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Software Development Manager

LabX Media Group is a science media company that produces monthly print publications and hosts a variety of digital media platforms and websites. We are an organization that is in high growth mode, both organic as well as through a full spectrum of acquisitions. We have been named to the Globe and Mail's 2021 Top Growing Companies list and the PROFIT 500: Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies list for 6 years running and are one of only a few companies in all of Simcoe County.

LabX Media Group is hiring a Software Development Manager. Working directly with the Sr. Director, Project Management, this role is responsible for overseeing the web development team including our developers, resources, and processes. This role is a hybrid role, with flexibility to work from home and in our Midland, ON head office. Ideal applicants for this role will be local to Simcoe County, with the ability to work in office as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • People management duties, including performance management, training and development, recruitment efforts, and onboarding/training planning
  • Working with lead developers, manage the development Life Cycle from start to finish, lead/guide developers in their roles
  • Support project management efforts including resource planning and scheduling
  • Manage spring planning and prioritization amongst teams' skill sets and project load
  • Temporarily support Infrastructure IT projects
  • Refine and maintain productivity metrics, support documentation and training standards initiatives
  • Scrum Master duties would be an asset, but not required for this role

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 7+ years experience in web development, most recently in a manager role
  • 2+ years working in an Agile development environment
  • Preferred background knowledge and experience with PHP, Node.js, React, SQL Queries as required for Senior Developer
  • Extensive experience with all layers of web development, including data modeling, business logic, API, RESTful web services, JavaScript
  • Magento experience for eCommerce platform development is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of source control (such as GIT) and standard development environments
  • Strong in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Excellent and demonstrative problem-solving capabilities
  • Good task estimation and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of SEO best-practices
  • Interest in the latest trends in UI/UX web application design
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum software development methodology a benefit (JIRA)
  • Knowledge of command line tools such as Gulp, Webpack, and Docker are valuable assets

Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit your application directly to our recruitment platform at: https://labx.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=57&source=aWQ9MjE%3D

This role is a hybrid role, with flexibility to work from home and in office. Ideal applicants for this role will be local to Simcoe County, with the ability to work in office as needed.

LabX Media Group is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Date Posted

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 17:00

Valid Through

Friday, December 31, 2021 - 17:00

Employment Type

Full Time

Work Hours

8:30am-5:00pm EST

Location

334 King Street
Unit 2
Midland, ON L4R 3M8
Canada