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Senior Application Developer


Toronto, ON, CANADA
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About Us

At Workopolis, we do more than match people looking for jobs with companies looking for people looking for jobs. We help build futures, fulfill dreams and move Canadian business forward by connecting them with the talent they need. We move the recruitment industry in innovative directions and are responsible for moving the world of work. Not only do we love what we do, but we offer a competitive salary, incentive packages and a variety of perks you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

If this sounds like the kind of work that moves you, we'd love to have you on the team.

Job Description

We are looking for a strong developer with a passion for technology. The successful candidate will thrive in an Agile, fast-paced and exciting product development environment. At Workopolis you will find teammates who will guide, as well as challenge you to perform better. You will join our Agile cross-functional product teams made up of co-located product managers, scrum masters, designers, software developers and QA analysts. You will also get the opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies and engineering best practices as we build new and exciting features.

This opportunity will offer you a chance to solve technical problems that are unique to high traffic sites such as Workopolis. You will be working primarily on new product development and innovation. Our break rooms include Xbox games and a ping pong table. We put a lot of effort on providing great working environment with Agile team rooms to encourage cross-training, learning and creativity. We give all developers laptops with fast SSD drives, and two wide screen monitors. If you love working in an open, highly collaborative environment, and working with the latest technologies and tools then this is the place for you.


Here’s what you’ll get to do: 

  • Develop in depth technical understanding of new applications and complex technology frameworks.
  • Participate in the design, implementation and ongoing evolution of our Product and Technology roadmaps.
  • Leverage Agile engineering best practices including conducting code review sessions, and working in pair programming teams.
  • Work as part of an Agile team to define and implement user stories leading to deployable software at the end of every cycle.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to fellow developers.
  • Develop code with an appreciation for performance, scalability security and SEO
  • Perform feasibility stu.dies on complex frameworks such as custom caching appliances and provide recommendations.
  • Works collaboratively in a team that is focused more on communication rather than the documentation of heavy requirements and processes.
  • Creates innovative solutions to problems.
  • Will be primarily involved in .Net development and associated frameworks such as jQuery.


Here’s what you’ll love:

  • Our dynamic, collaborative team that is committed to quality and excellence.
  • The ability to think outside of the box, make a mark, and be recognized for your contributions.
  • The opportunity to be a part of an Agile methodology environment.


The Technical Stuff:  

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development preferably within a variety of business environments.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working in an Agile development environment including the following Agile methodologies: OpenAgile or Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban.
  • Preferred hands on experience with some or all of the following Microsoft technologies: .Net Framework (4+), C#, ASP.Net WebForms and MVC, WCF, IIS.
  • Prior experience with RESTful APIs, JSON and Javascript libraries such as jQuery or YUI.
  • Awareness of Inversion of Control, and Dependency Injection frameworks such as Castle Windsor.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of concepts such as Asp.Net page lifecycle, localization, reflection, caching strategies, etc.
  • Strong design patterns and agile development experience (unit testing, automated builds, etc.).
  • Understanding of SOLID principles, along with TDD and BDD.
  • Experience with MongoDB, NServiceBus, MSMQ or Oracle will be considered to be an asset.
  • Experience with high traffic web sites (1MM+ page views/day) will be a strong plus.
  • Experience with Web Analytics, Omniture a definite asset.
  • Must have the ability to research and provide solutions for complex issues.
  • Ability to recommend innovative solutions and think outside of the box.
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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