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Software Engineer, Full-stack

Posted on: May 13th, 2019 Kelowna, BC Sokanu

The Opportunity

We believe in every student’s potential to succeed and strive to make a difference in kids’ lives— and we are looking to add team members who are motivated by this mission.

We are currently in the early stages of building the next generation of our product, a career and college planning tool, that will be used by hundreds of thousands of students across the United States, and we are looking for an experienced engineer to help lead this effort.

We recently completed a merger with XAP funded by a multi-billion-dollar lead investor who is passionate about helping students succeed. We are uniquely positioned to develop an innovative new platform to support career and college exploration and planning.

This important development effort is in its early stages. Don’t miss your opportunity to join at the beginning of the action! We are looking for extremely talented solution-driven engineers who want to join a vibrant, fun, collaborative team working hard to improve lives and address important societal challenges. We are offering the right person the opportunity to be a leader on our team and the opportunity to develop your skills in a modern technology company. Grow your career with us! Flexible hours, cool products, fun co-workers, in start-up-like environment – but with stable financials!

Sokanu is located in the beautiful Okanagan where you can enjoy a vibrant arts scene, fabulous food and wine, easy access to outdoor adventures (skiing, boating, hiking are at your doorstep) and this summer we will be moving into our new space on the 9th floor of Kelowna’s newest office building (Landmark 6) with scenic mountain and lake views.

In this role, you will be working closely with a team of engineers, UI/UX developers, quality assurance analysts, and product specialists to implement and manage online solutions for both internal and external clients, including the continuous operations and maintenance of existing products.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proficiency with C#, ASP .NET
  • Familiarity with data modeling, database design and programming (Stored Procedures, SQL, etc.)
  • Experience with Web APIs and Web Services
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, JSON, XML
  • Proficiency with JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks (preferably Angular and Typescript)
  • Experience with TFS or other source control systems
  • Ability to drive the use of current best practices, tool sets, and common design patterns within the Microsoft .NET framework is a plus
  • Able to work well in a fast-paced, collaborative/agile team environment
  • Ability to give demos and presentations on ideas and development effectively and clearly
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks, for both front end and back end is an asset

Experience and Education

Minimum of 2 years industry experience with a degree, diploma or certificate in computer science preferred.

About Sokanu & XAP

Sokanu started as a career development platform in 2012 with a simple mission: to help every person find their perfect career. We built a web platform, Sokanu that is the most advanced career test on the planet. With over 500 million questions answered and profiles on over 800 careers, Sokanu is the world’s largest database of career information. 


XAP is a leader in delivering SaaS college & career planning solutions; our products are used by thousands of K-12 institutions, colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. Find us at:



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