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Web Developer (Front End)

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 


Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.


Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

Job Details

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Customer Experience Systems Development, this position will be part of an agile development team, taking part in web initiatives from conception to post-production. This role is key to Porter’s business development by developing and supporting web technology initiatives.  The position calls for someone who is passionate and motivated to bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and defining how the application looks and feels.



  • Build responsive and elegant websites that meet usability and accessibility web standards and best practices

  • Program multilingual websites, including using techniques to Search Engine Optimize (SEO) pages in both languages

  • Analyze and ensure technical feasibility of proposed application designs

  • Deep understanding of best practices when writing reusable code and libraries that can stand massive scale

  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability

  • Collaborate with the Web Development team, web designers and business stakeholders to improve usability

  • Integrate data to/from various back-end services and databases with established input validation

  • Be responsible for testing the usability of customer-facing web applications during development and provide after-hours support as needed

  • Ensure high-quality graphic standards and brand consistency

  • Create quality mockups and prototypes

  • Maintain and support multiple projects and deadlines

  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions

  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and trends

  • Any other duties as requested by the Manager, Web Development

  • Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply, and promote the Company Safety Policy



  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high-quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Digital Design, Computer Science or a closely related field of study.

  • Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and accept direction

  • Clearly articulate ideas and thoughts verbally

  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)

  • An ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent analytical and multi-tasking skills

  • Aviation industry experience would be considered an asset.

  • Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination



  • Expert knowledge and understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3

  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and front-end frameworks, including jQuery, Knockout and Bootstrap

  • Experience building ASP.NET web applications using C#, , Microsoft .NET 4.0+ , Visual Studio IDE

  • 2+ years experience working with server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS

  • 2+ years experience creating websites that adhere to W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.

  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, AJAX and XML

  • Good understanding of SEO principles

  • Experience with front end UI/UX design

  • Expert at image authoring tools like Photoshop/GIMP

  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them

  • Experience with distributed source control tools such as Git, Mercurial, etc. 

  • Familiarity with project management and bug-tracking software such as JIRA, Bugzilla etc.


  • Experience in Agile Scrum Methodology

  • Experience in mobile app development on the iOS and Android platforms will be considered an asset.

  • Experience with SOAP and REST API web services would be an asset. 


LOCATION: Toronto (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ) 

  • May 19, 2022
  • 05-75-94


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