Kickstart your Career in Tech @ Hootsuite – Summer 2017

Love technology? Are you a high school student in grade 11 or 12, do you live in BC?

This summer, we’re offering an opportunity to sharpen your technical skills in our company and community of creators, innovators, and builders dedicated to championing the power of human connection.

You’ll pair with a mentor and work side-by-side with a passionate, egoless team to build something bigger than yourself. You’ll experience what it’s like to build products that millions of people use every day.

There are opportunities at Hootsuite in all aspects of technology including software (both mobile and web), operations, and IT.

This is a paid position with a competitive salary.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2017

Application instructions are at the end of this post.

This is the third summer of this program. You can meet the High School students who worked with us last year and read about their stories and accomplishments.

The only source of knowledge is experience – Albert Einstein

Software Development

Work with our software developers to build and ship software in a continuous delivery environment, where we ship code to production many times a day. Come and collaborate on solving problems with other developers, and play an active role in shaping our product and our culture. Some of our current technologies include Javascript (React.js and Flux), Go, HTML5/CSS3, Scala, Play framework, iOS, Android, Akka, MongoDB, MySQL, and more.

This is what Rhys Rustad-Elliott – a high-school student on our Publishing team – had to say about working at Hootsuite last summer.

“Working on Hootsuite’s Publishing team has made this the best summer of my life. I’ve learned a great deal about web development as well as developing software as part of a team, which is something that you can only get with experience. The skills I gained during this summer will be incredibly valuable down the road and I’d like to thank everybody at Hootsuite who gave me a hand in developing them.” Rhys Rustad-Elliott.

Operations Development

Our operations engineers build and maintain the systems infrastructure, servers, and networks that power our mission-critical social media applications. Put another way, your code may not end up on the homepage, but your team loves you because you make everything “just work”. Our current technical stack and tool chain includes Consul, Terraform, Nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, Sensu, Graphite, PagerDuty, Redis, Memcached and many others. We build tools with Python, Bash, and Perl.

“Working for the Ops Team at Hootsuite I get to work on methods to maintain Hootsuite’s infrastructure. It’s the biggest responsibility I have had over the years working for various tech companies. It has taught me how to think bigger and foresee problems.

I think what makes Hootsuite awesome are the people here. They are amazing, talented, and really friendly. It’s a fun environment to work in and everyone has trust in each other to do the right thing.”Mishra, 2014 Co-op & now full-time Operations Developer


Our “NerdNest” team supports our 1000+ staff who need a stable and reliable environment to get their work done: hardware troubleshooting, setting up laptops, network admin. This is best done with a positive attitude, by someone who is graceful under pressure and has a natural curiosity for solving problems with physical technology. Our technology includes Apple, Dell, VoIP, AD, Okta, VMWare, Meraki, multiple SaaS solutions, and Google Apps to highlight a few.

“I used to think that being in IT is about being a hardware engineer, but once I started my co-op, I realized that there is a great deal of diversity within the IT department. There are a variety of opportunities and positions: helpdesk, support, purchaser, system administrators, and technicians.”Shameen Gill – Co-op IT 2015, now full time employee. Read about her experience as Hootsuite’s first IT Co-op.

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Application Instructions

Apply for this position here, on our careers page.

Selected candidates will hear from Hootsuite directly.