Developer, E-Commerce
Torstaff Personnel - Toronto, ON

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Working from the downtown office, you will assist in building, improving and maintaining a world-class, multi-channel ecommerce platform. As a senior member of the E-Commerce Development team, you will lead, mentor and coach junior developers on the team, and/or participate in software architecture and systems integration decisions. This is a hands-on role where you will develop software across the full-stack of a multi-channel platform from HTML, CSS & Javascript to server-side Java and application specific database tuning on Oracle.


  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Development team
  • Motivate, coach and train team members in a manner that will exceed customer expectations

Provide clear directions and guidance on technical issues to all team members

  • Java Development on the hybris eCommerce platform
  • Write server-side code for web-based applications, create robust high-volume production applications, and develop prototypes quickly.
  • Participate in code and architecture reviews.
  • Responsive front-end Development using JavaScript, CSS, HTML in a Spring framework
  • Translate wireframes, creative design, and functional requirements into functional xHTML/ CSS / JavaScript
  • Develop JavaScript using standard frameworks (jQuery, Backbone.js, node.js etc.)
  • Construct design documents and documentation to aid in maintenance and code reuse.
  • Confirms program operation with testing; modifying program logic and performance tuning while guaranteeing quality assurance.
  • Closely work with the Quality Control and Technical Communication team members to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Provides input to status reports on the “health” of the application.
  • Provides support by ensuring stability of the application and addressing and resolving business issues in a timely manner.

Job Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a team or project leader role within a development environment
  • Exceptional team leadership skills with the ability to mentor and develop a team
  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering.
  • 1+ years experience in object oriented design and development in Java.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • Some experience developing with the Spring Framework would be preferred.
  • Some experience with an eCommerce platform (hybris, ATG, Websphere etc.) would be preferred.
  • Advanced skills using J2EE Frameworks and Libraries specifically such as Hibernate, JPA and JDO
  • Database development skills including SQL programming, solid understanding of relational database technologies, logical and physical data modeling. Preferably on an Oracle database.
  • Backend and Frontend/Web development experience with JSP, JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with web app servers, such as JBoss, Websphere, and Weblogic
  • Experience using standard development tools, such as Eclipse, Ant, Git
  • Experience developing SOAP and/or REST based web services
  • Strong understanding of XML and JSON and how to manipulate using document based and stream based API’s.