Back-End Developer
Toronto, ON
AskforTask is Canada's leading on-demand marketplace for home cleaning, handyman, and general help tasks. Our goal is to make house cleaning and related services more affordable and less of an unobtainable luxury because having a stress free home shouldn't break the bank. As a team, we strive to create a workplace that prioritizes equal opportunity, employee growth, and a community of like-minded individuals.

We're currently looking for a Back-End Developer to work part-time, 15 to 20 hours (flexible) either remotely or with our core team in our head office based out of Toronto, Canada.

As a Back-End Developer, you'll be instrumental in shaping the future of both our customer facing (Asker) and service provider (Tasker) front-end web applications and also supporting the backend technology stack (REST APIs, PHP Stack). We're looking for team players with natural product intuition who can work harder, faster, and smarter while taking technical excellence to a whole new level.

As a Back-End Developer at Askfortask, you'll be expected to:
  • Develop exciting new features for both the Backend & Frontend. Currently, the platform is built using PHP (Laravel framework) & Node.js. Front-end is built using React.js & WordPress.
  • Create algorithms using location services and existing datasets to optimize the efficiency of the platform.
  • Enhance the website front-end using HTML, CSS, JS for better user experience.
  • Help build the next big thing in revolutionizing the services space - Yes we've built a platform facilitating real transactions with real people in the real world!
Here's what we're looking for:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant working experience.
  • Minimum 4+ years' of front-end and/or backend programming experience including the use of up-to-date/modern paradigms.
  • Strong understanding and experience of front-end web application architecture and development, using any front-end framework (React, Wordpress).
  • Strong understanding and experience of backend web development and server architecture using any backend server technology (Preferably PHP).
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts, database queries, REST APIs and software design patterns.
  • A disciplined approach to development, testing, documentation and code structure in a team environment
  • A familiarity with the web tool ecosystem for development, testing, debugging, and performance benchmarking
  • An excellent understanding of best practices for concurrency and threading
  • Familiarity with unit testing.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Here are some of the Perks we offer:
  • Work in a modern newly built office with 3 different ambiances to choose from! You'll definitely fall in love with our new home :)
  • Get AskforTask employee discounts
  • Fantastic opportunity to grow with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
  • Excellent growth opportunity with a possibility of next promotion scheduled in 12-16 months based on the performance.
  • Full access to gym and sauna inside the building.
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