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TITLE:

Web Developer

ROLE OBJECTIVE:

This key role is responsible for Product Development and Systems Infrastructure.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

For the last 8 years, City Media has been leading Local Media online. We operate in 40+ Canadian Markets helping business leaders leverage the web to promote and grow their business.

We are seeking a team player that works well independently; you are a creative thinker and would love an opportunity to work on a large-scale platform. You think big and understand the importance of having a scalable infrastructure to support the vision. This is an exciting role for a candidate who is seeking to grow with an entrepreneurial firm.

To effectively fulfill the responsibilities of this position, the candidate must be able to complete the following:

Product Development

  • Manage the Product Development resources (internal and external).
  • Write, test, debug, maintain, document, deploy and support enterprise software development as well as recommending enhancements to existing applications where new client requirements are identified.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on development strategies.
  • Implement best practice quality assurance based on Software Life-cycle Development standards.
  • Identify and mitigate project risks; resolve development issues and problems as an escalation point.
  • Ensure the quality of our products meet the needs of the market.
  • Plan and coordinate release management. Ensure that release schedules are met. Advise President of any potential deviations from the release schedule in a timely manner.
  • Remain current with industry and technological advancements.
  • Prepare reports (verbal/written) as required by the President.

Systems Infrastructure

  • Ensure the systems infrastructure supports the business organization appropriately.
  • Apply knowledge of software languages and web-based environment to recommend appropriate software environment and tools.
  • Ensure maximum up-time and user access of operational systems.
  • Ensure daily incremental and weekly backups of all servers are created.
  • Ensure security of source code, proprietary information, and other assets of the company
  • Coordinate services of ISP and website host.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Web Developer must have a degree in computer science, a diploma from a technical college or equivalent in work experience in a software business environment.

They must also be highly skilled in:

  • Strong knowledge of Web Technologies such as XML, ASP, HTML, PHP
  • Familiarity with responsive designs and mobile frameworks
  • Understanding of Social media and various applications
  • Knowledge of WordPress and other CMS systems
  • Able to work with MVC PHP frameworks (Laravel and Cake PHP)
  • Front end development JavaScript and CSS
  • Database design (MySQL)
  • Project Management
  • Product life-cycle management
  • Software release management

The incumbent must also demonstrate:

  • Ability to have fun!
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Pro-active forward thinking
  • Proven team building and motivating capabilities
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Professional conduct with both internal and external customers
  • Extremely high energy and stamina with ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use analytical and problem solving skills

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