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25 Mar 2014

Contract Ruby on Rails Web Developer (Lead)

eHealthCareers – Posted by Tina Nguyen Anywhere, Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

Ruby on Rails Web Developer (Lead)       

Type: Contract (6 months +) leading to full time.

Location:  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Salary: TBD.

About the position: We are looking for a talented Front-End Web Developer with some understanding of user experience design to join our client, a well-funded healthcare start-up company developing software products, in a contract role. The company is nominated as one of Canada’s hottest start-ups and is based in the GTA. They are officially launching products in early 2014.

As a candidate for this critical position, you are a developer with strong consumer web application development experience, deep knowledge of the latest web and analytical technologies, and an appreciation for good interaction design. This is a 6 month contract position with high potential for full time arrangement.


  • Initiative to own the process from initial concept to production-ready solution and beyond. This is not a typical 9 to 5 job
  • Gather requirements and develop a deep understanding about current challenges from project leads, user feedback, and application analytics
  • Deliver an engaging user experience, in terms of aesthetics, ease of use, and device independence and to work closely with illustrators and designers
  • Write server-side code for web-based applications, create robust applications and develop prototypes quickly
  • Develop, design, and implement scalable and reliable technologies across our platforms.
  •  Make changes across databases; optimize server and client code on iOS/Android/web platforms.
  • Analyze new feature requirements, on which you will create recommendations, estimates, technical specifications and design documents
  •  Upgrade site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology
  •  Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
  •  Ensure coding standards are met; optimizing the web architectures for navigability and accessibility, and ensuring the website and databases are being backed up
  • Collaborate closely with other team members to continuously improve the core product
  • Participate in code and design reviews


  • Software engineering, or related technical education and experience

Required Qualifications:

Above all, must be a very strong web developer.

Proficiency in the following:

  • Ruby on Rails (Or willing to learn and have experience in similar frameworks)
  • Ruby (Or willing to learn and have experience in similar languages)
  • MySQL
  • Ubuntu Server
  • Google Analytics

Flexible, quick learner, self-motivated and self-starter with excellent communication skills.

Be creative and have an aesthetic eye in web design

Desire to work in a fast-paced, fluid environment where formal project requirements or design guidelines are not always available

Ability to iterate quickly and thrive in an agile workflow

Willingness to run solo with a project when needed, as well as switching gears to consult and collaborate with both a creative team and developers

Must have a portfolio of projects to demonstrate skills and experience

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience in working with start-up organizations
  • PHP and Javascript with the ability to learn others as needed
  • Java – server side (J2EE)

About us: eHealthCareers is a new organization that seeks to address the human resource organization needs of Canada’s digital health industry. We consider ourselves as an information hub for students, emerging professionals and professionals that are both within and outside of the industry. eHealthCareers specializes in disseminating HI knowledge and employment strategies, act as ambassadors and supporters of digital health, as well as being a first point of contact to those looking to begin their career path in the field. Currently we feature a number of services including a job board, career advisement, and more.

How to Apply

We thank you for your interest. Only those candidates being considered will be contacted. Please apply at

Job Categories: Software and Startup. Job Types: Contract and Full-Time. Job Tags: Java (Server), PHP, Ruby on Rails, Ubuntu (Server), and Web Development. Salaries: TBD.

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