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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.

Jake Bolam

"As part of the frontend platform team, we are continually searching for clever ways to scale our frontend-apps, whether this is code-splitting to deliver smaller chunks of code to our users, or tooling to assist our 50+ engineers."

Jake

Infrastructure Engineer, Team Lead, 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 user-base and the engineering team.

Platform Team

Re-architect our real-time system and make developer’s lives easier. You’ll build tools, libraries and improve shared infrastructure that helps devs work faster and with higher 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

Our products are at the core of our company—and our product team ensures that we’re focused on delivering what customers want. They build, grow and improve all aspects of Top Hat’s platform, from our affordable textbook marketplace to our secure testing app.

Robbie Goldfarb

"The biggest part of my job is making sure that we are working on the right things at the right time. I focus on bringing the content marketplace vision to life."

Robbie

Director of Product, Product

Skills and qualities we look for:

Life long 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.

Marie-Christine Hanna

"I like being around an energetic group of people that are extremely eager to learn and grow in the company. The social culture and the many opportunities for team bonding are my favourite things here at Top Hat. The insanely generous incentives our team has don't hurt either!"

Marie-Christine

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.

Leila Rosenthal

“I love meeting candidates who are undeniably excited and passionate about their work. Tell me about your side projects, the newest framework you’ve picked up, or simply why you love to solve tough problems every day.”

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-wide town halls, to forecasting projected revenue, our Finance and Operations team keeps the entire Top Hat organization balanced.

Sharron Xiao

“My team is extremely smart, dedicated and hard-working. 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

Skills and qualities we look for:

Effective communicator

You’re adept at communicating with both 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 a 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.

Alison Brady

“I'm working on a new revenue attribution model which will give us much greater insight into our entire customer journey and help the business better understand where to invest and scale. Collecting the right data and being able to manipulate that data into actionable insights is a challenge for any business—and a really fun one to help solve."

Alison

Senior Marketing Operations 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

"Solving the problems in the world of education with this type of technology has a lot of layers and is not a simple black and white solution. However, 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

Customer Success Manager, Customer Success

Skills and qualities we look for:

Great communicator

Whether it’s on the phone, through email 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

"I have the privilege of working with amazing professors, authors, peer reviewers and graphic designers. 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

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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