Developer with DevOps Aspirations

AppColony is looking for a developer with experience or aspirations in operations and infrastructure. A true balance between dev and ops. Our flagship product, MakeShift, is a Ruby on Rails application fronted by native mobile apps, server rendered templates and SPAs. We host with Heroku with parts of the platform on AWS with Kubernetes. We are growing and hope to find someone with both the experience and desire to work along the entire backend of the platform, from the API application to the infrastructure itself.

This is an intermediate to senior role and we’re hoping to see at least a few years of real working experience.

The successful applicant will be expected to work a 40-hour week (typically 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or similar). This is not a remote role. We would like someone to join us in our Victoria, BC office.


  • Build out and maintain infrastructure and tools
  • Assist to make development flows smooth (deploy plans, open source tools, documentation, etc)
  • Help monitor and analyze systems and log data
  • Work with developers to debug performance issues or proactively find new ways to gain performance
  • A general sense of (shared) responsibility for the uptime, health and future of the system
  • Use GitHub, Confluence and JIRA to document and track progress
  • Think creatively with the rest of the team to solve problems and make the product better

Bonus Points

  • Experience with our stack (Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Elixir, Vue, AWS, Kubernetes)
  • You’re active on GitHub or StackOverflow or otherwise have stuff out there that we can look at
  • You’ve worked on a SaaS product with many active users who expect a high level of reliability


  • Relaxed environment with a good team that enjoys what they do
  • Everyone is responsible for coming up with great ideas and everyone’s input is heard
  • Full benefits package
  • Retina MacBook Pros, monitors and stand-up desks

Our office in Victoria, BC features:

  • Panoramic views of the inner harbour
  • Lounge area with snacks
  • Pool table & foosball table
  • Free gym, showers, and bike lockup area

AppColony Inc. headquarters located in Victoria at:
1019 Wharf Street, Suite 500
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 2Y9

Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume to “” referencing “Developer with DevOps Aspirations” in the subject line. Please note that only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in AppColony.