Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at

We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

The successful incumbent will be a key member of the core Software Development team creating and supporting (internally and externally) an Enterprise Suite of transportation and logistics modules.  You will have technical ownership for your functional areas and understanding of customer problems and how they can be turned into solutions, and will be engaged in the research, development, delivery, 3rd line support and systems maintenance processes. The incumbent will also play a key role in assisting other areas of the organization in the successful configuration of message exchanges between its customers.

Your responsibilities will be situated in the following domains:
•             Key member of the core Software Development team creating and supporting an Enterprise Suite of transportation and logistics modules. 
•             Design and build innovative solutions that can solve complex problems. 
•             Technical ownership for your functional areas and understanding of customer problems and how they can be turned into solutions.
•             Research, development, delivery, 3rd line Support and systems maintenance.
•             Seek improvements in the existing implementations of system integration modules.
•             Participate in modernization efforts to port the existing code to modern operating platforms.
•             Experience developing backend service components.
•             Experience with Soft Velocity Clarion 6, 7 and 8 is a plus.
•             Experience with EDI or XML a plus.
•             Experience with transportation management, logistics, warehouse management, inventory management, customs brokerage, or accounting a plus.
•             Self-motivated, passionate, innovative and strong sense of accountability and ownership.
•             Commitment to good “clean code” development practices, including source control, bug tracking, object-oriented design, and developer-driven testing.
•             Fit into an entrepreneurial culture that is a fast-paced and proactive environment.
•             Strong focus on quality, reliability, sustainability and scalability.
•             Excellent verbal and written documentation skills.
•             University degree in Computer Science/Engineering. 
•             Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
This is a remote opportunity, open to applicants authorize to work in Canada or the United States. 


Salary Range: $90,000 to 100,000 CAD “Compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills as well as the years of experience you have. Similar positions located in different geographic regions will not necessarily receive the same compensation.” 

Join Us
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best idea wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability.

If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can’t promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience.


Through COVID-19, we implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview and onboard candidates by video using Microsoft TEAMS. We record interviews and use them strictly for quality assurance, training and general record keeping purposes. Should you have any questions about this process, please connect with our hiring team in advance of scheduled interviews. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. 


We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at [email protected]. Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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