Junior Developer

Rakuten Kobo Inc. - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Here at Rakuten Kobo Inc. we offer a casual working start-up environment and a group of friendly and talented individuals. Our employees rank us highly in terms of commitment to work/life balance. We realize that for our people to be innovative, creative and passionate they need to have healthy minds and bodies. We believe in rewarding all our employees with competitive salaries, performance based annual bonuses, stock options and training opportunities.

If you’re looking for a company that inspires passion, personal, and professional growth – join Kobo and come help us make reading lives better.

The Role:
You’re an experienced and enthusiastic web developer who makes browsers bend to your will and you are equally adept at coaxing the most out of the servers and cloud. You’re more than just full-stack because you know how to apply technology with an attention to detail that you can be proud of. You’re looking for a place on a team that will invest in you to achieve mastery in your craft.

We’re a team that embraces continuous improvement, has a drive to own the products we create and observe how they live and breathe in front of real users. We merge development and QA harmoniously and we use peer reviews to learn new things from each other. We embrace agility and focus on delivering improvements to our customers continuously.

Rakuten Kobo is a small company, but there are no small jobs here. Everyone contributes to shaping the product design and featureset. We all chip in to refactor and improve our technology. Ideas are welcome, and owning great ideas all the way to realization is what sets our teams apart. We listen to our customers in real time, and we’re incredibly fortunate to work on a product that we ourselves and our families can enjoy and be
proud of.

The Skillset:To join this team, we need you to have the following:
Deep knowledge of the web. Be able to tell us the technical differences between HTTP and HTTPS, and enlighten us on the specifics of the HTTP verbs. Maybe even describe the intricacies of cross origin resource sharing or Open Authentication.
Demonstrable experience with web front end technologies (HTML, Javascript, CSS and surrounding toolsets).
Demonstrable experience with server side web technologies (specifically ASP.NET MVC, Web API. NodeJS may be a bonus).
Demonstrable experience with server side application tier technologies and data storage (specifically WCF, Memcache, Couchbase, SOLR, SQL Server, nHibernate).
Ability to explain to us why SOLID principles are important and how you can apply specific design patterns while still making the code beautiful.
Ability to review and debug code, spot issues, and work collaboratively to improve the codebase and the level of expertise within the team.
Oh, and the ability to write testable and observable code while dealing effortlessly with the complexities of git is kinda important too.

It would be fantastic if you could bring the following extra bonus items to us:
Your feedback and opinion on Kobo’s products and services. You’ve downloaded our app and read your favourite book already, right?
Links to open source projects you’ve contributed to
Links to communities you’ve participated in and helped
Links to live web sites or applications you’ve contributed to
Demonstrable skills in web performance engineering and web security tactics.
Experience wielding development tool chains that facilitate quick feedback cycles and continuous integration and delivery.

If you feel you have the right base skillsets and are confident you can teach us a thing or two, please go ahead and apply.

The Perks:
Flexible hours
Optional work from home for the remainder of 2020
Full benefits starting from your first day
Paid Volunteer days, and 3% RRSP matching
Monthly commuting allowance
Flexible health spending account
Talent and development training budget
Free Kobo device + free weekly e-book or audiobook
Weekly Kobo Tech University sessions
Maternity/paternity leave top up

About Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the most advanced global ecommerce companies, with the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 6 million eBooks and audiobooks to 30 million + customers in 190 countries. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience through creative innovation, award-winning eReaders, and top-ranking mobile apps. Kobo is a part of the Rakuten group of companies.

Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request. Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted