Intermediate JavaScript Developer

Smilegate West Inc. - North York, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Us

Smilegate West Inc. is the North and South American publisher of its parent company Smilegate, headquartered in South Korea. The Company specializes in Free-to-Play online games including CrossFire and Lost Saga. Founded in 2006 with a goal of becoming a leading publisher and digital media distributor of online video games, the Company is built on the principle that online, community-based video games offer unique and compelling gaming experiences with untapped mass market potential and wide social appeal.

The Toronto office employs a staff of widely-talented and culturally diverse employees, led by an experienced and imaginative management team. In publishing CrossFire, one of the most played online FPS games worldwide, with over 6 million concurrent users and 500 million registered players, currently available in 80 countries including China, Vietnam, North & South America, and Europe, Smilegate West Inc. continues to deliver the highest quality free-to-play game experience through its proprietary gaming portals, Z8Games.

For more information about the company and its current product offerings, please visit

Job Description

We are looking for a JavaScript Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include implementing visual elements and their behaviors with user interactions. You will work with both front-end and back-end web developers to build all client-side logic. You will also be bridging the gap between the visual elements and the server-side infrastructure, taking an active role on both sides, and defining how the application looks and functions.


  • Develop and enhance our main front end platform - website
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Develop specifications and designs for complex applications or modifying/maintaining complex existing applications
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end services
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

Skills and Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in web technologies, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • 1+ years experience in ReactJS
  • Expert knowledge of ES6 JavaScript with a strong understanding of JavaScript fundamentals such as prototype inheritance, composition,
  • Expert knowledge of React/Redux
  • Strong understanding of web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience with a responsive design for desktop/mobile
  • CSS compiler knowledge (E.g., Sass, LESS)
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around such issues
  • Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt, Gulp.js and webpack.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as SVN and Git
  • Good understanding of browser rendering behavior and performance
  • Ability to work in an Agile environment

Smilegate West, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Smilegate West, Inc. will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.

We thank all applicants, however only those eligible to work in Ontario with a valid work permit and selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time