Career Opportunity

 

Web Developer

Swim Drink Fish Canada is looking for a full-time Web Developer to join an exciting new team tasked with building a new web project (definitely includes a website--could include an app) dedicated to promoting and protecting the Great Lakes.

If you have a passion for protecting the environment, enjoy a relaxed office culture, and get excited at the prospect of overcoming challenges that may not have an immediate solution, then we want you!

The Project

Great Lakes Guide will bring together content and data that connects Ontarians to the Great Lakes and highlights the ecological, cultural, and economic significance of the region.

This Developer reports to our development lead, with project coordination and support from the project lead. The position is now open. Application details are below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement software components of the project in coordination with the development, UX, and project leads
  • Convert designs and concepts into working production applications ready to be deployed to users
  • Help to triage issues in concert with project QA and support staff
  • Document your work and coordinate with team members via project management and source code revision control software
  • Work creatively on innovative solutions when needs or problems arise

 

Mandatory Qualifications

Applications will be considered from candidates who have all of the following qualifications:

  1. Java software development experience (Java 8)
  2. HTML, JavaScript, and CSS3 (HTML5 technologies)
  3. Object Relational Management (ORM) implementation experience (Hibernate, PostgreSQL)
  4. Experience working on applications at web scale
  5. Comfort working with Git and GitHub.
  6. Mac platform familiarity is mandatory, including personal system maintenance (software updates, personal data backup, etc)
  7. Salesforce familiarity, Heroku experience, and PHP7 development experience are not required, but would be excellent additional knowledge
  8. Must have demonstrable projects/apps/websites that you’ve completed and can show

How to Apply

The first step is to send us an email indicating your interest in the position. Include the following information:

  1. Briefly tell us a bit about yourself and previous work experience. Explain how you satisfy the qualification requirements above.
  2. Include a link to your online portfolio or examples of your work.
  3. Include your Github profile username, preferably with public / open source repository activity (commits, issue resolution activity, etc).
  4. Feel free to be informal or casual - this is your chance to introduce yourself to us, so don't be shy! Candidates with the required qualifications will be contacted.

Send your email to admin@swimdrinkfish.ca or use the form below. Include the subject “Developer Position”.

Background

Great Lakes Guide Project Information

The Great Lakes are depended upon for drinking water, power generation, food production, manufacturing, tourism, and much more. The Great Lakes region is home to many Ontarians and yet there is a lack of public awareness and appreciation for the Great Lakes. A “virtual space” is needed to foster cross-cultural understanding of the Great Lakes and to bring together Great Lakes information and knowledge including science, Indigenous knowledge, economy, agriculture, arts, culture, recreation, and tourism.

The Great Lakes Guide will bring together digital content and data that connects Ontarians to the Great Lakes and highlights the ecological, cultural, and economic significance of the region. In doing so, the Great Lakes Guide will help to inspire and instigate environmental stewardship, restoration and collaboration to protect the Great Lakes. Version 1 of the Guide will launch February/ March of 2018. Within the first three years, the Great Lakes Guide is expected to reach every Ontario household.

This multi-year project was conceived of by Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardians Council and will receive seed funding from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. It will be built and operated by Swim Drink Fish Canada, the organization behind Swim Guide (the web’s most comprehensive beach information service) and Watermark Project (a growing archive of personal stories about Canadian waters).  

About Swim Drink Fish Canada

Swim Drink Fish Canada was founded in 2001 to connect people with water. We inspire people to know and safeguard their local waters by creating platforms based on law, science, education and communications technology. Our flagship programs are Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Swim Guide, and Watermark Project. They serve 1.8-million users.

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Briefly tell us a bit about yourself and previous work experience. Explain how you satisfy the qualification requirements above. Include a link to your online portfolio or examples of your work. Include your Github profile username, preferably with public / open source repository activity (commits, issue resolution activity, etc).