Position Role: Development

Position Level: Internship

Position Type: Contract

Position Location: Toronto

Application Deadline: 2018-07-27

Position Overview:

This position is offered in part by the MaRS Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Program, which connects post-secondary students with work placements in technology and business.

Off2Class is a software toolkit for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and schools. We provide content to teach lessons paired with a student management system in a SaaS format to teachers working online, in person and in classrooms, across 85 countries. Our clients include private tutors, K12 schools, higher education institutions, private language institutes and NGOs.

Off2Class is adding an intern to our development team. The intern will work directly with the technical co-founder as well as the creative team, on designing and implementing visual and interactive elements on our web application including our lesson library, administration panels, our sales ‘brochure’ pages and content marketing pages. Ideally the intern will be able to both design visual elements (with creative input from the team) and implement them, while also implementing UI and UX concepts and principles.

We are fun and dynamic team. You will be working directly with the technical co-founder of the company. Expect to be mentored directly by our technical co-founder and push your ideas into production, within your first weeks of work. You will be working out of the Ryerson DMZ in the heart of downtown Toronto, surrounded by startup activity and energy.

Project Description:

Front-End Web Developer and Design Internship. You will re-design the visual and UI elements of our ESL lesson library, think ‘Netflix’ for education content! In addition, you will work on the re-design of our ‘brochure’ pages and content marketing pages.

Role Description:

We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming and put their visual design skills into action. Responsibilities will include creation of visual elements and translation of UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of our web application. You will work with the product team and bridge the gap between graphical design and technical implementation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College, Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Computer Science or Graphic Design

Required Experience:

We are looking for attitude and creative drive over experience. Your experience does not need to include formal work postings. We are happy to accept personal projects and creative works, as representations of your skills and abilities.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Familiarity with tools such as Photoshop, Invision and Gimp (ability to create visual files a must)
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser/cross-device compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that applications will adhere to them

Soft Skills:

We are looking for someone with a willingness to learn and a passion for design. While we value attitude over experience, the successful candidate will be meticulous and thorough, without being a perfectionist. Above all, as a small company, we are looking for someone with a willingness to learn and carry out front-end design and implementation, with minor supervision but full support.

How to Apply:

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