Software Developer

About Sortable

Sortable is fixing the broken ad-tech industry and simplifying operations for publishers worldwide. Our mission is to change the future of online advertising for publishers—and we need you to get there. We help publishers and revenue operations teams optimize yield. By providing the right data, we empower publishers to make better decisions about monetization, content, and audience acquisition. Fast-growing and privately funded, we’re proud to be a tech company with deep roots in Waterloo Region, Canada. 

What you’ll do 

We’re looking for Software Developers. These brilliant minds build Sortable’s core revenue optimization technology, delivering new features and taking existing systems to new levels of scale. We want people who are excited to contribute to the team’s success and bring their ideas to the table. You have a theory? Let’s build something to prove it works then make it happen. Have you ever envisioned something you built operating at internet scale? You can do that at Sortable.

Word-class Team

You’ll find yourself a part of a highly dedicated and talented team delivering innovative products and features to our valued customers. Working in an Agile team environment, you'll play a key role and contribute significantly. And with the Engineering team closely integrated with the rest of the business, you’re always up-to-date on priorities, industry updates and opportunities.

Requirements/what it takes

First and foremost, we want strong developers. Don’t work in our specific tech stack? That’s ok. Just show us how you continue to get things done, smartly and effectively. Here are the qualities we look for in everyone at Sortable:

  • Confidence without ego: we get difficult things done in a fast paced world by bringing our ideas forward and having others challenge our assumptions. Sometimes our ideas get challenged, but that’s where excellence happens
  • Problem solving: ad-tech is hard; We need people who can uncover solutions and make things happen
  • Passionate: we want those who get inspired by the work they do. We want those whose passion inspires others. Tell us why you got into this field. Why does this role interest you?

Bonus points and nice to have qualities 

You want your application to stand out from the rest? First, show us you’ve got the above qualities. Second, start showing us some (or all, if you happen to be a unicorn) of the following:

  • Experience working with cloud - we’re 100% in the cloud on AWS
  • Experience working in Linux
  • Experience with Scala

What do we offer you?

You’ll have the opportunity to make things happen at Sortable. We’re proud to be recognized with accolades for our company growth (Deloitte Fast50/Fast500, PROFIT 500) and workplace culture (Digiday WorkLife, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers). Not bad for a company that started as four engineers in 2011.

Our competitive advantage? Our people.

Your growth: At Sortable, we value autonomy, taking ownership of your role, and continuous learning. Your growth here is important and we’ll invest in your success with training, feedback, and development. 

Our culture: We’re fiercely obsessed with our culture. It’s protected, guided, and influenced by people like you who value transparency, collaboration, and diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe that our workplace should reflect the world we want to live in and work hard to make it a reality. 

How to succeed at Sortable: 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. Productive. Curious. Smart. Nice. Selfless. Think you’d be a perfect fit? We’d love to hear from you.

Perks and the nice stuff!

We make sure you’re able to come in and do amazing work. In addition to unlimited snacks (a nod to our startup beginnings), you’ll get perks and benefits to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance:  

-   Comprehensive health benefits for you and your family

-   Catered lunches and a stocked fridge to keep you full and focused

-   Equity in Sortable so you have stake in the company and decisions

-   Life @ Sortable initiatives like volunteer hours, learning credits, and fitness credits to invest in your well-being

Plus all the fun stuff that our staff dream up, like Cocktail Fridays, solar eclipse viewing parties, beach dress up days, fitness challenges, talent shows, team sports and clubs. Because we create our best ideas when we’re inspired, comfortable, and engaged in the work we do and the people we see every day.  

We’re here to help. 

At Sortable, we're dedicated to ensuring equal employment opportunities. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process, please email All inquiries will be held in confidence.