Careers

Who We Are

We are always looking for talented and ambitious individuals who thrive in a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial environment.

At Purpose, we foster an atmosphere of empowerment, mutual respect, and enjoyment. Are you passionate about serving clients, working together, and sharing our values to achieve our client’s goals?


Senior Engineer

Purpose Investments is a high growth investment management company with over $4 billion in assets. We are looking for someone to join our team in the critical role of owning Purpose’s web assets, developing new web properties, and applying new web technology. As a member of the Purpose team, you will also assist the business in marketing new products online and other business opportunities.
 
Purpose’s Technology team develops innovative, robust and scalable technologies that change how investments work. Our products need to solve for hard businesses problems encompassing regulation, security, financial, marketing and technology issues. We are looking for an entrepreneurial Senior Engineer to help innovate and execute product initiatives. You will have a great influence in the creation of our development process and technology stack that will help us achieve our business goals.
 
Responsibilities
 
– Scope, design, code, test, refactor, maintain and improve software.
– Manage individual & team project priorities, deadlines, milestones and deliverables.
– Full-stack web/mobile development with a variety of languages.
– You will work on specific project with opportunities to switch projects as the business grow and evolve
– Collaborate and work closely with graphic designers and other developers to implement innovative and user-friendly front-end solutions in the ever-changing web development landscape.
– Help to define user experience, product vision and strategy.
 
Qualifications
 
Minimum qualifications:
 
– BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar field of study or equivalent working and proven experience
– Experience with relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL.
– 7+ years experience working with any of the following combination: Unix/Linux environments, web application development, machine learning, networking, api development, distributed and parallel systems, blockchain, and/or cybersecurity.
– Experience in working with TDD, git, Continuous Integration, basic IT security, database design.
– Excellent verbal and written English.
 
Preferred qualifications:
 
– Master’s, PhD degree, further education in C.S., engineering, Mathematics, Physics or any other technical field.
– Experience with PHP, Python and/or Ruby a plus.
– Interest and will to learn about new technology and methodologies.

Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist job posting

 

Purpose is looking for a motivated Communications Specialist to help us generate terrific content for Purpose Investments, a leader in the asset management space in Canada. The ideal candidate will be innovative, creative, and have knowledge of digital publishing, social media, blogging, investing news, business news, newswires and/or magazines. Experience in the financial services industry important, as is deep knowledge and interest in investing. Being a team player and seeing the big picture are critical to being successful at Purpose, as is a strong work ethic and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and help out in other areas.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Stay abreast of what’s happening in the finance industry, with financial advisors, ETFs, mutual funds, and investment strategies
  • Help to write and curate articles, blogs, captions, presentations and other online content
  • Manage and further develop a network of media outlets
  • Identify news, information and stories that are ahead of the curve and inform Purpose team and audience through pitching and thoughtful content strategies.
  • Analyze patterns of engagement from Purpose clients using tools like Google Analytics and social media audience engagement tools, and use them to drive engagement
  • Republish evergreen or timeless content with editorial updates and information
  • Assist in developing social media and newsletters to push our content out to new and existing audiences.

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience writing and/or editing in an entrepreneurial/breaking news environment.
  • 3+ years of experience in financial services industry
  • You have a proven ability to conceive story ideas that run ahead of the news and generate wide interest or ‘buzz’ among a business and financial audience, including stories on or relating to investing, major corporations, famous investors, regulation or financial advisory practice management
  • You have a basic knowledge of investing products, wealth management and retirement savings issues, strategies and trends

If you think you have what it takes, please forward your resume and covering letter to info@purposeinvest.com.

Who we are:

Purpose Investments, a leader in the asset management space in Canada, is a private Canadian investment firm founded in 2012. Our goal is to always be innovative and to make investing simple, intuitive, and cheaper for all investors. In other words, the kind of investing experience we want for ourselves. Purpose offers ETFs, mutual funds and closed-end funds under the Purpose and Redwood brands, and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of investment funds offered to all Canadians. Purpose currently has over $4.9 billion in assets under management. Each and every one of our employees represents the spirit of our company: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how limitless Purpose’s potential is. We go to great lengths to identify self-starters with diverse experience and skill sets that is not just an effective workforce, but a well-rounded, talented and complementary team. We are all passionate about what we do, and every one of us is responsible for the continued success of Purpose.

 

Law Clerk

Purpose Investments is an employee-owned Canadian investment firm with over $4.9 billion in assets under management. Purpose offers ETFs, mutual funds and closed-end funds, and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of investment funds offered to Canadians.

We are looking for an individual who can thrive in a start-up like, fast-paced, high-intensity work environment. If you are highly organized with great attention to detail and are looking for a hybrid role of Law Clerk / Compliance Analyst offering exposure to both the legal and compliance aspects of a high growth asset management organization then please read on.

