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Front End Web Developer

MEDCAN

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted November 22, 2018.

The Role

We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. We are building a new experience for our clients. One which is all about helping them live healthier, happier lives by making smart, evidence-based health decisions over the long term through a digital and physical platform. The team is passionate about health, wellbeing and service. Area of focus will include translation of the UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of the application. You will work with the UX designer and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks as well as how it works.

The Accountabilites:

  • Develop new user-facing features, experiences and touchpoints
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UX designs
  • Design mobile-based features
  • Optimize application and sites for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools
  • Write or collaborate with BA to write functional requirement documents and guides
  • Create quality mock-ups and prototypes
  • Help back-end developers with coding and troubleshooting
  • Ensure high quality graphic standards and brand consistency
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies

The Requirements:

  • Proven work experience as a Front-end developer
  • Hands on experience with markup languages
  • Experience with JavaScript, CSS and jQuery
  • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging
  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Understanding of layout aesthetics
  • Knowledge of SEO principles
  • Familiarity with software like Adobe Suite, Photoshop and content management systems
  • An ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills

This position reports to the Director, Development. This is full-time role that is scheduled during business hours Monday through Friday.

The position offers an attractive total compensation package including a base salary, a comprehensive benefits plan and a genuine opportunity to grow at one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The position also offers outstanding health and wellness benefits through Medcan’s Live Well program.

We can offer you a great working environment and an opportunity to let your excellence shine. In your cover letter please include why you wish to align yourself with Medcan and how you believe you can add value to our organization.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply to hr@medcan.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls and no agencies please.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years

Package

Salary: N/D