Software Developer

Software Developer

You Are:

Someone who wants to influence the future. You’re looking for a start up where you have the opportunity to influence the world, and where a job title is not considered the definition of who you are, but the starting point of what is possible.

You bring to the following competencies:

Expertise in multiple technology platforms and languages such as:

  • 3+ years of object oriented programming based development
  • 2+ years experience with web frameworks such as Node.JS and Django
  • 2+ years of SQL skills working in SQL Sever and MongoDB
  • 2+ years working in a Linux environment
  • 2+ years experience with Python
  • XML, particularly in the context of web services and web APIs
  • Chrome Extension Development
  • PHP5, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
  • IOS/Android would also be considered an asset
  • Have contributed to the open source community (add a link to your github if possible)
  • Experience working in an iterative or agile development environment
  • Make disciplined use of source control and bug tracking systems, specifically github.
  • Ability to analyze, debug and redesign multi-threaded and complex applications
  • A brilliant developer addicted to mobile technology.
  • Strong oral, communication, and leadership skill

A bonus if you have:

  • Knowledge of Ubiquitous Computing
  • Completed Eye tracking related research
  • An understanding of how eye tracking works
  • A focus on details and getting things done right - you own your projects and are proud to put your name behind their success
  • Experience doing data analysis


  • Success in this role means relentless focus on what’s best for Eyeread.
  • Success is waking up every day with an unwavering belief that you can and do influence the world for the better and that in turn you will stand to reap the rewards both financially and professionally that your contribution merits.

Ultimately, the is a start up and your success is measured by the success of the company. You will need to eat, sleep, dream Eyeread.

What to Expect

  • Fast paced, entrepreneurial environment (working nights and weekends)
  • Respect for your ideas and recognition for a job well-done
  • Massive growth opportunities
  • Travel


Education: Bachelor Degree in Computer Science
Experience: 1 to 4 years experience in a similar role.
Language: English


Bug Tracking, XML, MongoDB, SQL Sever, Python, Node.js, Android, HTML5, PHP5, Chrome Extension, Development, Django, Object Oriented Programming

Additional Information

Eyeread is a fast-growing, venture backed start-up, competing in the Global XPrize - A four year $15M challenge to bring literacy to 250 million children around the world.

Eyeread is enabling children to learn autonomously by assessing reading levels, creating custom learning plans, and tracking progress in real-time by combining eye tracking, voice recognition, and cognitive science. Eyeread measures the reading ability of a child without testing.

By competing in the XPrize, our technology has the potential to be deployed around the world, bringing learning experiences to children who do not have access to quality education. This technology is important to helping children around the world, and supporting parents and teachers in that do not have the capacity to provide one-on-one quality education to each child.

Date Posted:
Jul 24, 2015 8:33 AM PDT

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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