Be the hero that secures our digital world

Our co-op program provides invaluable hands-on experience to young professionals like yourself, introducing you to programming principles, practices, and rigours for security-certified solutions well beyond academic learning.

Crypto4A’s thirty senior designers and architects believe that the future lies in the hands of the youth. We’ve had over fifty diverse co-op placements since 2019, eight at present (Winter 2024) and ten planned for the summer of 2024.

Five of our current senior staff have joined us full time after coming through our co-op program and now hold team lead positions.

We’re laying the foundation for cybersecurity for the next 20–50 years. Join forces with our experienced team of innovators and help us shape that future. Want to help?

Co-op at Crypto4A

The When, The What, and The How


When to apply

We strive to engage multi-term students and hire them upon graduation. Check your university's "key dates" section to get a sense of what the recruiting term will look like.


How to apply

We actively recruit every term via multiple university co-op programs, and the best way to apply is through your university co-op program.


What you will do at Crypto4A

Design, write, and test software for Crypto4A's products and services.
Build/configure Linux platforms, and security-focused Java and web-based services that run on top of them.
Analyze requirements and propose design alternatives.
Provide input to architecture, design and code reviews.
Provide input and evaluation of new technologies and products.
Have lots of memorable, fun, educational and productive experiences.

Nominated for the 2023 Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) Employer Impact Awards by a Waterloo University student.

Nominated for the 2023 Impact on Student Experience by a Waterloo University student.

Technation career badge

Winner of Technation award, for employing over 60 SWPP students since 2019, including underrepresented, visible minorities and English-as-a-second-language individuals.

Deloitte award

Winner of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ Companies-to-watch award,  based on revenue growth over the last three years of operation.

Co-op at Crypto4A

What our past co-ops are saying

If interested in exploring co-op opportunities at Crypto4A, please send your resume and an introductory note to:

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