Build a career that fits your life
At Intersect, we believe in sustainable development and that working fast doesn’t have to come at the expense of a healthy work-life balance. With over 40 team members, the Engineering team is the largest and most diverse team at Intersect, meaning you’ll be supported in not only your professional success, but also your personal growth.
We work with end-to-end development cycles, building everything from prototypes to fully integrated production builds. Our Engineering team includes mobile developers (Android & iOS), front-end web developers, back-end API developers, DevOps engineers, solutions architects, and QA.
What can you expect?
How we work
We often get the luxury of building from scratch as we tackle new problems. We put in the effort to seek out and utilize the best-in-class open-source technologies and frameworks. We peer-review work and ship code daily through continuous deployments. We also hate solving the same problem twice so we automate where we can and share our learnings with the team (we have created tons of lightweight tools to optimize our workflows).
Get exposed to different problems
We do a lot. We have clients in healthcare, fintech, insurance, education (and some that would be better explained in person). This means our team gets to tackle all sorts of problems and learn from them. You could spend a month building serverless chat and tackle challenging distributed systems’ protocols, or you could be reshaping retail with engaging mobile experiences - no challenge is ever the same.
Grow as a professional and as an individual
We encourage personal and professional growth of our team though guidance, mentorship, weekly one-on-ones, and coaching. We promote a safe environment where it's okay to take risks and fail, so long as we learn from mistakes and share insights across specializations - that's how we learn to better overcome them in the future.
Our engineering lifecycle
Collaborate with the larger Intersect family
You can expect to work closely with not just the larger Engineering team but also other teams at Intersect. Our objective is simple: build amazing products fast and furiously and do it better each time.
Standups are quick and actionable meetings meant to provide feedback and communicate project blockers. Standups are a good way to touch base with the larger project team (design, strategy, product management, etc.). We like to keep these short and sweet, because we don’t like too many meetings.
Progress within specializations
Whether you’re an Android expert or a back-end developer, your speciality falls into a “tribe”. Tribe meetings grant teams the autonomy to discuss how their tribe can work better, improve pain points, and align on standards without relying on official approvals.
Lunch & Learn
We like to eat and we like to learn. We promote a culture where we encourage everyone to give back and teach on topics they are passionate about. On Wednesdays our lunches are catered (“on the Horse”) and often this is a great time to also learn something new during a Lunch & Learn. Recent topics have included "Machine Learning: Buzzword or Friend?" and "Winning Hearts & Minds - How to Present your Ideas Effectively".
Fail fast and adapt
We are an agile organization. You can expect to have regular sprint planning sessions, sprint reviews, and sprint retros as part of development cycles.
Work with real problems
At Intersect, your work actually matters. Our products are sexy, but they are also useful to the masses. We are helping companies make huge waves in industries like finance, health, insurance and more. We are changemakers.
See Our Work
How can a single mobile app be simple enough that anyone can use, but complex enough to suit the needs of any health benefits offering?
How can we further simplify a complex claim workflow and communication process while catering to a variety of user types?
Engaging users through personalization, ease of access, and improved authentication.
People you'll want to spend time with
Director, Strategy & Analytics
John believes that data is better than hunches, and that actions speak louder than survey results. He’s an active mentor for technology startups at McMaster’s Xerox Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
John golfs, plays NHL 95, and cheers for his beloved Montreal Canadiens in his free time.
Favourite Slack channels#correct-baseball-hof#sports#crypto-mining
VP, Product Design
Isuru applies design thinking in the creation of successful user experiences and helps in the growth of the design team.
He once owned 5 dogs (3 of them named Rex) when living in Tanzania. He also almost climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro but couldn’t make it to the summit due to a snow storm. A Discovery Channel enthusiast and avid sports fan, Isuru can be found shooting hoops in his free time. He currently owns 0 dogs.
Favourite Slack channels#sports#designers#sneaker-heads#hirstyrulez
Amr is responsible for analyzing business objectives, conducting product research, and understanding technical capabilities in order to build blueprints for products.
You can talk to Amr about anything related to travel, sports (Go Celtics!), music, video games (he’s the office’s FIFA king) and he’s usually down for a game of pong. He will also shamelessly plug his social media handle - @amrhussein - any chance he gets.
Favourite Slack channels#got-spoilers#hirstyrulez#overheard
Kali manages the Intersect and Symbility Corporate marketing accounts, in addition to the administrative and logistical aspects of the marketing team as a whole. Outside of work, Kali loves working her side hustle (planning weddings and events), cooking healthy meals, and hanging out with her retired greyhound, Sully.
Favourite Slack channels#aminals#ladieschat#overheard
Kim ensures products are scalable and future-proof. In her free time, Kim leads multiple competitive volleyball teams and challenges herself at charitable Toronto sporting events. Devoting her time to giving back by sharing her expertise and knowledge, Kim’s community involvement ranges from Junior Achievement to Destination ImagiNation.
Favourite Slack channels#engineering#fitness#edm-opensource
Director of People
As the Director of People, Leigh is responsible for leading all human resource functions at INTERSECT. Leigh’s expertise is people and at Intersect, that also means supporting the unique culture and fostering the curiosity and innovation ingrained in our identity.
You will most likely see Leigh at the next HR networking group, especially if it is Tech related. Outside of work she spends a majority of her time up north with family, ideally on the lake in both -30 and +30 weather.
Favourite Slack channels#dads_n_moms#beats#aminals#ladieschat
VP, Growth and Partnerships
Anthony is the VP of Growth & Partnerships at Intersect, where he drives business development, partnership, and marketing.
South African by birth, Anthony settled in Toronto in the early 2000’s. An avid reader, morning exerciser, and proud new dad to a beautiful baby girl, Anthony strives to live every day with gratitude, humility, and curiosity.
Favourite Slack channels#dads#beats#goodreads
Senior Mobile Engineer
Adam works hard to make apps come to life and behave in the way that our Product team envisions them. Because he’s a nice guy, he also works to make life easier for the iOS team by upgrading processes whenever there is room for improvement.
When not writing code, Adam enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and playing strategic board games.
Favourite Slack channels#rock-climbing#mario-kart#ios-news
Saaqshi spends her days at Intersect crafting the words that go in our products. She wordsmiths to make sure our language, communication and tone match the products and strategy we’re trying to convey.
In her spare time, she has a weird fascination with indie wrestling, finds joy in yoga and weight lifting, and recently ran a 5k.
Favourite Slack channels#designers#fitness#overheard#cutethings
Master of Machines and Baroness of Boudoir, Kyri is a live-wire in the office. Also going by the name Rick, this fine lady spends her time as a lead on the back-end engineering team and teaching Machine Learning to anyone interested. On the side, she’s a dancer, the Dungeon Master for the office DnD games, and always down for a drink.
Favourite Slack channels#overheard#dnd#ladies-chat
Senior Human Resource Specialist
Karlie is a Human Resource Specialist, ensuring the development and maintenance of Intersect’s world class team. She works closely with the executive team to manage the entire employee life cycle, including candidate generation, direct sourcing, interviewing, and hiring.
Outside of work, she loves hanging out with her dog, Milo.
Favourite Slack channels#aminals#ladieschat#overheard
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