This position will provide an opportunity to understand how compliance programs and legal matters are managed in asset management firms and will specifically provide the incumbent with:

  • Knowledge of the financial industry regulatory environment
  • An understanding of the conflicts of interest that exist when managing investments on behalf of client money and how the conflicts are mitigated and managed
  • An understanding of how an oversight function performs testing routines to validate adherence and effectiveness of the control environment
  • Exposure to managing multiple assignments with competing priorities
  • The ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Exposure to systems application and software skills, including Excel, and Bloomberg.
  • Exposure to all levels of management including the Executive Management Team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and file documents on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval;
  • Conduct searches of public company information, including public securities documents, decisions and orders, and applications for exemptive relief through SEDAR and other means;
  • Prepare and file documents with the Toronto Stock Exchange and Aequitas NEO Exchange;
  • Assist with preparing filings via the National Registration Database (“NRD”), which include applications for registration and notices for maintaining NRD records;
  • Help prepare and maintain Independent Review Committee material;
  • Review Access Persons’ personal trading and escalate potential exceptions;
  • Assist with the ongoing monitoring and oversight of the compliance policies and procedures and in handling instances of non-compliance with those policies and procedures;
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and procedures;
  • Assist in preparing regular reports to senior management that provide a summary and update of conducted compliance reviews, compliance deficiencies and current regulatory initiatives/changes;
  • Assist in updating all separately managed accounts with the proper documentation;
  • Assist in putting together departmental reference and training material;
  • Assist with special ad hoc projects.

WEB DEVELOPER

Purpose Investments is a high growth investment management company with over $3.3 billion in assets. We are looking for someone to join our team in the critical role of owning Purpose’s web assets, developing new web properties, and applying new web technology. The role requires proven capabilities in web front-end development & design for a compelling user experience. As a member of the Purpose team, you will also assist the business in marketing new products online and other business opportunities. At Purpose you will not be limited to just being a designer; everyone in the team helps out in any way they can to grow the business.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of five years of experience in web design or development is required, with emphasis on front-end development. Familiarity with the financial or investment industry is a plus, but not critical.

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE

  1. Level of Education: relevant College or University degree.
  2. Proficiency in front-end development technologies: html, css, sass, JavaScript, jQuery, php
  3. Knowledge of web frameworks: WordPress, Python Django, Angular JS, Bootstrap, etc.
  4. Good understanding of server back-end components: database, bash, deployment processes
  5. General Knowledge: Understanding of investment fund markets and products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Maintain Purpose’s current web assets and processes
    1. Corporate website built on WordPress
    2. Data injection processes built on PHP
    3. Content updates
  2.  Website related ad-hoc requests
  3. Developing new website components

TEAM MEMBER ABILITIES

  • Ability to work under pressure of time and information accuracy;
  • Excellent work ethic and attitude;
  • Ability to think outside the box and challenge the status quo;
  • Superior analytical, research and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

PERSONAL SUITABILITY

  • Maintain professional conduct at all times;
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality regarding personal self-disclosures and other sensitive material shared within the company;
  • Readiness and preparedness to actively participate in department meetings and demonstrate the various professional skills and knowledge learned within the industry;
  • Willingness to keep learning;
  • Willingness to complete various projects within a scheduled time frame;
  • Must know his/her strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them to the optimum.

 

Product Manager

Purpose is looking for an ambitious Product Manager that can develop, launch and manage a wide range of ETFs and other investment products. This is a jack-of-all-trades role that allows you to develop a working knowledge of all aspects of the investment business and deal with many different internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, analytical and have plenty of initiative. We need someone with extensive knowledge of product development and well-honed project management skills to help identify and map exciting new frontiers and develop innovative new products, all while helping sales continue to generate positive momentum around existing funds.

Being a team player and seeing the big picture are critical to being successful here, as is a strong work ethic and plenty of initiative.

Responsibilities include:

  • Client facing information and document management – Maintain product info on company and third-party websites including returns, portfolio, and pricing information
  • Portfolio Management – Review how the investments have performed or may perform and whether any information needs to be disclosed to advisers or investors.
  • Communications – Can act as a bridge between the products and portfolio managers to the sales team, including commentaries, MRFPs, product ideas, etc.
  • Compliance – Work with compliance to ensure the documents aren’t misleading. Make sure that everything’s kosher and lodge documents with the regulator.
  • Strategy – Develop new features or new products, wind up of obsolete investment products, and provide feedback on any areas we can enhance our lineup.
  • Operations – Staff training on new products, communication of changes to products.
  • Research – Contribution to and review of upcoming research reports, white papers and other product-related communications.
  • Distribution – Gather feedback from financial advisers on what they like and don’t like about the products, and what new products they would like see.
  • Projects – Product launches, mergers, terminations and corporate actions.

 

The ideal candidate would have experience performing many or all of these functions in a mutual fund / ETF environment with a Canadian fund provider. A quant background is a significant asset.

 

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