Lead Developer
Digital Howard - Toronto, ON

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Looking For A Lead Developer **

Are you ridiculously talented? Are your talents going to waste working on boring corporate sites? Are you sick of showing up at work every day uninspired?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading.

You’re a Lead Developer who is passionate about your art, takes pride in your work, and can’t help but challenge conventional wisdom. To us, a Lead Developer is much more than just ‘chief coder’. You’re a visionary and team leader who lives and breathes user experience and interface.

You’re someone who wants to break new ground and create best-in-class experiences – for digital content, web experiences, games, and mobile applications. You’re someone with a passion for how things work and feel because at the end of the day that’s all your audience cares about.
We’re a brand new digital entertainment company and we create killer entertainment experiences for audiences who want to be wowed. We produce original multiplatform content, kick-ass digital extensions of TV shows, and digital applications meant to amaze, dazzle and most of all entertain. We don’t do corporate sites, we’re not into company politics, and we’re definitely NOT an ad agency.

We want you to love what you’re working on and be invested in its success. We're hiring someone with the lights on, who can lead internal and external teams and is constantly looking for new and improved ways to engage audiences on digital platforms.

You’re expert in all things PHP, HTML5, Responsive Design, the App Ecosystem, After Effects, yada yada yada. We assume if you’re interested in this role, you’re going to have a skill set that blows us away.

The job will involve managing multiple projects and hiring and running internal teams, it will challenge you to dream big and then find ways to pull it off. This is a full-time position with excellent pay, health and dental benefits and an unparalleled work environment.

If this is you, let us know you're out there. We'd love to talk. Please read carefully and apply in just the way the page describes.

If this isn’t you, but this sounds just like someone you know,* there's a $500 CDN bounty if you refer the person we hire.* Have them mention your name and contact info in the application.

Deadline: Noon, April 5, 2013

How Do I Apply?

This position is critical to the success of our new company. If the application process is too onerous for you, you’re not meant for this position. We’re looking for someone with an attitude that matches our own, with a very particular skill set, and your own set of goals for what you want to achieve.

If you become part of our team, you will be given a great deal of independence and very little oversight. We expect you to dream big and then deliver on those dreams. On time and on budget is a given – we want someone who seeks to exceed what’s expected and blow people away.

After reviewing the questions below, put together your best effort in a four page PDF document and email it.

That's the only way to apply--please respect the boundary! Deadline for applications is noon on April 5, 2013. One application per person, get it right the first time!


Questions you might answer

These are some suggested things you might put into your 4-pager – you don’t have to answer them all, but this will help us understand who you are and what you’re all about:

  • Take us to your personal website
  • In four bullet points, tell us how you pulled off a project that didn’t have enough money or enough time?
  • Show us the 3 projects you’re proudest of and use 3 bullets to explain why for each
  • Find a weak example of UI on the web and fix it into something great
  • Show us three websites you think are both effective and beautiful. What would you do to spread them virally?
  • Point to a blog post that changed the way you think about connecting with people online
  • Tell us about yourself. What’s your favorite TV show? What type of music do you like? What inspires you? Who inspires you?
  • Where do you work now? What's great about it?
  • And be sure to share your salary needs as well

**With thanks to Seth Godin for the inspiration