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Posted Dec 12
Squiggle Park

Full-Stack Developer / Software Engineer

Halifax Full Time

Squiggle Park is looking for a talented Full-Stack Developer / Engineer to build games that help children learn to read, and an analytics platform that helps teachers and schools identify areas that need work, specific to each child.


Requirements

3+ years professional experience with:

  • Full stack development for web and mobile applications
  • RESTful services – creating your own APIs, or integrating with 3rd party services)
  • MEAN Stacks – MongoDB, Passport, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js (we’re actually using React and Redux instead of Angular)
  • Cloud-based Infrastructure Services (IaaS)
  • Web standards and security

Soft Skills:

  • Can-do attitude – energy, drive, and determination to finish a project
  • Willingness to learn and apply new knowledge and skills
  • Strong communication skills; ability to convey technical details in plain English including the pros and cons of taking various approaches


Bonus Points For

  • Previous experience with:
  • Responsive design
  • Cross­-browser compatibility
  • Continuous integration and automated deployments (Jenkins CI)
  • Unity 3D / game development
  • C#
  • Animation
  • Agile teams (Scrum or Kanban)
  • Working in a startup or in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Kid’s games and interactive media
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of teaching reading and literacy skills


Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a scrum-based Agile development team
  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Write clean, well designed code, both front-end and back-end
  • Take part in team discussions and technical decision-making process
  • Follow industry best practices
  • Perform usability testing on interfaces and web applications
  • Ship working code and meet deadlines

Additional Application Instructions

This position can be remote, in Halifax, or Toronto.

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