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Java Developer - Search Team

Information Technology & Digital Media
014338 Requisition #

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What is an Intermediate Search Developer  at Yellow Pages?


Want to contribute to the development and prosperity of local small and medium-sized businesses? Welcome to Yellow Pages! As a Google Premium Partner and Facebook Marketing Partner, Yellow Pages is a leader in digital marketing for companies across Canada.


As an Intermediate Search Developer, you will support, build & maintain existing & new search-based applications as well as the integration with back-end content management systems.

Key Areas of Responsibility:


Support and maintain existing environment (search core and specialized apps)



  • Provide analysis, estimates and resolutions to trouble tickets.
  • Provide support to end users and their Ad-hoc reporting needs
  • Provide thorough documentation and technical support for existing applications where necessary. Provide basic system administration and support in the development environment.
  • On call support (shared with team) for daily batch processing cycles for end of day activities.  



Building new Applications/Development



  • Creating software to work with business & residential search applications as well as some specialized (vertical) applications (dining, etc..)
  • Responsible for analyzing and approving the feasibility of technical requirements and providing recommendations where necessary.
  • Manage complex digital assets
  • Build capabilities to streamline digital content and automate publishing processes
  • Provide analysis and design specifications for new Marketing products that are introduced to yp.ca and/or canada411.ca or other vertical applications
  • Integration of the search platform with the existing systems (e.g., content acquisition system, publishing APIs, etc.)
  • Comply with test-driven development methodologies (create unit tests for all new code)



Planning, Design & Documentation



  • Participate in sprint planning activities and provide development guidance and estimates for use by product owner and scrum master
  • Participate in cross-department design and effort estimate sessions for corporate level projects
  • Produce detailed documentation for newly developed solutions

Why should you apply for this Intermediate Search Developer position?


  • We bet on everyone potential rather than pressure management
  • We offer paid training, flexible benefits package on your first day, a casual environment where you can wear jeans
  • We continually develop skills and team cohesion
  • We distinguish the most beautiful achievements by awarding prizes or recognition programs
  • We propose to our employees to advance in their career according to their expectations
  • We work in the amazing Nordelec building which include a gym
  • Day Work schedule


What do you need to be an Intermediate Search Developer  at Yellow Pages?


Education, Experience and Technical skills

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years experience in Java Programming
  • Good knowledge of Object Oriented Design Patterns
  • Experience with information retrieval concepts.
  • Experience with a search platform, Apache Solr is an asset
  • Experience in Content Distribution/Publishing
  • Experience with MySQL
  • Experience with Spring
  • Experience with Hibernate
  • Experience with XML programming and technology
  • Experience with SOA architecture and Web services implementation
  • Experience with parallel programming
  • Automated testing/development experience (JUnit - any version)
  • Experience in Java 5.0 or higher 
  • Experience in Perl, Python and Bash scripting
  • Oracle PL/SQL exposure and or working knowledge is a nice to have, but not mandatory.

Soft Skills and Competencies 


  • Dedicated and enthusiastic
  • Bilingualism (English & French) an asset, with English being essential both verbal and written
  • Works effectively within a team environment
  • Quick learner
  • Effective team player
  • Detail oriented
  • Creative and problem solver
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams

You are ready to join the Yellow Pages adventure as an Intermediate Search Developer ? Send us your resume right now!

About Yellow Pages

We’ve been in the game since 1908 and we continue to transform to offer our 229 000 clients the best possible products and services. We foster business relationships between Canadian small-to-medium businesses and their prospective customers. We do this by providing tailored, locally-relevant digital media and marketing solutions designed with both in mind. Over 73% of our revenue is generated by digital solutions

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