Jet Cooper – Drupal Developer

Toronto, ON

Jet Cooper is a digital experience agency that specializes in
building smart end-user experiences for the web. Based in Toronto,
our growing team has a user-centric philosophy with a sworn duty
to inject some realness into the staled traditional approach.


Jet Cooper is looking for an experienced Drupal developer in
Toronto for immediate hire. Candidates must be comfortable with
developing social network functions with the platform. By default,
this role requires proficiencies with PHP/MySQL.
The following skillset will also be an asset:

  • Fluency with other platforms and frameworks (WordPress,
    Expression Engine, Joomla, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, etc)
  • Experience with FBML and developing Facebook
  • Comfort with working with APIs (Twitter, Flickr, etc)

Candidates are being considered for a 2-3 month project contract.
Pending fit, there are opportunities to extend the contract and
scope of work.

To Apply

Email us at with “Toronto Drupal Developer (WDW)” as the subject line. Please include the following information: (1) Resume; and (2) At least 3 examples that demonstrate skills described above. Serious inquiries only. Candidates will not be considered if these items are missing. Toronto applicants only.

STC – Web Developer/Technical Manager

Toronto, ON

Scott Thornley and Company (STC) is a results driven creative agency committed to making a difference for clients in the arts, government, health and not-for-profit sectors.

Job description / skills

  • 2-5 years experience working in a web production environment
  • Programming/coding – ASP, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Flash, ActionScript CSS, XML, MySQL, MsSQL
  • File management – keeping a live site, development site and source files organized
  • Experience in working with and developing Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Experience with version-control software such as subversion (SVN)
  • Understanding and interest in Web 2.0 – online communities, blogs, wiki, UGC etc.
  • Manage all aspects of web production including consultation and briefings with client, information architecture and wireframe development, liaising with designers, developers and consultants
  • Familiarity and experience with web development best practices, technologies and usability standards
  • Experience developing cross-browser compatible code, based on web standards
  • Commitment to profitability – revising project estimates and managing client
  • budgets as requirements and deliverables change
  • Managing and outsourcing third-party suppliers: requires understanding of web development techniques
  • Design skills an asset, as well as ability to enhance provided creative and art direction
  • Image work – Photoshop conversion of images to web format and development of web graphics
  • Administrative – budgeting, estimating, invoicing, project briefs, project tracking, working with studio
  • Top-line tech support – PC, Mac as well as Servers
  • Liaise with outside tech support
  • Software experience – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Industry savvy – can represent the category and knows what can and can’t be done
  • Creative and passionate about the web user experiences and new technologies

Desired personal qualities

  • Meticulous – high attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Problem solver – ability to come up with new and efficient solutions
  • Team player – works well and respectfully with both staff and clients
  • Time manager/multi tasker – thrives on working under pressure in a fast paced multi-project environment
  • Excellent communicator – can translate technical jargon to clients in an easily understandable way
  • Entrepreneurial – committed to revenue building
  • Imaginative – able to see ways a project can be improved to provide a better end product


Hot or Not – PHP Developer

Toronto, ON

Want to work with fun people, on a fun product, and make a huge difference? Then you want to be at Hot or Not. Hot or Not is one of the world’s top social entertainment and dating sites:

  • Millions of people date through Hot or Not.
  • Thousands of people find matches every day.
  • We make money and AREN’T advertising supported.

Hot or Not is a fast-paced company that measures releases in days not weeks and rewards individual initiative and gumption.

The Role

This is key member of the team, and a growth position. We are looking for a web developer with strong front end skills that is passionate about web standards and ready to take on a huge code base.

You will

  • Develop a world class product and user experience using agile methodologies.
  • Fix bugs and improve the user experience.
  • Experience developing and deploying high availability, high performance web applications.

You need:

  • Strong knowledge of XHTML, CSS, JavaScript (with jQuery or other frameworks).
  • Strong knowledge of 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 / Rails, Python / Django is a plus.
  • Good understanding of current web technologies such as AJAX, or Memcached is a plus.

How To Apply

Applicants are asked to click on the link and apply directly. – Software Developer

Guelph, ON

Originally from

We’re looking for an experienced software developer to build new features for the biggest online health store in Canada. The position is in a small team so you’ve got to be someone that enjoys the responsibility and freedom to build stuff — from thinking up new ideas to writing the actual code. The ideal candidate is someone that writes PHP web applications for fun, doesn’t think AJAX is that scary, and sometimes has nightmares involving large SQL statements. The position is full time in our downtown Guelph office.


  • Dream up, design, code and test features for a live e-Commerce site
  • Prioritize plans and feature requests and work independently to produce great code
  • Understand usability and design
  • Work alongside our CEO to cook french-toast for breakfast meetings


  • Skill in (and passion for) PHP/Python/Java/Ruby, Javascript, Unix, MySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Have a portfolio of previously worked-on web applications
  • Clear verbal and writing skills

Bonus Points

  • Knowledge of Flash / Flex
  • Graphic design portfolio – Photoshop, etc.

