Ideally we'd all live like Dan Bilzerian and spend our time throwing extravagant parties with not a care in the world for price tags, but the rest of us live in the real world and actually need to work to pay for stuff. Painful as that fact may be, finding a good job doesn't have to be. Montreal may have a bit of a bad reputation right now in terms of legitimate employment options, but you just have to know where to look, which is obviously why you clicked here, so well done you.
As you'll soon discover, this city is actually ripe with employers offering a variety of career-building opportunities ready to be seized. We reached out to several Montreal companies looking to hire right now and did the groundwork for you to make your job search a little easier this summer.
What They Do: Founded in 2006, PixMob is a Canadian company that specializes in creating cutting-edge immersive experiences using their patented interactive wireless LED technology. Transforming people into pixels, crowds into display screens, you've no doubt seen PixMob in action on some of the world's biggest stages including the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show and during the Sochi Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Today, the Montreal-based interactive technologies studio operates in 29 countries worldwide.
Why You Should Apply: PixMob is an ideal environment to foster your creative mind and leverage all of your technical skills. This is your opportunity to help reinvent the live event industry by creating crowd experiences that not only entertain, but engage through subversive technologies that feel like magic. Their young and dynamic team believe in the power of unbridled creativity and are looking for innovators like you to help redesign future technologies. PixMob works but also plays hard, going canoeing on weekends, getting backstage access at shows, and renting out chalets for the awesome Christmas parties.
PixMob is currently seeking to complete their R&D team, specifically engineers and developers:
- Electronics Engineer
- Firmware Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Firmware Engineer
- Senior Backend Developer
- Software developer
- Web Developer
- Software / iOS Developer
- UX Designer
What They Do: For over 40 years, SERTI has been a top player in the Montreal IT scene committed to delivering services and solutions to customers across Canada. Currently providing the #1 Dealership Management System in Quebec, SERTI is a Premier IBM Business Partner, and a top-runner in IT Consulting and Recruiting for choice companies in the greater-Montreal area.
Why You Should Apply: Owned and operated in Montreal by 4 associates who themselves work full-time in the company, SERTI prides itself on its employee loyalty. More than 20% of current staff have been with the company for over 15 years, and SERTI is always looking for highly driven and dedicated IT professionals to join its team.
Over the last year, SERTI offices have undergone major expansions to accommodate rapid growth of both its personnel and customer base. SERTI is always looking for talented IT professionals. Specifically for its Dealership Management System, SERTI is looking to hire people-oriented and motivated individuals to join its team of bilingual support and training consultants. Whether right out of school or experienced in numerous fields of expertise, this is a great opportunity for quality, customer-service-savvy individuals like you to ensure SERTI's customer satisfaction index remains the highest in the industry.
3. Gorilla Group
What They Do: The Gorilla Group is an award-winning, full-service digital agency that specializes in commerce solutions with a focus on the e-commerce space since 1994. They offer strategy, web design, front and back-end development, quality assurance, and managed services to a stellar lineup of B2B and direct-to-consumer brands.
Why You Should Apply: Headquartered in Chicago, Gorilla Group has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, winning numerous awards including 6 Webbys. Having just recently expanded to Montreal, Gorilla Group is looking for talented individuals and great people to be around regardless of age, sex, or favorite hockey team, most specifically agency professionals skilled in design, development, or digital strategy.
They offer a great company culture that really encourages a challenging and rewarding work environment, but also supports a realistic work-life balance. Gorilla Group offers great learning opportunities for ongoing career development, a competitive benefits package, and rewards innovation and accomplishment. They go beyond work hard, play hard, but instead prefer to work smarter and live well.
4. Lavasoft-LULU Software-Upclick Group
What They Do: A Montreal-based software group made up of three divisions. Lavasoft is the maker of Ad-Aware, the world's most popular anti-malware software with over 450 million downloads. LULU Software creates simple and powerful software designed to be smart, reliable, and accessible, such as SODA PDF. Upclick is a custom e-commerce platform that specializes in sales funnel optimization and monetization for merchants in digital goods and software industries.
Why You Should Apply: Founded over 10 years ago, the Group now includes more than 150 employees in Montreal. Their team of socially-conscious people are committed to genuinely make a difference and benefit from an open and collaborative work environment with the freedom and encouragement to be innovative. They pride themselves on giving their employees every opportunity to improve both on a professional and personal level and offer great perks like flexible hours, free bagels 3 times a week, free coffee, insurance and RRSP.
On top of that, since moving to their new offices, Lavasoft, LULU Software, and Upclick have put into place a “green” committee and a work environment committee to help ensure the best possible working conditions. They are primarily seeking developers, but also have a few senior and entry-level marketing/sales positions, as well as call center positions to fill supporting clients in 7 different languages from around the globe.
5. Thinking Capital
What They Do: Thinking Capital is Canada’s leading source of alternative funding for the country’s small and medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2006, Thinking Capital has already funded more than $400 million to over 10,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs. They offer cash advances and lower rate loans with 24/7 online accessibility for applications and loan status updates, while leveraging technology to help Canadian businesses be at the forefront of the Fintech industry.
Why You Should Apply: Ranked among Canada’s top 50 best workplaces, Thinking Capital is an innovative and dynamic company where the energetic – and sometimes eccentric – sales-driven team strives to think outside the box to look beyond simple credit scores. If you're an experienced sales hunter looking for a fast-paced and performance-driven environment, you will find all the training and development you need to grow within the company and build a rewarding career.
Thinking Capital allows you to earn top dollar with a comfortable base salary, uncapped bonus structures and high commission incentives. Learn all the subtleties of the business from Thinking Capital's lively team of professionals who provide you with the valuable coaching you need to mold your success, and invites sales experts from all industries to apply.