Senior Developer (Front End/Full stack)

Senior Developer (Front End/Full stack)

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

The Opportunity

Our client builds and funds ventures in collaboration with global corporate enterprises across a variety of industries. In some cases we incubate new startups from the outside and in others we support internal corporate innovation projects. For example, we've helped a large bank Venture department launch 10+ new ventures in market across multiple verticals. This has involved doing early validation work into opportunities, mockups and early prototyping, roadmap support and strategic coaching.

As a Senior Software Developer, you'll work alongside our research, design, and product experts in the discovery, validation, and building of new ventures. This is a unique role for a generalist who enjoys the end-to-end building of products and believes in a hypothesis-driven approach -- supporting early research, user interviews, and ideation, as well as taking the lead on rapid prototyping and building of MVPs. Strong communication skills are critical in order to effectively engage and interact with our corporate partners and startup founders.

What you'll do

Lead rapid prototyping efforts to validate new venture opportunities, focusing on the assumptions being tested
Build MVPs for validated opportunities, balancing scope and effort against required scale
Support researchers and designers on early concept discovery and ideation; you've experienced the frustration of building products that don't solve a meaningful problem and want to contribute, in ways beyond code, to ensure that doesn't happen
Support portfolio companies in building products from time to time
Research and propose new technical tools and practices for the organization

Must Have Skills:


Strong Computer Science fundamentals (Clean architecture, performance improvements, application design, pragmatic programmer)
Experience developing, creating and modifying applications utilizing agile processes, including test-driven development (TDD), refactoring, and state-of-the-art continuous integration, build and deployment infrastructure
Experience contributing to product specifications (stories, task documentation, implementation, rollout), product goals and milestones (sprint planning, roadmaps, estimations)
A history of developing successful, large-scale, public technology software
Strong knowledge of one or more Object Oriented Programing or Functional Programming languages
A pragmatic approach to product development; you care more about driving customer and business value vs writing perfect code
Working knowledge of Lean, User Centered Design and Agile methodologies
Strong communication skills

Ability to contribute end to end (front-end, back-end, infrastructure, devops)
Corporate consulting experience
Startup experience (early and growth stages)

Core Skills:

Agile Methodologies
Back-end Front-end
Product Development
Rapid Prototyping
Web Development


Starting: ASAP
Travel: 25-50%
Dress Code: business casual