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 zincroe.com.

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* zincroe.com.