Full-Stack Web Developer


Job Location: Guelph, Ontario, CAN

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Qool Media is a subsidiary of System1, which is based in Venice Beach, CA USA. However, at this time Qool Media is able to offer employment only to those candidates currently holding Canadian citizenship. Applicants seeking visa sponsorship or corporate work authorization in Canada will not be considered for employment with Qool Media.

Qool Media is looking for a creative and innovative Full-Stack Web Developer to join our publishing team to create and maintain new and existing web-based tools and progressive web apps. This role is a full-time position located at our company headquarters in Guelph, ON. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, self-motivated and enthusiastic with at least 5 years' experience working in a team environment.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design, create, and maintain WordPress plugins and progressive web apps
  • Design, create, and maintain front-end tools and UI components
  • Work with project stakeholders to design and help build websites across multiple verticals
  • Work with the development team to implement and maintain feature rich web elements that responsive and optimized for mobile experience
  • Organize and maintain organizational structure of code repositories
  • Assist the development team in diagnosing and finding solutions to bus in existing and future projects

Required Skills And Qualifications

  • Degree/diploma in Computer Science or the confidence to convince us you don't need it because you're just that good
  • Experience working both within a team environment and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivation to remain up-to-date on current trends in design and web publishing
  • Excellent time management skills and organization with ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Expert Knowledge Of:

  • PHP and Javascript (.NET a plus)
  • CSS, HTML5, jQuery, Bootstrap (Angular2 and NodeJS a plus)
  • MySQL and relational databases
  • Wordpress Core (themes, plugins, actions, filters and shortcodes)
  • Linux security and system administration for Apache, Varnish and PHP
  • API communication standards using XML and/or JSON

Advanced Knowledge Of:

  • Amazon Web Services suite (RDS, route53, S3 EFS, etc.)
  • Git version control and continuous integration concepts
  • Knowledge of cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility issues

Characteristics That Will Set You Apart

  • A passion for all things internet and digital media
  • The ability to take and use constructive criticism, and the tact and strength needed to give it
  • Self-starter who will speak up if you see something that can be done better
  • Familiarity with Social and Digital Marketing concepts
  • The ability to effectively mediate pizza topping decisions
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