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Backend Web Developer for Social Commerce Start-up in Sustainability Space

at TheChange in Canada   —   Jun 28, 2014   |  
Overview
Passionate about using technology for social change?! Want to be a part of a promising start-up? If you are a self-motivated, entrepreneurial web developer then keep reading!

TheChange is a platform for sustainability engagement. People use our platform to shop, work and study for change while organizations use TheChange to connect with a highly targeted and motivated audience. We launched TheChange.com on May 15th with the participation of over 50 of BC's leading sustainable companies and NGO's. We have big plans for future development, including our latest project ethicalDeal.com. It's an exciting time to join our team!

As the backend development lead you will be responsible for architecting, coding and expanding the back end functionality of our websites. You'll be responsible for various additional tasks including bug fixes, server troubleshooting, and strategic technical input. You will work closely with our web design and marketing team to develop and create a continually better customer experience. Growth and new challenges will be endless with this job as the company scales up at a continually faster pace.

We are looking for someone who shares our vision, has an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic and is keen to be part of a start-up environment. If you are a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy working in an agile and iterative development environment, then you’ll fit right in.

Please note: Our start-up is supported by a government program that funds innovative technology start-ups. This program requires that new hires are 30 years or younger, have post secondary education and are Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents.
Experience
Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field
3+ years of demonstrated web development experience
Strong working ability in PHP
Strong working knowledge of MySQL and experience building scalable database driven web sites
Experience using open source software and services
Knowledge of MVC frameworks (CakePHP, Codeigniter, Elgg)
Basic sysadmin skills for linux-based deployments
E-commerce experience is preferred
Skills
Passionate about web technologies, usability and analytics
Entrepreneurial spirit; you love iterating and shipping quickly and frequently
A deep belief in learning through doing
Excellent communicator with good project management skills
Dedicated to constant refinement and improvement in every task you take on
Understanding and interest in Web 2.0 concepts - social media, UGC, online communities
You're innately driven to create web applications that users love
Bonus
Previous start-up experience
Experience with the Elgg framework
Experience with social media integration (Facebook Connect, Twitter API etc.)
Education
• Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field
Compensation
• Get involved with a start-up that has garnered early traction and grow with the company
• Lead technology development and use your skills to make a mark!
• We can offer a base salary and equity participation
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