Backend Developer (Rails)

Primate Labs, a small (but mighty!) software company located in Toronto, is looking for enthusiastic developers to join our team and help us build the next version of Geekbench, a performance analysis software for desktop and mobile platforms.

Our customers are diverse, from individual consumers to Fortune 500 hardware companies, and rely on us to provide applications that produce accurate and unbiased performance assessments.

The ideal candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and enjoy working within a small tight-knit team.


The Developer will be responsible for designing and implementing backend changes in support of new user-facing features. The Developer will also be responsible for architectural changes required to improve the stability and performance of the Geekbench Browser. Finally, the Developer will also be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a RESTful API that will enable Primate Labs' customers to perform sophisticated analyses on the tens of millions of benchmark results stored on the Geekbench Browser.

Required Skills

We're looking for candidates with the following background and skills: * Experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails * Experience with relational databases (e.g., MySQL) * Self-motivated and able to work independently

The following skills are helpful to have but by no means necessary: * Experience with HTML, CSS, and other frontend technologies * Experience designing and implementing APIs

Compensation And Benefits

Primate Labs offers a fun and exciting working environment with a minimum of bureaucracy. Compensation includes a competitive salary, generous vacation time, and medical and dental benefits.

This is a full-time position in Primate Labs' Toronto office.