Python / Django Lead Web Developer

Full Time
Toronto, ON
Posted 1 year ago

Avenza Systems Inc, a busy midtown Toronto mapping software company, producer of the award winning Avenza Maps app, requires an experienced Python / Django Lead Web Developer to join our team. The Avenza Maps app is an offline map viewer with a broad feature set appealing to both casual users, mapping geeks and industry professionals. Maps are available through the app’s digital mobile map store, an iTunes-like store for maps. The app is used daily by tens of thousands of users all over the world, including pilots, forest rangers, firefighters, military personnel, hikers and more, to help people play, work, navigate and even save lives when off-the-grid.


As a Python / Django Lead Web Developer at Avenza you will:

  • Lead development and provide architecture and guidance to a small team of programmers extending existing and building new REST based web services and applications with JavaScript, Python and Django
  • Work with the development manager and other stakeholder to define, scope and document requirements for new websites’ and web services’ features
  • Plan and schedule tasks for the team. Follow up with team members to ensure timelines and standards of quality are met
  • Communicate progress and resolve issues with the development manager and product management teams
  • Work with the QA manager to schedule testing of new features before deployment
  • Manage the decision making process around integrating new technologies and processes for the team
  • Mentor team members as well as facilitate their own learning
  • Participate in performance reviews and recruiting new team members

More about us:

If you are an experienced lead web developer or a web team lead looking for new challenges and exciting new products to work on, come join a growing team of versatile engineers at our newly renovated office located right on the Yonge subway line near Davisville station We offer health and dental benefits, a fun and flexible work environment, and innovative web and GIS technologies to work with. We are passionate about our products and take pride in creating software used by thousands of GIS professionals and millions of users all over the world. We value communication and collaboration and practice agile software development methods, always striving to improve as a team, and as a company. We offer flexible hours and a certain degree of telecommuting if required.

Required Skills:

  • Six or more years of professional software development experience with at least three years of Django, Flask, Rails, LAMP, MEAN or a similar web development stack, using Python, PHP or Perl
  • Three or more years of experience leading a software development team or a project in a professional environment
  • Professional experience with JavaScript using Angular, Node.js or similar JS framework and tools
  • Proven track record of delivering successful commercial software products to market
  • Solid software architecture skills
  • Practical knowledge of agile development methodology
  • Strong understanding of object oriented design and functional programming
  • Strong knowledge of Python, HTML5 and CSS

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with responsive web design
  • Experience with Heroku and AWS
  • Front end design skills
  • Exposure to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology
  • Exposure to native iOS and Android mobile app development


  • Please apply via this website or by email (jobs AT only, citing Python/Django Lead Web Developer as the position and the reference #161216PDLWD
  • Job Type: Permanent, full-time (40 hours a week)

Required education:

  • Diploma in computer science or management-related disciplines

Required experience:

  • Professional software development (excluding school): 6+ years
  • Professional web application development: 3+ years
  • Project lead, lead developer or software team lead roles: 3+ years

Contact info:

  • Address: 84 Merton St, Toronto, On, M4S 1A1
  • Website:
  • Email:
  • Phone: (416) 487-5116
  • Fax: (416) 487-7213

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