With the pandemic we have seen a huge spike in the need for an online presence. Organizations that already had strong e-commerce presence have strived while others have pushed to build theirs during this time. That’s why I wanted to focus on a web language and 8 companies that use Javascript and Node.js for their online presence.

SSENSE

Office Location: 333 Rue Chabanel O #900, Montreal, Quebec H2N 2E7

Who are they: Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with its mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.

What makes them great?

Culture: They have a culture that is focused on their own people. They believe first that people are capable of learning and therefore offer courses and internal development programs to help people grow. They also offer career growth and tracking plans to help people with their own career growth.

Technology: Although they are in the retail space they are definitely more of a technology company. They understand that their competitive advantage comes from the technology that they create.

Benefits: Outside of the regular medical and health benefits they offer a great work environment with perks such as coffee, snacks and more. They allow you to bring your dog to work and have a very flexible schedule.

Compensation: They offer competitive salary for the market that includes RRSP match, annual and signing bonuses.

Tech Stack: Typescript, Javascript, NodeJS, VueJS, Restify, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Travis, Docker, AWS

Ubisoft

Office Location: 5505 Boul St-Laurent #2000, Montréal, QC H2T 1S6

Who are they: With the largest in-house game development staff in the world, Ubisoft gathers more than 14,000 team members in more than 40 studios around the world. Ubisoft attracts the best and brightest from all continents with talent, creativity & innovation at its core.

What makes them great?

Culture: Ubisoft has developed a creative culture that leverages collaboration and expertise to deliver unique games. That culture has led them to be named a top workplace in both Canada and France.

Technology: Being a leader in the gaming industry means always looking to use technology to create the next big thing. Ubisoft has consistently done exactly that and more by always working with cutting edge technology.  

Benefits: Their head office is a literal playground filled with gaming rooms, activities, themed rooms and more. Add to that a competitive compensation package and benefits plan.  

Tech Stack: Node.js, Javascript, Typescript, Vue.js, Angular 2+, Docker, Git, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Rest API’s, AWS

Ville De Montreal

Office Location: 275, rue Notre Dame Est, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1C6

Who are they: I think this one goes without much explanation but their IT department deals with any systems and sites that make our city run. We are the largest French speaking city in North America with a growing population and great culture.

What makes them great?

Culture: As for most government run organizations they put a lot of emphasis on supporting their employees and offering them flexibility and growth opportunities.

Technology: In order to better serve us they are constantly looking at how they can improve the technology that makes that possible. Montreal strives to be one of the more advanced cities in North America when it comes to technology.

Benefits: They have an extensive package that includes a 35 hour work week, flexible hours, group insurance, parental leave and solid vacation plans. They also offer competitive salary and pension plans.

Tech Stack: Node.js, Typescript, Javascript, No SQL, Java, Spring boot, Angular 8, Mongo DB, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins CI/CD

Intelerad Medical Systems

Office Location: 800 De Maisonneuve E. Blvd, 12th floor, Montreal, QC, H2L 4L8

Who are they:  Intelerad is a leader enterprise workflow and medical image archiving solutions for all types of healthcare organizations. Renowned for their innovative features and functionality, Intelerad solutions, such as InteleViewer™ and InteleOne® XE, increase productivity and streamline workflow by overcoming technical barriers in distributed and complex environments.

What makes them great?

Culture: With making a difference in healthcare the goal at the center of the company they very much operate with that in mind. They have peer recognition programs and development plans.

Technology: Being an innovator in their space they are always looking to improve on what they do.

Benefits: They have paid training and education, social and wellbeing programs, diversity and inclusion strategies and community involvement. They have flexible schedules and remote work along with partial paid transit.

Tech Stack: Node.js, Typescript, Micro-Service architecture, Postgress DB, Angular, Docker, Gradle, Bamboo, AWS

Shutterstock

Office Location: 4398 Boul St-Laurent suite 103, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z5

Who are they: Shutterstock is a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services. The company licenses images, video, music, and editorial assets — as well as custom content tailored to a brand’s needs.

