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 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.


  • 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 with your CV and work related examples that you think are relevant.

    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 (, 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 ( with PHP/MySQL
    • Resolving any server/technical issues that arise with either
    • 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 and look at related websites such as

    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:

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