Company Description*

WE EMBRACE A TALENT-LED CULTURE*

Our work is driven by our team's desire to be pioneers.

In 2009, we created Robots & Pencils with the then-contrarian view that mobile would be more transformative than the Internet. Turns out we were right.

Today, our thinking is rooted in the belief that, in the age of unprecedented technology acceleration, maintaining a competitive advantage requires new strategies and a focus on innovation.

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Our Core Values: *

  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Top Drawer
  • Always Learning
  • Heart
  • Discipline
  • Efficacy
  • Together

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Robots & Pencils Offers: *

We care about Talent. Hard stop.

We do this in many ways, by offering:

  • An attractive compensation package
  • Excellent benefits Medical, Dental, Vision etc. (this routinely gets reviewed each year for enhancements)
  • Paid stat/federal holidays, vacation and sick days
  • Flexible paid stat/federal holidays (because we care about what you care about and want to celebrate our culturally diverse team!)
  • R&P branded swag
  • Parental & adoption leave top up / salary continuance
  • 401K/RRSP matching

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But we also know a job isn't just defined by the above, so we pride ourselves in being a company that also offers: *

  • A #FollowTheTalent mentality - meaning you can be located anywhere in North America and work remotely. (We have 10+ years of experience building virtual working environments #WeKnowWhatWereDoing)
  • A dynamic, fast-paced environment where we're constantly #alwayslearning.
  • And lastly, a team that cares about you and wants to drive the talent experience. How do we do this? Over the years we've hosted comedian shows, had holiday parties, happy hours, brunches with the CEO, surprise coffee runs for the team, health & wellness events and prizes, trivia nights, surprise dinners for R&P team members and their family and so much more! (And yes, we've prioritized a way to do these things in a virtual setting and not just in person - thank you Zoom!)

You offer:

You do remarkable things and solve tough problems where many others have failed before. We are looking for people who are driven to be pioneers. If this is you - we want to hear from you!

You love working on a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You are able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve existing processes. You manage your time well and enjoy the little moments where you get to go above and beyond. You take pride in your craft and strive to refine it as often as possible. You value sharing knowledge and helping others, even when it may stretch you.

Job Description

Robots & Pencils is looking for a Frontend Web Developer

What You'll Do:

  • Work on Client products as well as our own products, delivering first-class software
  • Build out mobile APIs and web applications for mobile and browser Clients
  • Peer review other team members' code, and learn and adapt from peer review of your own code
  • Support sales and project managers with technical insights, leading to the creation of budgets and schedules for projects
  • You apply wisdom and knowledge to resolve issues and challenges while looking for new innovative solutions

Qualifications*

A successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies: *

  • 7+ years of delivering software
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient with the latest and greatest of vanilla JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Expertise working within modern frontend frameworks like React, Angular, Vue, etc. with the ability to weigh their pros and cons, and the willingness to rotate between them as needed
  • Highly proficient in building fully interactive and visually complex user interfaces from scratch
  • Confidently able to translate a design mock up into a near-pixel-perfect implementation across browsers
  • Experience using modern development tooling, like precompilers (e.g. - Webpack, Babel) and preprocessors (eg. SASS, LESS)
  • Working with API's and third party integrations is second nature
  • Strong understanding of responsive design and development
  • Experience with test-driven development and basic understanding of QA Processes
  • Understanding of common user interface guidelines and standards applied to web and mobile
  • Familiar with SEO and web analytics practices and platforms
  • Experience working alongside a creative team to negotiate and influence the design process
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies
  • Passion for both the user and developer experiences
  • Sharpies, Post-its and robot dreams

Additional Information

In addition to the core skills listed above, preferred candidates will have:

  • Experience in either an internal or external consulting role
  • Comfortable with working directly with a client as well as driving innovative solutions
  • Advanced experience working with content management systems
  • Advance knowledge and experience with common web application technology stacks like Java, PHP or Python
  • Experience working alongside and leading discussions with a creative team to negotiate and influence the design process
  • Advanced experience in exporting your own creative assets out of common design tools like Sketch and Photoshop
  • Advanced experience working on applications that connect to middleware technologies or databases

Job Type: Full-time


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Toronto, ON, Canada
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