What makes them great?

Culture: They have a culture that strives for innovation while also looking after their employees and creating an environment that they can strive in.

Technology: As a company who’s main focus is technology and design they are always looking to stay at the cutting edge. To do this they have hackathons and design competitions to continue to drive internal innovation in both projects and technology.

Benefits: They have a wide array of benefits including insurance, fitness memberships and subsidies, relaxation rooms, RRSP match, competitive salaries, tuition reimbursement, the typical snacks and beverages.

Tech Stack: Node.js, Typescript, Javascript, Express, OpenAPI, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, GraphQL, React

Groupe Dynamite

Office Location: 5592 Ferrier, Town of Mount-Royal, Qc H4P 1M2

Who are they: Groupe Dynamite is a global fashion retailer with two brands at the heart of its success, Garage and Dynamite. We operate more than 350 stores in Canada and worldwide and employ over 5,200 people.

What makes them great?

Culture: They are centered around 6 core values which are ownership, honesty, passion, excellence, teamwork and creativity. They utilize open spaces and communication to create a great work environment.

Technology: As the retail landscape is shifting they have worked to get to the forefront by investing in technology to grow their online presence.

Benefits: They offer extensive medical and dental benefits along with employee discounts at 50%, employee recognition programs to highlight their people. They have competitive salaries with a bonus and RRSP plans as well as a day off for your birthday.

Tech Stack: Node.js, React.js, Typescript, Javascript, GraphQL, Python, NoSQL, Postgres, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS

Aptos Retail

Office Location:  9300 Route Transcanadienne #300, Saint-Laurent, QC H4S 1K5

Who are they: Aptos is the largest provider of enterprise software focused exclusively on retail. Our cloud-based Singular Retail™ solutions are trusted by over 1,000 retail brands in 65 countries. With industry-leading omnichannel commerce and merchandise lifecycle management solutions, we help retailers develop dynamic and responsive assortments, streamline operations and deliver integrated, seamless experiences…wherever shoppers choose to engage.

What makes them great?

Culture: They look to create a collaborative work environment that highlights and rewards the success of their employees. They also work to create a sense of community with office activities and events.

Technology: They look to be a pioneer in their industry by constantly striving to innovate and bring new technology to their customers. As the retails industry changes they are working to build solutions for this new world.

Benefits: They offer medical and dental along with a competitive salary and other financial benefits. They also offer a great work environment and office activities.

Tech stack: Node.js, Typescript, Javascript, React, NoSQL, Docker, Microservice architecture, CI/CD

Turbulent

Office Location: 3981 Boul St-Laurent #888, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y5

Who are they: Turbulent is a tech craftery dedicated to helping inspired businesses unlock the potential of their audiences. Sparked by our passion for tech and creative problem-solving, we make audience-igniting products that fuel digital ecosystems in the media, entertainment, video games, and educational sectors.

What makes them great?

Culture: As an environment they are trying to turbulate or in other words entertain, animate, ignite and activate. They are guided by their 3 C’s of craftery which are chemistry, curiosity and creative turbulence.

Technology: They put technology at the heart of everything and are focused on building quality software while innovating for their clients.

Benefits: They offer ample vacation, retirement plans, an onsite gym with classes, French lessons, stress management and wellness programs. They also offer a dog friendly office with arcade, lab for personal projects and Beer Fridge Fridays.

Tech Stack: Node.js, Typescript, React, Javascript, Flux, Gulp, Microservice architecture, AJAX, GraphQL, TDD, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS

For companies building their online presence is becoming critical. In order to give the best experience to your customers building it using Node and Javascript is a good idea. As more companies transition to this tech stack it will becoming and increasingly more in demand skill set. These 8 companies that use Javascript and Node.js for their online presence are ahead of the game.

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