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Positions: Application and Software Development Internships
Type: volunteer/unpaid 6-month position for post-secondary students and new grads
Hours: 15-20 hours/week
Company: inwit  
Location:
 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

SUMMARY

Are you looking to be part of something bigger? Are you eager to change the world? Are you a fast learner? Do you have a positive mindset that sees the glass half full? Are you passionate about sustainability and climate change? Do you want to use your skills to make the world a better place?

Inwit is more than a job — it's a calling! We help people to connect our takeout meal with climate action! 

We are currently looking for Fall and Winter Interns to join our team to help us complete our MVP. Ideal candidates have a passion for environmental issues and a strong knowledge about programming languages and development skills to create, test, and develop applications on mobile devices. Ideal candidates will feel comfortable to work in popular operating system environments like WordPress, iOS, and Android and have a strong understanding of UI and UX principles.

This role has a mindful and strategic impact on our company, supporting the development of the technical side of our MVP. This will be a great opportunity for those who want to be challenged, learn, and build hands-on and real-life experience to prepare for life after graduation. This internship may lead to a long-term paid role.

Our Application and software Development Intern responsibilities:

  • The first phase/iteration of this application will be built as a dedicated web application in a WordPress based environment
  • Build efficient and reusable front and back-end abstractions and systems and ensure user experience determines design choices
  • Write high-quality and scalable code that supports future functionality of the product
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the system and present ideal solutions
  • Participate in design and code reviews with other team members and incorporate their innovations and vice versa 

ABOUT INWIT SOLUTIONS

inwit, is an old English word, that means our inward knowledge or conscience. It is our inward awareness of right or wrong and our inherent sense of understanding.

At inwit, we have a dream — a world where a vibrant and conscious humanity is living and working in harmony with nature.

We are on a mission to accelerate the transition toward reusable packaging while inspiring conscious consumerism. We do this through the research, development and implementation of human-centred solutions and irresistible rewards. But, we offer more than products, we offer passion. At inwit, we are passionate about shaping a sustainable and conscious future together.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Must have had exposure to programming in c and c++ — applicants without experience here will not be considered
  • Bachelor degree  or College diploma in Computer science, Engineering or IT preferred OR Be enrolled in full-time post-secondary computer science, computer engineering, computer engineering technologies, or computer engineering technologist programme(s)
  • Experience programming iOS and Android Apps
  • Proficiency with one and/or any of the following please specify on the top of page one of your resume/cv/application: React native, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, SQL (NoSQL is a Plus), Apache/lightspeed, Basics of command line/terminal, Some CCNA experience, Adobe Creative Cloud/CS, fundamentals of UI/UX – would be a plus
  • Thrives in a challenging and exciting work environment
  • Is easy-going and enjoys a fun team environment
  • Is self-motivated and has good time-management skills
  • Is willing to ask questions, move fast, and find the most effective way to get the job done
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit, and is passionate about finding solutions
  • Has a demonstrated track record of initiative, innovation, and creativity
  • Enjoys analyzing data and is able to think critically to uncover insights and patterns
  • Eager to work in a start-up environment 
  • A high degree of integrity and emotional intelligence
  • Winning attitude

Learning Opportunities

  • Ownership, accountability, and development — We are committed to offering you responsibilities and projects designed to build mastery and leadership for your future career
  • Sustainability and leadership development — You will receive continuous training and development, and be surrounded by leaders who will mentor, challenge, and coach you along the way
  • Dynamic and mindful work environment — Working alongside some of the brightest minds, you will collaborate on impactful work within a supportive environment

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by sending a copy of your resume and cover letter to talent@inwit.ca To be considered, your cover letter and resume must be saved as one PDF document, with your full name included in the file name. Please place in the subject line: “Application and Software Development Internship” 

In your message, please answer the following questions:

  • How do you feel about Climate Change?
  • Why is our mission of eliminating waste and single-use plastic important to you?
  • Why do you think you would be a great fit for the internship? 

Note: this is an Unpaid internship/volunteer position.
Type: 6-month internship for post-secondary students and new grads
Location: 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Flexible scheduling options available, one day a week or 2 half days required to work at our office with our IT team.

Transportation and food will be covered.

Anticipated start date: Immediate

For questions, call Erika at 647.554.0685 

IMPORTANT: EVERYONE is encouraged to apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. If you require any special accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.

If this job advertisement speaks to you, please apply — we'd love to talk.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 14 2020    ID: 57703