Backend Engineer

Vancouver, BC | Full-time

What do you envision your next career to look like? Join MetaOptima to make a difference in the lives of millions as we revolutionize the dermatology industry with artificial intelligence-powered software solutions for faster, more effective, and affordable care. MetaOptima is full of passionate, innovative people who thrive on working together as a team to build smart, life-saving technologies for medical professionals and their patients. Our casual, open-office culture welcomes fresh ideas from the minds of doers. Join our fast-growing startup to add your voice to our vision while working with a cool group of people set on making their mark on the world.  We take pride in what we’ve accomplished together, and can’t wait to see how you’ll help us grow.

A team who works together, wins together. We’re excited to share some of our accomplishments with you:

  • A BCIC New Ventures Competition Winner

  • Plug and Play Startup Showdown Winner

  • BCIP Innovation Challenge Award Winner

  • Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Winner

  • A Ready To Rocket Winner 2018 & 2019

  • Winner of ISIC Disease Classification Competition 2018

  • Member of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster

  • Finalists for ITAC Ingenious of the Year Awards, 2019

The position requires strong coding skills as well as enthusiasm for the low-level operations of highly scalable SaaS application. We use Python, Django, Javascript/JQuery, React, HTML, CSS, Apache, and MySQL everyday.



Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

Proficient in Python application development (Knowledge of Django is a plus).

Experience in Backend MVC web application development.

Working experience with Linux server administration and scripting languages.

Strong experience in relational database (MySQL preferred).

Experience building tools for development automation (building, testing, releasing or monitoring).

Experience using source control tools (we use Git).

Experience developing networked applications and using or building RESTful APIs.

Experience with networking protocols and technologies (SSL, etc.) is a plus.

Self-motivated, and good team working skills.

Being able to write efficient and well-documented code.

Experience in Apache, Memcache and other open source web server software is a plus.

You are resourceful, a fast learner and curious about the latest tech and industry trends.



Enhancing and developing the backend software that powers our platform.

Being responsible for tuning, refactoring, and optimizing our databases for high scale should excite you.

Monitoring system performance and planning for future capacity and scaling.

Creating a repeatable automated deployment process for internal and production environments.

Investigating bugs, diagnosing issues, assisting the team in troubleshooting system issues in all environments.

Working closely with the engineering team in delivering ongoing releases and updates.

Defining and documenting the end-to-end release process.

Being involved in making critical decisions that shape our technology stack.

Write unit and functional tests for everything you.



Our office is located in downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible by bus, SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express. We offer a competitive salary, vacation, stock options, and a comprehensive benefits package (including extended health, vision, and dental) and smartwatches. If you are interested and passionate about doing things that really matter send us your resume and join us on this amazing journey.

Please Note: Thank you for your interest in joining our team in the fight against skin cancer! We always do our best to contact all applicants, however due to high volumes we will prioritize those under consideration and may not be able to get back to you.

MetaOptima is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means that all employment decisions are based on talent (never race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or any other classification protected by law). Diversity, respect, and fairness are our key values; this extends to all areas of the company’s hiring process, including compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms of employment.

Here at MetaOptima, we strive to ensure everyone feels welcome to our team; members with qualified disabilities will be provided with reasonable accommodation upon request to fit their needs to help them succeed.

MetaOptima’s management team will always take responsibility for ensuring that the company continues to offer fair, welcoming, and equal employment opportunities. We invite you to share this initiative by taking personal actions that uphold our core values.

Backend Engineer

Vancouver, BC | Full-time