Lead Front-End Developer

LOCATION: TORONTO, Canada

Due to significant growth objectives, in Spring/Summer 2017 we are relocating our Canadian headquarters to a brand new, custom-built modern space within minutes walking distance to Union Station in downtown Toronto.

Flight Network is looking for a full-time Lead Front-End Developer with proven experience developing and supporting web applications using all front-end technologies. Candidates must have extensive experience working in environments following Agile methodologies.

Major Responsibilities:
  • • Working on a new, modern, front-end stack
  • • Dealing with high traffic web application performance and scalability concerns including Caching and Database optimizations
  • • Exploring new technology options to improve our applications and development processes
  • • Turning business requirements into deliverable solutions by providing high-quality, well-structured, well-documented code
  • • Contributing to project plans, estimations, and status updates
  • • Owning and implementing the front-end development solutions
  • • Leading team members as well as mentoring junior developers by encouraging collaboration, participation, and creative thinking
Requirements:
  • • 5+ years front-end experience
  • • 2 years as a tech lead
  • • Solid understanding of modern development practices with a focus on front-end development. Our current front-end stack includes React.js, HTML5/CSS, Splunk, Redis, AWS Beanstalk, Bamboo, GIT)
  • • You’ve designed and built responsive, consumer facing software
  • • Deep knowledge of Agile principles
  • • You have a thorough understanding of performance, cross-browser / cross-device development, testing, optimization, and front-end performance requirements
  • • Excellent communication skills (including the ability to parse techie details into regular human speak)
  • • Experience in DevOps and Build Automation
  • • Strong problem solving skills
  • • You are passionate about your code
Nice to Haves:
  • • A degree in Computer Science/Engineering
  • • Knowledge of and experience with CDN’s (Specifically Akamai) If you’re interested in building visually appealing, useful software and you look forward to the challenge of finding solutions that will revolutionize our industry, we want you.
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