Software Developer – Intern (Paid)

In a nutshell

SOCKBOX is growing and as a result, we are looking for an experienced Software Developer that can design, develop, implement, and optimize our website and internal web applications. The goal is to optimize our online channels and create an unparalleled member experience.

About you

When your friends and family describe you they would say you are fun, people driven and inspire awesomeness in those around you. You live and breathe digital marketing. You have experience working with people and ensuring you exceed customer and member satisfaction. You know the value of yes!

In previous roles you have worked independently, and with various technology solutions. You are familiar with startup businesses and understand that sometimes work takes place outside of the norm. Mostly, you are really excited to be part of a growing business and team.

In a “people over profit” world, you’re a leader, while still understanding that profit is needed to make the world a better place. You’ve got familiarity with applications and API’s like WooCommerce, Klaviyo, and Zapier. You’ve got experience with Laravel, GIT, CSS and are efficient at designing MySQL database structure from scratch. As a bonus you know how to spin up an AWS instance in minutes as well as how to use Google Docs & Sheets, Microsoft Excel and Slack.

We move quickly and love to think of ways to continue to grow and change. We want to stay ahead of the competition and will do that by providing an awesome member experience.

You must be between 18-30, a graduate from college or university program in the past 2 years, and currently unemployed, underemployed, or working part-time.

If this sounds like you keep reading! We want to hear from you!

Day to day

As you start out with our team you will be responsible for developing our internal Inventory Optimization Engine. This is an exciting project that will help SOCKBOX grow beyond its current limits. You’re going to do that by completing some of the items outlined below.

  • Develop the database structure based on our existing needs.
  • Code the front end UI from wireframes.
  • Follow and deliver upon requirements documentation.
  • Develop and execute unit tests.
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize speed and performance based on the insights.
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.
  • Improve upon and develop service procedures, policies and standards.
  • Analyze statistics and compile accurate reports.
  • Maintain an orderly workflow according to priorities.
  • Update and document processes that are required for day-to-day operations.

About us

Our founder Marshall began SOCKBOX while working in Corporate Calgary. He was bored with the day to day suit and tie and was looking for a way to have a bit more fun with the corporate uniform. On a normal day at work Marshall decided to hit a well known big box store to find some colourful, fun socks to brighten his day. He discovered a messy, overwhelming environment and no one to help him make a choice. Once the perfect pair of socks had been obtained the lineup was long and he needed to be back to work – consequently he left without the socks. It was because of this experience that SOCKBOX was born! Marshall knows that anyone can send you socks but as a team we are going to deliver awesomeness with your socks.

What makes us unique? We source awesome socks to help brighten up our members sock drawer and make their day awesome! We’re high touch and community focused. SOCKBOX is proudly Canadian and each month, automagically, our members get a little bit of awesome in their mail!

The Location

SOCKBOX is an online business based in Calgary, Alberta and delivers awesomeness in North America. We offer a flexible work schedule and environment. The successful candidate will be able to work remotely, however we request that your home base be geographically located in and around Calgary. Work will be a mixture of online, and in our warehouse office.

The Process

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume in PDF by email to by July 31, 2020. We will then review all applications and schedule interviews with the selected candidates by August 12, 2020. We will make every effort to contact all applicants.

**this is a full-time term position through December 30, 2020 with the possibility of being extended

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