Job Description

Tech companies are hiring in Ottawa! If you’re looking for your next opportunity in tech, Work in Ottawa can help you build a thriving career in the fast-growing technology industry in Canada’s capital.

As an initiative of the city’s economic development agency, Invest Ottawa, Work in Ottawa helps tech firms fill open positions quickly so they can grow and scale faster

Signiant is one of the fastest growing companies in media technology — with customers that span the media and entertainment industry, including Disney, Apple, Amazon, Xbox, Ubisoft, the NHL, NFL, NBA, BBC, Viacom, and more. Most of the global media supply chain relies on Signiant software with our SaaS platform now connecting more than 50,000 companies that include Hollywood studios, sports teams and leagues, broadcasters, cable operators, streaming platforms, TV station groups, gaming developers as well as smaller post-production houses, VFX, and media distribution companies. Any time you turn on the TV, watch a movie or a sporting event or play a video game, chances are Signiant software played a role in bringing that to life. Signiant is also one of a select few companies to be honored with an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering – which is why we think Signiant is one of Canada’s best-kept secrets!

Signiant’s robust foundation — built on patented file acceleration technology and innovative use of the cloud that has helped transform the media industry — has made us both profitable and fast-growing. With our SaaS platform now connected to so many companies around the world, we’re poised for a new era of growth that is beyond fast file movement.

Our company is low on ceremony and process and is really about getting out of your way so you can get stuff done. We have been successfully using an Agile Development Methodology for many years that empowers our Software Engineering Teams to develop and advance our products with maximum efficiency and release frequency.

We are looking for Agile software developers who have demonstrable skills in collaboration and communication, and who can balance feature velocity with high-quality code delivery.

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – this is at the top as it is likely the most important qualification
  • Comfortable programming in C++ or Golang
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies and a desire to work within a highly collaborative, fast-paced team
  • Passionate about delivering high-quality software, with automated monitoring and recovery to minimize extinguish fires before they happen
  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent similar experience

Nice to Have:

  • 2+ years of experience in data transfer technologies demonstrated through previous projects
  • 5+ years overall software development experience, including experience building secure software applications
  • Intimate knowledge of networking protocols such as TCP, UDP, HTTP
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Familiarity with cloud storage (AWS, Azure, Google) and or deploying software to the cloud

What Signiant Offers you:

  • An opportunity to collaborate with other sharp developers in a calm, low-ego environment
  • Access to the latest tools and technology related to transfer technologies, and a culture that thrives on continuous improvement
  • An opportunity to bring new ideas to life and improve our processes and our products (sometimes both at the same time!)
  • A learning culture where we are always trying new approaches to solving problems
  • A great benefits package including generous PTO, Development Days, and a flexible hybrid workplace

Ready to work at a company that is a market leader in cloud-native SaaS, has some of the coolest customers in the world, and is both profitable and fast-growing? Signiant would love to speak with you!


Employee Type
Full-Time Regular