 is one of the fastest growing startups in Vancouver, and unlike most 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