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You don't have to be a founder to be a part of startup culture. Startups at the DMZ are often on the lookout for programmers, sales talent, designers, and other skilled talent to join their teams. Interested in joining some of Toronto's most innovative businesses? Check out who's hiring below.

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The Rumie Initiative

Chief Marketing Officer Apply

The Rumie Initiative is a non-profit that makes access to free digital education possible for underserved communities worldwide.

Our ideal candidate brings an extremely high level of creativity, passion, and leadership to the role. You get inspired at the notion of creating big-idea concepts that can be executed across all marketing channels for our organization.

You will work across our business team and oversee the planning, development, and execution of Rumie’s marketing and brand initiatives. You will have the diverse ability to move between the tactical world of growth marketing and the strategic mindset of brand development.

You will increase the awareness of Rumie among corporate clients and NGO partners. We are looking for a born marketing leader full of ideas, who will take ownership of the building and defining all the marketing activities for Rumie.

Required skills

  • University degree in Business, Communications, Education, or a related field
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience with acquisition marketing, product marketing and/or brand strategy
  • Creative and business-minded; knows how to talk to both sides of the table
  • Experience working across multiple facets of communications and marketing, such as brand management, public relations, and account management
  • Is a natural problem solver, has the energy and drive to deliver best-in-class work and can adapt to a range of time and budget constraints
  • Ambitious self-starter with demonstrated ability and willingness to roll up their sleeves and execute to get the job done
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to write, network, and communicate in a friendly and clear manner
  • A commitment to Rumie’s mission and enthusiasm for learning about all aspects of Rumie’s impact

Desired skills

  • Experience working in a startup environment or familiarity with the EdTech field
  • Strong relationships with individuals or teams that can provide visual design and media creation talent
Job Type: Full Time Paid Apply until: November 22, 2019

Ample Labs

Full-Stack Web Developer Apply

About us:

Ample Labs is a tech non-profit committed to using technology to empower individuals facing homelessness in Toronto and abroad. Our work started with broad research showing that even when experiencing homelessness, most people rely heavily on smartphones to find vital information. Chalmers our flagship product is a web-based chatbot that helps people find local services like free meals, overnight shelter, clothing and more based on your location in real-time. Chalmers has recently been featured on ForbesFast Company and Toronto Star. Head over to to give Chalmers a try!

Job description:

Ample Labs is seeking a full-time Full-Stack Developer who wants to use their powers for good to improve the lives of those facing homelessness. You will be working on making Chalmers better, faster, smarter and deploying it in new cities. We use AWS Lex + AWS Lambda on the backend, Vue.js on the frontend, and is deployed through Firebase. If you’re interested in creating social impact while you write code and think about the future of AI, chatbots and conversational interfaces then this job is for you.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Plan, design, test, deliver and support new and existing Chalmers features and functionality in the products that adapt to the changing requirements and expectations in the front-end and back-end, and infrastructure.
  • Turning product plans into code, involving close collaboration with product managers, UX designers, UX researchers, and other developers.
  • Conduct technical planning and architectural decision-making.
  • Practice Pair Programming with other contributors.
  • Ensure code quality and maintainability by tackling tech debt, conducting code reviews, initiating refactoring and improving build and test systems.
  • Contribute to the team’s work with high-quality, well-tested and scalable code.
  • Document and share knowledge with other developers.
  • QA, debug and all that other fun stuff!

What you bring to the table:

  • You have 3+ years of software development experience.
  • You are passionate about working with JavaScript and modern frontend frameworks to produce high fidelity user experiences as well as develop Restful APIs.
  • You have experience building chatbots
  • You write testable and maintainable code to produce quality systems using engineering best practices.
  • You value impact-driven work and you’re passionate about what you do.
  • You’re proactive, a problem solver and a collaborative team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Bonus points if you:

  • You’ve worked with Node.js or other server-side programming languages.
  • You’ve worked with SQL databases.
  • You’ve built chatbots and worked with AWS Lambda or Google Cloud Functions.

Required skills:

AWS, Lambda, Vue.js, Node.js, SQL, Restful APIs

Desired skills:

People management, mentoring & coaching other developers. Oversee volunteer developers

Job Type: Full Time Paid Apply until: November 30, 2019


Online event staffing marketplace. Providing event profs with exceptional staff!

Business Development Apply

Hyre is a rapidly-growing startup in the field of event staffing; a marketplace connecting hotels and catering companies with event staff – waiters, bartenders, chef assists and more. We are a small team of startup professionals and we are looking for the “Sales” addition to the team. 

We are looking for a hungry Business Development Representative with at least 1-2 years of experience to lead the sales process for Hyre. You’ll get to play a part in changing the world of event staffing by going digital. Your mission will be to connect, qualify, and ultimately create business opportunities with small as well as large hotel chains, event and conference venues and catering companies, mostly in Toronto. This is the first sales dedicated position that we are hiring for, hence there is tremendous growth potential for the appropriate candidate. 

Your responsibilities

  • Prospect, engage, book appointments, set up discovery calls, and schedule product demos
  • Manage and Grow sustainable lead pipelines
  • Generate qualified leads by emailing, cold calling, walk-ins and more
  • Create, Track, Report, and Understand your personal performance metrics
  • Attend prospect meetings with rep from the operations team, lead the strategy of the meeting and make sure to “seal the deal”
  • Follow the client during the first few transactions along with an account manager 12 months down the line, be able to build a sales team as well as a playbook for city by city expansion
  • Demonstrate team work, learn, and share best practices
  • Go Above and Beyond when required to meet targets or support the team
  • Competitive salary plus commission

More about you

  • Completed a 4 year University degree or College Diploma program.
  • Must have at least 1-2 years of experience in a quota based sales or BDR positions.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Organized with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Results-driven.

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