Senior Digital Developer

  • 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Work with us serves millions of readers per month across multiple channels. To grow and evolve the team, we’re looking for creative and hardworking leaders with a passion for problem solving in the challenging space of modern news media.

Work in a modern process

Our development team is full of smart people with oodles of experience building cool things. Many of us came to The Star from the start-up world, and we’ve brought that start-up mentality and culture right along with us. We have a lot of cool stuff to build.

Work in a world class organization

We're looking for people who are interested in shaping the future of big media. We offer the opportunity to work with some of the finest development minds on the largest media sites in Canada, backed by a company that has been delivering content to its readers for more than a century.

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Job Description

What you’ll do

  • Write code
  • Write tests
  • Build products
  • Lead team on technical journey
  • Ensure the overall health of all applications
  • Enrich team’s abilities and execution
  • Set and maintain good code practices
  • Guide team implementations
  • Overall system and process health
  • Drive and organize initiatives.


We’re looking for people with

  • Minimum 3 years experience developing production-ready code
  • Strong React and Node experience, prior Java experience a bonus.
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Strong understanding of application technologies and frameworks
  • Proficiency with developer tools and debugging techniques
  • Ability to assess risks, scope, and obstacles as they relate to front-end development
  • Ability to explain functionality and decision-making behind an application that you've worked on.
  • Master of Git.
  • Strong ability to utilize and execute on continuous deployment and integration.
  • Testing experience preferred.
  • Experience with JIRA or similar project management tracking software.

More about you

  • Can write complex scripts, applications and tests.
  • Can define testing strategy for a given application
  • Deep understanding of an entire application lifecycle.
  • Deep understanding of databases and application services (queues, caching, etc.)
  • Understands and is able to execute on networking, security and scale.
  • Comfortable working on any area of an app.
  • Helps others deliver features with quality and efficiency.
  • Delivers features with quality and efficiency.
  • Guides team on technical direction.
  • A definer and champion of process.
  • Explores new technologies and implements them

Additional Information


  • Competitive pay
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Great benefits
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Family friendly work environment
  • On-site bike parking
  • Waterfront location

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

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