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SENIOR FRONT END DEVELOPER

Why hello there!

Thanks for stopping by! We’re stoked to have you here and are excited at the chance to meet you!

We’re looking for a senior full stack React.js developer with experience in Next.js and GraphQL to take the lead on the front end build of our new platform. This role will work alongside our Tech Lead and report directly to our CEO, requiring a high level of technical knowledge and guidance as you’ll be working with us to build our platform from the ground up.

If you’ve been looking for a chance to build a product from the ground up… this is it. As Senior Front End Developer, you’ll have direct input over every technical aspect of our new platform, from the first line of code to the last.This full time position will involve a mix of at-home remote and on-site work requiring a fun, energetic, organized and well rounded personality who isn’t afraid to think outside the box and go with the flow.

We’re a start-up with a small dev team of 3, however, we’re a secure & profitable stage 2 built on sales and revenue, not investments and dreams. We’re well beyond proof of concept with over $4m processed in our first 8 months and are ready to scale, and scale fast.

As a part of a start-up you’ll be required to wear multiple hats including the build of our new platform (yay), light development of our current platform (OK), data migration (boo), feature building for future releases (yay), and building up a dev team as we expand (yay).

If you enjoy being part of something new & fresh, are able to think for yourself and thrive in an environment where you’re writing the instruction manual vs following it, this is the position for you. 

about us

Pavement is a vendor first food ordering marketplace, a virtual shopping mall for the F&B industry. We’re the first e-commerce solution built by the industry for the industry. As a vendor-first platform built on the idea that a product focussed on the support vendors and their brands will result in the best possible customer experience. We currently offer scheduled (and contactless) pickup all over Ontario and commission free on-demand delivery within the GHA. Really, all this is a long way of saying we’re a food ordering platform that doesn’t suck.

Pavement wasn’t born from big-tech, it was the product of 15 years experience in the hospitality industry throwing large scale events and creating unique and wild dining experiences. Our goal is to build a fair-for-all platform that supports local industry and the hard working people behind it. We’re firm believers that code is for everyone choosing to hire our team based on passion and willingness to learn. No matter what the “Tech Bro’s” tell ya, if you’re able to send a text message you can learn basic code, so don’t be scared to apply. 

We’re strong believers in local communities, choosing to build our business on the idea that money made from a community should stay in a community. On a micro level we employ local teams to manage local vendors, invest what we can of regional profits back into small local humanitarian organizations. On a higher level we recognize our roll as a business to the global community by supporting small, grassroots humanitarian organizations with a particular focus on youth and refugees/newcomers. On the whole, we generally try to be decent & fair people.

about the job

  • Built it up Buttercup
    As senior front end engineer your primary job will be to build, prototype and launch our new e-com marketplace and app. You’ll work alongside our CEO to take our framework / roadmap and build a product that’ll be used by hundreds of thousands of users across the globe.


Core skills required
 – Ability to quickly prototype applications with a strong proficiency in Javascript/ ES6
 – Developing reusable components in Reactjs (with Redux or flux)
 – Nextjs w/ GraphQL APIs
 – Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code
 – Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers

Nice to have skills would be:
 – Knowledge of storybook.js
 – Knowledge of atomic design principles
 – System design thinking and optimization
 – Work in a agile environment

Out with the old
As the new platform is being build, you’ll oversee data migration, low level dev and maintenance on our current system built on the Laravel framework. Light level maintenance and intermediate understanding of php a plus.

Show me the money!

  Contract:
  Full time permanent position beginning with a 3 month contract 

  Hours:
  Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm (Flexible)

  Location:
  75% Remote at Home (Will change 50/50 in-office hours post COVID-19).
  25% Onsite

  Salary:
  $90,000CAD p/y
  4 weeks paid holiday
 (No Benefit Package yet)
 Bonus after year and launch of MVP

about you

What Cha Gotta Have

*Or equivalent experience in leading teams of React & Javascript front end developers

Who we'd like ya to be

5+ years leadership experience in web application and commercial software development. Front End developer with expert experience in React.js, GraphQL, Next.js and Javascript. Intermediate understanding of Python/Django and Mysql ideal.

We are a small group of fun, energetic people who love life. Our focus is on creating the best flippin’ product while helping out the most people we can. This is to say… we are not tech bros.. we’re more interested in creating something great than we are on being the next Musk. If you want to be a part of building an epic product and enjoying life… we’re the people for you.

Regardless of our “requirements” what impresses us more than anything is quality of product and ease of personality. So… regardless if you have experience, if you’ve built a cool product, or just wanna be apart of something fun call us, we wanna chat. 

Gettin' to know ya now...

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