Avid Life Media – Developer

Mid-Town, Toronto, ON


Want to work with fun people, on a fun product, and make a huge difference?

Then you want to be at Avid Life Media.

Avid Life Media has some of the world’s top social entertainment and dating sites:

  • Millions of people date through Avid Life Media.
  • Thousands of people find matches every day.
  • We make money and AREN’T advertising supported.

Avid Life Media is a fast-paced company that measures releases in days not weeks and rewards individual initiative and gumption.

This is key member of the team, and a growth position. You will have your fingers in the entire breadth of Avid Life Media’s offerings: our website, social networking apps (Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc) and iPhone and other mobile apps.

You will

  • Develop a world class product and user experience using agile methodologies.
  • Experience developing and deploying high availability, high performance web applications.
  • Create detailed specifications and documentation.

You need

  • Strong skills in LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
  • Ability to pickup new environments and languages quickly.
  • Compatibility with a workplace built around small, highly motivated teams.
  • Familiarity with modern web frameworks is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Ruby, Python, Java, or C/C++ is a plus.
  • Strong information architecture and database design skills.
  • Good understanding of current web technologies:
    • (Standards-based) HTML, CSS
    • – JavaScript (jQuery, Prototype, other frameworks)
    • – AJAX
    • – Memcache

Additional Details

Located in mid-town Toronto.

No agencies or contractors please.

Applicants must live in the Greater Toronto Area or be willing to relocate.

To Apply

Send resumes to jobs at almlabs.com

Unspace Interactive – XHTML/CSS Ninja

Toronto, ON

Position Filled

Unspace Interactive, the A-list brilliant-slash-eccentric Ruby on Rails development studio, is looking for a talented web interface designer to join their small team full time. They are based at the heart of the Queen/Spadina tech grotto in sunny downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Compensation is $90 hourly (on a contract, time and materials basis) for the XHTML+CSS ninja of legend. She must understand the entire creative pipeline: brainstorming, mock-ups, cross-browser standards-driven templates, and iterative development with back-end and Ajax developers. He has to be an excellent communicator, or it’s just not going to work out. Mac OS X and Rails/Haml experience is a bonus but not required.

Please note that Unspace hires primarily based on personality — Jakob Nielsen is already fired. Are you the 1962 World’s Fair love child of Ed Tufte and Björk? Come over right now. Please leave your rounded, pastel, reflective drop shadows at home.

Send portfolio links to and clever jokes to:(sorry, email address removed. position filled) before 5pm, January 30th 2008.

TPM Communications – Front-End Web Developer

A Toronto-based communications company is seeking a Front-End Web Developer for a permanent position starting immediately.  You should have 2-3 years experience and a passion for web standards. You strive for excellence in your work and always seek to develop dynamic and usable sites for any audience.  You have an ongoing desire to learn and share your knowledge.  You want to participate in a culture of innovation and creativity and be part of a team that’s driven to succeed.


  • Work collaboratively with project teams to conceptualize, develop and execute engaging and usable interactive experiences.
  • Develop standards compliant and usable websites and contribute to site documentation.
  • Ongoing site maintenance and updates.
  • Participate in project processes, contribute to project completion and be accountable to deadlines.
  • Advise on best practices and current trends, and come up with creative solutions to development problems or obstacles.


  • Advanced hands-on knowledge of:  XHTML, CSS, Javascript, JavaScript libraries/frameworks (ideally jQuery), AJAX, XML.
  • Advanced knowledge and commitment to developing standards compliant sites (web and usability standards/best practices)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Flash & ActionScript in developing rich experiences for the web
  • Conversant in the following platforms:  OS X, Windows XP & Vista.
  • Proficiency using industry standard tools: Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of developing for cross platform/browser compatibility & accessibility
  • Working knowledge of search engine optimization of websites

Required Soft Skills

  • Able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Self-directed, proactive and accountable problem solver.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized, thorough and motivated.  Pays attention to the details.
  • Willing to learn and seeks out opportunities.
  • Solid analytical thinking.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of server-side technologies (ie. ASP.NET, PHP, JSP, MySQL, etc)
  • Experience with industry leading content management systems
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming methodologies (applied to ActionScript or JavaScript would be ideal)
  • Knowledge of Unix, Linux
  • Experience working with a source control system (i.e. CVS, SVN)

Please email your resumé and portfolio to TPM Communications at
careers@tpmcomm.com with the subject line "Intermediate Web Developer (Front-End)".  No faxes or phone calls, please.


