Software Engineer - Web Developer

North - Kitchener, ON (30+ days ago)

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About You:
You're a champion for the user with a passion for crafting engaging and intuitive experiences. Working closely with designers to bring beautiful websites to life excites you. You love staying current and experimenting with technology and aren't afraid to fail on the path to deeper understanding. Function and efficiency are as important to you as aesthetics. You strive for continuous improvement in both yourself and your team. You're thoughtful and creative, with a need to express yourself through hands-on work. You are excited to work with other talented software engineers and designers who are pushing the boundaries of human-computer interaction.

What You'll Do:
Work closely with the design and marketing teams to build websites that look beautiful on any screen, feel performant, and are accessible to everyone
Develop clean, intuitive, and flexible user interfaces for unique web and mobile applications
Build tools and services to help internal teams solve interesting problems, automate tasks, and visualize data
Stay current on design trends, cutting-edge web technologies, and standards
Work closely with product management, design, manufacturing, and other teams to take products from concept to release

Main Objectives:
Within 15 days you will:
Be assigned to a project team and start attending their scrum meetings.
Make minor code changes and simple bug fixes to gain familiarity with the development process.
Be granted access to Zeplin and other collaborative tools and begin looking at and commenting on upcoming website designs.

Within 30 days you will:
Contribute to code reviews and planning sessions.
Collaborate with the design team and participate in design review sessions.
Implement a new page on our website and present it to your team for peer review.

Within 60 days you will:
Assist in evolving our technical and design standards and contribute to our internal front-end libraries.
Work closely with the design and UX teams to bring more web pages to life.
Take technical ownership of larger portions of our website.

What You'll Need:
Strong development skills in modern JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Familiarity with React
Experience working with REST APIs
A high bar for code quality and performance
Experience planning and estimating software development tasks in an agile environment
Broad understanding of the design and architecture of modern web applications
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
An eagerness to step outside your comfort zone and experiment with new languages, tools, and frameworks
Degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent (in lieu of degree, minimum of four years of relevant work experience)

Bonus Points For:
Here are some other things you'll become great at if you join the team, but bonus points if you've already got a head start with experience with...

CSS preprocessors (SASS, LESS, etc.)
Redux, Flux or related state architecture libraries/frameworks
Server deployment/configuration (Node, SSL, Express)
Writing unit tests, test harnesses/frameworks
Relevant personal projects, open-source contributions or community engagements
Build systems and tooling (Webpack, Babel, Browserify)
Relational/NoSQL Databases (PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, etc.)
Cloud hosting platforms (Heroku, AWS, Kubernetes, etc.)
Containerization technology (Docker or similar)
Other high level languages (Go, Java, Ruby, Python, etc)
People leadership
Feel like you can't tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we're looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

Why North:
Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and we're passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.

About Us:
North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. North's latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, ask Alexa, and more — seamlessly and immediately. Founded in 2012, North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers, and creators committed to building a future where technology is there when you need it and gone when you don't, hidden by design.

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