Isobar Canada: Senior Front-End Web Developer

Posted by | August 21, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Toronto, ON


We are a
premier digital marketing agency located in the heart of downtown
Toronto’s Fashion district and seeking a talented Senior Front-End Web Developer for a full time role.  
Technical Requirements
  • 7+ years of experience with HTML,
    CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, XML
  • Ability to quickly build and
    implement pages from design comps
  • Experience integrating front
    end markup with server-side technologies and template engines  (i.e. Grails/GSP, Velocity, FreeMarker, JSP, ASP.NET)
  • Experience building large web sites
  • Experience
    with graphic tools such as Adobe Photoshop for image slicing, resizing,
  • Experience building responsive design websites
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Experience working with version
    control systems (eg. SVN/GIT)
  • Experience working with the SDLC and Agile
  • Understanding of client-server
    performance issues
  • Understanding of web browser compatibility
  • Understanding of WCAG accessibility standards

  • Experience implementing Web Analytics and Website Optimization
  • Experience acting in a team lead capacity for the front end development of a project
  • Work on a specified schedule
    and report status on a regular basis
  • Shows respect for others and is
    open to contributions from a wide range of individuals
  • Creates rapport easily with
    others and listens effectively
  • Approaches work with a
    positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrate persistence and
    tenacity in performing tasks and reaching objectives
  • Demonstrates active listening
    skills and possesses the ability to apply new problem solving methods over
  • Demonstrates and shows
    initiative in keeping current with all emerging media/digital market
  • Capable of inspired thinking

  • Developing components, services
    and web applications using various technologies
  • Designing software using design
    patterns and best practices
  • Writing and reviewing technical
  • Troubleshooting, performing
    problem analysis and fixing bugs
  • Contribute to brainstorming
    sessions for new refactoring ideas
  • Interprets written business
    requirements and technical specification documents
  • Performs coding to written
    technical specifications
  • Investigates, analyzes and
    documents reported defects
  • Performs maintenance
    programming and correction of identified defects
  • Creates, documents, and
    implements unit test plans, scripts, and test harnesses
  • Creates and maintains technical
    documentation using defined technical documentation templates
  • Performs related duties as
  • Participates in achieving
    project objectives through own activities with direction and support from
  • Supports senior staff in
    preparing and delivering work to clients within Isobar
  • Responds to client requests in
    a timely manner
  • Experience interfacing with clients and vendors
  • Actively contributes to team
    meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Establishes working
    relationships with internal teams demonstrating open communication, tact
    and diplomacy
  • Express oneself clearly and
    concisely in oral communications
  • Writes in a clear and concise
  • Organizes ideas and information
    logically and sequentially
  • Proactively escalates barriers
    and problems to appropriate colleague for resolution
Knowledge & Skills
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree
    strongly recommended in Computer Science, Software Engineering, etc.
  • 7+ years of related work
  • Demonstrated ability to take
    concise and accurate notes in team or client meetings
  • Ability to take direction and
    execute with some guidance
  • Strong interest and familiarity
    with the digital agency business
  • Requisite level computer skills
    to execute the job function effectively

Company Description
Isobar Canada is a 30-person digital communications
agency that develops websites, social media campaigns, online advertising
solutions and mobile applications for many of the world’s most prestigious
brands, and for clients throughout North America. Isobar Canada is part of the
Isobar network, a modern communications agency network of over 3,000 people in
34 markets, and we are owned by Aegis Group plc which employs over 11,000
people in six continents. We work very closely with our other Aegis Media
Canada divisions, including media agencies Vizeum and Carat, social media
management company ICUC, and search engine agency iProspect. We are located in
the heart of Toronto’s advertising community (Spadina & Adelaide) with
Carat and iProspect teams located within the same building as us.

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