Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 65 million people around the world spend over 15 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!
We are looking for a Full Stack Engineer to join our Story DNA team. Story DNA is an innovation lab team at Wattpad whose mission is to innovate for the future of storytelling. The team generates new opportunities for Wattpad by utilizing machine learning to build intelligent products. Our team includes engineers, data scientists, and a product manager. You will spend your time enhancing our existing products, or building new products to meet our moonshot goals. Our business is fast-paced, dynamic and evolves quickly, so you are versatile, adaptable, and are able to decompose complex problems. You are well versed with application development, with a passion for building products that people love.

What you'll be doing

  • Design, scope, and build user interactions to enhance our product line
  • Plan collaboratively, and drive innovation with a multi-functional team
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences alike
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement across our data and engineering team
  • Practice agile principles, delivering experiences to our users continuously
  • What we're looking for

  • Understanding of software engineering fundamentals and principles
  • Strong debugging skills and not afraid to seek help when you get stuck
  • Obsessed about our users and how software impacts their lives
  • Grow and learn continuously, and amplifying those around you
  • Eager and take initiatives, leaving the campgrounds cleaner than you found it
  • Proficiency in modern JavaScript, node.js, React/Redux, Backbone.js, *nix
  • Bonuses (*not* required): Design-oriented/UX thinking, mobile (Swift, Kotlin), backend (Go, Php, AWS), data-infrastructure (Python, Scala)
  • 3+ years of related industry experience
  • What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful equity (stock options)
  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
  • Hackathons
  • Health benefits, fully covered on us!
  • Generous parental leave top-up
  • Transit pass, choice of hardware, flexible hours
  • Corporate discount for gym memberships for you and your family
  • A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
  • And a whole lot more!
  • About Wattpad
    Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
    What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
    What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
    How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play...and all while having a great time.
    Culture and Diversity
    Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period.
    We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. Our team is as diverse and eclectic as the global Wattpad community. In case it’s not clear: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.