Sr. Front End Developer

27 Fasken Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1K6, Canada ● Virtual Req #23
March 15, 2024

About Us: 

Sunwing Vacations Group is home to North America’s largest vacation brands, comprised of the leading Canadian leisure tour operators Sunwing Vacations and WestJet Vacations, along with the growing United States based tour operator Vacation Express, together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses and Luxe Destination Weddings. Our culture is driven by our EPIC Values (entrepreneurial, passionate, innovative, and customer-centric) and our teams work together to deliver our purpose “passionate people making vacation dreams come true”.


The Opportunity:

Are you searching for a fun, passionate, travel loving team? –Sunwing has the EPIC work culture you have been searching for. We are currently looking for a Senior / Lead Front End Developer to join us in making vacation dreams come true. As a Senior / Lead Front End Developer you will develop, design, and deliver quality software to meet business objectives. You will be an authoritative source on everything software-oriented, while facilitating and ensuring the success of the team. You will work closely with the Development and IT teams to ensure mutual and collaborative success. The position reports to the Senior Lead Front End Developer and will be located in Toronto, ON.  Apply now and have your career soar to new heights - under our wing!


What You’ll Do:

  • Design and implement code, setting a very high standard for the team
  • Be comfortable explaining, analyzing, and understanding functional and technical requirements, and how it translates to code
  • Work closely with technical leaders in the design process of technical requirements and solutions, and drive certain areas in the design
  • Create prototypes, draw diagrams, analyze existing code, and research external sources
  • Produce exceptional quality code which has minimal defects, is robust, extensible (future proof), and has some focus into performance considerations (scalability)
  • Able to drive API design when called upon, and comfortable with a micro-services oriented architecture
  • Be comfortable working with external third parties on integration work, including interactions, coding, and consuming/(and potentially questioning) solutions and documentation
  • Understand, follow, and provide feedback/identify areas of improvement in the Sunwing SDLC practices
  • Participate in team scrum activities such as sprint planning, sprint review and sprint retrospective, and lead/drive when necessary to assist the processes
  • Responsible for code reviews and providing feedback when code is not correct or up to standards
  • Assist testing processes and provide knowledge sharing with QA team
  • Take initiative in software documentation and assisting others in writing documentation
  • Take initiative whenever something (code / processes / strategy) appears to “not be up to par”
  • Have a solid understanding and knowledge of the larger Sunwing technology stack (breadth and depth)
  • Be comfortable interacting, communicating, and sharing ideas with both technical and non-technical minded personnel
  • Keep up with technology and technology trends, and be able to work with the architecture team to come up with new ways of solving problems
  • Provide assistance in areas of support interacting with areas the developer is familiar with, and potentially areas beyond (potentially after normal working hours)
  • Be able to quickly troubleshoot problems in the areas the developer is familiar with, and works around (i.e. the larger group’s software portfolio), including the infrastructure landscape
  • Be extremely comfortable with all areas within the technology and infrastructure stack, and know the right questions to ask to isolate and resolve a problem, and come up with logical plans for resolution
  • Identify issues, develop, and maintain processes that address and resolve them and communicate/alert stakeholders, as needed
  • Ensure that the team is able to deliver on their work, and assist in areas where they are facing issues or hardships
  • Setting an exemplary standard from a development perspective in terms of work ethic, expectations, communication style, and being a team player
  • Escalate any potential issues whether they are within the developer’s stream or the team at large
  • Align closely with product (stream) and development leaders to ensure team productivity is high and morale is good, and act as an extension of management
  • Participate in recruitment processes, including interviews and candidate evaluations


 What You’ll Need:

  • 5+ years of front end development professional experience
  • Previous experience leading and delivering projects
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically, adapt to changing requirements, and find innovative solutions to technical challenges
  • Strong communication skills to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Expert knowledge of React, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML (responsive design and user experience)
  • Strong level of familiarity working with Git and collaborative coding workflows
  • Strong understanding of DevOps concepts
  • Strong understanding of Platform and Infrastructure concepts (Networking, Firewalls, Load Balancing, Servers, and VMs)
  • Familiarity with Cloud platforms (preferably Azure)
  • Experience building and maintaining design or utility libraries, developer tools and build systems is considered an asset
  • SQL Server (including SQL, T-SQL, and working with SSMS) and familiarity with DMBS systems is an asset
  • Experience with .NET (C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Core) is considered an asset
  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field


What we offer:

  • Remote and/or Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Great travel perks!
  • Goodlife Corporate Discount
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Matching Program
  • Growth opportunities
  • Free Parking
  • Open concept, collaborative workspace
  • Fresh Café with delicious snacks and meals at a subsidized price!
  • Opportunity to give back through our social responsibility initiatives
  • See for yourself! @sunwinglife
We thank all who apply however only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion - Diversity makes us EPIC; we strive to foster a culture where employees feel uniquely themselves and part of a team. Violence and harassment prevention and response - We partnered with White Ribbon to help us create a survivor-centric, trauma informed policy and educational programs used by all our divisions. Total wellbeing - Our approach is for holistic opportunities to help employees Be EPIC and Be Well. Learning and development - Our offerings are focused on the development of competencies, personal leadership, and leadership in groups and teams.
We will accommodate all applicants throughout the hiring process. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, please email 

Other details

  • Job Family CORPORATE
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 27 Fasken Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1K6, Canada
  • Virtual