Careers at Sortable

Meet Sortable

Sortable is a data-driven company using machine learning to fix the broken and complex ad tech industry. We’re backed by deep publisher experience and an engineering-first approach. Our product solves a problem we had as publishers ourselves. 

At Sortable, we’re a team of smart people solving hard problems. We work in a collaborative team environment with minimal bureaucracy. We value autonomy, taking ownership of your role, and learning from your mistakes. The underlying foundation of who we are and how we behave is built on a team of individuals who make others feel safe to exchange feedback, respect differences, and take calculated risks.

Smart. Productive. Curious. Kind. Think you’d be a perfect fit? We’d love to hear from you.

Questions? Email us at

"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."

Marina Manager, Senior Publisher Consultants

"I don't trust people who whittle."

KellyManager, Brand and Product Marketing

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

ShawnSoftware Developer

"Being a cool dude at Sortable means that I do cool dude things."

DarrickTechnical Product Manager

"I can have an impact on all parts of the stack."

ShannonSoftware Developer

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

ColinPrincipal Developer

"Sometimes we act like grown-ups."

StevenSoftware Developer

"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

Award-winning workplace

We’re located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; in the heart of a vibrant tech industry. You’ll 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. 

Trust Units: Share in the success of Sortable when you can have equity in the fastest growing startup around.

We speak a couple languages: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Hive, Apache Spark, Presto DB, Redis, ElasticSearch, Common Crawl archives, Clojure, Scala, Python, bash, old-fashioned HTML and vanilla.js, AngularJS, Google Closure Compiler, misc. jQuery & D3.js

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. Tiny concert series. 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: Indoor 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 foster inclusion and diversity in our teams, from improving our hiring processes to constantly re-evaluating our interview experience.

Above all, at Sortable we believe that our workplace should reflect the world we want to live in and that the potential for greatness has nothing to do with culture, social or economic background, ethnicity, gender or orientation.

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Upcoming events

University of Guelph – Tech Meet ‘N Greet 2.0
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Tech Jam Corridor Edition
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


University of Waterloo – Employer Information Session
Friday, October 6, 2017 | 2:30PM to 4:30PM


Startups and Beer – Coming Soon
November 2017