Senior React Developer
Location: Vancouver, BCPosted on: Mar 10th

Role: Senior React Developer

Manager: Director of Product

Department: Product


The Product Department at Daily Hive is looking for an experienced Senior React Developer to join our team. You will have end-to-end responsibility on projects of increasing complexity and you will be able to mentor other team members by working collaboratively and conducting code reviews. Senior Developers continue to gain experience by working on industry-leading concepts and standards, with an emphasis on scalability and security, while delivering products that are well-developed and bug-free.

Daily Hive’s website supplies local news stories to over 45 Million readers per year and supports businesses within the community. The team’s current focus is developing business Guides and expanding into new Cities across North America. You will be part of this and more!

What you'll do

  • Software development to build new products, features, and integrations for the Daily Hive website
  • Work in a fast paced, agile environment while collaborating in a cross functional Scrum team and partnering with other departments as necessary
  • Partake in Daily Stand Up, Sprint Demos, Sprint Planning & Backlog grooming meetings
  • Lead code reviews and recommend best practices
  • Leave your fingerprints on the design of products, architect our infrastructure, and improve technical documentation
  • Be the go-to technical expert for other people in the organization, articulating technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Write code and mentor teammates as they test-drive code for new features and bugfixes
  • Be responsible for setting maintenance schedules & update architecture diagrams accordingly
  • Use and improve our CI/CD pipeline, development standards, tooling, and processes
  • Have full ownership of the systems you and your team develop. This includes monitoring, investigating issues, and supporting the service during outages

Must haves

  • 5+ years experience developing and maintaining scalable production software that stands up to real-world users and production conditions
  • Front End: React, NextJS, SCSS/SASS/LESS experience
  • Back End: NodeJS, Express
  • Databases: MySQL, Postgress
  • Ability to create & test API routes
  • Capable of bug fixing & troubleshooting
  • Integrations: Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, Stripe, SparkPost, Viafoura, Momently, Jira, BitBucket
  • An excellent understanding of software engineering techniques, programming languages, and Test-Driven Development practices
  • Ability to lead technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions within your team
  • Effective communicator who is able to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical team members
  • Experience mentoring junior and intermediate developers

Nice to haves

  • You’ve worked in an agile environment using processes like Kanban or Scrum, or want to
  • WordPress: updating WP core and installing plugins, with a good grasp of Advanced Custom Fields or similar plugin and PHP
  • DevOps: basic understanding of AWS or GCP, Cloudflare, Kubernetes, Docker
  • Strong communication skills to partner with our DevOps vendors

Success looks like

  • Ability to design, plan and deliver large features as part of leading a small team
  • Participate in and promote technical excellence within the Daily Hive development team
  • Working with the team to understand and refine requirements, break work down into manageable subtasks, and design practical solutions
  • Promoting best practices for protecting our user’s security and data
  • Writing clean, maintainable code with good test coverage
  • Helping the team make technical decisions that deliver on short-term needs while working towards long-term goals
  • Effectively communicating technical decisions
  • Making regular contributions to the team's processes, roadmap, and architecture
  • Helping improve the operational reliability of the team's systems

About Us

Daily Hive is a Canadian-born online news source, established in 2008, that creates compelling, hyperlocal content. Daily Hive embraces the unique qualities that exist in a city, and reports it to produce genuine conversation among communities. With unique thematic channels, such as Dished, Mapped, and Urbanized, Daily Hive delivers top-tier information to its local audience and advertisers in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Edmonton, Seattle, and Portland.

Benefits of working with us

  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits starting after three months
  • Flexible work environment and vacation time
  • Strong potential for long-term career growth and development with a fast-growing company
  • Be part of a relaxed (but hard-working) team that feels more like family than co-workers

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only successful candidates will be contacted.


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Daily Hive is an organization that values creativity, innovative thinking, inclusion and diversity. We offer a great opportunity to work alongside passionate and intelligent individuals, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.