Sr Front-End Developer (Wellness & Corp Social Responsibility Platform Startup)

Toronto, ON M5V1P9

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Front End Lead Job Number: 1704

Job Description

gdR is recruiting for a 20 person, Toronto-based startup that is building social responsibility and wellness applications - needless to say, we all need them now more than ever. Their corporate social responsibility platform connects film makers/content producers with employees (Netflix-like interface) - allowing the employee to pick their cause and make an impact (rather than simply being told what cause a company is going to support). As well, their Wellness app immediately benefits our new WFH environment and facilitates a conversation focussed on employee health & productivity.

The Sr Frontend Engineer opportunity provides a diverse and exciting opportunity to architect and build next-generation experiences while having true social impact each day.

In addition to leading all front-end UI development and architecture using JavaScript, GraphQL, HTML & CSS, you’ll be an integral part of the engineering team.  Your development expertise and technical leadership will enable us to deliver UX & UI of the highest quality.

You’ll be working on:

  • Building beautiful and delightful web application UIs that are responsive, performant and extensible

  • Collaborating with colleagues across Engineering, UX and Product to help design and develop front-end UI solutions

  • Establishing our architectural standards and best practices for front-end application development

  • Developing our library of reusable front-end components to improve UI development productivity

  • Writing large scale CSS and JavaScript and documenting components in our UX Style Guides

  • Leading and mentoring your colleagues on front-end development

  • Keeping current with the latest front-end technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best tools and techniques possible

  • Being the champion of our front-end codebase to promote product quality and developer productivity

  • Being an advocate throughout the company for great UX 

You’ll need to have experience with:

  • Professional front-end web application development for 4-6+ years

  • Development using Angular, React, Vue.js or other modern SPA frameworks

  • Developing large front-end web applications that perform well on all devices using modern languages and frameworks

  • Architecting maintainable, testable and performant front-end applications using JavaScript frameworks and libraries

  • Working with modern web stacks (transpilers, linters, build and CI tools, etc.)

  • Building maintainable and scalable CSS

  • Writing and maintaining unit and integration tests

  • Collaboration with designers and developers to suggest and critique ideas and prototype initial concepts 

It would be great if you had experience:

  • Implementing UIs using GraphQL and Apollo Client

  • Applying Component-Oriented Programming to achieve greater reuse

  • Demonstrating a deep understanding of specific aspects of client-side development, for example animations, performance, front-end architecture, test automation, etc.

  • With Server-Side Rendering technologies or Jamstack architecture

  • Implementing iOS or Android mobile apps using hybrid frameworks (e.g., React Native, Flutter, etc.) or natively

Apply today for the Senior Frontend Developer role or contact Jamie Collins, Director Talent,  at jamie AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.


About gdR

Founded in 2007, gdR’s mission is to grow the leadership capacity and capabilities of people and companies in the Canadian tech ecosystem through executive search, team recruiting and leadership development.

We’re actively involved in the community by creating opportunities for people to connect and learn from one another e.g. Canadian Tech at Scale (in partnership with Shopify & Uber ATG), which brings 200+ engineering leaders together.

 gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey. 

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Meet Your Recruiter

Jamie Collins
Director, Talent

Jamie has a passion for tech, loves building relationships and finding out what motivates people to succeed. Jamie joined gdR in 2015 and leads executive & IC searches for design, data, systems and delivery. 

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