Overview

Does the sound of millions of eyes on your work, from all over the world, every single day get you excited? Great! Read on.

We are looking for a Frontend Engineer for our Product Delivery Team who is passionate about code craftsmanship, continuous improvement and agile development. We need elegant solutions to the most complex challenges. Experience crafting applications using Backbone or other Javascript MVC frameworks is a must. We are a dynamic, innovative team building a global real-time platform utilizing latest technologies like LESS, Angular, Backbone and NodeJS for our main application.

Our Engineering philosophy is to do the right thing, at all times.  We are not interested in people who are not looking to grow.  Let’s re-iterate that, you MUST be looking to grow as both an individual and an engineer to work at Viafoura.  We push boundaries to deliver a distributed, real-time API that handles thousands of requests per second.

Responsibilities:

Work closely with a collaborative, agile team.
Contribute scalable software artifacts that are easy to understand and simple to maintain.
Debug/resolve HTML/JavaScript/PHP/Java issues
Annual northern expeditions where you will save baby seals
Contribute to a state of the art single page application using cutting-edge build tools.

Skills & Requirements

Must-have Skills:

Experience with JavaScript frameworks like BackBone, Ember, and Angular
Developing for desktop and mobile browsers (IE8+)
Advanced knowledge of JavaScript
Experience using Javascript Test Suites like Mocha, or Jasmine
Knowledge of RESTful APIs

Nice to have:

Experience with LESS CSS
Experience implementing high-performance web application interfaces with HTML 5 APIs
Contributions to open-source or personal projects
Experience with highly available systems such as Kafka, Storm, Trident, Cassandra, HBase, Zookeeper, Hadoop, Spark, Shark

About Viafoura

Our workplace offers:

Free food/coffee in the office
Open-concept workplace
BBQ grill on the terrace
Collaborative space where many meetups are held
Monthly hack days where you “scratch an itch”
Windows that actually open (we’re not in a high-rise)
Dozens of whiteboards to instill creativity
Build your own machine (choose your OS – we run multiple varieties of Linux and Mac)

Application process:

 

Please send in your resume, cover letter and transcript to victor@viafoura.com along with at least one example of your work (Github would be perfect).

 

If chosen, you will then be requested to attend a Google Hangout pre-screening, followed by an in-person, in-house interview, during which a coding test will be administered.

About Viafoura

 Viafoura is a tool for brands and publishers (online newspapers like CBC and LA Times) that facilitates commenting through text, audio, and video, and highlights the best people making those comments.Viafoura is one of Canada’s busiest APIs,  handling billions of page views and thousands of requests per second.Viafoura is creating the best real-time commenting and engagement analytics.We are funded by some great investors have an amazing team and revenues are growing FAST.Find out more about us in our careers section: http://viafoura.com/careersCompetitive Salary.Stock Options Available.We are proud of hiring really smart, passionate and motivated professionals.

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