Toucan – Snr. Web Developer-Jamaica

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    The Role

    The Senior Web Developer works with the Development team to develop and design responsive web sites, APIs and other web applications. The Senior Web Developer is expected to be able to perform all aspects of the development tasks, including front-end, back-end, and database development

    The Tasks

    The Senior Web Developer’s tasks include:

    1. Coding of responsive web sites, APIs and other web applications in keeping with a scope of work. This includes but is not limited to PHP, MySQL, JSON, HTML5, CSS Style Sheets
    2. Programming of custom and open source content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal
    3. Assist in review and selection of third party developers for outsourcing of work as and if necessary
    4. Working with clients and the sales team to recommend appropriate technical and business solutions to inform technical scopes of works
    5. Providing task analysis and technical insight to help develop and deliver the needed capabilities for mobile web-based environments
    6. Developing and maintaining web-enabled capabilities and custom applications
    7. Leading technical staff and third developers in defining and tracking project requirements, plans and schedules
    8. Responsible for the delivery of projects in line with approved scope and within the approved timelines
    9. Leading program and coding reviews as necessary

    Entry Requirements

    The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and/or in-depth knowledge of the practical use of the following:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and eight years of general experience or Master’s Degree with six years of general experience are required
    • Must have deep expertise in various web and mobile web applications development using AJAX, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, SQL, PHP, Java, JSP, MySQL, CGI, PERL, UML, Python, Ruby on Rails, .NET, LAMP and SSJS
    • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities are required
    • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline driven environment
    • Ability to work successfully both independently and in a team setting
    • Excellent understanding of database modelling
    • Excellent Software Development Lifecycle
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Creative problem-solving skills and an ability to apply business logic to development requirements
    • Strong knowledge of database and information architecture, with web application integration
    • Cross-browser/platform experience
    • Experience working with, designing and developing Content Management Systems – Custom, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal
    • Knowledge of internet advertising, e-mail marketing, traffic metrics, or affiliate advertising is a definite plus
    • Knowledge of Google Analytics customization and installation
    • Needs to be detail-oriented, resourceful, and work well under pressure
    • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are essential

    Desired Personal Traits

    • Positive Attitude – Toucan is an upbeat, unconventional workplace
    • Seeking a committed individual with mobility in mind as Toucan is a fast growing company with upward mobility opportunities for committed individuals looking for a career and not just a job
    • Adaptable – ours is a quickly evolving business that requires the constant need for change.
    • Ability & Willingness to Learn Quickly – internet marketing is an ever-changing field and all marketing staff need to maintain the highest level of understanding, the latest news, and be able to implement quickly what is learned
    • Honesty & Trustworthiness


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