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Technical Specialist

at Koidies in Canada   —   Jul 16, 2014   |  
Overview
Koidies is an exciting new start-up launched by a group of foodies who share a curiosity, love and passion for all things culinary. First and foremost, we believe that food brings people together. In this day and age, technology offers new opportunities to foster relationships between individuals with shared interests. We plan to utilize the online environment to unite individuals seeking a community based around a shared enthusiasm for food.

The Koidies community will exist in two spaces. Within the physical space, unique cooking, dining and other culinary-based events function as platforms to develop new relationships, while also strengthening the bonds of existing connections. These relationships are further fostered through our online social media platform. Members are encouraged to interact and engage with the community by sharing their thoughts and experiences, and we will strive to help them remain up-to-date on news relating to Koidies and the culinary industry in return.

We are currently seeking a dedicated Technical Specialist to join our team full-time. The main responsibility of this individual is to take on the key position of building our website and all other digital platforms, whilst also taking part in the building of this organization. Koidies is developing quickly and we are looking for someone to go on this world wind adventure with us.

Other Requirements
- Passionate about food. You live and breath all things culinary.
- Knowledgeable about the latest trends in web design and social media
- Comfortable working in a flatly structured organization with loosely defined responsibilities. Koidies will be finding its work culture as the project progresses.
- Thrives on a challenge. If we ask you to build something atypical, you will respond with an enthusiastic affirmative.
- You are a team player and a leader in your area of expertise: You will be collaborating with the team to develop a road map for the website and take charge in implementing it
Responsibilities
Create a detailed road map of features for the Koidies.com website
Implement features in a timely manner according to the road map and incorporate feedback to continuously improve the website
Make informed decisions about which frameworks and technologies are best suited for our application
Work collaboratively with our graphics designer to create mock-ups of the website and translate them to working HTML, CSS and Javascript as needed, with the appropriate server-side support
Support the team in light system admin duties, such as email account management, performing routine backups, domain name registration, liaising with our hosting company to resolve issues, upgrading our Wordpress installation, etc.
Experience
2-5 years of professional experience in building social media websites and apps
Experience in planning, building, and launching a software project from the ground up
Skills
Very comfortable with HTML and CSS.
Javascript / jQuery experience is a plus.
You have an eye for design: You can make intuitive interfaces that are aesthetically pleasing and easy to use.
Knowledge and understanding of how social media widgets can be integrated into a website and how to use third-party APIs (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to increase visitor engagement.
Experience working with and customizing Wordpress themes is a must.
Experience building dynamic, interactive, database-driven websites with a server-side language (PHP, Ruby, .NET, Python, etc.)
Database knowledge - MySQL, Postgres, etc.
Familiar with JSON and XML data interchange formats
Experience building mobile apps (iOS, Android) is a bonus
Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Compensation
Fixed salary
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