Frontend Engineer (Remote, Scala)



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 7 person engineering driven startup, our fast growing websites are used by millions of visitors each month, and we need to expand!

The Job

We need talented frontend engineers to help us build simple and powerful web interfaces for mobile and desktop users. Designing interfaces that make complex tasks simple is what drives you. You live and breathe HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript – we’re talking clean, minimal markup, with fast page loads, and responsive layouts for multiple devices. At Sortable you’ll have the opportunity to build software that get used by millions of people. Join us to change how people make decisions online.


  • Extensive HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 experience
  • Experience with Scala, Java or C#
  • User interface design
  • Mobile frameworks such as PhoneGap
  • Ability to take responsibility and release features users love that drive our vision forward
  • Top-notch communication skills - we’re a small team, you’ll need to fit in well
  • Bonus: Worked at a startup before, active in open source, personal projects, active blog, linux experience, spending way too much time researching which product to buy


We use Scala for most of our development. In addition, we have written tools or services in Python, Bash, and Java. We want our team of developers to have fun and be productive, so we’ll expect you to bring your own ideas and suggestions as to what hardware and software should be used. Other tools and services we use include: Lift, PostgreSQL, Redis, Mercurial, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3) and Ubuntu.


We offer competitive salaries, health benefits, equity in the company, and kick ass developer machines. 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.


Sortable is based in Waterloo, ON, we’re in the Accelerator Centre, a great facility for startups, just north of the University of Waterloo. Kitchener- Waterloo has a large and diverse tech/startup community for its size.


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