Software Engineer Co-op (September to December)

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Index is a global advertising technology company helping media owners monetize their digital content through advertising so that consumers can continue enjoying free and open access to content online.    

We shaped the earliest forms of ad tech, and we’re looking for the technical expertise to help shape its future. Our customers have unique problems that can be solved at scale, and that’s where the technical skills of our team make a real difference. Our exchange handles more than 220 billion requests every day (which is even more than the New York Stock Exchange), and every member of our engineering team has an enormous amount of autonomy in building code that supports that level of scale. Through the transparency of our technology, dedication to innovation, and long-standing customer relationships, we lead through change. 

We have more than 500 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers.

What’s it like to work at Index?

Index is an exciting and fast-paced place to work. We’re built on our values of change, support, learning and teaching, trust, and intention. We pride ourselves on our independence and openness, not only in our technology, but in our teams, too. Our diverse and inclusive culture celebrates how we can leverage our unique differences to help drive Index forward.

Our culture of success is truly supportive and collaborative. In working together across our teams, we’re continually investing in the people and technology to solve the industry’s most complex problems. As we extend the promise of ad tech to every channel, we’re looking for talented engineers to help advance Index, and the industry, forward.

Are you ready to join the programmatic evolution?

What we are looking for:

  • Team Player: You will work in a six person agile team to help accomplish the team’s goals while interacting with other teams.  How do you work with others to find the best solution?
  • Curiosity and Drive: Do you enjoy asking questions, learning, and creating solutions?
  • Problem Solvers: You don't stop until the problem gets solved and you find more than one way to solve it. 
  • Passion: You love tech and top-notch code and plan to make it better. 
  • Knowledge Hungry: Learning new frameworks and languages is exciting to you. 


  • Develop our foundational platform that enables other engineers to build upon
    • Provide standards, templates
    • Experiment with new technologies
  • Contribute to code reviews, testing and deployments into our containerized environment
  • Participate in agile ceremonies

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a BSc/MSc in Computer Science or related field/equivalent degree 
  • Proficient programming skills 
  • Strong communication skills, spoken and written 
  • General familiarity with computer science concepts and software technologies

 Nice to have(s):

  • Experience working with Frontend Frameworks (Angular, React)
  • Experience working with HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • Experience working with GoLang and/or NodeJS
  • Experience working with REST APIs
  • Experience working with Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience working with Databases (MySQL, NoSQL)

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans at no cost to you
  • Time off and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement plan with a 5% company match
  • Stock options and equity packages
  • Generous parental leave
  • Monthly wellness stipend plus fitness discounts and quarterly wellness group activities
  • Community engagement opportunities and donation-matching program
  • Annual virtual company retreats and regular community-led team events

Equal employment opportunity

At Index Exchange, we believe that successful products are built by teams just as diverse as the audience who uses them. As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunities. We celebrate diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Additionally, we realize that diversity is deeper than any status or classification—diversity is the human experience. For those who show grit, passion, and humility—Index will welcome you.

Accessibility for applicants with disabilities

Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation.

*COVID-19 guidance: We have re-opened offices in various cities following local guidelines, but are continuing to maintain a flexible work environment.