Remote status:Hybrid
Posted on:Sept 18, 2022

Who we are

We are Adaptive, a growing and successful software company with a great reputation amongst staff and clients alike. We work closely with our financial clients to build bespoke software solutions to support their business goals. Our client's success relies on us making sound technical decisions, collaborating with stakeholders and being up to date with the latest technology and practices in the Fintech industry.

The Role

Our Montreal office is looking for a Web Developer to deliver a next-generation all-to-all real time trading platform to serve the North American institutional market. The platform will be delivered in a greenfield manner with a modern technology stack throughout. This includes a reactive HTML5 front-end and a clustered, resilient back-end. Adaptive has unique experience delivering similar platforms and the person in this role will be crucial to leveraging that internal knowledge and driving the delivery directly in partnership with the client and their senior management.

As a web applications developer, you will:

  • Build greenfield financial applications alongside your Adaptive colleagues

  • Use the latest technology to create elegant and robust solutions

  • Contribute to building and releasing quality software on time

  • Use your knowledge to build great-looking, event-driven and highly interactive interfaces

  • Collaborate with server-side developers, user-experience designers and business analysts

  • Participate in a test-driven, agile environment

  • Keep up to date with the developments in technology and quickly adapt to them to achieve better results

Required skills and experience:

  • Extensive client-side development experience, gained while building single-page web applications

  • Expertise in JavaScript: you understand prototypical inheritance, scope, and closures

  • Proficiency in user-interface technologies in addition to JavaScript, eg HTML5 and CSS3; and in React.js

  • Practical knowledge of web tooling such as Webpack, NPM, Yarn, Gulp and PostCSS

  • Understanding of ES6 and newer ES specifications

  • Proficient with Chrome developer tools, including knowing how to diagnose and fix performance issues

  • Experience of working on front office systems

  • Language: English (fluent)

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Working with distributed teams

  • TypeScript, Rx.js, Redux

  • Event-driven APIs

  • Real time trading experience

Personal qualities:

  • Strong desire to raise the bar for your team technically

  • Tenacious, curious, and collaborative in all aspects of your work

  • A quick learner with excellent communication skills

About us:

  • No cumbersome hierarchy: our teams feel free to speak up, to make suggestions and raise concerns

  • Collaborative team environment: we all work together, respect each other and pitch in

  • Smart, welcoming and motivated colleagues

  • Good work/life balance and Friday beers


  • 23 vacation days

  • Group insurance with Canada Life

  • Our employees have access to the Solareh which is a Help for Employees Program. They can call for help, make appointments with a psychologist, etc and all fees are covered up until a certain amount per category.

  • We pay 50% of a gym membership for a maximum of 30$ per month, at any gym

  • We pay 50% of the Opus card for STM or RTM (public transit of Montreal and around)

  • We have some corporate advantages at restaurants and stores around the office

Don't worry, we won't put you through tens of interviews! We'll review your application and if it's aligned with what we're looking for, we'll arrange a phone call with you. If after that phone call, we're both happy to proceed, we'll arrange for you to speak with someone in the technical team by phone. If that goes well and we're all still happy, we'll invite you to our offices to meet with us for an interview

Please note that due to the nature of our work, we will run a background check on the successful candidate after an offer has been accepted.

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