Senior Software Developer (OPS/SRE)

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What if everyone got on the same page? This is something we ask ourselves everyday at Bananatag.

We believe great communication is at the heart of every business, and we’re here to help companies make meaningful internal communication easy. Because when employees are informed and engaged, they’re happier and they do better work. We’re certain that at Bananatag you’ll be able to have impact and create an inspiring career.

Who we are

Bananatag is an employee communication platform that allows users to save time by design, schedule and evaluate company-wide messaging on email, Slack and MS Teams, all from a single tool.

Our industry-leading email designer helps teams to collaborate in real-time on branded, engaging content, then explore analytics to understand the impact their messages are having.

Becoming the largest and fastest-growing Internal Comms tech company in the world…

It’s an exciting time at Bananatag as we merge with Staffbase, a global employee app and intranet company with offices across Germany, Amsterdam, London and New York, adding to our offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, BC. Together, our platforms come together to offer the world’s first all-in-one multi-channel solution for employee communication.


The Job

Are you our next Senior Software Developer? We’re looking for a Software Developer with DevOps & SRE experience to join our amazing Product Site Reliability team. This is a unique opportunity to join a really sweet tech company – you can scope us out on Instagram, Glassdoor, and Indeed. We aren’t perfect, but we’re proud of who we are!

As a Senior Software Developer at Bananatag on the Product Site Reliability team, you will build, monitor and improve our infrastructure systems. You will advocate for Site Reliability Engineering best practices, own our incident response process and help launch reliable products and services. You will help us plan our technology roadmap and work closely with leadership and the engineering team to research, advocate and apply the latest and greatest technology to our pipelines and infrastructure.

Bananatag has a positive, diverse, and evolving culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together, we take ownership, stay focused on growth and try to be good humans.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, skim the rest and apply now.

What you’ll be up to:

  • Contributing to our infrastructure as code project
  • Empowering engineering teams by supporting them through system design consulting, and doing launch reviews
  • Improving internal processes to support our ability to ship fast while maintaining high quality systems
  • Enhancing and building tools and automation to reduce human errors and labour
  • Actively participating in on-call shifts and providing incident support by helping teams with their incident response strategy and assisting with post mortem processes to define root causes

What you’ll come with:

Must Have:

  • Proven industry experience in Site Reliability Engineering or Devops
  • Proficient in senior level programming including a technical understanding of web applications built in Javascript
  • Proficient in database management, both RDS and NoSQL
  • Proficient writing cloud native applications (AWS, Azure), including systems like AWS ECS (Fargate/Kubernetes), S3, cloudfront, etc
  • Experience with Linux and the Unix Shell (bash)
  • Experience with Terraform as a framework for infrastructure as code
  • Experience building and working on deployment systems and CI/CD
  • Experience collecting and processing metrics from tools such as Prometheus/Datadog/NewRelic, and can support teams with setting up SLO and SLI targets.
  • Experience responding to production incidents and facilitating post mortems

Nice to Have:

  • Proficiency in Typescript, Node.js
  • Familiarity of a frontend framework such as React, Angular or Vue
  • Hold AWS certifications (Developer/ Solutions Architect)


  • Competitive salaries with regular compensation reviews
  • Comprehensive extended benefits package (health, dental, and vision) from day one
  • A progressive ‘Employee Assistance Program’ through Babylon (owned by Telus) Telemedical access to doctors, therapists, and dietitians
  • Group Registered Savings Plan program (RRSP)
  • 4 weeks of vacation for everyone
  • We are a ‘remote first’ workplace now, but have nice offices in Kelowna & Vancouver if that’s your thing, or even something in between, but require you to be eligible to work in Canada

Bonus Benefits:

  • We invest in professional development for you lifelong learners.
  • Authority, accountability, and autonomy to succeed at your own pace. A team that embraces knowledge sharing and wearing different hats. There are no lordships and fiefdoms here.
  • We’re serious about diversity, inclusion and representation. We’ve created a task force to make sure that we’re not just talking the talk, but also walking the walk. Our stance is below.
  • We surprise and delight our employees from time-to-time, you’ll just have to trust us. 😉

Our belief on Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity is Appealing

Did you know there are over 1000 different kinds of bananas out there? Each one brings something unique to the table, just like our people. We love that we’re all different; however, we have to admit that not all have been treated equally in the past. Bananatag promises that however you identify you will always have equal access and opportunity to succeed.

Our belief on Equity: Pay Parity

We believe in gender pay parity. We’ve taken a public pledge and worked to eradicate gender pay gaps (and gaps in other areas of diversity). We’re committed to bi-annual reviews and making corrections if we fall off track. Our aim is always a $1 to $1 ratio among all Bananas.

We’re certain that at Bananatag you’ll be able to have impact and create an inspiring career.

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