Friendly humans who love solving complex business problems.
We design and build high-performance software applications for enterprises under pressure to evolve. Our industry is constantly changing, so we help our clients keep pace by making them aware of the possibilities of digital technology as it relates to their business.
Our long history is built on a foundation of strong client relationships, empathy for the customer goal, and a deep understanding of the intricacies of software co-creation. Your challenge will benefit from our technical excellence and flexible approach to collaboration.Meet the Team
Remarkable relationships are in our DNA.
Empathy, flexibility, and trust underpin all strong relationships, which in turn are at the heart of every successful collaboration. A strong client-vendor relationship drives success in a way that no technology widget, framework, or process ever will. That’s why we assign as much effort to cultivating our relationship with you, as we do to pursuing our craft with passion and attention.
Our close-knit team of digital solution experts is comprised mainly of technical developers, business analysts, project managers and quality specialists. Our commitment to hiring highly-skilled, creative, and passionate technologists means that we can assemble the right team for the most ambitious business challenge.
Indeed, you may wish to completely reshape and elevate your business using digital technology. This is the kind of work we enjoy most of all!
These values are the heart of Jonah Group. They inform how we communicate, deliver, hire, and operate our business. We cultivate these qualities internally so we can continue to do great work for our clients.
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Our software services offering isn’t just about strong technical chops - it’s about delivering a comfortable experience where you feel conveyed every step of the way. As our valued customer, you can expect us to consistently and actively drive you toward the finish line, as opposed to simply taking orders.
We strive to build strong and lasting relationships with all of our clients, many of which span decades. And in over 19 years of business, we've had no failed projects. We attribute this success to our flexibility and desire for positive relationships.
We value doing things right, even if it takes a bit longer, or if the results will only be visible in the long term. We aim to step into the shoes of each client and learn what beautiful means to them, and then translate that into a beautiful custom solution.
When it comes to hiring, we look for smart technologists with an aesthetic for elegance, simplicity, and the ability to recognize the intrinsic beauty of the perfect fit. We favour generalists with a solid theoretical background as opposed to specialists with a narrow technology focus.
Great design makes for superior solutions, pure and simple. Our user experience design goals are to promote adoption, engage users, simplify workflow, and simply be a joy to use.
And since we're hardcore technologists, we also know how to design solid internal foundations - extensible, re-usable, robust, secure and scalable code is at the core of every solution we create.
Before we think about processes, frameworks, and technologies, our team takes the time to first understand the business challenge before them. This is the key ingredient in the “get it right the first time” soup.
We remain technology agnostic when it comes to designing software so we're not constrained by inappropriate choices. Our tailor-made solutions are then designed and built to meet your exact needs, match your exact process, and soothe your most acute pain.
People over Process
Team cohesion trumps all else on any collaborative project. Without it, even the best methodology and technology choices will generate little value. We've seen first-hand that prioritizing people over process creates the strongest solutions.
We trust our engineers to customize our method to match both the team's character and the project's engagement style. And we use lightweight, networked productivity tools that get out of the way and allow people to focus on their work.
Our purpose is simple: to deliver valuable, functional, and compelling software into production, where it can generate value for each client.
We work closely with each client to define what success means, and then we organize ourselves in relentless pursuit of that definition.
From humble beginnings to 110 people and growing.
Our founders have been at the forefront of the internet since its emergence in the early 90s. We're just getting started, and we'd love to have you on board.
Trailblazers of the internet
Our founders have been at the forefront of the internet since its emergence in the early 90s. We supplied email services, the public website, and even operated the corporate modem pool for CIBC!
Deepening financial sector expertise
We focused our efforts on the financial sector and flourished for a number of years building some of the first applications on the internet, including innovative solutions for equities trading, risk management, online banking, and wealth management.
The Jonah Group is created
As our parent shut its doors in the wake of the dotcom bust, Drew, Glenn, Jeremy took up where they had left off, forming the core of our budding venture alongside other key personnel. Having been swallowed up by the whale and ejected largely intact, "Jonah Group" became our working title.
Data practice established
We began to engage with our customers at the program level, and gradually expanded to help them in new areas, including major initiatives in which we provided data warehousing, reporting, and analytics services to our customers. This was the genesis of our data practice.
It had become obvious that enterprise software had a tendency to be… just plain ugly. We sought to integrate the UI design principles and practices from the emerging web into our overall software development method, and our interactive practice was born.
New Office Space
For the 3rd time in 8 years, Jonah Group had outgrown its existing office spaces. We consolidated two disjoint offices into turn-of-the-century industrial heritage brick-and-beam building on King Street West.
Jonah turns 10
Before we knew it, we were celebrating our 10th birthday! We adopted the mantra "The Beauty of Custom" to move our new-found interactive capabilities to the forefront of our brand, and to emphasize the competitive advantage that only a custom solution can bring.
A big thanks to all our loyal clients and growing team – now 110 strong. We continue to seek new clients and exciting projects in AI, block chain, and data analytics. We’re planning for the next wave of growth and would love to have you onboard!
We’ve been delivering powerful software for the financial industry for over 2 decades.
We’re active in Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Tax, Credit Processing, Pension Management, Auto Finance and Health Insurance, and we’re proud to work with some of the premier brands in those industries. We can help you navigate the waters.
We donate annually to the charities above.
Our company supports green electricity initiatives, choosing BullFrog Power as our supplier. We have plastic, paper, and organic waste recycling programs.