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We’re a group of innovators, leaders and dreamers who are reshaping the future of higher education

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Open Positions

We’re looking for people who are as excited as we are to help build a teaching platform that transforms the way learning is delivered at universities and colleges across the globe

Our Values

Top Hat Value - Treat Professors Like Heroes

We treat instructors like heroes, elevating their work inside and outside the classroom with compelling content and activities to engage students.

Top Hat Value - Good in the Woods

We work hard, we work smart and we work without ego.

Top Hat Value - There is no I in Top Hat

We believe collaboration with our coworkers and with frontline educators is the key to our success.

Top Hat Value - Aggressive Growth

And we know our aggressive growth will revolutionize the university experience.

Perks and Benefits

At Top Hat, we care about the well-being of our employees. We offer things like comprehensive medical and dental coverage, catered hot lunches, and free yoga classes on-site. For a full list of our benefits, please see below.

  • Full medical, health and lifestyle benefits
  • Hot lunch provided daily (we’re veggie and gluten-free friendly!)
  • Breakfast, snacks, tea and coffee also provided
  • Office centrally located in downtown Toronto close to 3 subway stations
  • Too many team social events to count
  • Access to industry events within the Toronto tech community
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Employee stock options
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Department Breakdown

Engineering

Our engineers are solving a unique problem: how do we improve the end-to-end learning experience for professors and students alike? As the architects behind our products, they work collaboratively to build scalable, elegant solutions. If you’re looking to tackle complex technical challenges in an ego-free environment, check out our open roles here.

Shouvik D'Costa

“Everyone says their team has experienced and knowledgeable people that are willing to challenge the status quo and drive effective change. The marketplace team takes it a step further and makes it fun to work with the people around you.”

Shouvik

Software Developer, Engineering

Tonia Tong

“The witty and brilliant minds, the fun board games and foosball culture, the what-I-do-matters motivation, and, of course, the real difference we are making in the education space are what make Top Hat an awesome workplace!”

Tonia

Software Developer, Engineering

What you will do:

Full Stack Team

Work closely with our design, product, and architecture teams to help bring beautiful, usable and scalable features to life.

Mobile Apps Team

Build iOS and Android apps that enhance the learning and teaching experience for millions of students and thousands of professors.

DevOps Team

Improve our internal tooling and infrastructural availability of our production services as we scale out both the userbase and the engineering team.

Platform Team

Re-architect our real-time system and make developers’ lives easier. You’ll build tools and libraries and improve shared infrastructure, helping devs work with greater efficiency and quality.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Two stages of technical testing to assess problem-solving abilities
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Meet with one of our Executive team members
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

Product

Product makes sure that we are working on the right things at the right time. We’re focussed on bringing Top Hat’s vision to life through our Textbook, Classroom, Test and Assignment product offerings.

Zhi Hui Tai

“The EdTech space is very different from working in other industries. It really feels like we are contributing to society, it’s less transactional and we are working toward a common good. Professors really like that we are a one-stop shop, and it’s exciting to expand our product as we go.”

Zhi

Senior Product Manager, Product

Adam Bourret

“With Top Hat the field is wide open. There are so many interesting challenges to solve and all of them stem from making groundbreaking advancements in education.”

Adam

Senior UX/UI Designer, Product

Skills and qualities we look for:

Lifelong learner

You’re not afraid to dive in and pick up skills that will help you succeed.

Team player

You care about and actively collaborate with your peers.

Resourceful

You’re able to find creative solutions to get things done.

Data-driven

You’re comfortable making decisions based on evidence, not emotions.

Effective Communicator

You know what level of detail to speak at with your audience.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Presentation to show off what you know!
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

Sales

Entrepreneurial and achievement-oriented, our salespeople are the direct line to professors, providing them with a solution to their biggest pain points.

Manish Gaba

“The National Account Executive team has a sharp focus on Top Hat’s most strategic offering: our low cost, interactive course content. Why is this exciting? Let’s just say, when we help a department collectively save $50K while increasing efficiency through our technology, that makes for a swell day for all.”

Manish

National Account Executive, Sales

Jay Meloff

“Whether it’s helping someone change the nature of course material available in their field or making a 500 student lecture hall seem like it’s five students, I’m always striving for the same thing, which is to help my customers reach more people more efficiently and successfully.”

Jay

Enterprise Sales Director, Sales

Ali Jawanshir

“Our team literally has fun while being the best which makes it easier to dive into our work for the day. We’re always willing to help one another when needed and we’re always sharing best practices which makes us all extremely comfortable around one another.”

Ali

Account Executive, Sales

Vanessa Destounis

“I’ve been working on finding new techniques to sell all aspects of the Top Hat Platform, including our interactive textbooks, classroom tool and test. Guided weekly trainings that build upon each other has been an effective way to reach our goals this year!”

Vanessa

Key Account Executive, Sales

Skills and qualities we look for:

Drive

You are highly self-motivated and have a hunter mentality.

Persistence and resilience

You have a never-give-up attitude and the ability to handle rejection.

Curiosity

Both in the role and on sales calls with professors.

Strong organizational skills

You have the ability to manage a large pipeline and be a strategic thinker.

Willingness to learn

You are open to feedback, adaptive and coachable.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager
  • Mock sales pitch or presentation. Show off your sales skills!
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

People

Our People team works to empower our employees, ensuring they’re set up for success from day one.

