Web Software Developer(s) Wanted!

Wanted:  Talented and enthusiastic website developers who want to help build the next generation of the Internet
At Left of the Dot Media, we’re an emerging company that is building and marketing a new domain monetization program for high-quality, million-dollar domain names. This is achieved by leasing out sub-domains and websites direct to end users (e.g. Tuscany.Villa.com) and creating monetization streams for the primary domain name. To help us grow and meet demand for our services, we need some passionate and driven website developers and web application specialists to help grow our new platform and our business.
While we have an office that we use occasionally (in downtown Vancouver), we are relocating to Maple Ridge in the Spring of 2011. The way we see things…  Maple Ridge is a growing, vibrant community filled with talented technologists who are sick and tired of wasting 500+ hours on the West Coast Express every year. And if you are like the company’s founders, who are Maple Ridge locals, those 2 hours a day can be better spent on perfecting a work/life balance, or on building some really cool websites that have the potential to transform the Internet at its very core.
So if this sounds intriguing and want to try and build something spectacular, then keep on reading.

About you…


  • You must be a risk taker who has a passion for entrepreneurism
  • You must love to code and execute on a project
  • You must be a self starter and able to manage yourself and your projects
  • You could be fresh out of school, or been around the block a few times… either way, you are enthusiastic and driven to make things work
  • You should be someone who gets carried away simply by building something really cool, only to emerge in a couple of years and say, “Wow! Look what we’ve built together”
  • You must want to work in a startup
  • You must believe in the mantra of “work hard, play hard.”
  • You are not satisfied with “It’s OK I guess”, but understand that sometimes you just got to “Fish or cut bait”
  • You must be able to laugh at yourself and roll with the punches

Essential Skills

  • 2 to 4 years of website or website application development
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technology program, plus practical experience
  • Good understanding of PHP 5.2+ (existing knowledge of CakePHP a bonus)
  • Able to make WordPress sing and dance by programming custom templates, widgets, and data bases
  • JavaScript + jQuery; Ajax
  • MySQL
  • Strong familiarity in Object Oriented Programming / Software Engineering
  • Agile Development methods
  • Able to work collaboratively with other programmers whether at the next desk or around the world
  • Understanding of best practices for web-based architecture, design, and SEO friendly code

Useful Things

  • Knowledge/curiosity of DNS and Web Architecture
  • Knowledge/curiosity of Domain Names and Internet Marketing
  • Knowledge/curiosity of Website Design (not essential as this is usually outsourced)
  • Knowledge (and willingness) that sometimes it requires we work around the clock — not because someone is poking you with a sharp stick, but because you want to.
  • Knowledge that you don’t know everything and that we don’t know everything, but if we put our heads together, we can probably figure it out.

About the Job

  • Coding in PHP / CakePHP on the back end of our website monetization platform
  • Implementing/building widgets used across our growing network of websites
  • Work closely with the CTO and company founders on converting market requirements into real, functional solutions that solve real problems
  • Jack/Jill of all trades when it comes to coding and technology
  • Help build really cool stuff that you will be proud to show off to your friends and family

Compensation & Next Steps

  • While your salary will be competitive and based on your experience, we believe that as we build this out together, we can all share in the upside and increase compensation as revenues increase
  • If you are on EI and FutureWorks eligible, then this may be a perfect fit
  • If you are interested in charting out into the unknown, then please send us a recent resume (online link is fine) along with your salary expectations to careers@leftofthedot.com
  • Thanks in advance for considering us, and while we thank all those who apply, only those who are being considered may be contacted.

As noted, we presently have a temporary office location in downtown Vancouver. Initially, you could either telecommute or work out of that office. When we have moved into our Maple Ridge location, you would be expected to be at that location (though we are somewhat flexible… see above comment about work/life balance).
Learn more about us at www.LeftOfTheDot.com.