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Join Our Team: Web/Mobile Developer (intermediate/senior)

Position Type: Full-time, permanent
Company Name: The Working Group Inc
Position Location: Toronto, Ontario
Positions Available: 2

The Working Group is dedicated to creating business success for our clients and improving lives through technology and design. We carefully craft experiences that are purposeful, engaging and effective for mobile and web applications. TWG is seeking two full time, permanent intermediate to senior Web/Mobile Software and Application Developers that demonstrate strong development skills to join our passionate team.

Our developers work closely alongside designers and product managers in an integrated team, taking ownership of entire products from conception through to fruition. Our ideal candidate is driven, creative, fun-loving and able to deliver high-quality work within the fast-paced environment at our Toronto, Ontario-based head office.

As a TWG Web/Mobile Software and Application Developer, you will:

  • Design, program, and deliver web and mobile applications using a variety of programming languages and development platforms

  • Work closely with our Business Development, Product and Project Managers and User Experience Designers to establish a detailed program specification through discussion with clients/users and break it down into its simplest elements and translate the logic into a program language

  • Identify, communicate and propose solutions to complex web development challenges/risks effectively

  • Troubleshoot and support existing applications/systems

  • Keep current with programming languages and platforms within the web and mobile development and application space

  • Integrate applications by designing database architecture and server scripting; studying and establishing connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information server

  • Recommend system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives

  • Assist in developing documentations such as user manual, presentations to technical staff/clients

  • Act as a go-to-person within technical area of expertise

TWG is looking from someone who:

  • Is a natural tinkerer who is self-motivated to see how we can apply new technologies to real life problems

  • Can manage their time well

  • Is experienced with Agile development and Lean business principles

  • Is experienced with the Scrum development methodology

  • Is someone who learns from experience and likes to improve their process and practices

  • Is willing to wear multiple hats and get involved in a lot of different technical and business aspects

  • Is self-directed, can create vision and connect the dots

  • Likes to collaborate within a group

  • Likes to teach and speak to groups about technology and its application in life and business

  • Enjoys delicious coffee during the day and socializing over beverages in the evening

Essential background and skills:

  • A  university degree in computer science, computer programming, information systems or similar.

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant web/mobile development experience, experience with Ruby on Rails, Java, mySQL, PostgreSQL, JavaScript,  a bonus.

  • Experience developing mobile applications for iOS and Android.

  • Knowledgeable in issue tracking and version control systems, experienced with Git.

  • Ability to design  and implement complex data architecture.

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to coordinate activities.

  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an excellent problem solving capacity.

  • Effective decision making in developing process and systems that are consistent with business objectives.

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written); highly skilled in communicating in a clear, concise and precise manner.

  • Experience leading small teams and projects a bonus.

About TWG:

TWG is an Internet software company made up of coders, designers, thinkers and friends, with offices in Toronto and NYC. We work with a refreshing mix of technology start-ups, established media companies, and recognized business brands like the Sobeys, the Globe & Mail, Freshbooks, CBC and Telus, to craft powerful web and mobile applications. TWG plays a leading role in the tech community by incubating start-ups, building our own products, like PostageApp, and hosting technology and education events for our peers.

We love what we do here at TWG, and believe that software will make the world a better place. With this mission in mind, we work with willing innovators to design and deliver success through software.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Awesome workmates

  • Competitive salary starting at $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

  • Full health benefits after 3 months, including coverage for prescription drugs, dental, vision care, long term disability and life insurance

  • New phone and paid phone contract after 6 months

  • Corporate gym membership rate with credit to cover a portion of gym membership fees on hire

  • Funding for your own computer purchase on hire

  • 24×7 healthy snacks and very delicious coffee

  • Dog-friendly office in Toronto’s downtown core

  • Casual dress

  • Did we mentions awesome workmates?

How to apply:

Now that you want to work at TWG, please send us your cover letter, resume and portfolio (or link to your website) to with the subject line “Web/Mobile Developer”.

For further information, please contact:

Amber Authier
Human Resources Manager, The Working Group Inc
300-425 Adelaide St W
Toronto, ON
M5V 3C1
Phone: (416) 850-2500


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