Sortable is looking for backend software engineers to join our team. Our backend system powers our web, mobile and internal applications. It gathers, analyzes, and manages structured data on tens of thousands of products and services. We need you to help us build those services, and to take on problems and challenges that arise getting Sortable into the hands of our customers. At Sortable you’ll have the opportunity to build apps that get used by millions of people. Join us to change how people make decisions online.
We offer competitive salaries, health benefits, equity in the company, and kick ass developer machines. If you’re interested in building the future of how people make purchase decisions with a group of nice, funny, smart people, then Sortable is the place for you.
We use Scala for most of our development. In addition, we have written tools or services in Python, Bash, and Java. We want our team of developers to have fun and be productive, so we’ll expect you to bring your own ideas and suggestions as to what hardware and software should be used.
Other tools and services we use include: Lift, PostgreSQL, Redis, Mercurial, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3) and Ubuntu.
If you want to really impress us we’ve devised a coding challenge. It will give you an example of the types of problems we work on at Sortable. Completing the coding challenge and sending your solution along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way to show us how much you love programming.
We’re in Waterloo, in the Bauer Building, just south of UpTown Waterloo.
Just downstairs in our building there are some great places to eat including Vincenzo’s (gourmet sandwich bar, hot plate counter, sushi and more), the Bauer Kitchen (a great restaurant), and the Bauer Bakery (quick food to go). If you feel like a short stroll, UpTown Waterloo is just down the street, where there are tons of great bars, restaurants, and stores. Also, the city bus stops right outside our new building!
Sortable perks include the candy mountain, lunches during crunch time, drinks, an arcade, video games, guitar room, quarterly hackathons, social events (gokarting, board games), health benefits, and flexible hours.