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.

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"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."

MarinaAccount Executive

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

ColinSoftware Developer

"Sometimes we act like grown-ups."

StevenSoftware Developer

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

ShannonSoftware 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

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

DarrickAd Ops Coordinator

"I don't trust people who whittle."

KellyDigital Marketer

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


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.

Upcoming events

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) Technical Interview Series Kickoff – January 14, 2017

The Women in CS committee is hosting their Technical Interview Workshop Series kickoff event on campus at the University of Waterloo. We’ll be providing tips and tricks to acing a technical interview. Closed invitation.

Communitech Tech Jam – January 24, 2017

Tech Jam is where you can meet the Sortable team, check out open positions and learn more about our workplace culture. Jobseeker registration now open.

No Bullshit Sales Talk (Coming Soon)

Looking to jump into sales in the tech industry but don’t know where or how to start? Hear from the sale teams behind some of Waterloo Region’s tech startups.

Startups and Beer (Coming Soon)

Meet cool tech people and drink great beer. Great things happen when you combine fast growing startups in Canada with amazing local craft breweries. Check back for the next Startups and Beer.