Syncapse Corp. is seeking software developers capable of developing projects, managing priorities, and interacting with clients in a fun startup environment.
- This is a full time position at a small, growing company
- This is a technical position developing software for social networks like Facebook, Open Social, and Google Friend Connect
- Preparation of technical specifications and feature outlines
- Develop modular PHP applications
- Work with 3rd party web services APIs like Facebook, Open Social, Youtube, etc.
- Test applications, write bug reports, and fix problems
- work in a team environment
It sounds like Syncapse is well-positioned and with good clients in a relatively new market, although I can’t easily verify that. Although social networks are certainly out of the initial hype, I don’t think the social elements of the web are going anywhere either, so this is an opportunity to focus on the social web, which is probably experience you can leverage in the future. Getting to interact directly with clients doesn’t always happen at this experience level.
The location seems to be Yonge and Dundas, which is a good place to work — there’s a lot of good food around, and having the Eaton Centre at your feet has its perks. It’s also relatively central and relatively convenient for anyone who’d consider working in the core to begin with.
They’re not looking for a ton of experience, so they may be expecting to pay accordingly. If you’ve got experience, you’d want to level-set before you get too far into the conversation.
What kind of social network work will you be doing, and for whom? What’s the compensation? Will you be working on a team? What kind of process does Syncapse use, and what are some good examples of the kinds of work they’ve done before? Are you likely to use some of the other mentioned technologies, or are those just mentioned in terms of applicable experience?
Some of you are probably happy to see a development job with a lot of dynamic languages, some not. But even those of you who love dynamic languages, your mileage may vary when it comes to PHP, which seems to be the focus.
Although I’m near-certain that “social” isn’t going anywhere, Facebook feels like it’s waning to me, so your mileage may vary when it comes to a Facebook focus.
This is most interesting for someone who’s a fan of dynamic languages and social networks, and not afraid of a little PHP.