Lead Web Software Developer

Toon Boom is a Canadian software company and world leader in making animation and storyboarding software. Our solutions have been at the core of world-renowned animated films and productions – from The Simpsons to Winnie the Pooh, to April and the Extraordinary World.

We bring studios, schools and artists together to work on the world’s most exciting productions and are passionate about designing tools that help both studios and independent artists produce exactly what they envision.

Everyday millions of people watch animation created with Toon Boom software and we are looking for extraordinary talent to join our team!

Reporting directly to the Director of Research & Development, you will be providing technical leadership and guidance as well as mentoring to a team of Web Developers, while developing strategies for improving and leveraging our web application. You will be responsible for developing innovative web-based applications that would be integrated with our professional product lines of animation tools. You will be working closely with the Director of R&D, the Product Managers, and the professional product development team to design and develop Web applications that are highly interactive and graphical. You will certainly play a major role in the technical decisions and helping the team to achieve their goals.


  • Lead and mentor a team of Web Developers, guiding the skills and ensuring the quality of the team;

  • Work closely with Product Managers and other members of the development team to further the development of our web application to meet the needs of our clients and the wider business;

  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations to the Director of R&D;

  • Assist in defining, designing and implementing applications (both frontend and backend);

  • Develop the unit tests;

  • Implement fixes and improvements to existing functionalities;

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the R&D team;

  • Propose innovative solutions.

Required Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering;

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Web development. Experience in leading a small team would be a great asset;

  • Thorough understanding of Web-related technologies such as HTML, HTTP, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX;

  • Expert knowledge of Python or some other backend programming language/environment;

  • Experience working with a SQL relational database systems;

  • Self-starter and autonomous;

  • Be familiar with Agile methodologies (SCRUM);

  • Analytic mind, attention to details, thoroughness, passion for software development and ability to work in team are essential.


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