Lead Developer, Freedom

News America Marketing   •  

Toronto, ON

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Not Specified years

Posted 82 days ago

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About our technology stack:

    • We use many of the AWS products (ex: ec2, lambda, s3, rds, aurora, elasticache, redis, memcached, data pipelines, redshift, beanstalk, ecs)
    • We primarily use PHP but have some node.js and java components as well.
    • We’ve transitioned from a monolithic app to microservices with more work to be done.
    • We’re using React for our platform admin UI
    • We use several tools to help us everyday - Git, Jira, VS Code, New Relic, Cloud Watch, etc

You'll be responsible for:

      • Enhancing the Freedom API and Admin tools with new features and functionality
      • Writing code that will scale with our growing user base and data stores
      • Writing tests and performing code reviews to ensure that we’re shipping reliable, readable, and reusable code on a daily basis
      • Coaching the team on software design principles including object oriented design principles and Domain Driven Design
      • Identifying technical debt and devising strategies to manage and remediate it
      • Identifying design patterns that improve the maintainability of our code base, and refactoring code towards those patterns
      • Helping the team improve their refactoring and unit testing skills
      • Working with our Scrum Master and Product Owners to improve our agile planning practices such as estimation, story writing and story splitting
      • Working with other Engineering leaders at Checkout 51 and our parent company, News America Marketing, to improve our software development practice as a whole

What we're looking for:

      • Hands on experience with the LAMP stack, React JS and Amazon Web Services.
      • The ability to explain complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
      • Adept at writing unit and functional tests for your code (TDD or otherwise).
      • Source control (Git) is second nature to you
      • An excellent understanding of object-oriented design, and knowledge of how to apply design patterns in the code that you write.
      • You think at scale and can talk about large-scale applications you’ve worked on
      • Comfortable working with web front-end technology (HTML, CSS, JS).
      • Know your way around the command line (we use Macs and Ubuntu servers)
      • You want to take ownership of what you work on. You’re ready to explain it to your colleagues and support it in production.
      • You love building software as much as you love helping your co-workers become stronger developers
      • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Bonus points if you:

      • Are strong with Java
      • Are strong with React.js
      • Have worked with Vagrant and/or Chef
      • Love automating, optimizing and making things faster
      • Have a sense of humour!
      • Feel like you’re a HTML / CSS / JS pro