Software Developer, Summer 2021 Co-op


Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/15/2021
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  • Company Address: 151 Charles Street W. Suite 400, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1H6

About D2L

D2L (Desire2Learn) is dedicated to improving the way the world learns. Find out how Brightspace, our integrated learning platform, supports every individual's unique pathway and potential.

Job Description

D2L is a cloud company that is modernizing education and building the Future of Work. The old models of teaching and learning are in the midst of the largest transformation in history, and D2L is at the heart of that fundamental shift. 

New models of teaching and learning enable a personalized, student-centric experience – and deliver improved retention, engagement, satisfaction, and results for learners of all ages – in schools, campuses, and companies.

D2L is disrupting the way the world learns, by providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire learners. And most importantly, by giving customers a platform that is easy, flexible, and smart. No other company provides a solution as robust and innovative as D2L.

D2L’s has had a singular mission for 20 years and is dedicated to that same mission in the years ahead: to transform the way the world learns – and by doing so, we will help improve human potential globally.

Whether you’re a first year Co-op or looking for a place to transition into as a New Graduate, we are looking for superstars to help influence and provide innovative insights into future versions of our Brightspace software. You’ll thrive in our agile culture, where teams speak freely and collaborate to solve interesting problems, and will be constantly learning and looking for ways to innovate. If you get stuck, you can work with your assigned mentor to figure out the best way to proceed.

What you’ll get out of working at D2L

The challenges and responsibilities given, ability to learn new things, and work on meaningful product that reaches over 15 million learners daily, are just a few of the things that set D2L apart as a student employer. With an open office concept and overall work environment (not a single employee has their own office, including our CEO), we are located in the historic Lang Tannery in downtown Kitchener.

At D2L, you will have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies to build highly scalable and fault tolerant systems. On the backend, our product is built on the .NET stack, but we have a growing ecosystem of cloud-native services built on the AWS platform leveraging technologies such as Node.js, SNS, SQS, Kinesis, DynamoDB, Serverless (Lambda), etc. On the front-end we use Polymer and other web frameworks to build engaging and responsive web apps. We also build native mobile apps in Kotlin and Swift. Ultimately, we strive to use the most appropriate technologies to achieve our goal of changing the way the world learns. You don't need to know how to use these yet, we'll help you learn!

What is D2L looking for from me?                                                        

You have a strong entrepreneurial drive, an enthusiastic and dedicated mindset and a thirst for a challenge. The ability to think on your feet and work successfully both in independent and team-settings is essential. At D2L, our co-ops have a voice and are able to quickly contribute to their team's objectives (we don’t have “co-op projects”, you’ll be working on real deliverables).

Education Recommendations                

Currently a candidate for Bachelor's degree or diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field with the Co-op option

Why we're awesome                                               

Employees at D2L enjoy perks in our offices such as Ping-Pong tables, Foosball Tables, free snacks, dogs in the office, old school video games (Commodore 64 & Nintendo 64) and board games everywhere (we even host a monthly board games night!). Plus, we’re always hiring superstar New Grads, so get a step ahead of the rest by networking within D2L on your work term.        

Check out our social media sites and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about why applying to D2L is a great choice.

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