(TORONTO, ON) - Build Games



Senior Flash Programmer for

Are you at the top of your game? Are you an online leader and innovator? Do you have a wealth of past projects that prove you are perfect for this role?

If you answered “absolutely,” “definitely” and “but, of course” we need to talk. But here’s a catch (or two). You must be creative, visionary and passionate about online gaming. You must yearn to be part of an award-winning children’s website - a website that not only educates, but entertains, and is respected around the world for its commitment to quality and innovation.

That’s right. is looking for a New Media Specialist II with a strong background in Flash programming, programming and administration for a LAMP-based website. You want to work for an organization that allows and encourages people to take risks.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
You are a lead programmer and work as a key member of the creative team. You are involved in all content planning and creation.
A New Media Specialist II performs a variety of duties related to the design, development and maintenance of content. Responsible for creating and meeting technical requirements of each assigned project, as well as for the technical planning and maintenance of various other aspects of the site. Working knowledge and appreciation of how information architecture, creative (illustration, animation and copy), development and integration of creative treatments, scripts, storyboards, sound, video and compressed media relates to programming. Essential skill sets include ActionScript, HTML/DHTML, Javascript, PHP, mySQL or other database system using SQL. Beneficial skills include OS-X, Unix, Apache Web Server and XML. Flash and ActionScript programming are the primary focus of this position but strong PHP and mySQL skills are also required.

. Must have an advanced understanding of game and activity user interface design and an interest or expertise in children’s online experience;
. Ability to write reusable object-oriented code, use of open source code and web services (links of examples is required);
. Expertise in streaming video delivery of live and pre-recorded video content in Flash and Windows Media;
. Ability to review third party code to ensure compliance with internal guidelines;
. Must have 1-2 years experience in Flash Media Server;
. Industry certification or appropriate education an asset, and 3-5 years work experience in a web design/support environment with hands-on experience working on kids sites, preferred;
. Expertise with the following software: Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator;
. Ability to recommend and conduct technical innovation projects that involve web and TV;
. Natural ability to problem-solve;
. Ability to learn quickly and proven self-starter with excellent interpersonal and time management skills;
. Written/oral communication and presentation skills necessary, coupled with the ability of articulating concepts to clients and internal teams;
. Ability to work with and mentor other new media professionals;
. Ability to clearly document processes and techniques;
. Thorough knowledge and ability to conduct common testing practices across computer platforms and environments;
. Motivated, with the ability to work unsupervised and in highly collaborative teams;
. Knowledge of HTTP, RTMP, Ports, Caching and their effects on content delivery; and
. Passionate about the Internet and children’s online environments.

Salary based on experience.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and current résumé, with URL samples of your work, through Workopolis by February 28, 2008. (Note: TVO internal applicants please apply according to the internal posting deadline published on the Intranet).

TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No telephone inquiries please.