Web Application Developer (Intermediate)

Checkfront Inc

June 09, 2015

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Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Established in 2010, Checkfront Inc (www.checkfront.com) is a profitable and growing Canadian company that has processed over $700 million on online bookings.

Named the VIATEC Emerging company of the Year in 2011, our team of bright and talented individuals have a driven focus on user experience and customer success.

Bootstrapped and customer funded, Checkfront raised its first funding round ($1M) in early 2015 lead by a group of successful entrepreneurs based out of Victoria and Vancouver BC. More about us…

Job Summary: 

We are looking for a talented and motivated intermediate web application developer to join our team in designing and developing our popular cloud based booking and e-commerce application. You’ll get to learn and gain hands-on experience in a team-based, agile-friendly work environment with our unique industry and customers.

Our development is managed out of Victoria BC, Canada. We are open to contract and full time engagements, however Checkfront must be your primary focus.

We are:

One of Canada’s top new SaaS startups. We have a dedicated and diverse customer base that operate the most interesting businesses in some of the most amazing places around the world.

You are:

A creative, self-motivated web application developer with practical experience, a passion for start-ups and innovation. You enjoy new API’s like a good book. You talk about code at parties. Sometimes you dream in pixels, sometimes you dream in Jquery, but mostly you dream in PHP.

You should have:

  • 3 or more years experience building web and e-commerce applications in PHP / JQuery / HTML 5, SQL.
  • Experience with popular web platforms / API’s including as many of these as possible: Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Facebook, Twitter, Quickbooks, Google Apps, Paypal, Authorize.net, SagePay, Xero, Travelocity, Expedia, OpenID, Stripe, Salesforce, Desk.com (we can go on).
  • A passion for learning the latest technologies and standards.

Fanatical attention to detail and data security.

We’d love you to have:

  • Experience deploying and maintaining web server technology (Amazon, Linode).
  • Familiarity with source control systems (Git).
  • A good understanding of enterprise cloud applications.
  • Experience in the hospitality, event management, or other schedule based business management systems.
  • An appreciation for well designed apps, UX / UI.
  • Previous experience in a SaaS, or service based business.

You get:

  • A pimped out workstation of your choosing (we mainly work in Mac & Linux).
  • An opportunity to work with the latest technologies available.
  • An open work ethic that values a work life balance.
  • An exciting fast paced environment with plenty of room to learn, excel and impact.
  • Opportunity to travel to industry leading events and developer pow-wows (Google IO, Dreamforce, AWW etc).
  • Flexible work hours (we care about results, not how you get them done).
  • Paid money to do what you love.

Why Join Us

We have an amazing and diverse base of customers in over eighty countries. With Checkfront you can book a wine tour in Napa, hire a Range Rover in the UK, reserve a pirate ship in Baltimore, stay in a luxury cabin in Tofino and enjoy whale watching in Victoria (to name a few). Our customers use our application every day to manage and grow their businesses online.

Checkfront is located in heart the of Victoria BC, Canada — rated one of the best lifestyle cities in North America. We’re a quick stroll to the inner-harbour, surrounded by great cafes, food and shopping. We believe in a work-life balance and aligning people with goals that benefit the company, and the person.

We’re an ambitious bunch, we aim on shipping extraordinary experiences to tour operators, accommodation providers and rental companies. You’ll be surrounded by talented team members who share a common vision for what an amazing workplace could be, and have the opportunity to help shape how we build a world-class software company right here in downtown beautiful Victoria BC.

Working at Checkfront you get a flexible & co-operative work environment. You work the schedule that makes the most sense to your life, with work from home days as needed. You pick the hardware required to get the job done, free lunch on Fridays with the team, and a great benefits package to boot.

How To Apply: 

If you think you can lift our team to the next level, send your resume and cover letter to hr@checkfront.com. Please include a list of any relevant projects / applications / websites you have contributed to, and what your role was.

Employment or outsourcing agencies need not apply, thank you.