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Web Developer

We are a fast-paced, dynamic news organization in search of a Senior Front End Web Developer to join our growing team.

The candidate will have some experience as a back end programmer, but his/her passion is reserved for front-end web development. Essential personality traits include self-motivation, exceptional dedication, commitment to high software production quality, and the ability and mindset to deal with constantly changing technical priorities and business requirements in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment.

The role will have a support component that includes monitoring day-to-day production requests and distributing tasks to other members of the front-end development team. The successful candidate will be a go-to person, filling in gaps where needed and championing a best practices culture that strives to innovate.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is a strong interest in Web 2.0 approaches and Web standards.

Required Technical Skills:

•4+ years hands-on web development experience and senior-level knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, DHTML, DOM scripting and cross-browser compatibility issues.

•Experience with CSS3 and HTML5 development for mobile devices and frameworks.

•2+ years programming experience in Java, XML, Servlet and JSP.

•Understanding of PHP or other web programming languages.

•Experience with JDBC, SQL and Oracle databases is an asset.

•Experience with a Unix (Solaris) or Linux environment.

•Understanding and interest in Web 2.0 concepts, Social media, wiki, UGC etc.

Additional Skills:

•Excellent design skills, with the ability to transform concepts into working models and product solutions.

•Sound knowledge of performance optimization techniques.

•Development experience with Flash (ActionScript).

•Experience working with a source control system such as Git, SVN.

•Strong analytical skills and ability to assist other team members in problem solving.

•Ability to work with minimal supervision.

•Good team player who is willing to support other people.

•Willingness to learn constantly, in both the technical and the business realm.

•Experience working in a Test Driven/Agile Development environment.


•Possess an undergraduate degree in a Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar discipline from a recognized university.

How to apply

Interested applicants can send a current resume, in confidence to: The Globe and Mail is dedicated to equity in the workplace.

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