Trapeze – Director of Application Development

Toronto, ON

Trapeze seeks a strong technical manager with experience leading and developing teams of programmers, making important technical choices, and defining internal processes and procedures.

Toronto-based Trapeze (www.trapeze.com) is a leading digital agency that works with a select group of exciting world-renowned clients, including Bonefish Grill, CBS Television, CBC, Cineplex, Disney, Jaguar, LandRover, Natrel, Sobeys and many others.


You will lead Trapeze’s talented team of web and application developers working on creating customized projects for our clients.

Your core duties will include:

  • Defining a standardized approach to define technical solutions and technical architectures for our client projects.
  • Collaborating with client facing teams and internal developers to determine the best technical solutions to challenges.
  • Defining the internal processes and methodologies of the development team.
  • Managing the development of re-usable code libraries and tools.
  • Acting as the lead technical person on the most demanding client projects
  • Making decisions on which technologies Trapeze invests in training and developing our staff in.
  • Developing the skill sets and capabilities of all of Trapeze developers, especially growing a team of highly capable lead developers under you.


  • Computer Science degree
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple teams of developers
  • Demonstrated experience in developing software development project management processes.
  • Project management training and / or other management training an important asset.
  • Strong understanding of/experience with web technologies (see following list)
  • Required areas of technical expertise:
    • CMS Platforms
    • LAMP – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and Python
    • Some experience in Microsoft technologies -.NET / ASP would be a big asset
    • Front end  – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Flash

Nice to Have

Experience with:

  • Java / J2EE / JSP
  • C++
  • Facebook and Open Social application development

Key Attributes

  • A desire to continuous learn and develop new skill sets
  • Detail-oriented and accountable for deadlines and quality of work
  • Committed to extensibility and reusability
  • Can distil business requirements into technical solutions while retaining a sense of the “big picture”
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Actively seeks input from other team members
  • Can motivate and energize those around them
  • Willing to work occasional additional hours when necessary


  • Position Reports directly to CEO
  • You will be part of the senior management team responsible for charting a future direction for the company and integrating the capabilities of Trapeze’s different areas of expertise
  • You will have team of currently 10 developers reporting to you
  • Position will work closely with other VP / Director staff in following areas
    • Director of Trapeze Labs – in making technical choices for the company, determining development methodology and identifying opportunities for re-usable tools
    • Director of HR – in hiring and developing staff
    • Director of Production – in project staffing and resourcing decisions


  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits plan (medical, dental, life insurance and disability)
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Career advancement opportunities

To Apply

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

UHN – Web Developer/Digital Librarian

Toronto, ON

Position: Technical Analyst I – Web Developer/Digital Librarian
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Centre for Global eHealth Innovation
Reports to: Senior Scientist
Scale/Grade: H5
Salary Range: $26.87-$33.59/hour
Hours: 35 per week
Status: Permanent Full-Time


The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, a joint effort of the University of Toronto and University Health Network, is searching for a Web Developer / Digital Librarian to join their rapidly growing multidisciplinary team who´s vision is to improve health for all through information and communication technologies. The ideal candidate will have education and experience in web programming with Ruby on Rails (preferably also PHP / LAMP) Web / Web 2.0, website design and development, systems and server administration.

This candidate will be primarily the technical lead for WebCite (www.webcitation.org), an archiving system for cited web-based material, and provide general development support for the Eysenbach Research Group.


