Software Developer - Prototyping (Co-op)

Co-op Positions

Who we are and what we do

Founded in 2011, Mappedin powers search and discovery indoors, enabling consumers to find what they're looking for with speed and ease. Our software platform provides industry leading tools to manage dynamic indoor spatial data and offer wayfinding experiences for customer-facing applications, including a recent collaboration with Apple Maps.

Mappedin works with the ten largest malls in Canada, the largest REITs in the US, and in stores, hospitals, campuses, and airports around the world.

The Prototyping team at Mappedin is at the forefront of technology. We're working with the latest technologies and inventing our own in an effort to push the boundaries of the digital indoors. We don't just want to make the indoors discoverable, we want to make them respond to you.

Who you are and what you'll do

You're a dreamer and a problem solver. You skip the question "is this possible" and start thinking "how do I make it a reality?". When it comes to new technologies, you don't shy away from them, you look for opportunities to apply them. You're ambitious and a self-starter, you're comfortable working through problems without requiring too much supervision.

As part of the Prototyping team you'll work on a wide variety of complex problems. We receive feasibility studies and prototype requests directly from the sales team, CTO, and VP of Product, in addition to our team's own ideas. We've used technologies such as indoor positioning, bluetooth beacons, RF fingerprinting, machine learning, computer vision, 3D graphics, and augmented reality to build some super awesome prototypes.

You'll work closely with the Senior Software Developer on the Prototyping team to brainstorm ideas, architect solutions, and implement prototypes on various projects throughout your semester.

  • Familiar with source control and software management concepts (we use GitHub and JIRA)
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming

Supplementary (you should have experience in at least one, and be interested working with most):

  • Front-end web development (TypeScript/JavaScript, React)
  • Front-end mobile development (Swift on iOS or Android)
  • Backend development (TypeScript/JavaScript, NodeJS, Swift)
  • Machine learning (TensorFlow, Python)
  • Cloud computing (AWS, Virtual Machines, Docker, Functions-as-a-Service, Databases)
  • Networking and API design (HTTP, REST, JSON)
  • 3D Graphics / Geometry and Linear Algebra
  • Geospatial concepts

Behind the scenes

We use a variety of technology and tools that currently include JavaScript, React, Three.js, Webpack, WebGL, Node.js, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, and Kibana.

We recognize developers are most effective when they’re allowed to get into the zone; therefore, we run an agile development process designed to give our developers as much uninterrupted development time as possible. Most days the only meeting you’re looking at is the morning standup.

It’s fun to work on nice clean code bases but the realities of moving fast means sometimes the code base gets a bit messy. We always make sure we have 20% dev time available to do refactoring and retire technical debt.

There’s a lot of trust here at Mappedin. We offer a flexible working environment and we all work together to help you produce your best work. We stay curious, challenge opinions, take risks, and learn from mistakes. We’re competitive and we like to win together.

Lastly, if you’re allergic to cats, don’t worry! Our office cat, Hobbes stays in his own room and won’t bother you unless you decide to work in there with him.