Trapeze – Web Application Developer – Freelance

Toronto, ON

Trapeze Media (www.trapeze.com) is seeking talented hands-on individuals to join our team as a Freelance Web Application Developers.

What we do

Trapeze is a full service interactive marketing agency.

Trapeze is looking for a freelance web application developer. As a member of the Application Development team, you will create sophisticated Content  Management Platforms and web applications for prominent high traffic websites.

You will work on a range of challenging projects with clients such as CBS, Reebok, Canadian Tire, Disney, Pizza Hut, MTV, Cineplex and Globe & Mail. You will be involved in all stages of development of the project, including ideation, technical specifications and prototypes, application architecture and data models, testing, coding, releases management and deployment.

We want to hear from you if…

  • you have outstanding development skills and you know what MVC means
  • you are a creative thinker, committed to scalability, extensibility and reusability of your code
  • you are passionate about the web and you have the ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • you have a good knowledge of SQL
  • you are a perfectionist who meets deadlines
  • you are interested in Agile development methodologies
  • you work best in small teams

Please forward resumes to edrew@trapeze.com

Trapeze – Web Developer

Toronto, ON

Trapeze Media (www.trapeze.com) is seeking a talented hands-on individual to  join our team as a Web Developer.

What we do

Trapeze is a full service interactive marketing agency.

As a member of the Web Development (UI) team, you will create sophisticated  Content Management Platforms and web applications for prominent high traffic websites. You will work on a range of challenging projects with clients such as CBS, Reebok, Canadian Tire, Disney, Pizza Hut, MTV, Cineplex and Globe & Mail. You will be involved in all stages of development of the project, including ideation, technical specifications and prototypes, application architecture and data models, testing, coding, releases management and deployment.

What we use

  • Standards-based XHTML, CSS, Javascript & AJAX
  • Flash (ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0)
  • XML and JSON
  • jQuery
  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ubuntu Linux and OS X
  • Python, Django and PHP
  • subversion and git

We want to hear from you if…

  • you have excellent XHTML, CSS, Javascript skills
  • you have some experience with popular javascript libraries such as JQuery and/or Prototype
  • you build accessible, standard compliant friendly websites
  • you are a creative thinker, committed to scalability, extensibility and reusability of your code
  • you are passionate about the web and you have the ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • you have experience with cross-browsers coding
  • you have some experience working with server-side code. Python and PHP are
    preferable.
  • To Apply

      Email your current resume to careers@trapeze.com with the words “Web Developer” in the subject line. No calls, drop-ins or faxes, please.

Trapeze – Web Application Developer

Toronto, ON

Trapeze Media (www.trapeze.com) is seeking a talented hands-on individual to join our team as a Web Application Developer.

What we do

Trapeze is a full service interactive marketing agency. As a member of the Application Development team, you will create sophisticated Content Management Platforms and web applications for prominent high traffic websites. You will work on a range of challenging projects with clients such as CBS, Reebok, Canadian Tire, Disney, Pizza Hut, MTV, Cineplex and Globe & Mail. You will be involved in all stages of development of the project, including ideation, technical specifications and prototypes, application architecture and data models, testing, coding, releases management and deployment.

What we use

  • Ubuntu Linux and OS X
  • Python, Django and PHP
  • Apache and Lighttpd
  • PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • memcached
  • subversion and git
  • jQuery

We want to hear from you if…

  • you have outstanding development skills and you know what MVC means
  • you are a creative thinker, committed to scalability, extensibility and reusability of your code
  • you are passionate about the web and you have the ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • you have a good knowledge of SQL
  • you are a perfectionist who meets deadlines
  • you are interested in Agile development methodologies
  • you work best in small teams

What you will get

  • Excellent working conditions: we have an open office with a casual and creative atmosphere
  • Wednesdays afternoon practice group meeting for developers, and Geek Lunch every Monday
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life and disability insurance

Apply

Email your current resume to careers@trapeze.com with the words “Web Application Developer” in the subject line. No calls, drop-ins or faxes, please.

Agent Wildfire – Digital Savant

West-end Toronto, ON

A progressive company in West Toronto requires the services of a digital savant individual. Tired of working on your average boring websites, we are looking for someone to develop and design a social network that looks good and is easy to navigate.

Must Have

  • Works on time and meets deadlines
  • PHP, HTML, SQL, AJAX (nice to have)
  • Comfortable with Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Comfortable developing a social media site
  • Thinks creatively
  • Potential for growth in a growing company
  • Flexible on times of work but require individual in the office for three days a week

Looking to hire for a 3 month contract position. If chemistry is right may lead to a full time position.

