Offering awesome, real-world learning opportunities to university students has been a central part of Safe Software for over 20 years. Every term, we hire co-op students from a number of schools. Here’s our typical recruitment cycle:
September/October – for winter work-terms (January – April)
January/February – for summer work-terms (May – August)
May/June – for fall work-terms (September – December)
Our work terms are 4 months long, but a lot of co-ops love it so much here that they decide to extend to 8 months. Plus, many co-ops return to our team after they graduate. (Fun fact: About half our developers were once co-ops!)
What You’ll Do as a Co-op Developer
You play an important role in the teams that design, implement, and test key software components. You’re a big part of keeping our technology cutting-edge and able to help as many users as possible. We treat all our co-ops like full-time employees and you’ll be doing projects that make a difference to your resume and ours. From the start, you’ll be taking project ownership and shipping production code (and probably playing a lot of foosball).
Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to incorporate pretty cool technology into your co-op work term project. Here’s an example.
Our teams vary and we’re looking for developers with a range of experience (Java, C++, Python, front-end, back-end, web, QA, and more).
What You’ll Do as a Co-op Marketer
Co-ops are an integral part of our web design, graphics, and YouTube presence. See all the great videos in our customer gallery? Yeah. That was a co-op with mad video editing skills. Tell us what you’re good at and we’ll make sure you get to put those skills in action on our marketing team.
Why You’ll Love it Here
We are a close-knit team. Sports (mainly soccer and hockey) are a big part of our lifestyle and everyone is welcome to participate in lunch-hour activities. If sports aren’t your thing, head to our game room to join in on pool, foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, or whatever the latest video game is. Or maybe you’d rather kick back with a book and mug of specialty tea in our coffeehouse-style lounge.
As a co-op, you’ll enjoy the same perks as our full-timers, like your own office and profit sharing. All our beverages (which is pretty much every kind of beverage you can imagine) are free of charge. Our kitchen is also stocked with subsidized lunch items, healthy snacks, and candy. Catered lunches, seasonal goodies, and the world’s greatest cinnamon buns (no, seriously.) happen frequently throughout the year.
Your growth is important. In addition to gaining technical experience, you’ll receive mentoring from your team lead and play an important role on projects that matter. We’re big fans of transparency and so through our company-wide use of Slack for team communication and our weekly feature demos, you’ll gain insights on how the rest of the company operates.
How Do I Apply?
Please apply through your university co-op site. You can also send your resume to us directly, but note that applying via your co-op system is important.
If you don’t see any of our positions listed on your university’s co-op site, please ask your co-op advisor to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hire students each academic term and give all applications serious consideration.