Waterloo – Full-Time

What does Shinydocs do?

Founded in 2014, we leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to help companies organize their documents by finding unstructured information wherever it exists and eliminating redundant, obsolete, and trivial files. Shinydocs searches, organizes, and understands unstructured data at scale, providing actionable security, compliance, and business operations insights. We’re partnering with some of the largest technology companies in the world to revolutionize how they handle information.

How will I make an impact?

As a Software Developer reporting to the VP of R&D and working on a team of 8, you will be doing new development for our core product. From the initial v1 of this product to where it is today, we have optimized the performance by 100x, with the ability to crawl thousands of files per second.

Within your first 30 days, you’ll be helping us add additional functionality such as the ability to extract text and hash attachments for Microsoft Exchange. There’s also a lot of geospatial data within files that we could start capturing.

What’s the tech stack?

  •   We’re a C#, .NET, Elasticsearch, Kanban-ish shop
  •   Familiarity with ECMs like SharePoint, FileNet, etc. would be awesome
  •   Not specific to this role, but we also use Java, React.js, and Azure for other R&D roles if you’re interested in other dev positions

Not sure if you have enough or the right experience for this job? Apply anyways. Only 1% of candidates will ever meet every single requirement on most job postings. It’s not a big deal if you don’t know one of the technologies we use, as long as you’re interested in learning and willing to work hard.

What are the challenges?

We’re a fully bootstrapped small company that is growing very quickly. There will be growing pains. It can be a bit chaotic at times and that backlog just keeps growing, but it’s an evolving company culture and you can help shape it. Until then, you have to be very comfortable with lack of structure, understand that you won’t have time to do everything, and know how to prioritize tasks on your own. Don’t be surprised if priorities change often.

Why join?

We’re a team of experienced grownups who work hard and get home on time. Our product isn’t glamourous but it’s satisfying work. We’re solving real problems within our space, impacting hundreds of organizations, and making work life significantly easier. We are a profitable scale-up that values sustainable growth.

We promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment, innovate often, pivot when needed, and iterate rapidly. We value creativity and encourage autonomy. You’ll also hear us laughing often throughout the day, either with each other, at each other, or at ourselves.

To apply, please email us at hr@shinydocs.com with your resume. Please provide it in pdf format.

We strive to be an inclusive workplace here at Shinydocs. We know it can be awkward to ask about things like parental leave, benefits and compensation during the interview process, but we want you to ask (and provide feedback) so that you have all the information you need to make the decision to join our team and make an impact on a growing tech company!

Shinydocs Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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