Apply

Interested candidates can apply (cover letter, resume & portfolio) to Brittani Jarvis brittani@agentwildfire.com any questions can be answered by her via e-mail or phone 416-255-4500

Knowledgeworx – Junior Developer – Linux/Open Source

Toronto, ON

Hi – I’m Brent Ashley, independent DemoCamp sponsor and Ajax Pub Nite host.  I am a Senior Developer and one of the founding partners at Knowledgeworx.

Knowledgeworx (http://www.kwx.ca) is a leading provider of wireless
infrastructure services, technology asset management and networked device monitoring to the retail sector.  Our products and services are built with Microsoft Sharepoint and custom C#/.NET/MSSQL code combined with a rich and powerful back end toolset consisting of Linux/BSD, Nagios, Mysql, Apache, FreeRadius, PostgreSQL and many other Open Source elements.

We are looking to employ two junior developers, one with a Microsoft/.NET focus, one with a Linux/OpenSource focus.  We are a small shop so there will be lots of opportunity for overlap and cross-learning.

For the Open Source focused position, we want someone with knowledge and experience with as many of these elements as possible:

  • Debian Linux
  • apt package management – building custom packages, repositories
  • Unix Scripting – bash/perl a must, python/ruby nice to have
  • Web development – LAMP, Rails, CSS, Ajax
  • understanding of IP routing and networking
  • familiarity with SNMP and networked device monitoring
  • building Web Services (client and server)

Our ideal candidates will have a passion for technology, demonstrated participation in the technology community, and a voracious capacity to learn and grow.  You will be eager to work with our intermediate and senior staff who have years of experience and in-depth knowledge to share.

We are currently accepting resumes via email to careers@kwx.ca

Knowledgeworx – Junior Developer – Microsoft/.NET

Toronto, ON

Hi – I’m Brent Ashley, independent DemoCamp sponsor and Ajax Pub Nite host.  I am a Senior Developer and one of the founding partners at Knowledgeworx.

Knowledgeworx (http://www.kwx.ca) is a leading provider of wireless
infrastructure services, technology asset management and networked device monitoring to the retail sector.  Our products and services are built with Microsoft Sharepoint and custom C#/.NET/MSSQL code combined with a rich and powerful back end toolset consisting of Linux/BSD, Nagios, Mysql, Apache, FreeRadius, PostgreSQL and many other Open Source elements.

We are looking to employ two junior developers, one with a Microsoft/.NET focus, one with a Linux/OpenSource focus.  We are a small shop so there will be lots of opportunity for overlap and cross-learning.

For the Microsoft focused position, we want someone with knowledge and experience with as many of these elements as possible:

  • C# and the .NET 2.0 framework
  • WSS / MOSS
  • MSSQL
  • building Web Services (client and server)
  • CSS/Design
  • Javascript/Ajax

Our ideal candidates will have a passion for technology, demonstrated participation in the technology community, and a voracious capacity to learn and grow.  You will be eager to work with our intermediate and senior staff who have years of experience and in-depth knowledge to share.

We are currently accepting resumes via email to careers@kwx.ca

markET – Web Developer

Toronto, ON

markET is looking for a Web Developer. To qualify you must be passionate about technology, exude curiosity and code at blinding speeds. You enjoy challenge and seek to grow into more senior roles over time. Your initial contract will be to develop our new website. Subsequent contracts, leading to full-time employment, will be the development and renovation of our customer’s websites. You will also become the company’s IT resource and be exposed to the latest tools and techniques associated with the automating of marketing and sales; such as Reputation Management, Demand Generation, Customer Relationship Management (Sales force automation), Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing.

Responsibilities

Using a supplied design and marketing brief, design the web technology architecture for our own website, and then code, test and publish the site. Working from a design brief, renovate our client’s existing websites or code, test and publish new ones. You will also learn the technical aspects of the various online marketing and sales tools we use as part of our service, and then offer technical support to our internal users and clients.

Education

A college diploma is a minimum requirement.

Experience

A minimum of 3 years experience developing web applications.

Skills

Experience with a blogging platform such as WordPress is mandatory, along with a knowledge of Javascript, HTML and CSS. Good spoken and written English communication skills are essential. A working knowledge of graphic design programs is also needed (please your specify your skill set in your application).