  • Designing and implementing a web archiving system (www.webcitation.org) with PHP/MySQL
  • Resolving any server/technical issues that arise with either webcitation.org
  • Providing technical guidance and support for new research projects
  • Liaise with publishers and long term digital preservation partners such as Internet Archive and others


  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, information science, related field or recognized equivalent
  • Development of web 2.0 applications using Ruby on Rails or similar MVC framework (Django, Symfony, CakePHP)
  • Strong understanding and experience building applications with at least one web scripting language (PHP, Ruby or similar)
  • Ability to manage and deploy web applications on Linux using Apache, mod-proxy and Unix tools such as cron, rsync
  • Solid understanding of HTML and CSS, Javascript and use of Ajax libraries such as Prototype
  • Solid understanding of relational database design and administration of MySQL
  • Use of Rails features such as rake tasks and capistrano, mongrel is an asset
  • Experience working with data in XML, use of XPath queries and other tools is an asset
  • Experience with version control using Subversion is an asset
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a love for technical challenges
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing

Additional Assets

Interest in and knowledge about Web 2.0 approaches

  • Information science background, with technical knowledge about bibliographic and other metadata
  • Interest in webarchiving and digital preservation issues
  • Experience with content management systems, wikis etc.
  • A hand and eye for design, experience with tools like Flash
  • Experience with developing large/complex projects


In your cover letter, please describe how you address all the points above, and mention your salary expectations.

For further information on the digital preservation project WebCite, please check out the website at www.webcitation.org and look at related websites such as http://netpreserve.org

Only hospital employees, who have successfully completed their probationary period, have maintained satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Improving the patient’s experience through patient centred care! For additional information on patient centred care please go to: www.pickerinstitute.org

Apply for this job

Canwest – Front-End Web Developer

Toronto, ON

Canwest is Canada’s leading multi-media company. Representing a portfolio of world-class brands, the company creates and distributes some of the most compelling and dynamic content across multiple media platforms. Canwest Broadcasting is looking for an experienced, hands-on Front-end Web Developer, located in Toronto. Reporting to the Director, Creative & Production, the Front-end Web Developer will be responsible for building out the front-end experience of various web/interactive projects.  The successful candidate will work with a team of web production experts in the creation of compelling web and multi-platform experiences.


  • work collaboratively with the Web Production Team to conceptualize, develop and execute engaging interactive experiences
  • work collaboratively with project teams to meet business goals
  • contribute to concept development, brainstorming and site documentation
  • development of standards compliant code – html, xhtml, css, javascript, etc.
  • function as front-end development lead on medium and large-scale projects
  • evaluate and debug code to ensure cross browser compatibility and accessibility
  • production for ongoing site maintenance and content updates
  • develop, maintain and adhere to site standards and content templates
  • deliver creative development solutions within existing constraints and limitations
  • accountable for accuracy, project deadlines, and contributing to project completion
  • convey expert knowledge of current web trends, user experience and the project process
  • support and exhibit departmental core values; positive, flexible, enthusiastic and professional
  • demonstrate effective time management, initiation and follow through skills
  • willingness to learn and seek out opportunities
  • other duties as assigned


  • related post secondary education or commensurate experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a busy, demanding studio environment
  • 5+ years professional HTML development, including advanced XHTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.
  • 2+ yrs of experience working in and around backend scripting languages – .ASP, .NET, SQL
  • experience with Enterprise level content management systems an asset
  • proficiency using industry standard tools including; Visual Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageReady and Adobe Acrobat
  • experience with streaming media technologies – Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime
  • intermediate level Flash experience including Actionscript
  • proven ability to identify, evaluate and develop new ideas with supportable results
  • ability to articulate creative ideas and proven aptitude for quick creative thinking
  • solid analytical thinking – a disciplined and knowledge based approach to decision making
  • ability to anticipate consumer needs and leverage this through all initiatives
  • highly organized and accountable self starter who is able to juggle multiple priorities
  • very strong attention to detail
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills – experience communicating technical details to non-technical team members
  • outstanding time management, initiation and follow through skills
  • willingness to learn and seek out opportunities

Please note this is not a web designer position. It is a technical role that involves extensive custom web development and coding.

Apply at www.getacooljob.com

Teehan+Lax – Senior Front-End Web Developer

Toronto, ON

Teehan+Lax Inc. is currently seeking a motivated, hands-on web developer to help our front-end development group on a 3 month contract, with possible extension. Developers are involved throughout our process and are encouraged to work through ideas and solutions with the entire design team.

