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Intermediate Software Developer (Nova)



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

At Vidyard, we make life easier for sellers, marketers and corporate communicators. Our video messaging tools, AI tools, and other products are used by Microsoft, LinkedIn, and thousands of other companies. We're passionate about elevating our customers, our teammates, our communities, and ourselves.

About the Role

Vidyard is seeking a Full Stack Intermediate Software Developer to join our innovative Nova Team, a pivotal force behind our cutting-edge AI Avatar feature and experimental functionalities. As a key player in this team, you will contribute to the development and enhancement of our AI video creation capabilities, enabling users to easily create AI videos of themselves and others by providing just a text script. This role is instrumental in shaping the advanced features and experimental projects that define Vidyard's offerings to our valued customers.

Reporting directly to the Software Development Manager, you'll collaborate with a cross-functional team of developers, a designer, and a product manager to address customer challenges and deliver exceptional software solutions.

This is a remote role open to candidates located in Canada.

About the Team

Our Nova Team is composed of five developers, a designer, a product manager, and a software development manager. We are dedicated to creating and enhancing Vidyard’s AI Avatar feature, continually improving and expanding its functionality. Additionally, we are focused on implementing more experimental features into our product in the future.

What You’ll Bring to this Role and Your New Team:

  • A solid background in software engineering—you have had 3+ years of experience shipping user-facing, scalable web products.
  • The ability to work across the software stack as a generalist while bringing experience to either front-end or back-end development.
  • A history of success delivering on different initiatives in an agile, iterative environment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills—you strive for clarity and understanding and can navigate discussions around risks and tradeoffs.
  • The desire to drive improvements to our quality, reliability, and performance standards.
  • Lean thinking and an experimental, metrics-driven mindset.
  • A high tolerance for ambiguity and a recognition that action is sometimes the best path to discovery.
  • Eager to share knowledge among other developers and mentor junior developers on your team.

Our Tech Stack

  • Version control - e.g. Git
  • Testing frameworks such as RSpec, Jest, Mocha
  • Modern front-end stacks - e.g. Vue.js, React.js
  • Server technologies such as Node.js, Bun and Ruby on Rails
  • Relational Databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Nice to have experience architecting microservice infrastructures
  • Distributed computing concerns such as message queues and pub/sub
  • Operational concerns such as monitoring and logging
  • Familiarity with AI and machine learning technologies is a plus

Our engineering team consists of generalists with expertise leaning toward either front-end or back-end development, all maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the full stack. Join us in shaping the future of Vidyard's core offerings and delivering unparalleled value to our customers.

Job descriptions can be overwhelming. At Vidyard we are motivated to drive change together and deeply value the unique experiences, abilities and opinions you possess, so if this role sounds like your next adventure, but you don’t feel entirely qualified, apply! We value candidates who own it, and if you’re relentlessly resourceful too, you might be exactly who we are looking for.

As we also value user obsession, we prioritize our users, customers and community so you can expect to hear from our team even if you are not selected to move forward.

What You’ll Love about Vidyard:

  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive, flexible benefits on day one
  • Wellness allowance to spend on what's important to you
  • Flexible hours + unlimited vacation + programs to support travel while working, enabling you to live your best life
  • Access to Inkblot, a digital mental health platform + $1,500/person/year for mental health coverage*
  • Allowance to support your ongoing growth and development
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Employee resource groups to empower and drive change at Vidyard and in our communities
  • RRSP match
  • Stock options
  • Flexible holiday program
  • Home office stipend
  • Flexibility to work in the place that brings out your best: whether you thrive in the comfort of your home office, or are local to, and prefer the energy of our collaboration space in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, there is flexibility for all. Although we default to remote-first there will be occasional in-person meetings/events purposefully designed for connection and collaboration.

Vidyard is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify us at
Unsolicited resumes from Agencies will not be accepted.