Compensation and Hours

  • This is a full time position; talk to us about salaries

About is Canada’s largest online health and beauty store. We sell everything you can find in a drugstore, online. is a customer-oriented store. We want to make sure that every single customer gets the best, most honest and caring service we can offer. So we’re looking for caring, friendly people to work on our team.

This is a great place to work if you’re keen on working in a fast-growing start-up environment. Because we’re a relatively small team, every team member gets to contribute. We are looking for people who are creative innovators, can adjust easily to change, like a job that varies day-to-day, and are passionate about everything that they do.

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“Make Web, Not War” aka Can’t We Just Get Along?

Joey provides the details the upcoming ‘Make Web, Not War” event in Toronto and Vancouver.


Make Web, Not War is happening today in Vancouver (June 2, 2009) and next week in Toronto on June 10, 2009. (Let’s not start about disaster that is the web presence, frames, Flashturbation, no deep linking, etc.). Microsoft released the Web Platform Installer, WebPI for short, version 2 includes IIS7, SQL Server, Visual Web Developer, ASP.NET and PHP. That’s right, PHP and the ability to install popular PHP and .NET open-source applications including WordPress, Drupal and more.

Here’s my take, it’s great to see Microsoft embrace web technologies. The web is a mash of technologies from operating systems to application servers to database servers to web servers to development frameworks to AJaX frameworks to CSS frameworks. It’s all about choice. You can mix and match the pieces that make the most sense for you at a moment in time. And now that choice, flexibility and power come to web developers that run Windows operating systems.

Not everyone has the flexibility of choosing each of the layers. When I worked at Rye High, I built applications initial in ColdFusion 6 and Oracle 8i because it was what was available. The addition of FastCGI and PHP to IIS opens the available tools to many developers and IT professionals that run Windows in their corporate environments. The WebPI makes it drop-dead simple to install PHP and Drupal or MediaWiki. Pick the right tool for the users, the tasks, your infrastructure and support. Make informed decisions.

Are there limitations? Definitely, part of the fun is playing in the boundaries and pushing as close to the edge as possible.

Come together right now over me

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it” – Alan Kay

The event is about focusing on the task at hand. Let’s make a better web. Let’s solve problems. By helping developers gain access to the applications and platforms they want is important. Microsoft is starting to understand, again, the power of an ecosystem. Rather than fighting to convert PHP developers to ASP.NET, you can see the empire embrace and enable the tools that are a part of the web.

Further evidence of this acceptance of PHP as a language and a tool of the web can be seen PHP SDK for Windows Azure. The addition of Java in the Azure world.

Toronto –  June 10, 2009

I’ll be talking about the web, open platforms, innovation and karma at the Toronto event on Wednesday, June 10th at the Ted Rogers School of Management (use the entrance at 55 Dundas Street W.) and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..

It’s a full-day event with presentations by:

The Toronto event will feature breakfast, keynote, web partner community showcase, another keynote, lunch, breakout sessions, a Windows Server 2008 InstallFest, a web developer technical session and the FTW! competition final showdown. It’s be a very full day.

The registration fee for both the Vancouver and Toronto events is “donate what you want”, with a suggested donation of CAD$10. The money will go to a good cause:, the anti-bullying network.

Hope you’ll come out!


What: Make Web, Not War
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Where: Ted Rogers School of Business

55 Dundas St West
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C5

Trapeze – Web Application Developer

Toronto, ON

Trapeze Media ( 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


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

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.


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.


A college diploma is a minimum requirement.


A minimum of 3 years experience developing web applications.


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).


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


Position has been filled.

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

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.

    zinc Roe – Systems Admin/Developer

    Toronto, ON

    zincroedesign Our full-time back-end technology expert is moving on to a great new opportunity in California. We are beginning the hunt for someone to fill his shoes. Here is more on what we are looking for…

    zinc Roe is looking for a linux-minded developer to build and maintain backend systems for our web projects and tend the dedicated servers that keep our lovingly-crafted web goodness flowing out to the masses. The job involves working with our hosting provider to ensure the smooth operation of these servers. It also involves designing and building backend systems for our projects using PHP and Ruby on Rails.


    • Monitor and maintain Linux-based web servers.
    • Architect and write web applications using PHP and Ruby on Rails.
    • Research and recommend technical solutions for new projects.
    • Perform routine updating and maintenance of web applications.
    • Configure and maintain regular backups of our systems.
    • Maintain our trac-based code repository system.

    Must Have

    Candidates must have:

    • Hands-on experience with command-line Linux including shell scripting.
    • Proven experience with PHP, mySQL and Apache.
    • Solid understanding of fundamental technologies including HTTP, TCP/IP, and DNS.
    • A hungry mind eager to learn new skills.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.

    Experience with subversion, trac, cacti, and drupal are not required but would be a definite asset. We promise a rewarding job working with some talented folks working on creative projects. This is a full-time position with benefits. Interested candidates should send resumes to jobs at

    zinc Roe is an award-winning studio specializing in creating engaging websites, games and activities for kids and youth. Take some time to browse our portfolio and learn about the kind of work we do. As long as you have enthusiasm and sound technical foundation we are happy to provide opportunities for the write candidate to pick up specific skills. Please send a resume and include URLs for recent projects to jobs *at*