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Web UI / UX Developer

Company Description

orter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Stephenville, N.L., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.

Job Details

TEAM: Web Development 

POSITION: Web UI/UX Developer 

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Customer Experience Systems Development 

FUNCTION: 

Reporting to the Sr. 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build responsive and elegant websites that meet usability and accessibility web standards and best practices.
  • Program multi-lingual websites, including using techniques to Search Engine Optimize (SEO) pages in both languages.
  • Analyze and ensure the 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 graphics 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 

 

 BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

  • 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 multitasking skills
  • Aviation industry experience would be considered an asset
TECHNICAL SKILLS:
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • 2+ years experience creating websites that adhere to  W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines.
  • 2+ years experience working with server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and Front-end frameworks, including jQuery, knockout and Bootstrap
  • 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

NICE TO HAVE:
  • Experience building ASP.NET MVC  web applications using C#, , Microsoft .NET 3.5+ , Visual Studio 2015 is a bonus
  • 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:  Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ

  • December 17, 2018
  • 69-66-26

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