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At Focus21 Inc. we build online experiences with purpose, no BS! We’re looking for creative, intelligent and resourceful individuals to join our growing development team.

From re-engineering old IT to building fresh agile software, we specialize in partnering with science and technology based organizations to develop first-of-its-kind information solutions by strategically applying 21st century thinking. We use our collective domain expertise to help our clients make sense of complex data. (http://focus21.io/).

We're hiring developers to join our project teams and contribute in all areas of development. We're looking for someone who understands software and web development on a general level and is capable of solving problems even in areas they're not familiar with. It's hard to put a number on experience, but we're looking for someone who has more than 3-4 years of experience in the industry and is comfortable taking on challenging tasks, designing features, reviewing code and mentoring junior developers.

Our Stack: http://stackshare.io/focus21-inc/focus21-inc

Location: We get our best work done together in a collaborative environment. Our ideal candidates can join us on site at 101 Frederick St in Kitchener, Ontario.

Other important stuff you can expect from us:

  • Continued learning, experienced mentors
  • Benefits (Health, Dental, etc..) package
  • Team lunches and special events
  • Open, no cubicle environment

What kinds of things we want you to be accountable for:

  • Review and analyze system specifications
  • Being an outstanding team member. Honest, empathetic and caring.
  • Lend a helping hand
  • Passion for learning
  • Passion for high quality and ability to raise standards
  • Help troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to document and troubleshoot errors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills

What you bring to the projects:

  • React and its ecosystem (redux, et cetera)
  • Node and its ecosystem (express)
  • SQL (we mostly use Postgres)
  • GraphQL, Relay
  • Cloud architecture (we mostly use AWS)
  • General web conventions, protocols and best practices
  • General development technologies, languages and principles like shell scripting, general networking, version control and dev-ops (we're big fans of Docker)
  • Researching, assessing and recommending technology solutions
  • Scrum and Kanban methodologies; quality delivery, building and meeting client timelines is essential

It would be nice if you also bring any of these:

  • Understanding of functional programming
  • Node.js
  • React
  • GitLab
  • Sass
  • Git
  • HTML5
  • Amazon Web Services or experience with another cloud provider
  • Linux
  • Involvement in development communities, meetups, blogging, etc.

We work primarily on software relating to healthcare, so we place a high value on security and diligence when it comes to passwords, keys and other sensitive data. Experience working under HIPAA is an asset.

Feel like you can only tick off a few of these boxes? Apply anyway - you may still be exactly what we need.