Company & Culture

AppDirect Celebrates Two Years in Montreal, Looks to Grow Team

By Kristen Delorey / April 10, 2016

Blog Montreal

AppDirect is headquartered in San Francisco, but Canada is in the company’s DNA. Our co-founders and co-CEOs—Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais—hail from Canada, and we just marked an important milestone in Canada: the two-year anniversary of the opening of our Montreal office.

Located in a newly renovated industrial loft space in the heart of Old Montreal, the office has opened its doors to the city’s tech community, helping to build a thriving technology ecosystem by holding open houses and meetups. It’s also attracting some of the best engineering talent in the area.

“Working for AppDirect has given me the satisfaction to be a part of a great group of engineers,” says Andres Valencia, a frontend engineer in Montreal. “It’s a team that is always striving to challenge itself and deliver a great product.”

His colleague, Pierre-Alexandre Lacerte, a staff software engineer, agrees: “At AppDirect, I get to work on challenging problems with a team of super extra-smart engineers. One impressive fact about engineers here is their level of humility, which is one of AppDirect’s values. Everyone is extremely skilled, but you wouldn’t know it from talking to people. No one brags about it.”

Qui Ly, a senior automation engineer, focuses on the fun aspects of working at AppDirect. “I’ve worked at eight different companies in the last eight years or so, and AppDirect has the highest level of FPS—that’s fun per second,” he says. “The people are awesome and I really enjoy what I'm doing.”

We’re looking for new team members to join Andres, Pierre-Alexandre, and Qui. If you’re up for a new challenge, thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment and like to be involved in the tech community, then you'll fit right in.

As a new member of the team, you will have the opportunity to create products that have a real, meaningful impact. You will develop and maintain robust code, build mission critical services, and create APIs that scale with an increasingly polished set of features.

At AppDirect, we're proud to offer a unique range of benefits that keep the culture fun, casual, and inclusive. We provide a comprehensive health package and generous amount of paid time off as a commitment to the well-being of our employees and their families. We also offer awesome perks, including a fully stocked kitchen, free lunch on Thursdays, and a dedicated events team for offsite get-togethers.

Head on over to the AppDirect careers page for more details on our open positions including roles on our frontend (Javascript, Node), backend (Java), machine learning, data analytics, data visualization (Python), and QA/automation (Selenium, Java) teams, as well as experts in IAM and billing.

We believe in the importance of building a solid working environment, where everyone on the team is encouraged to collaborate and contribute in their own unique way. Our results, our vision, and our future are driven by a set of core values that guide us in everything we do. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kristen Delorey oversees the AppDirect Montreal office.