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Full Stack Developer

Toronto, ON | Full-Time | Engineering

About the Role

We are looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our Engineering team. The role will involve extensive web development & back-end work with JavaScript, React, Python, and Django.

Job Responsibilities

This role will see you:

  • Work on real software that ships multiple times per week.
  • Maintain & make changes to Polar’s code base (readable, maintainable, efficient, and 100% unit tested) covering JS libraries, web applications, and backend systems.
  • Lead no-nonsense analysis work on a per-feature basis to determine software architecture and implementation plan.
  • Coordinate with QA team on test support & planning for new features.

This is an opportunity to be intimately involved with a major enterprise software product. You will work directly with developers, test engineers, product managers, data scientists, and the company founders.

Required Skills

We’re looking for a proficient developer – years of experience and exposure to particular frameworks or languages are less important than work ethic, skill, virtue, a strong desire to learn & improve, attention to detail, and an inclination towards our problem domain.

You should have high expectations of yourself, of your colleagues, and of Polar. You embrace the concept of continuous personal growth, and encourage it in others. You’re joining a seasoned team of devs that have worked together for many years.

You should already familiar with some of the technologies and/or tools we use every day:

  • Python and Django
  • JavaScript / ES6, React.js, React Storybook, Semantic UI, Grunt, Gulp, Mocha, Sinon.js, webpack, PreCSS, Less, Bootstrap, and jQuery
  • MySQL, Redis, Greenlets, Tornado, Beanstalk, Celery
  • Selenium
  • GitHub and JIRA

Why Polar?

At Polar, our mission is to enable a business model for premium content. We partner with premium publishers by providing technology solutions to grow branded content revenue.  We have a global footprint of the world’s largest publishers who choose Polar to power their branded content programs. Some of the media companies and brands that use Polar’s platform include Condé Nast, The Huffington Post, USA Today, New York Post, The Telegraph, Toronto Star, National Post, The Australian and many others.

Our product vision anchors on a set of core platform capabilities that are used to offer multiple solutions for the industry, that all help enable and scale branded content programs and business models. 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’re an agile, product lead company with a strong focus on quality software development. At the same time we complement our software platform with industry leading technical and strategic services for publishers. Our product and engineering teams are mostly based in Toronto, Canada and our go-to-market teams are based in New York, Sydney, Australia, and London, UK.

Polar Highlights

  • Team of 45 people, headquartered in Toronto, offices in New York, London and Sydney. The business has raised $14m in capital, operates profitability.
  • Customers are exclusively large publishers, including Oath, News Corp, Conde Nast, Gannett and The Telegraph. 
  • Product is a platform sold on a SaaS model to publishers, solutions are used for branded content distribution & measurement (on-site) and premium advertising formats.
  • Read more about what it’s like to work at Polar.
  • Read about how we try to cultivate a greater sense of focus, calm and peace in a modern era.
  • Read our CEO’s thoughts on how we think about our industry.

#LifeAtPolar

Our bright downtown Toronto office boasts great natural light, views of the city, free snacks and drinks, a kitchen stocked with breakfast essentials, and an espresso machine to help wake you up in the morning. To help you unwind we’ve got couches, a beer fridge, and special events like our quarterly hack days.

Core Values

Our four core values guide our behaviours and actions:

  • Awareness: understand the impact your work is having on revolutionizing the publishing industry.
  • Fearlessness: Be bold. Be brave. You are supported for all of the next big steps.
  • Leadership: No one is going to hold you back. Take initiative, inspire, and empower.
  • Growth: As the publishing industry changes and evolves, so do you and your experience, alongside.

Visit our blog to learn more about what life is like at Polar: https://polar.me/blog/culture/

How to Apply

  • Email Your Resume And Cover Letter To: emily@polar.me
  • Use The Subject Line: ‘Apply – Full Stack Developer (TO)’