Software Engineer Coop (4 Month or 8 Month Term)

Software Engineer Coop (4 Month or 8 Month Term)

Join 2012's Best Company to Work for in B.C!

HootSuite is looking for self-directed Coop Software Engineers to help us build our social relationship platform.

As a Coop Software Engineer at HootSuite, you’ll ship code on day one, tackle non-trivial technical problems, build functionality for new product initiatives, receive outstanding mentorship, practice devops, and learn about working on large-scale, highly available web and mobile products.

“If you are someone who thinks of their work as craft, as something more than just 'work' and want to be surrounded by a wealth of like-minded individuals all while being challenged and trusted to work on big, tough problems, then HootSuite is, without doubt, your dream coop.” - John Giannakos, @jtgi, 2nd year student at UBC, Coop Software Engineer, Fall Term 2013 (4 months)

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  • Work with a small team to understand our business and technical initiatives and turn those into small shippable experiments on our products
  • Participate in code reviews and design reviews to continually improve your craft and approach to problem solving
  • Contribute to our technical evolution by sharing your knowledge with our Engineering teams

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to see things as our customers see them
  • A demonstrated passion for learning, growing and continually taking on new responsibilities
  • Experience developing with any of PHP, Java, Scala; and either MySQL or MongoDB
  • Experience integrating APIs from major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+)
  • Understanding of memcached, cron, and asynchronous processing
  • Experience building and shipping your own personal projects

About You:

  • You are so passionate about software engineering that you do it for fun
  • You can articulate your portfolio of 'Difficult Problems... Solved'
  • You like to move fast, make decisions, take calculated risks
  • You recognize the value of data

About Us:

  • e like smart, entrepreneurial people who get things done and have a sense of humour
  • e love to ‘work out loud’ because visibility helps us and others understand our work
  • e practice continuous improvement so we can eliminate waste in our practices
  • e have tremendous respect for one another

How to apply: