Software Engineer (Co-op), Fall

Published on May 30, 2024

We believe small businesses are
the heart of our communities.
Our mission is to create a future where current and aspiring
small business owners feel empowered to manage their
finances fearlessly, so more of them can start, survive, and
thrive as self-employed pros. To make that happen, we will
be the simplest, all-in-one financial management solution
small business owners can’t live without.

We believe small businesses are at the heart of our communities, and championing them is worth fighting for. We empower small business owners to manage their finances fearlessly, by offering the simplest, all-in-one financial management solution they can't live without.

About the Team:
Our Engineering Team is searching for a Software Engineering Co-op Student to advance Engineering at Wave and help the organization in pursuit of Wave’s vision and goals.

About Technology at Wave:
Our site is not built using a single technology. Our primary toolkit includes Python and Django, Ruby on Rails, and JavaScript but we also explore and experiment with brand new technologies to see how they can help fulfill our mission. Complete Continuous Integration workflow that run test suites on every commit and deploy code to production with one click. Culture of shared ownership via mandatory code reviews and learning opportunities such as mentorship programs and bi-weekly workshops.

Here’s What You Should Know About Engineering at Wave:

Your Work Will Matter: Every engineer at Wave is tasked with solving meaty, meaningful challenges for a really important end-user - our small business owners. The code you write will make a difference, guaranteed.
We Are a Community: Wave is about the size of a small neighbourhood. It is possible to get to know everyone on a personal basis. If you’re trying to solve a hard problem that has roots in some other part of the company, odds are pretty good that you’ll find someone close by who can help you out.
You Will be Stretched: We’re big on transparency and we know Wave isn’t for everyone. However, if you’re ready to flex your creativity, excel at your craft, fuel your curiosity, and thrive in a dynamic environment, we’re confident you’ll love being a Waver.
Our Technology: Wave is powered by several key technologies. Our primary toolkit includes Python and Django, Ruby on Rails, Golang, and JavaScript, but we also explore and experiment with brand-new technologies to see how they can help fulfill our mission.

Heres how you will make an impact:
  • Face exciting, out of the box challenges day in day out. From rapidly scaling our systems to redesigning large parts of the application, we never run out of difficult problems to solve. The status quo just isn't our style.
  • Rapidly grow into leading technical projects, processes, and standards.  
  • Write clear, concise, elegant, and well-tested code in Python, Ruby, and/or JavaScript.
  • Work as part of a small, agile, integrated product team that’s focused on continual improvement of their skills and helping each other learn new things.
  • Be in a workplace that is fun and informal — a place where you'll want to come to on Monday mornings.
  • Build something that will make lives of real people easier.
You will thrive here if you have:
  • 2+ years of education within software development. 
  • Exposure to web frameworks are good too!
  • Interested in leading technical projects from inception to delivery.
  • Able to operate and monitor highly available systems in production, or willing to quickly learn how to do so.
  • Borderline obsessive about testing and quality of workmanship.
  • Curiosity and excitement about technology as a force for good.
  • Pride in writing testable, modular, maintainable, simple, and well-documented code.
  • Experience with web application and/or distributed systems development.
  • Feeling right at home in the terminal.
  • Currently studying Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering or equivalent.

At Wave, you’re treated like the incredible human being you are. 

Work From Where You Work Best: We will always have a welcoming, energizing, and world-class office (in Toronto) with a space for you. Or, if you’re more comfortable working from home, the choice is yours.
We Care About Future You: You will stretch yourself and you will grow at Wave. You will also be supported on this journey with diverse learning experiences, educational allowances, mentorship, and so much more.
We Support the Full You: We make a serious investment in your health & wellness. When we think about benefits we think about body, mind, & soul and we take this stuff very seriously. 
We Take Care of the Fundamentals: Fair compensation, all the office perks you’d want, and the various goodies you’d expect from a growing tech company. This is the obvious stuff, but we don’t want you to think we forgot!

We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates the best workplace. We embrace our differences, value individuality, and the broad spectrum of every Waver's skills and abilities. We challenge each other from a place of respect and pursuit of continuous growth. We trust each other and encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, everyday. As Wavers, our voices matter, our opinions are met with an open mind. The best ideas win, no matter whose they are.  Contributing to an inclusive culture is a part of all of our job descriptions. 

We’ve been continuously recognized as one of Canada's Top Ten Most Admired Corporate Cultures and one of Canada’s Great Places to Work in categories including Technology, Millennials, Mental Health, Inclusion and Women.  

Are you ready to be a Waver? Join us!