At Sortable data drives everything. We’re managing large sets of data about products and services such as cameras, cars, movies and restaurants. Your role at Sortable will be to lead our efforts in extracting structured information from datasets that can be used to help consumers make personal decisions without having to do all the research themselves. To achieve this you’ll work in areas such as natural language processing, machine learning and information retrieval etc. You’ll need to be equally comfortable doing incremental quality and also building brand new systems to enable future improvements. Although you will work on cutting-edge problems, this position is not a research position.
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.