BiblioCommons – Senior Front-End Developer

BibloCommons seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and hands-on full time Senior Front-End Developer. You will be responsible for building out our front-end experience. You will architect and design web pages and code these pages as HTML/XHTML/CSS templates and associated Javascript/ AJAX. You will perform analysis, design, documentation, implementation and unit testing as part of the software development lifecycle. You will provide on-going support and enhancements. You will be a part of the core development team working with new and exciting technologies focusing on leading edge Web 2.0 applications.


  • Responsible for the full life-cycle development of the front end from a technical perspective from requirements phase through the QA phase
  • Responsible for the design, coding and unit testing of GUI related features and functionality
  • Required to create design specifications for all feature implementations as well as document code
  • A tireless advocate for the user: both in terms of valued functionality, and usability


*College/University degree

  • 5+ years of professional development experience
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX, XML
  • Experience developing Web 2.0/AJAX based applications
  • Experience translating wireframes into flexible and usable code templates
  • Adherence to web standards and object oriented programming
  • Knowledge of developing cross platform/browser compatibility for dynamic web applications
  • Graphic and layout sensibility and comfortable working with Photoshop
  • Have a knack for usability
  • Experience with social networking from a user standpoint (e.g., facebook, youtube, etc…)
  • Excellent problem solving/debugging skills
  • Team player and work well in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

We’re looking for people who crave an opportunity to:

  • work with a team of people who are as smart, inspired and committed as you are;
  • develop and deliver a product that matters: think of it as a vast, public commons on the net where community organizes collections, and collections organize community.
  • push the boundaries of the interactive web and “social discovery”
  • have an impact! Library websites across North America engage over 60 million online users annually and collectively lend more books, movies and music cds in one month than Amazon sells in a year!

About BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons is developing groundbreaking, hosted web service solutions in the realm of social search and discovery. Our complete social discovery system enables rich connections around library collections – connections between users and the content, conversations and communities they’re most interested in. BiblioCommons is backed by an experienced management team and has established contracts for broad – scale service delivery in both Canada and the United States.

If you’d like to be part of the team that develops and delivers these solutions, please submit your CV and cover letter to:

Type: Full time
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Downtown Toronto (Queen and Peter)
Salary: Negotiable