Company Description

Work with us serves millions of readers per month across multiple channels. To grow and evolve the team, we’re looking for creative and hardworking leaders with a passion for problem solving in the challenging space of modern news media.

Work in a modern process
Our development team is full of smart people with oodles of experience building cool things. Many of us came to The Star from the start-up world, and we’ve brought that start-up mentality and culture right along with us. We have a lot of cool stuff to build.

Work in a world class organization
We're looking for people who are interested in shaping the future of media and helping tell data-driven stories that will potentially reach millions of Canadians. We offer the opportunity to work with some of the finest development minds on the largest media sites in Canada, backed by a company that has been delivering content to its readers for more than a century.

Job Description

What you’ll do

  • Write code
  • Write tests
  • Build products
  • Work with product and data teams to help tell stories based on open data
  • Ensure the overall health of all applications
  • Enrich team’s abilities and execution
  • Set and maintain good code practices
  • Guide team implementations
  • Overall system and process health
  • Drive and organize initiatives


We’re looking for people with

  • Minimum 3 years experience developing production-ready code
  • Experience working with APIs
  • Experience with web scraping tool sets – puppeteer, cheerio, etc…
  • Strong React and Node experience, prior Java experience a bonus
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Strong understanding of application technologies and frameworks
  • Proficiency with developer tools and debugging techniques
  • Ability to assess risks, scope, and obstacles as they relate to front-end development
  • Ability to explain functionality and decision-making behind an application that you've worked on
  • Master of Git
  • Strong ability to utilize and execute on continuous deployment and integration.
  • Testing experience preferred
  • Experience with JIRA or similar project management tracking software

More about you

  • Can write complex scripts, applications and tests
  • Can define testing strategy for a given application
  • Deep understanding of an entire application lifecycle
  • Deep understanding of databases and application services (queues, caching, etc.)
  • Understands and is able to execute on networking, security and scale
  • Comfortable working on any area of an app
  • Helps others deliver features with quality and efficiency
  • Delivers features with quality and efficiency
  • Guides team on technical direction
  • A definer and champion of process
  • Explores new technologies and implements them

Additional Information

Why You’ll LOVE Working Here…

The opportunity to be part of an exciting company grounded in history while striving to be at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you'll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment

  • We recognize that you have a life outside of work and we offer you real work/life balance
  • We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities
  • We've got your health in mind; you'll get a comprehensive benefits package & group RSP (Extended Health Care, Dental, etc.) combined with a generous vacation plan

…And let’s not forget the AWESOME PEOPLE!

The Company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform The Company of your requirements.

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