Senior 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 Senior Software Developers. These brilliant minds build and design 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. As a Senior developer, you will help shape both what we build and how we work.  Have you ever envisioned something you built operating at internet scale? You can do that at Sortable.  Have you ever wanted to help grow and mentor a team?  You can do that at Sortable too.
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 who can demonstrate their ability to perform at a high level. 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 from our senior-level colleagues:

Confidence without ego: you are persistent in face of roadblocks and can communicate technical decisions clearly and concisely for your colleagues;   you appreciate the merits of a good technical debate and are happiest when the best idea wins (even if it is not yours).

Problem solving: we need people we can take big, complex problems and break them down so we deliver value; you should be able to mentor others through this process and make them better too.

Passionate: we want those who get inspired by the work they do. We want those who take the initiative and solve important problems with their teammates. 

Ability to drive change: you have experience getting things done in different ways. You can recognize paths that will be smooth sailing and those that will lead to rough waters, provide valuable insights into how we work and motivate others to adopt your ideas.

Mentorship: you have a desire to help shape the next wave of talented developers; you want to share what you’ve learned in your career with those around 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
  • Experience leading a groups of people to successful software deliveries

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 everyday.  

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.