Worldplay Careers

Web Applications Developer

The challenge

The Web Applications Developer will work closely with other members of the product and development teams to implement core services and features for our Vidflex on-line video platform. This is an intermediate to senior level position requiring strong enterprise-level software engineering skills and knowledge of computing infrastructure and networking.


The specific responsibilities for the Web Applications Developer include:


  • Design and implement web applications and services to support the functionality of our Vidflex video platform
  • Ensure solutions are well engineered to meet enterprise-level requirements for performance, scalability, robustness and security
  • Integrate with internal and 3rd party systems using standard and custom APIs
  • Assist the Product Owner(s) with feature definition and refinement
  • Work closely with the platform architects and other developers to ensure features meet technical requirements
  • Work closely with the front end developers to ensure alignment with their functional requirements
  • Develop functional and unit tests where appropriate
  • Participate in architectural discussions and contribute to the ongoing innovation of the platform
  • Assist with task generation, estimation and project planning
  • Stay up to date on web development technologies and competitive market trends
  • Write developer level documentation

Your skillset

In order to successfully respond to the challenges of the role, the Web Applications Developer will be a highly committed and energetic individual with the following characteristics:


  • Strong team player with a proven ability to work openly, honestly and collaboratively with others
  • Ability to work in the fast-paced environment of a start-up organization
  • Ability to gather, refine and understand requirements, and deliver solutions that meet them
  • Ability to contribute to and influence the direction of projects and feature development
  • Ability to consult with others, investigate on your own and make decisions as needed
  • Strong and creative problem-solving skills
  • Dependable, passionate and self-driven with a “make it happen” attitude
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong command of the English language with good written and verbal communication skills
  • A great work ethic and a strong desire to produce quality, innovative code

Your qualifications

The Web Applications Developer will have the following qualifications:


  • B.Sc degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent.

Skills and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience with OOP web development technologies such as PHP or Java
  • 3+ years of experience with MVC frameworks
  • 3+ years of experience with relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • 3+ years of experience developing REST APIs
  • 2+ years of experience with HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/ JQuery, AJAX
  • 1+ years of experience with front end Javascript technologies such as Vue.js, Svelte, ReactJS
  • Solid experience with queue management such as Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • Solid experience developing applications within a large-scale, enterprise environment
  • Experience developing unit, integration and/or automated software tests
  • A solid understanding of the product/software development lifecycle
  • Experience with open-source software development and licensing
  • Experience using Git or other revision control systems
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and tools such as JIRA

Nice to have

  • Experience with GoLang and gRPC
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, Redis and Elastic Search
  • Experience with Linux, Apache, Nginx and basic DevOps tools and principles
  • Experience with web video players, video streaming and/or encoding/transcoding
  • Experience with application security and penetration testing (eg.  OWASP)
  • Experience with container management (eg. Docker/Swarm, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with cloud storage and/or computing (eg. AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with payment and/or e-commerce systems
  • Experience with infrastructure and network management

Daily stand-ups

Bi-weekly sprint planning and backlog grooming

Monthly roadmap update

Quarterly one-on-one with manager

How to apply

If you fit the candidate profile and skill requirements outlined above and are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail a copy of your CV/Resume along with a cover letter to with Web Applications Developer in the subject line.

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