Careers

Thanks for checking out our careers page! Our company culture and values are based on inclusion, empathy and innovation. We welcome people of all abilities and backgrounds to be part of our journey.

Savyn Tech is a Toronto-based startup developing inclusive mental health digital solutions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in multiple languages so vulnerable groups like immigrants and refugees can access them easily. Our startup was awarded the Social Impact Prize at one of the world’s largest open innovation competitions, Coopérathon. Savyn is currently incubating at Ryerson University's Social Ventures Zone and at BioMedical Zone—a partnership with St Michael’s Hospital.

Current opportunities

Researcher (volunteer intern)


Brief description of the role We develop solutions for vital problems to make a genuine and meaningful impact on people suffering from PTSD. We are seeking a passionate PTSD research intern to join our team and contribute knowledge and expertise towards establishing the solid research foundations this important work requires. Qualifications The ideal candidate should be a student or recent graduate in Neuroscience, Psychology or related disciplines with an understanding of trauma-based psychotherapies/psychology research. You should be fluent in verbal and written English. Additional language skills are an advantage, but not required. Responsibilities

  • Assist in providing, elaborating, communicating and documenting a solid research methodology for trauma-based therapies
  • Write research summaries suitable for a broad range of audience type, from expert to general public
  • Research and build a contact list of PTSD researchers, psychotherapists, immigrants, refugees settlement agencies and trauma survivors
  • Support all other research-based activities on a needs basis, depending on shifting priorities
  • Work under minimal supervision and take accountability for assigned projects
  • Good communication and team collaboration skills
  • Well-organized, disciplined and responsible with a good work ethic
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude towards learning, taking on challenges
  • Useful but not required: Hands-on experience with PTSD-related clinical research (e.g., clinical trials, fMRI, EEG, TMS, PET)
  • Useful but not required: Hands-on experience with PTSD-related data processing, analyzing and organizing (e.g., network-based statistic, generalized linear models, image processing)
What you will learn
  • Work with entrepreneurs and learn about the startup ecosystem
  • Business development strategies including B2B sales, marketing and growth strategies
  • Mental health sector and strategies for personal wellbeing
  • Inclusion practises
  • Work with neuro-scientist and PhD candidate
  • Potential to participate in setting up clinical trials and validation
  • Working with experts in the field like scientists and psychotherapists
Duration This position requires a minimum commitment of three months. Interns in this role who perform well may be retained on a part-time basis and/or offered full-time employment. Compensation This is a volunteer intern position and does not include monetary compensation. How to apply Please send your resume with a cover letter to sakeena@gmail.com.




Full-Stack Web Developer (volunteer intern)


Brief description of the role We are looking for a full-stack web developer who will be working with us as a volunteer intern. You will be responsible for translating wireframes using core web technologies to produce the visual elements of the Savyn web app, managing the interchange of data between the server and users. Primary functions include:

  • Writing code to deliver key features of the web application
  • Using version control on Github to collaborate with team members
  • Maintaining and improving existing code, making recommending as appropriate
Our stack
  • React
  • Javascript
  • CouchDB
Responsibilities As our Full-Stack Web Developer, you will:
  • Collaborate with team to deliver key features that are efficient, scalable and testable by using best software development practices
  • Design the architecture of the web application
  • Implement business requirements with server-side logic
  • Create web app layout/user interface by using standard HTML/CSS practices
  • Working with a NoSQL database, in particular CouchDB
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding and scaling the web app
Qualifications
  • Proven working experience in web programming
  • General understanding of both front-end and back-end development
  • Experience with hosting websites, DevOps
  • Working knowledge of front-end technologies (i.e., HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Proficient in Python
  • An understanding of how web applications work, including security, session management and best development practices
  • Experience with unit testing
  • Adequate knowledge of non-relational database systems and web application development
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of established timelines and budgets
Duration This position requires a minimum commitment of three months. Interns in this role who perform well may be retained on a part-time basis and/or offered full-time employment. Compensation This is a volunteer intern position and does not include monetary compensation. How to apply Please send your resume with a cover letter to info@savyntech.com.




Social Media (volunteer intern)


We are looking for a Social Media Intern who can enhance our brand and build strong online communities through our various social media platforms. You will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between audience & potential users and Savyn Tech. The successful candidate will also be required to collect and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns. Qualification and Skills:

  • Studying or received a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism, public relations or relevant field
  • Social media/brand/marketing management experience (some)
  • Excellent communicator and presentation skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can multitasking skills
Nice to have :
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Videography & editing
  • Mailchimp
  • Website editing
Soft skills:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Empathy
  • Knowledge on Inclusion, Diversity or Equity
Responsibilities:
  • Create informative and inspiring content including videos, blog post, articles, newsletter and related marketing materials
  • Plan and manage the design, content, and production of marketing materials
  • Work with co-founders to generate new ideas and strategies
  • Respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner.
Email resumes to info@savyntech.com




Digital media intern - audio and video (volunteer intern)


We are looking for our first ever digital media intern who is skilled in producing digital media for podcasts, short videos and voice recordings for our app. We are looking for at least one year experience (course work and school newspaper/radio totally count!). Our app, Savyn, also requires voice scripts to be recorded for in-app play, which includes guided instructions for breathing and other therapeutic interventions. These recordings will be in English primarily. If you speak a secondary language it will definitely be a plus! We are also looking for digital storytellers to tell the stories of mental health, resilience, inclusion and belonging in the audio and video formats. ● Voice recording for podcast and in-app play ● Script writing for podcasts ● Interviewing skills and immigrant/refugee and other vulnerable group story telling ● Research stories ● Pitching stories to the management team ● Audio post production, cut and log audio ● Work with other interns to disseminate audio and video stories to our social media channels including Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn and email newsletters. ● Writing and editing in line with our brand’s tone ● Research on mental health topics, markets, customers, and competitors to identify opportunities to inform our digital marketing strategy. Skills required ● You are a self- starter and able to research the stories we want to tell in the mental health, immigrant, refugee and trauma space. ● You have knowledge of audio editing software (tell us what you bring!) ● You know to shoot, produce and edit short videos. It doesn’t have to be very high end, high quality phone video shoots with good audio works well for us. ● You have some knowledge about lighting, sound and video recording. ● You have some knowledge about audio and video editing and post production. ● You have basic knowledge of story writing. ● You have the ability to organize and conduct many tasks and provide updates and metrics. ● You can work alone but also be collaborative and love working in a team to brainstorm new creative marketing ideas. ● You have an amazing work ethic and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. What will you learn? ● Work with entrepreneurs and learn about the startup ecosystem ● Business development strategies including b2b sales, marketing and growth strategies ● Mental health and strategies for healing from trauma ● Learn about the experiences of racialized minorities and work with them ● Work with psychotherapists and health-care workers ● Learn inclusion practises ● Participate in marketing activities of the startup How long is the position for? Minimum of 3 months Is there monetary compensation? This is a volunteer intern position and will not have monetary compensation. How to apply for the position Please send a resume with a cover letter to info@savyntech.com





We value diversity and inclusion

Savyn welcomes and prioritizes applications from minorities in the tech domain such as female developers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, refugees, immigrants, ethnic minorities, mothers, etc. Regardless of your identity, socioeconomic class, age or criminal background, you are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available to candidates upon request at all stages of the hiring process.