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

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.