Assets

Additional skills in SEO, Java, .NET, PHP and SQL are nice-to-haves.

Apply

Position has been filled.

Please submit an application in writing and an on-line portfolio.


Direct Leap – Developer

We are a small but established company building telephony applications with Ruby and Asterisk. Our products are specifically designed for national, non-profit customers. Our growing, long-term customer base have used the products we develop to achieve startling progressive election victories.

Our key product is a part-Rails, part custom distributed network application with an AJAX+Comet interface. We are an Agile/Scrum shop, and do test driven development.

We’re looking to add two permanent full time developers to our growing team. We work hard, but give everyone a minimum one month per year paid vacation. Our office is in a converted textile factory at Queen and Spadina. Direct Leap is chartered as a social enterprise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_entrepreneurship).

Interested?

Send your résumé to careers@directleap.com with a bullet point list of your skillsets. Please describe what has helped you to be a better listener, and explain why you feel Direct Leap would be a fit.

Clouds gathering

Clouds Along the Road Photo by Reini68

Charles Cooper has an interesting post about cloud infrastructure and the impact it has on developers and IT professionals.

"So you’ve got a whole generation of start-ups that are basically just a couple of programmers with a couple of laptops, and they upload everything into the Amazon cloud. It’s pay-by-the-drink like utility. So all of a sudden, you have this whole new wave of Internet start-ups getting started for practically no money, right? So there is a level of innovation."

Amazon has done a fantastic job of building the foundation for the next generation of software infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides basic services in the cloud. EC2 for computation on Windows, Linux, and OpenSolaris. Database support including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL. Application development in .NET, Java, Ruby. The AWS platform includes computation, storage, querying and indexing, queuing, payments, and a basic CDN. More importantly, AWS is the beginning of how the next generation of developers and IT professionals will build and manage applications in the cloud.

Dana Gardner explains why the IBM-Amazon deal is about enabling the best enterprise IT channel. For IBM it’s the perfect combination of services, technology and deployment. For Amazon, it provides an additional way to monetize their investment in infrastructure for their retail business. Brilliant!

Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Mozilla and Apple are fighting for the client. Microsoft, Linux and Java are fighting for the server. Oracle, Microsoft, MySQL and PostgreSQL are fighting for the database. Amazon is not alone, there are competitors including GoGrid, RackSpace, ElasticHosts, Google and others (MediaTemple and Joyent come to mind).

One small step for…

Where is Microsoft in the fray? Microsoft building Azure (my previous post on Azure). Azure is interesting because like Amazon’s AWS to get the most out of the platform, you have to architect applications for the new services provided by cloud providers. Azure unlike EC2 does not have an easy way to upload your existing applications onto cloud/virtualized hardware. The real benefit of the Rackspace/GoGrid/Amazon infrastructures are the ability for developers to very easily move their applications to the cloud offering at a reduced cost without having to re-write, re-architect everything from scratch.

I wonder if this transition state for developers and IT professionals is the real innovation. Being able to adopt the cloud as a lower cost infrastructure alternative is extremely compelling. The opportunity to optimize your application, learn new development tools, application design patterns and underlying architecture that provides an ongoing personal investment in bettering your application and your skills.

ChickAdvisor – Developer

chickadvisorChickAdvisor is Canada’s leading women social media company helping thousands of women find the advice they’re looking for. We’ve grown to become a leader in multi-channel social media programs with our website, local events, video, and product review club.

We’re recruiting developers who enjoy a good challenge and want to innovate. ChickAdvisor is about to build out our web services platform including integration into third party services such as Facebook and Amazon.com. This will be an opportunity to see the immediate impact of your work within our existing community.

As a Senior Programmer you will be required to develop, test, and maintain website applications on LAMP stack.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills
  • Reliability and responsiveness
  • Ability to work with and update code written by other developers
  • Must be able to reasonably estimate working time at the outset of a project and meet established deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently from your own fully equipped workstation

Techical Requirements

  • 4+ years of OOP/MVC PHP development.
  • 3+ years using JavaScript frameworks such as YUI
  • MySQL5 and query optimization.
  • API: Experience using third party API’s such as Amazon Web Service is a plus.
  • FBML experience a plus
  • Front End: XML/XSLT, CSS cross-browser compatibility
  • Preferred; OS: Linux (Debian), Web Services: Apache, Memory Optimization: Memcache, Source Control: Subversion

If you’re interested please contact us email alex@chickadvisor.com with your CV and work related examples that you think are relevant.