Ankita Rajpal

“Attitude is everything. I love when candidates exude positive vibes while remaining professional and eager to learn/grow! Top Hat is a wonderful place to accelerate your career.”

Ankita

Recruiter, People

Leila Rosenthal

“We like to make recruiting creative and fun. I am always trying to find new ways to reach out to and engage with candidates, improve our employer branding and evolve our recruitment process as a whole.”

Leila

Recruiter, People

Skills and qualities we look for:

Effective communicator and connector

You are a strong written and verbal communicator with great interpersonal skills—you must love connecting with people!

Positive

You strive to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with both current and prospective employees.

Persistence

You have a never-give-up attitude.

Strong organizational skills

You have the ability to manage a large volume of competing projects all at once.

Willingness to learn

You are open to feedback, adaptive and coachable.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Presentation to show off what you know!
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

Finance and Operations

From organizing company benefits, to forecasting projected revenue, our Finance and Operations team keeps the entire Top Hat organization balanced.

Sharron Xiao

“Everyone always helps each other out to make sure the job gets done—we look out for one another. We also have a great leader (our CFO) who always challenges us to be better and better. I couldn’t imagine working with a better group of individuals.”

Sharron

Director of Finance, Finance and Operations

Russ Tebaldi

“As our employees’ needs change so does our culture and experience. It’s an amazing experience to be on the forefront of those changes to ensure we have the happiest employees.”

Russ

Office Operations Manager, Finance and Operations

Skills and qualities we look for:

Effective communicator

You’re adept at communicating with internal and external stakeholders.

Meticulous

You leave no stone unturned and bring a high level of attention to detail to everything you do.

Positive

You strive to maintain a positive working space with your peers.

Strong organizational skills

You have the ability to manage multiple competing projects at one time, and are a strategic thinker.

Willingness to learn

You are open to feedback, adaptive and coachable.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Presentation to show off what you know!
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

Marketing

Designers, growth strategists and wordsmiths—our Marketing Team promotes the Top Hat suite of products through creative campaigns and provides a platform for customers to tell their stories.

Alex Smith

“Within my first month, I was tasked with redesigning the Top Hat home page. This was a huge responsibility, and not once did I feel like my ideas were being ignored or devalued. You don’t find that level of support and respect at a lot of companies.”

Alex

Senior Interaction Designer, Marketing

Sam Alavi

“I am excited every day to build a brand to support our incredible social mission. Not only are we a top-notch tech company in one of the most exciting cities in the world, but also we are working on solving critical problems in education. Working with our team to spread that message is incredibly rewarding.”

Sam

Senior Program Manager, Marketing

Skills and qualities we look for:

Drive

You are a highly self-motivated individual.

Creative problem solver

You are always looking for ways to add value, and have the ability to think laterally.

Persistence and resilience

You have a never-give-up attitude and the ability to handle rejection.

Strong organizational skills

You can manage multiple competing projects at one time.

Willingness to learn

You are open to feedback, adaptive and coachable.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager and close collaborators
  • Presentation to show off what you know!
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

Customer Success

Comprised of supportive and friendly people, our Customer Success team helps professors get the most out of Top Hat products.

Yasmen AbdelKhalek

“Being in a role that pushes me to continue exploring what makes a professor’s use of Top Hat successful and how to ensure they continue using the platform year after year is a very satisfying challenge.”

Yasmen

Manager, Account Management

Nicole Martin

“We work with professors who are interested in creating affordable, engaging, current and applicable content for their students and aim to make overpriced, outdated, boring textbooks a figment of the past for students.”

Nicole

Client Onboarding Manager, Customer Success

Skills and qualities we look for:

Great communicator

Whether it’s on the phone, through e-mail or via live chat, you excel at communicating with customers.

Positive

You strive to maintain a positive working space with both customers and peers.

Drive

You have a hustler mentality and a strong desire to succeed.

Supportive

You don’t hesitate to lend a helping hand to other team members when possible.

Willingness to learn

You are open to feedback, adaptive and coachable.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager
  • Complete a competency test related to your potential role
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Receive offer!
Department Breakdown

Content Production

Project management and subject matter experts, our Content Production team helps professors bring their vision to life, through the creation of interactive course materials.

Kelsey Jenkins

“Working to develop interactive content that improves both the professor and student experience leaves me feeling like I contributed something positive to the world at the end of the day.”

Kelsey

Junior Educational Project Manager, Content Production

Ruth Norris

“We’re at the heart of the company— designing and creating amazing educational resources to help students and professors succeed.”

Ruth

Senior Project Manager, Content Production

Skills and qualities we look for:

Drive

You are a highly self-motivated individual.

Personable

You have great interpersonal skills and are adept at communicating with various stakeholders at multiple levels.

Curiosity

You are naturally curious and possess a desire to understand things at a deeper level.

Strong organizational skills

You have the ability to manage a large number of projects and be a strategic thinker.

Willingness to learn

You are open to feedback, adaptive and coachable.

Recruiting timeline:

  • Chat with a recruitment team member about opportunities
  • Meet with a hiring manager
  • In-depth discussion covering topics such as previous work and school experiences
  • Presentation to show off what you know!
  • Receive offer!

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