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Front-end Software Engineer & Designer

Toronto, ON | Full-Time | Engineering

June 22, 2017

If you’re interested in solving challenging problems for some of the world’s leading publishing companies, while also getting to work with a world-class team that is fun, caring, and nimble, then this opportunity will likely resonate with you. We are a group of individuals committed to providing our customers with world-class technology, best-in-class strategic services and cutting-edge industry insights.

Polar partners with the world’s leading premium publishers to help scale their branded content business. Conde Nast, Gannett, Oath, News Corp, The Telegraph and other Global 100 publishers use our platform to scale their branded content business. Polar makes it easy to create dynamic native formats for any device, promote branded content across multiple channels, optimize performance, and assess engagement with insights.

We are looking for a Front-end Software Engineer to join our Technical Solutions team. In this role, you will be responsible for integrating Polar’s platform on our customer websites by writing front-end code using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. You will use Polar’s JavaScript API, jQuery and modern web development tools to write high quality software that will run on top-tier media companies’ desktop and mobile sites. Previous and existing employees in this role have written code for major publishers including the likes of Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Economist, GQ, Vogue, Telegraph and National Post.

This role also requires a strong eye for design – you will be designing, recommending and implementing high quality content based advertising executions. You will also be involved in building demo scripts and integrations for new product features that highlight the capabilities of the Polar Platform for prospective customers. You will work very closely with Polar’s Account Managers who act as a liaison for customers and coordinate integration projects with the client stakeholders.

Polar is headquartered in Toronto and has a growing global footprint, with offices in New York, London and Sydney. This position will be based out of our growing global headquarters in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Interested in joining our growing family? Learn more at www.polar.me/careers

Responsibilities:

  • Write high-quality front-end software with an understanding of performance across desktop and mobile platforms/browsers
  • Design and implement new content advertising formats and executions based on Polar’s tools and platform
  • Analyze and optimize implementations for customers using tools such as Chrome Web Inspector
  • Troubleshoot technical issues coming through Customer Support channels and resolve or escalate them appropriately

Preferred Skills:

  • Solid experience with JavaScript, HTML and jQuery Framework
  • Experience with implementing and tweaking designs using CSS
  • Experience profiling and troubleshooting sites using Chrome Web Inspector
  • Understanding of Content Management Systems, Advertising Platforms and Solutions and how ads are served on the web is a big bonus
  • Exposure to tools such as GitHub and Jira is good

Life At Polar

Ordinary days are for ordinary people – you’ll find neither at Polar! Joining the Polar team means working with a tight group of passionate individuals that all have an unmatched dedication to revolutionizing the digital publishing industry. Our culture is built on a foundation of business transparency with an office-wide “no-door” policy – that’s right, nobody has an office! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the entire global team meets virtually for 15 minutes with updates from every department so that everyone knows what’s going on.

Our core values are leadership, fearlessness, awareness and growth. Share with us how you live these values personally or professionally.

Highlights You Should Know About Polar

How To Apply:

  • Name Your Resume and Cover Letter File: ‘YOUR Name – Front-end Software Engineer & Designer (TO)’
  • Email Your Resume And Cover Letter To: apply@polar.me 
  • Use The Subject Line: ‘Apply – Front-end Software Engineer & Designer (TO)’