Software Engineer - Application Backend (Remote)

3+ months agoOttawa, Canada
Want to join a team where your work makes a significant impact? Yelp is the richest source of local business data and user-generated content in the world. Our backend engineers use that data to power our websites and mobile apps. As a remote backend engineer, you’ll work closely with our mobile and web application developers to bring our 200M+ reviews to millions of users.

Backend engineers take on a diverse set of challenges across Yelp engineering. Do you want to make a positive impact on Yelpers looking for the best local businesses? Build products for business owners to get the most out of Yelp? Take on some of the most meaningful problems in distributed computing and API design? We'd love to share more about how our agile team creates an amazing experience for millions of users.

Yelp engineering culture is driven by our values: we’re a cooperative team that values individual authenticity, and encourages creative solutions to problems. All new engineers deploy working code their first week, and your impact will only grow from there with the support of your manager, mentor and team. At the end of the day, we are all about helping our users, growing as engineers, and having fun in a collaborative environment.

We’d love to have you apply, even if you don’t feel you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Yelp, we’re looking for great people, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

This opportunity is fully remote and does not require you to be located in any particular area in Canada. We welcome applicants from throughout Canada.

Where You Come In:

  • Build new features on top of our Service Oriented Architecture.
  • Able to iterate quickly using Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment principles.
  • Articulate a technical vision and execute it.
  • Give back by mentoring other engineers and sharing the skills you learn.
  • Collaborate with team members and engineers across the company to design elegant systems.

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • Ideally 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Great understanding of and interest in elegant API designs.
  • Relevant experience in at least one server-side programming language.
  • You’re excited about the challenges of scalability, reliability, and performance.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required for this role. We nonetheless encourage all employees to get vaccinated. Employees who are not vaccinated may not visit Yelp’s offices or participate in any in-person work activities, and are not eligible to transfer or be promoted to a role that requires vaccination.

At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or 415-969-8488.

Note: Yelp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Yelp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Client-provided location(s): Ottawa, ON, Canada
Job ID: d906ce77-9a08-4204-8382-6a72bbb388f8