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The Company

Our mission at Sortable is to make it easy for people to make decisions about which product or service to use, for example their next camera, phone, or TV purchase, or their next meal, movie, or trip. Sortable’s focus is making these decisions easy for ordinary people by handling all the data analysis and surfacing the best options in simple, beautiful interfaces. Sortable is a 10 person engineering driven startup, our fast growing websites are used by millions of visitors each month, and we need to expand!


The Job

You’ll be the first developer on a new team, building out a technology platform to power editorial and community focused websites. Our existing network of sites drive over 8M visits each month. We’re making a big push into editorial/user generated content and currently drive over 2.5M visits monthly. You’ll be responsible for driving community engagement, user-generated content, recommending/personalizing content and aggregating relevant content. You’ll be developing both the backend and frontend, integrating a diverse set of websites, and being able to execute on a high level vision.


Must Haves

·        Experience with WordPress, PHP, MySQL

·        Experience with Scala, Java or C#

·        HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery

·        You’re a highly productive coder, self-motivated and able to learn new skills quickly

·        You’re hungry, ambitious, independent, curious and driven

·        Ability to develop full solutions from the ground up


Bonus Points!

Bonus: graphic design, search engine optimization, worked at a startup, active in open source, personal projects, linux experience



We develop exclusively with open source tools. A lot of the development will involve integration with WordPress and other projects that help us build our platform faster. You’ll be integrating with the rest of the Sortable recommendation platform. We’ll expect you to recommend which languages and tools we should be using.



We offer competitive salaries, health benefits, and top equipment.  If you’re interested in building the future of how people make purchase decisions with a group of nice, funny, smart people, then Sortable is the place for you.



·        Send your application to apply@sortable.com. If your resume stands out we’ll be in touch with you for an interview.


Our Advantage

Our office is located in the heart of Waterloo Region's booming technology sector with endless amenities in walking distance to the office including café’s, restaurants, and retail shops.  Rebellion has a cool office space featuring a kitchen area stocked with hot and cold beverages, including an assortment of pop, water, mineral water and RedBull.  We have a large patio area great for ad hoc meetings or BBQ’s, and have mixed entertainment including video games, 60” TV’s featuring PS2 and Apple TV, or you can challenge a teammate to a game of foosball.  My guess is these people will work remotely, possibly based in the US, so this may or may not matter to them. 


150 Caroline St. #406, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0A5

Job Category:

Engineering / Technical Services

Career Level:

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type:

Full Time/Permanent