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Software Developer

METROLAND MEDIA GROUP LTD

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Technology and Digital Media

ABOUT US

A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada’s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario and operates Canada's leading digital brands. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and advertisers and we’re continuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connection to the community. For further information, please visit www.metroland.com.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Metroland Digital Group operates three of Canada’s longest-standing and largest online sites for saving Canadians money, WagJag.com, Save.ca, and TraveAlerts.ca. We build industry leading digital solutions that emotionally connect with and create moments of joy for people. Located in our fast-paced, spacious downtown office, we are seeking a Software Developer to support the development team in engaging with the 3M+ consumers that visit us each month to get the very best deals on groceries, electronics, entertainment, travel, and more! 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Create modern leading edge web and/or mobile applications
  • Implement web applications using PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MYSQL
  • Implement mobile applications for iPhone and Android using native code and titanium Framework JavaScript
  • Research and recommend new technologies to enhance our products
  • Collaborate with our multifunctional teams (Project Management, Business Analysis, Product, Design, Development, QA)
  • Work closely with the product leads to help shape the future of our products

 WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, equivalent field, or relevant experience
  • 1-3 years of experience as a software developer (for new grads at least 4 software development co-op positions)
  • Experience building mobile applications for iOS and or Android with native code or common frameworks
  • Experience building web applications using PHP, MySQL and Front-End Technologies (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • Knowledge of OOP, SDLC, MVC, Web services, and Software Architecture
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to produce high quality software within given timelines
  • A hunger to learn and ability to flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter with hands-on approach

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Be at the cutting edge of the media industry
  • Casual office environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Generous vacation packages
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Individualized career plans and mentoring
  • Extensive ongoing development opportunities
  • Full onsite partially subsidized gym with fitness classes

 

OUR AODA COMMITMENT

Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide  accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

 

 

About Metroland Media Group

A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada's premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. Working at Metroland provides opportunities for extensive development and career growth, competitive compensation plan and GRSP/DPSP, a comprehensive benefits package, a generous vacation plan and personal days. A leader in the multimedia industry, if you are passionate about making a difference in your community, establishing a great work/life balance and developing your skills, join the Metroland team today.

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What it's like to work at Metroland Media Group

A Strong History and Future

Metroland’s thousands of employees are very proud of our long history of connecting, in countless ways, to communities across Ontario. From our print publications, some of which date back more than a century, to our steady flow of new digital products, we are intensely focused on being leaders in local media for our communities. If you are looking to be a part of your community, this could be the place for you.

Connected to the community

As the media world evolves, Metroland continues to lead the way in developing innovative editorial and marketing solutions. We are currently in touch with each and every community that our newspapers, flyers and websites touch. We believe that in order to drive a successful business, having a meaningful presence within these areas is necessary, and take pride in our local business relationships.

A look inside Metroland Media Group

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Benefits & Perks

Developing People from Within

Our mission is to develop the future leaders of our organization, and provide the opportunity for professional development to each and every employee. Our training centre is focused on pure development, and we invest in our people.

An Exciting Career in Media

We offer the opportunity to work in a:

  • Highly energized and results oriented business environment
  • A space where cutting edge digital advertising is your main focus
  • To develop and lead new advertising projects
  • Innovative/collaborative culture with talented and dedicated people
  • Well-established and respected company that is connected to their community
  • An entrepreneurial culture where employees to contribute their ideas
Benefits that work for you
  • Comprehensive Benefits package and 3 weeks of vacation with 2 additional personal days
  • Tuition Reimbursement program to assist employees in their development
  • Large group discount programs
  • Employee Lunch & Learns, Townhalls and BBQ’s
  • Cake Celebrations – here at Metroland we love to celebrate and eat cake! If a life event is happening we come together!
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – We encourage all employees to come together and support their community in a variety of different ways

Metroland Media Group Testimonials

Samantha Coelho
“We are everywhere! Our portfolio is so diverse that we can help any business advertise, through digital or print, all across Ontario.”

Samantha Coelho, Metroland Digital Account Specialist Manager in operations - Metroland Media Group

Mike Banville
“Each year Metroland contributes millions of dollars to support local charities and events throughout Ontario.”

Mike Banville, Director of Circulation - Metroland Media Group

Molly Hayes
“I get to meet new people every day, from all walks of life, in all corners of the city. I am continually inspired by the people and agencies working to help our most vulnerable neighbours.”

Molly Hayes, Director of Circulation - Metroland Media Group

Tamara Gostlin
“It’s extremely important to stay ahead of the trends and bring new solutions to our customers.”

Tamara Gostlin, Digital Sales Manager - Metroland Media Group

Software Developer, METROLAND MEDIA GROUP LTD, Toronto, ON, CANADA