Required experience

  • 5+ years development experience
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of XHTML,CSS, Javascript, AJAX, XML
  • Experience translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates
  • Knowledge of developing cross platform/browser compatibility for dynamic web applications
  • Adherence to web standards and object oriented programming
  • Experience with source/version control software is a plus
  • Self-motivated, and able to multi-task
  • Build a technology practice to support the work being done in both the programs and platforms sides of the business.
  • Work with T+L processes and methodologies that deliver quality work
  • Work with clients and third party technology groups to deliver great work
  • Work with Dev team internally to create and deliver great work


  • Experience with Flash
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks
  • Experience with server technologies bonus (PHP, MySQL)

What’s different about working at Teehan+Lax

We focus exclusively on front end user experience design for the digital channel. There are no technical build teams, no offline divisions. Everyone you’ll be working with desires to create best in breed online user experiences. In fact, 90% of the staff here hold creative positions. That means no Account Managers, no Managing Directors, no Business Analysts. We maintain very little hierarchy. There are two roles at Teehan+Lax: Partners and Associates. The people with the right skills are put on the right projects. We’re small and nimble. There are no pitch teams, no “B” teams. All of our staff work directly with our clients, so if a client has a question that relates to IA they’ll speak to the Associate or Partner who worked on it – not an
account manager.

How to apply

If you’re talented, smart, hard-working and dedicated, we’ll enable you to do the best work of your career.

Send us a resume and portfolio of your work to “jobs [at] teehanlax [dot] com”. Suitable candidates will be contacted promptly.

Avid Life Media – Rubyist

Toronto, ON

Avid Life Media is looking for great senior developers in Toronto that are interested in working full time with Ruby and Merb. We are a small team in Toronto that is extremely well funded and profitable. Our sites, in aggregate, serve over a billion page views a month!

What we are looking for

  • Extensive experience with web development and an excellent understanding of web technologies and databases.
  • Ruby experience
  • MySQL or Postgres experience.
  • Unix experience
  • Basic knowledge of Front end development (XHTML/CSS/JS)
  • Familiar with OOP principles

Nice things to have

  • Merb experience
  • Rails experience
  • Jquery/Prototype or other JS framework experience
  • Agile/Scrum dev experience
  • Familiarity with BDD/TDD (rspec rocks)

What we offer

  • A good environment for learning new technologies. We like to try new things here! All of us contribute to open source projects. We recently switched to Git from SVN and we think it is awesome 🙂
  • Opportunity to build a new property in merb from the ground up.
  • The ability to make a large difference in what our company does.
  • Build highly engaging properties with tens of thousands of concurrent users
  • Competitive salary and full benefits
  • A sweet computer with huge external screen (Most of use macbook pro’s with 24" external screens)


For me details contact me via email raja [at] avidlifemedia (dot) com.

E-axis.com Inc. – Flash Developer

Markham, ON

Located in Markham, we are an established interactive design and communications firm specializing in corporate communications, interactive marketing campaigns, and developing new tools and information management systems for the digital world. Our expertise includes award-winning web, Flash and on line game design, creative content development, copywriting, CD ROM and DVD media presentations, web application development, software design and streaming media solutions.

Great ideas come from talented people working in a fantastic environment. Our team consists of adept and enthusiastic professionals including creative Designers, Programmers and Strategists working in an environment that fosters and encourages creativity at it is fullest. In this environment the importance of expertise, passion and experience remains constant. We have worked hard to create this environment. we are proud of that.

We are seeking a full time developer to join our team. Experience is an asset but if you have the skills and recently finished from school we would still like to hear from you.

Main responsibilities include Flash programming and production.

Required Skills

  • Your strong organizational and time management Skills enable you to manage a varied array of time sensitive projects.
  • You have solid communication skills and are fluent in English as you will be required to communicate with clients directly on occasion
  • You are experienced in Action Script 2 and or 3 + OOP programming.
  • Previous online Flash game development considered an asset.
  • You have strong creative toolset knowledge (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
    3D, PHP knowledge is considered a definite plus, but not a requirement


  • Compensation commensurate with experience and ability.

Please send a resume, including Salary Expectations and your portfolio and or sites and projects you have worked on, only qualified applicants will be contacted.


Send resumes to: george at e-axis dot com