Senior Fullstack Javascript Developer

Full Time

Ever wonder what gorillas do when no one’s looking? Zoolife is the world’s first interactive online zoo. An empathy-led destination that lets anyone connect with, delight in, and protect the world’s wildlife.

How? We partner side-by-side with ethical wildlife zoos and rehabilitation centers to livestream the secret lives of tigers, gorillas, alligators, and more than 20 other species, with live talk shows every hour. Today, the average Zoolife user spends over 22 hours a month, that’s higher than TikTok usage!

Zoolife is for animal people. And most importantly, we value being a force for good. 50% of every dollar goes to wildlife care and conservation efforts led by our partners. Together, we are building a future where we share a deeper connection to wildlife every day.


  • Building web applications (front end & back end), production software, and server architecture to be optimized, scalable, stable, secure, and awesome.
  • Monitoring, identifying and relieving bottlenecks and restraints on production systems through development and system tuning.
  • Defining architecture and technology stack / implementation within new features that we plan to roll out
  • Working closely with the engineering and product teams to design, finalize, build, conduct code reviews, and test new features that meets both technical and business objectives
  • Working closely with our CTO to provide architectural guidance and lead technical initiatives to automate and improve processes and software quality


    • 7+ years of software development experience
    • Experienced in architecture design and developing event-driven, data-oriented systems
    • Proficient with:
      • Node.js,
      • JavaScript,
      • React/Preact,
      • WebRTC,
      • Nginx,
      • Socket.IO/WebSocket
      • html & CSS,
      • MongoDB/Mongoose,
      • Redis,
      • AWS: EC2, S3, Lambda,
      • Ubuntu Linux operating systems
      • Bonus points: C++, Python, OpenCV, FFMPEG, Image processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, ARwebkit
    • Strong at problem solving, communication, and teamwork, comfortable with Agile/DevOps practices


    • A vital mission to protect wildlife by deepening our connection to it
    • Having an outsized impact at a seed stage venture filled with interesting challenges
    • Collaborative team culture that has no room for ego
    • If applicable, a Canadian work visa post orientation period
    • Vibrant office space in Liberty Village
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Extended health insurance benefits 
    • Generous stock options



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