Senior Developer - Real-Time

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

GoInstant is looking for a Senior Web Developer with significant experience building complex web applications and leading development teams.

We’re seeking experienced individuals interested in working with the latest technologies, deploying code daily, and having a huge impact on how people browse the web. Show us something really cool you’ve built recently or send us a link to your Github account.

About Us:

GoInstant is a startup owned by Salesforce. We’re quick-moving and ambitious. We’re building technology that turns the web into a shared experience. It’s never been done quite like this. And the opportunity is big.

As part of the Salesforce family we have access to an incredible amount of resources. It’s the best of both worlds: a startup environment combined with everything Salesforce has to offer.

We have an open environment where everyone contributes. We’re solving seriously hard problems, doing tons of R&D and chasing big dreams.

Let’s talk about you:

Strong knowledge of JavaScript and the DOM. Strong familiarity with cross-browser/cross-platform capabilities and limitations. Experience building multi-user, real-time applications.

  • You have strong experience debugging web applications, analyzing client performance, and inspecting network traffic using industry standard tools.
  • You have experience with client-side unit testing and cross-browser Selenium testing.
  • You have familiarity with common Javascript libraries including jQuery and Prototype.
  • You have familiarity with XHR, WebSocket, and JSONP-polling.
  • You have 7+ years of software development experience.


  • You’ve worked with Node.js.
  • You’ve worked with
  • You’ve worked with C++ and understand Git.

What you’ll be doing: 

You’ll be moving large amounts of data between multiple clients in real-time. You’ll work in all major browsers, with the latest browser technologies. You’ll be learning how the web is built from the latest applications to the oldest sites; from the structure, style, scripts, and servers that run them. You’ll build a multi-user, real-time, interactive layer that compliments the entire web.

GoInstant is a startup. Everyone has tons of responsibilities and big challenges in front of them. We move fast, we care about vision and we have lots to accomplish. You’ll be contributing every single day.

Job perks:

  • All the benefits of Salesforce - health, vision, dental, gym, phone.
  • Weekly team lunches and dinners
  • Creative, open workspace
  • Continous of learning

What we’d like to see: 

Along with your application, please include references to any open source contributions you've made or examples of side projects. Please include links to Github, LinkedIn and Twitter (if you have them).

Note: This job is at our head office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We’re happy to help move people here if need be.

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