BubbleShare is hiring (again).
BubbleShare is looking for talented developers that are passionate about writing great code and building great products at BubbleShare.
We’re currently looking for great Rails, PHP, and Flash talent.
We offer a highly agile and entrepreneurial environment, while having the stability, resources, infrastructure and support (read: good pay vs. start-up pay 😉 of a public company (that has been kickin’ butt, with a stock has gone up 150% over the past 6 months).
Kaboose, our parent company, is the largest publicly traded pure consumer internet company in Canada/on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In their category, as network/destination site for families (that includes Babyzone, Zeeks, FunSchool, Kaboose, TwoPeasInABucket, BubbleShare, etc.) is ranked as the #1 independent player, and behind only Disney and Viacom globally. Kaboose purchased BubbleShare in January of this year.
So with all that said, really the most important thing to you should be that…
- you get to work with great people that are passionate about building cool products with leading edge tech
- you get to work with RAILS and/or FLEX and/or AJAXy stuff,
- and most importantly… they have a huge selection of free (or near free) coffees/teas/soft-drinks and a sweet snack machine. =)
Oh yeah, we’re also considering exceptional co-op/intern developers as well. So don’t be shy about emailing us if you think you’re a rock-star-in-the-making in university/recent graduate (and for some crazy reason… don’t have a half dozen offers yet, don’t have a job yet, don’t want a job yet, haven’t found the right job yet, haven’t been headhunted by google/msft or some other evil american company yet, or whatever). 😉
email: [email protected] with your CV and ideally some sample code/or a portfolio/demo piece.
Here’s the “official pitch” below:
Kaboose Inc. – BubbleShare.com
Rails/PHP Developer for BubbleShare.com
Reports to: Albert Lai/Chris Sukornyk
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Current Address: 505 University Avenue, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X3
Web Site: http://corporate.kaboose.com/ | http://www.bubbleshare.com/
We are seeking an Intermediate Rails/PHP Developer to work with the BubbleShare team. Our market position, entrepreneurial environment and team culture in a high growth industry makes Kaboose Inc. a tremendous fit with an ambitious individual looking for the opportunity to share in and personally impact this company’s success.
The incumbent will be responsible for will be developing in both Ruby on Rails & PHP for projects directed by the BubbleShare team.
Must have strong analytical skills, ability to problem solve and work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment.
Passionate about code efficiency and re-use
At least 2-3 years’ experience with the following:
- Web 2.0
- XML + XSLT
- EZ Components
- Unix shell
- Standards-compliant XHTML
- Must be a Photo & Video enthusiast
- Subversion (SVN) experience a plus
- Experience with open source or development side projects a plus
- Knowledge of current events in the development world
Key Attributes for Success
This is a high-speed, high-energy, entrepreneurial environment. Candidates should feel comfortable in such an environment and be prepared to operate / contribute at a comparable energy level.
Kaboose is the largest independent family focused online media company in North America and one of the top-five most visited family destinations online. From pregnancy to parenting, birthday parties to scrapbooking and entertainment to education, Kaboose has the content and applications to help parents plan and share their family life.
Kaboose owns and operates numerous award winning online properties in the family space including: Kaboose.com, Babyzone.com Funschool.com, TwoPeasinaBucket.com, BirthdayinaBox.com, Bubbleshare.com and Zeeks.com with a core market focus of the United States.
Kaboose’s mission is to help parents plan and share their family life and to enhance a family’s online and offline time together by connecting parents and kids in a fun, educational and safe environment. In total, Kaboose owns in excess of 120,000 pages of content reaching over 10 million monthly unique users during peak periods.
Since 2001, Kaboose has been a consolidator in the industry, having successfully acquired and integrated eight companies. Kaboose has offices in Toronto (head office), New York, Boston, Maryland, Wisconsin, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Kaboose operates in a dynamic and rapidly growing sector. Today, mothers spend more time online than watching television. Mothers are the primary purchasing decision maker in the home and spend in excess of $1.7 trillion per year. As a result, the family advertising sector has experienced significant growth over the past few years as additional advertisers focus their resources on this sector.
Kaboose is a public Canadian company headquartered in Toronto with subsidiaries in Boston (Babyzone), Maryland (Birthday in a Box) and Wisconsin (Two Peas in a Bucket), with additional offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Kaboose is a top 5 global Internet destination for kids and families looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content (source: comScore/Media Metrix unique user rankings). Kaboose Inc. is now the largest independent online media company in North America focused exclusively on families. 95% of Kaboose’s revenues are from Fortune 500 companies located in the United States: Ford, General Mills, Disney, Nickelodeon, Wal- Mart, J&J, P&G, etc. Kaboose has grown from 1.2 million unique users per month to 10 million unique users Kaboose’s visitors access the site from over 100 countries worldwide. Kaboose’s primary source of revenue is the sale of online advertising on its properties. Kaboose is a public company listed on the TSX listed under the symbol “KAB”.
To apply, please send your resume and portfolio to [email protected].
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.