The Marketing Store is a privately held, global promotions agency. We are an established leader in global marketing services and are committed to bringing innovation and award winning creativity to our blue chip clients. Our people turn pure imagination into fantastic products and promotions.

Application Developer

Location: Toronto
Job Code: 377
# of openings: 1


Application Developer, TORONTO OFFICE

The Marketing Store is a global company that brings the spirit of brands to life. Our clients include a wide range of the worlds’ top brands and marketers. We have a positive culture and work environment that promotes personal and professional growth.

The Marketing Store is the proud recipient of three nominations and one award for Canada’s Best Workplace by the Great Place to Work Institute.

We are staffed entirely under one roof and run by a senior team of classically trained marketing professionals.  Having developed an insightful, strategic, brand-building process for creating advertising campaigns, we have adapted this same thinking to promotions, digital, direct, the Internet, CRM, premiums and events.  The result is unique solutions that cover the gamut of marketing channels.

Reporting to the Application Development Team Lead, the incumbent will assist in the development of custom systems for our clients.  This individual is skilled in developing web-based user applications and can marry end-user requirements with technologies available in order to develop the most suitable and cutting edge websites.  He/she is familiar with layout design, graphics manipulation and information architecture to make applications esthetically pleasing and user-friendly in addition to being functional.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates screen layouts, user interface elements, navigation components, and animations using appropriate technologies
  • Designs clean, modular, reusable code structures using the following technologies in a Microsoft .NET environment:
    • ASP.NET
    • C#
    • VB.NET
    • AJAX
    • SQL
  • Develops complex, dynamic database applications using stored procedures, triggers and queries
  • Performs unit testing and supports other testing activities
  • Creates technical documentation as required
  • Participates in ad hoc special projects as required, and other tasks as assigned

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field - Computer Science or equivalent experience; Microsoft certification is an asset
  • Minimum of 5+ year experience in a web application development environment, with strong focus on transactional web applications
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft .NET framework, languages & tools, including:
    • HTML / CSS (5 years)
    • ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET (5 year)
    • Custom Web Controls in .NET (2 year)
    • AJAX (2 year), jQuery(2 year)
    • SQL Server 2000 /2005/2008, T-SQL (5 years)
    • Nice to have Java/PHP
    • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (1 year)
    • Experience with Microsoft Reporting Services, Integration Services & Analysis Services is an asset
  • Understanding of interactive marketing technologies; previous experience an asset
  • Highly organized with an ability to work under tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Ability to work well in a team focused environment and equally as adept working independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Professional and presentable
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A positive attitude and a strong desire to have fun at work

Thank you for your interest in The Marketing Store. Please note that we will only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.


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