Careers at Sortable

Meet Sortable

At Sortable, we’re a team of smart people solving hard problems.

We use machine learning and other technologies to constantly refine Sortable’s Ad Optimization Engine. Our mission is to help publishers optimize their ad performance. And we care because we’re also publishers ourselves—Sortable has created 20 popular websites and apps that have enabled over 500 million people to find the right product for them.

At Sortable, we work in a collaborative team environment with minimal bureaucracy. We value autonomy, taking ownership of your role, and learning from your mistakes.

Think you’d be a perfect fit? We’d love to hear from you.

"Things you won't find at Sortable: uptight bosses, jerk coworkers, boring lunch discussions and friendly llamas. 3 out of 4 ain't bad."

Colin Software Engineer

"I sought out Sortable because I needed a challenge and an opportunity for consistent growth - and I got exactly that. The learning curve is more like a mountain. I'm challenged by my peers every single day to think smarter."

MarinaAd Ops Specialist

"Sometimes we act like grown-ups."

StevenSoftware Engineer

"A friendly, talented team using interesting technology to solve challenging problems."

MarkSoftware Engineer

"There are those who turn ideas into successful businesses and there are those who don’t. We know which of the two we are."

PatrickOperations Associate

"Smart people solving hard problems."

ChrisCEO

"Sortable's an exciting team - we're growing rapidly in an evolving industry and every team member plays a direct role in our success. If you want fast-paced autonomy and high-impact, Sortable is where you'll find it."

CoryAd Ops Specialist

"Working out of a former sushi restaurant with a bunch of really smart, really nice people is pretty fun. Oh, and on Wednesdays we wear pink."

KellyDigital Marketer

"A friendly team that's always willing to discuss new ideas or help you learn a new skill."

ShawnSoftware Engineer

Yes, we have perks

Sortable’s sushi restaurant-turned-office is located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. And we’re not your typical workplace. You’ll get to create great things and work with smart people.

Catered Lunches: We provide lunch every day, leaving more time for interesting discussion and getting to know your coworkers.

Health Benefits: Great benefits coverage keeps you and your family happy and healthy. 

Stock Options: Share in the success of Sortable when you invest in the fastest growing startup around.

Interesting Technologies: We are primarily a JVM on Linux shop. We speak Java, C#, C/C++, JavaScript, Python, Scala, Clojure.

Vacations: We offer generous vacation, and we encourage you to use it.

Flexible Hours: Everyone works best at different times of the day. While we have core hours, you pick the hours that work for you.

Competitive Salary: Strong compensation packages means you work with the brightest minds. 

Cocktail Friday: Our team takes turns mixing up interesting cocktails each week.

Play Together: Games night. Sailing. A weekend at the cottage. There are lots of opportunities to hang with the team outside of work.

Explosive Growth: Our company is profitable and growing.

Community Engagement: We’re passionate about the local community and support the causes our team members champion. 

And More: Free parking for both your car and bike, free snacks, and a stocked fridge (just to name a few).

Proudly built in Waterloo Region

We’re located in Waterloo Region, a thriving tech and innovation hub in Ontario, Canada.

1,000+ tech companies call the region home.
From tech monoliths like Google and EA, to up-and-comers like Square, Vidyard, Kik, Aeryon, Shopify. It’s also home to the University of Waterloo, recognized
 as the best engineering school in the world.

 

Owning a home is within your reach.
The average price is $420,000 CDN for a house and $240,000 CDN for a condo.

 

Your money goes even further.
The cost of living in Waterloo is $2,300 CDN per month compared to $5,800 CDN in San Francisco (CA), $3,500 CDN in Vancouver (BC) and $3,300 CDN in Toronto (ON). 

Urban meets country.
Love city living? Enjoy festivals, shopping, dining and more in the vibrant commercial core. You’re minutes away from farmer’s markets, natural gorges and rivers and cottage country. Toronto is just a 90-minute drive away.

 

Healthy transportation options abound.
A new Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, a network of cycling trails make an average commute time of 21 minutes—one of the shortest commute times in the country.

 

A great place to raise a family.
Experience excellent schools, health care and support.

Sortable for all

We believe in hiring smart, nice, curious, and productive people. We believe that diverse perspectives and experiences are a competitive advantage. And that the biggest bias humans have is believing they have no bias.

At Sortable, we’ve committed to fostering inclusion and diversity in our teams. From improving our hiring processes to constantly re-evaluating our interview experience, we do this to attract high-caliber performers. Because being great has nothing to do with culture, social or economic background, ethnicity, gender or orientation.

This year, we’ve partnered with the Scala Up North conference to offer Diversity Scholarships so that anyone can attend to learn about software and technology without financial barriers.