Lead Developer
InitLive Inc. - Ottawa, ON

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Job Description
InitLive, a new startup company under the Wesley Clover umbrella, is looking for a lead developer for our cloud based web application. We require someone who wants to embrace the entrepreneurial experience and who possesses a passion for innovating and developing cloud and mobile technologies. You will work with a team of talented people to help design and build our patented mobile event service. This job requires a pay/equity spilt, so we are looking for a partner who is willing to put in the sweat it takes to create a successful business.

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
  • Collaborate with the team to define and refine product requirements
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Build scalable and secure infrastructure specifically targeted to cloud resources
  • Cooperate with web designers to match visual design intent
  • Work on all levels of code from database interaction and core business logic up through data delivery and the interface
  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities
  • Work with outside data sources and API's
  • Test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to enhance the application and maximize development efficiency


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • 1+ years of software development experience (summer job or co-op acceptable)
  • Top-notch programming skills and in-depth knowledge of modern HTML/CSS
  • Working knowledge of structuring, developing and implementing interactive Web sites
  • Proven, relevant experience in cross-functional development with a broad range of Web technologies:
  • Experience developing user interfaces and applications in JavaScript, C#, JQuery, HTML, XML, AJAX, JSON and web services
  • Experience developing real-time server side web applications with Java, Grails, Spring, Hibernate JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS using REST/JSON APIs
  • Expert in at least one compiled language (C, Java) and one dynamic scripting language (e.g. Ruby, PHP, Python, Perl)
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and Spring Framework an asset
  • Strong familiarity with MySQL database programming and performance
  • Experience with Git (GitHub ID in your application would be appreciated)
  • Ability to research, organize and present ideas in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and written
  • Ability to manage and execute tasks in a team-oriented, collaborative, high-pressure environment
  • Problem diagnosis and solving skills
  • Ability to learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques